How to Sell - Step 1: Register as a Seller
Posted by bidorbuy Admin, Last modified by Johan Du Toit on 01 July 2016 12:35 PM
If this is the first time you are registering on bidorbuy, click on the Register link in the top navigation bar and complete all the required fields.
In order to sell something simply click on the Sell button on the top grey navigation bar and select the Sell an Item option.
You will then be asked to sign up as a Basic Seller or an Advanced Seller.
While anyone may list an unlimited number of items on bidorbuy absolutely free of charge (Listing Fees may apply to some categories), a fee of between 1% and 5% of the selling price is levied on all goods sold through the site. That fee is called the Success Fee.
Basic Sellers can sell on Auction, Buy Now and via Classified Advert (pre-paid via credit card only). bidorbuy receives payments from Buyers on their behalf using bobPay EFT if listing a Buy Now or Auction. When you register as a Basic Seller, you may start selling immediately.
However, in order to list a Classified Advert or utilise Enhanced Listing options, pre-payment via credit card is required before the listing is displayed on the site. Alternatively, if you have a credit in your bidorbuy account, the fees will be debited immediately from your existing credit balance. If you do not have sufficient credit the full amount owed will have to be paid via credit card. Success Fees are deducted from your available bobPay credit balance.
Advanced Sellers can sell on Auction, Buy Now and Classifieds. They can choose which payment methods to accept from Buyers and can use all Enhanced Listing options (billed in arrears). They can also make personal offers to Buyers. When you apply to register as an Advanced Seller, you may have to wait several days for your status to be approved. Bank details or credit card are required when applying to become an Advanced Seller. Credit card approval is immediate.
bidorbuy will attempt to debit R10 from your account which is then credited back to your bidorbuy account. This R10 take-and-return exercise serves to verify that you have supplied valid account details. bidorbuy needs your bank account or credit card details in order to debit all the fees incurred when using the site and all the Sellers’ fees are debited at the beginning of each month for the previous month.
While you are waiting for your account details to be confirmed, you will have limited access to the bidorbuy system. However, in most cases you will be able to start selling immediately after completing the Seller registration process.