What Is OpenAI’s GPT Store? Custom Chatbot Marketplace Now Live

You can visit the store now to check out featured and trending GPTs, but it's not available to free users.

ChatGPT has opened the GPT store, an online home for all the ChatGPT-powered bots that are custom-designed to help users with a vast range of different skills.

Users have created over 3 million custom GPTs since the functionality was introduced two months ago, according to ChatGPT creator OpenAI. Now, with the new store’s launch, they can make those GPTs available to anyone.

Creators will be able to earn revenue from their GPTs, based on user engagement, although OpenAI hasn’t yet revealed how this process will work. Still, here’s how to upload your own GPT and how to work within your company to create custom GPTs that might make your life easier.

How the GPT Store Works

You can visit the GPT store now to check out featured and trending GPTs, as well as GPT categories including Writing, Research & Analysis, Productivity, and more.

It’s not available for free, though: You’ll need to be a ChatGPT Plus, Team, or Enterprise user in order to access the GPTs available in the store. Plus, Team and Enterprise customers will be able to “manage” GPTs with granular controls. Here’s how Open AI puts it:

“Team customers have access to a private section of the GPT Store which includes GPTs securely published to your workspace. The GPT Store will be available soon for ChatGPT Enterprise customers and will include enhanced admin controls like choosing how internal-only GPTs are shared and which external GPTs may be used inside your business.”

If you’re unfamiliar with the “Team” plan, that’s for good reason: It just launched, too.

ChatGPT Team Plan Pricing

ChatGPT’s new store isn’t the only news. The service has finally added a new price plan, dubbed “Team.” The free version and the Pro version are each for a single user, but businesses with a lot of workers now have a monthly or annual subscription available that includes higher message caps on GPT-4.

Team also offers the ability to create and share GPTs internally and has an admin console for management within your workplace. Plus, OpenAI says that the GPT will not train on the data of companies using Team, which counts as a perk if you squint.

Here are all the current ChatGPT plans and prices:

  • Free: $0
  • Plus: $20 per month, billed monthly
  • Team (billed annually): $25 per month
  • Team (billed monthly): $30 per month
  • Enterprise: Contact OpenAI for a quote

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How to Upload to the GPT Store

We’ve created a step-by-step guide for generating your own GPT program, and you can walk yourself through the process over here. Once you have it ready, sharing your own GPT to the new store just takes a couple of steps.

First, you’ll want to make your GPT accessible to all, which you can do by saving it for “Everyone.” Next, you’ll just have to verify your Builder profile. To do this, follow these steps:

Settings → Builder profile → Enable your name or a verified website

Then, you’re all done! It’s still unclear how you’ll profit, with OpenAI claiming that they will “launch a GPT builder revenue program” in the first quarter of the year. However, they make one element of the payment process clear: It will be based on user engagement with their GPTs. If your GPT is more popular, OpenAI will have higher compensation.

Want to Start Using GPT Today?

If you’re interested in the immediate value you could generate with this tech, consider looking into options like creating websites, Chrome extensions, or even YouTube channels, all with the aid of GPTs. We’ve covered these processes and others in our guide to the ways to make money with ChatGPT.

Outside of simple images and text conversations, figuring out how to benefit from ChatGPT is harder than you might think. This might explain the fairly low $25 per month price point for a Team subscription, which is just five dollars higher than the single-serving subscription for the professional tool: OpenAI wants to make sure ChatGPT stays in the tech conversation in 2024 by promoting deeper use than simple text-based back-and-forth conversations.

However, if you’re willing to dive into understanding how generative text AIs like ChatGPT work, you’ll certainly be a rising star in today’s tech world.

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Adam is a writer at Tech.co and has worked as a tech writer, blogger and copy editor for more than a decade. He was a Forbes Contributor on the publishing industry, for which he was named a Digital Book World 2018 award finalist. His work has appeared in publications including Popular Mechanics and IDG Connect, and his art history book on 1970s sci-fi, 'Worlds Beyond Time,' is out from Abrams Books in July 2023. In the meantime, he's hunting down the latest news on VPNs, POS systems, and the future of tech.
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