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Charging users a success fee (e.g. 5% of each sale go to website owner)

[DJ Classifieds]: Possibility to earn money by charging users for the success of selling their products through our website, for example a success fee of 5% of each sale (like Ebay does it).

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  • Jawad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Admin.
    as per you comment on June 2, 2016 9:29 AM.
    Is it possible to have a list of sold items, price and the supplier name. such that we can generate invoice to charge 5% of the sale ?
    I can see the sold item list in Payment, but it doesnot show Item & supplier name.

  • meyraz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    hika use this and you cooperate together and they made a plugin for that...... :)

  • AdminTomasz Kowalski (CEO, DJ-Extensions.com) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    yea, I get the idea, but it's not possible. Speaking about paypal payments - buyer sends money to the seller directly and there's no way to split the payment (the only solution could be that the money would not go to the seller directly but to the website administrator and then the admin sends the money with deducted fee - but that's also a hassle for the admin) .
    But that's not all - what about standard bank transfers or hand-to-hand transactions? Admin cannot take fee from those as well.

    I generally understand the idea and I agree that it would be better but for now there's no real solution that could handle that - in case you find any please share

  • meyraz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    yes i understand, i think that the admin will start to chase after the sellers, they will not pay. and its
    will be a big mess for the admin.
    i understand that it is complex but maybe the payment should stop at us and forward automatic to the seller minus the fee?
    example - paymet of 100 euro for a product will trasfer to admin paypal and a payment of 97 euro will pass to the seller. it can be great because we can say that just after the buyer will get the product the seller will get the money (as an insurence option)
    i will try to think a little more about it

  • AdminTomasz Kowalski (CEO, DJ-Extensions.com) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    yeah, but this would be really complex. If we're talking about buy now feature, for now there are two possibilities:
    - direct paypal payment
    - offline payment (bank transfer or the seller and buyer just meet and the transaction goes)

    In your scenario it's not possible as the money go from hand to hand or from buyer paypal account to seller paypal account, there's no way to "catch" the fee.
    The only solution I can think of is what I suggested. So after every sale the administrator is being informed and can put the invoice for the seller for the fee.
    Do you see what I mean?

  • meyraz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    hi thmasz,
    how are you?
    i think that the flow should be a little differ.
    when a user buy a product, the amount mill diveded according to the fee/
    for example the products cost 100 euro and the fee for admin is 3% .
    so just 97 euro will pass direct to the seller and 3 euro will pass to the admin.
    i am sure that there is a solution for that double transaction.

  • AdminTomasz Kowalski (CEO, DJ-Extensions.com) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    hi, so when there's a successful transaction going on between users administrator keeps track of all of the transactions and after each sale he make an invoice to the seller of the product with the percentage and then the seller needs to pay the invoice? Is this how the flow should look like?

  • Ray commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This commission concept would be very valuable for me!

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