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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #75 on: July 01, 2014, 12:03:13 AM »
But how much of a cut do places like amazon and eBay take?
Around 15%. But you have to remember that you will never drive as many people to your products as they can. Their worth is really higher than 15% IMHO.
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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #76 on: July 01, 2014, 02:20:39 AM »
But how much of a cut do places like amazon and eBay take?
8-11 for ebay and a $h! Tload for Amazon

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #77 on: July 01, 2014, 02:41:57 AM »
8-11 for ebay and a $h! Tload for Amazon
For a new seller, eBay takes 10% and PayPal takes 2.9% + $0.30. Amazon takes different amounts based on the item category. They have a fee calculator if you want to check a specific item.
I've only sold 2 iPads on Amazon, but I've found that they take less than ebay and PayPal.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #78 on: July 01, 2014, 02:47:18 AM »

I've only sold 2 iPads on Amazon, but I've found that they take less than ebay and PayPal.
not a chance

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #79 on: July 01, 2014, 03:04:48 AM »
not a chance

The 2nd column is my actual fee from Amazon. The last 3 columns are what eBay and PayPal would have charged.
The first item was non-FBA, the second was FBA.
ETA: I edited the post a bunch of times since I couldn't figure out how to show the numbers. It should be accurate now.
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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #80 on: July 01, 2014, 03:16:23 AM »

The 2nd column is my actual fee from Amazon. The last 3 columns are what eBay and PayPal would have charged.
The first item was non-FBA, the second was FBA.
although I can't seem to duplicate those exact amazon fees as they are Coming out higher for me, nonetheless you are right and I will now slink back into my corner

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #81 on: July 01, 2014, 08:29:31 AM »
For a new seller, eBay takes 10% and PayPal takes 2.9% + $0.30. Amazon takes different amounts based on the item category. They have a fee calculator if you want to check a specific item.
I've only sold 2 iPads on Amazon, but I've found that they take less than ebay and PayPal.

Because their fees on electronics is 7%. Fees go as high as 15 and I think books 20 percent.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #82 on: July 01, 2014, 02:29:06 PM »
Otherwise start out with Amazon / ebay likes and build wealth.
Not everything can be sold on Amazon or eBay.
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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #83 on: July 01, 2014, 02:41:40 PM »
Not everything can be sold on Amazon or eBay.

E.g.?

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #84 on: July 01, 2014, 02:42:11 PM »
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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #85 on: July 01, 2014, 02:43:00 PM »
Human flesh

That's sold in Chamas land.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #86 on: July 01, 2014, 02:46:35 PM »
Surprised to see no one mention weebly.com That's where I built mine

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #87 on: July 01, 2014, 02:55:41 PM »

Surprised to see no one mention weebly.com That's where I built mine
I used weebly for a shul website that I built... Great for a basic website and has a very easy user interface!

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #88 on: July 01, 2014, 03:03:40 PM »
Surprised to see no one mention weebly.com That's where I built mine
I use GoDaddy, very easy and good customer support.
But its template based.
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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #89 on: July 01, 2014, 11:33:55 PM »
If I'd rather run my own website and not use amazon, would someone be so kind as to estimate my costs? Everyone's saying around 5k, what does that include? Would I needa hire an IT and someone else to do graphics? Is that a one time expense or continual? Also what type of security would I need to secure payments and cc info, and how much would that cost?