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Totally off oscommerce topic but ecommerce related.

Who has noticed that Paypal has changed their fee structure. I noticed this earlier today after browsing another forum. In the UK they used to offer a small percentage discount if sales were above certain levels, plus a 20p transaction cost. Well no more discounts, level is set at 2.9% which is less than the usual 3.2% but I was already getting 2.9%, but the transaction fee charge has increased from 20p to 30p per transaction.

Be honest - who noticed.


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Yes, implemented in August, they did send an email about changes to T's&C's.
They replaced merchant rate with tiered rate so there are still discounts for volume per month.
Fee per transaction:
Tier 1: £0.00 - £20,000.00 2.9% + Fixed Fee (£0.30*)
Tier 2: £20,000.01 - £75,000.00 1.9% + Fixed Fee (£0.30*)
Tier 3: £75,000.01 - £200,000.00 1.4% + Fixed Fee (£0.30*)
Tier 4: £200,000.01 or more 1.3% + Fixed Fee (£0.25*)

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Looks like I really should read those long and boring emails that they send. I did get the new ebay seller news and they are supposed to be offering better protection to sellers.


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10 minutes ago, 14steve14 said:

Looks like I really should read those long and boring emails that they send. I did get the new ebay seller news and they are supposed to be offering better protection to sellers.

Yes I saw that also. but it looks like a sercive that you need to pay for.....

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I didn't notice until last week, when my accounts didn't balance!

Also, I didn't notice that PayPal now own iZettle, which I use in store, instead of PayPal Here.

PayPay Here is still 3.4% +20p

iZettle 1.75% + 0p

Apparently PayPal will keep the two separate.  We will wait and see.


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Dont PapPal also own Braintree


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I noticed! And what is even more annoying is the fee levels are based on the previous month.  I always find December is rubbish, and January fantastic.  So because my previous month (December) has been shocking, I pay a higher rate for January (which is my best month), so pay loads of fees because I have earned more.  Diabolical!


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6 minutes ago, zefeena said:

I noticed! And what is even more annoying is the fee levels are based on the previous month.  I always find December is rubbish, and January fantastic.  So because my previous month (December) has been shocking, I pay a higher rate for January (which is my best month), so pay loads of fees because I have earned more.  Diabolical!

We got hit when we stated accepting Stripe as a payment method as they are cheaper as well. I wish everyone would pay using Stripe but some do love paypal.


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I might have to look at stripe.  I added Worldpay, but I still find more people press the paypal button! Worldpay charge me a fee for all this secure pay thing, which is a complete con, as they host the payment pages.  I checked into it, and there is no reason for me to have to pay it or have the 'secure' pay bit, but they won't budge, and when I said Paypal doesn't make me pay it - they just said they can't speak for other providers!


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19 minutes ago, zefeena said:

Worldpay charge me a fee for all this secure pay thing

I used to use Worldpay but changed to Stripe for that very reason. I was paying £24 a month plus processing fees. Stripe is 1.75% plus 20p per transaction. There are downsides. Stripe make you wait 7 days for the money and if you have to refund the customer they do not refund the fee to you. Upside is with the new SCA add on that has just been released, PCI compliance is very straightforward, and more importantly, unlike Worldpay, it is free of charge.


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