Selling Online: How much will it Cost Me?

Selling Online: How much will it Cost Me?

Image

Whether you are running your own business or selling random useless stuff, you will be interested to review different online buying and selling platforms. We’re investigating the costs of selling on the four main portals you’re most likely to utilize.

Amazon fees: If you sell more than 40 products a month on Amazon, you need to buy a subscription which is a $39.99 monthly payment.  When an item sells, Amazon takes a 15% “referral fee” and $1.35 “closing fee”. Some products have even higher “referral” and “closing” fees. If you sell a $100 item, you receive $83.75.

eBay fees: eBay fees depend on your subscription. The listing fee for fixed-price items is $0.20 per item. The Final Value Fee depends on what you sell; it varies (Fixed Priced items) from 8% to 15%. If you sell a $100 item, you receive $90.

Glabex fees: There is no general fees to sell on Glabex. This site allows you to list your products for free or set up a professional store for just $0.99 a month. You get paid via Paypal, which takes 2.9% + $0.30 of the total collected fee. The most important part – if you don’t sell anything, you won’t pay a penny! If you sell a $100 item, you receive $96.80.

All fees displayed above reflect the portals fee structure as of August 23, 2012

Image