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I pay the monthly fee plus commission and trying to be competitive with other sellers. I seem to be breaking even. Any solutions?


Buy low and sell high*.

*High enough that you still make a sufficient profit after shipping, commissions, other overhead costs, taxes, etc.


its hard to buy low. when it says your price under selling. I put the price I paid correct?


You have to figure that out on your own. Everyone has to compete with other sellers. You need to develop a business plan that works for you and the product you are selling. If you can't compete with other sellers, you should either find your product at a lower price or find another product mix.


pusn wrote:
its hard to buy low. when it says your price under selling. I put the price I paid correct?


is the commission base off of my price or selling price?


I agree im just trying to understand the commission base. Is based off of selling price or my price?


pusn wrote:
is the commission base off of my price or selling price?


What commission? I am not aware of a commission fee on Amazon.

The Referral Fee is based on what the Buyer pays. There are also Variable Closing Fees, which vary based on the type of item being sold, but which are based on the weight of non-media items.

Here's the fee schedule:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=1161240


captain_clownfish wrote:
What commission? I am not aware of a commission fee on Amazon.


pusn wrote:
when it says your price under selling. I put the price I paid correct?


Hit the Books wrote:
captain_clownfish wrote:
What commission? I am not aware of a commission fee on Amazon.


Ok the fee is 15% plus 1.00 so I mark up my product to make a few dollars. If my retail price is 79.99 trying to be competitive with others I sell it for 69.49 which gives me the lowest price. The 15% is based off of the retail price not the selling price. This is where I have a problem. example I purchase my product for 59.49 cost retail 79.99-15%+1.00=13.00+5.25 shipping. totaling 18.25 in this example I lose 8.00.

But if I put my retail Price at my cost the fees are only 10 then put my sale price at 69.49 I save 3 bucks. it doesn't really make sense to me.

If I put my price at a penny I will not be charged anything for a fee. Maybe its a lope hole I will look more into it.


OMG. What the heck are you talking about?

You are buying items for $79 and selling them for $69? You will lose money everytime.

The commission is based off the price the buyer pays for your item. Amazon doesn't know anything else but what your customer paid.

Edited by: Crackhead on Jul 31, 2014 12:36 PM


pusn wrote:
Ok the fee is 15% plus 1.00 so I mark up my product to make a few dollars. If my retail price is 79.99 trying to be competitive with others I sell it for 69.49 which gives me the lowest price. The 15% is based off of the retail price not the selling price. This is where I have a problem. example I purchase my product for 59.49 cost retail 79.99-15%+1.00=13.00+5.25 shipping. totaling 18.25 in this example I lose 8.00.

But if I put my retail Price at my cost the fees are only 10 then put my sale price at 69.49 I save 3 bucks. it doesn't really make sense to me.

If I put my price at a penny I will not be charged anything for a fee. Maybe its a lope hole I will look more into it.



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