This is not specifically a GarageSale topic, but I believe users of GarageSale are more concerned than those of you other softwares.
In the Excel file within the attached zip archive, I tried to compare (Ebay + PayPal) vs (Amazon + AmazonPay) for items with prices ranging from 5 $ to 300 $.
As I’m only selling on Ebay and have no experience with Amazon, an outside look wil be welcome, to make sure I haven’t forgotten anything.
To keep things simple, the following assumptions were done:
- The seller is American and sells in USD on Amazon.com and Ebay.com.
- The seller is an individual with less than 40 sales a month, without paid sales plan. (No monthly fix fee.)
- The category is “consumer electronics” (on some other categories Amazon referral fee is higher).
- The price was assumed being the sum of the product price and shipping cost and fees are assumed applying on both.
- The seller is assumed having his own warehouse and shipping himself.
- Ebay’s free monthly listings were ignored.
- For international payments, PayPal’s fixed fee depends on the currency received and is not known ; the same fixed fee was assumed as for domestic payments.
- Special fees like for instance Amazon Pay’s chargeback were ignored.
Of course, all these computations have to be adjusted to the category you’re selling in and to your country as fees depends on them.
Update table, version 2.0:
Marketplaces-and-payment-processor-fees-for-American-individual-seller_v2.zip (10.0 KB)