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Topic: Paypal fee + Etsy Fee? WTH?  (Read 4855 times)
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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2008 09:07:07 AM »

there's a great site that lets you plug in your numbers to determine your profit after fees...it's a great tool.
http://etsy.ppcalc.com/
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« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2008 08:22:07 PM »

Thanks cherrybomb, that's a very good tool Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2009 11:32:34 AM »

Keep in mind that there is no free lunch. It costs money for credit card companies to operate their networks and "loan" money to those who have their cards. Every business has to turn a profit. Just for fun, look into what it costs to set up a SSL and get a standard merchant account so you can take CC payments online. Paypal is a bargain in comparison.

Just chalk it up to the cost of doing business the same as you would for shipping supplies, yarn, bobbins, etc. You lose far more money in lost sales by not accepting paypal than you pay in fees. Lots and lots of people wouldn't ever purchase from somewhere that didn't take paypal/creditcards.
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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2009 06:36:44 AM »

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Lots and lots of people wouldn't ever purchase from somewhere that didn't take paypal/creditcards.

I wouldn't!  At least online...
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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2009 03:55:36 PM »

I just noticed it too, but I figure it's worth it to not have to create, maintain and host my own website. I just look at it as paying for the convenience. They have to make their money somehow.
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« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2009 02:38:04 PM »

there's a great site that lets you plug in your numbers to determine your profit after fees...it's a great tool.
http://etsy.ppcalc.com/

this is just what i need,

thanks alot, very helpful
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