For selling on the market Whiskybase will charge a fee. This fee used to be 8% fixed (which included the PayPal fee for sellers.)
Since the 1st of January 2021 Whiskybase is charging a fixed fee of 5% per sale.
When you sell a bottle there will be two fees charged. Whiskybase charges a fixed fee of 5% from the bottle price, ex shipping costs.
Paypal is charging variable fee percentages based on the total order price, depending on country, amount, currency and a few other things.
Please check the fee document provided by Paypal (make sure you check the version that applies to your country):
There are several Paypal fee calculators available on the internet, this is also something worth to check.
For sellers who are used to the fixed 8% fee Whiskybase has always charged this means that in some cases the total fee will be higher and sometimes lower than 8%.
Why did the fee increase?
PayPal has increased the fees in smaller steps and now sees the majority of the transactions as commercial transactions.
What is Whiskybase doing with the 5% fee?
Whiskybase is a free to use platform and we are using the fee to pay for support costs, hosting costs and further development of the platform. With the sale of a bottle through the market you are supporting Whiskybase and can continue to use the platform to sell your bottles.
We also make sure you market items can be seen by our +100.000 members and 500.000 unique monthly visitors to Whiskybase.com.
To operate this we ask a small amount in return which we use to keep Whiskybase up and running.