Author Topic: Paypal micropayments (for selling items less than $12 total)  (Read 3529 times)

col52

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If you are a seller of low value items and the total (including postage) comes to $12 or less, it is cheaper to operate through a micropayments account on Paypal (though it is for business accounts, apparently).

For item totals over $12 it is dearer so you would need a "normal" account.

Here's the info:

https://www.paypal.com.au/IntegrationCenter/ic_micropayments.html

debra9275

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Re: Paypal micropayments (for selling items less than $12 total)
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2009, 12:04:20 PM »
Thanks for that Col.

So they call it a business account?

Col, do you use a micropayment account & is it complicated?

col52

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Re: Paypal micropayments (for selling items less than $12 total)
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2009, 05:52:39 PM »
Thanks for that Col.

So they call it a business account?

Col, do you use a micropayment account & is it complicated?

It appears so, Lilly (business account).
I haven't set one up yet but I'm looking to clear some "stuff" out and it would be cheaper to use a micro than normal. I had a quick look the other day and seems to be just like opening a regular account.

debra9275

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Re: Paypal micropayments (for selling items less than $12 total)
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2009, 08:44:12 PM »
I'm interested too Col, but you can go first ;D

Don't forget to come back & tell us how you find it.

col52

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Re: Paypal micropayments (for selling items less than $12 total)
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2009, 12:33:12 AM »
OK  ;D

debra9275

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Re: Paypal micropayments (for selling items less than $12 total)
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2009, 10:31:58 AM »
Have you tried it out yet Col?

col52

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Re: Paypal micropayments (for selling items less than $12 total)
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2009, 02:19:42 PM »
Not yet Lilly, what with the computer taking a tizzy and not feeling too well. Hardly done any "real" work this last 2 weeks.

llama

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Re: Paypal micropayments (for selling items less than $12 total)
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2009, 03:21:49 AM »
You have to open another (dedicated) Premier account. That account email should be specified on the listings for items that will sell less than $10.

I made the following graph ages ago, and it shows what the fees are:

(click to enlarge it)

debra9275

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Re: Paypal micropayments (for selling items less than $12 total)
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2009, 10:03:15 AM »
So you've got to pre-determine the final sale price then.  It's good for some sellers, say packets of seeds, things like that, but it goes back into the too hard basket for me. I might start an aucton at $5.00 but can't  pre-guess what the final selling price would be.