Let's see if I can explain how it works. Basically you setup a Volume Purchasing account with apple. (This took some times in our district because a contract had to be signed). Then you have a Volume Purchasing account, this is not the same as your Apple ID.
We use Apple Volume Vouchers to purchase the apps. So I redeem the Apple Volume Vouchers in the VP store. The program facilitator will purchase the apps in the Volume Purchasing store. Then you will send the redemption codes to the individuals that need them or you will redeem them if you are the person setting up the iPads.
VP is for both apps and for eBooks. We have not purchased eBooks.
Advantages of VP (Volume Purchasing)
- Most apps are half price if you purchase 20 or more at one time
- Tax exempt
- All your licenses are in one place
- You can go back in and re-download the spreadsheet and it will show you which licenses have been redeemed and which are open
- Works with Apple Configurator