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Fee Rate Card - What We Charge
Posted by bidorbuy Admin, Last modified by bidorbuy Marketing on 22 July 2021 03:40 PM

Listing fees

Sellers pay a listing fee for each item listed in the classified format and in the service-related categories listed below. The listing fee is payable whether a sale ensues or not.
There is no success fee for items listed in the classified format and in the service-related categories.

To list in all other categories is free of charge.

R43.48 excl. / R50.00 incl. VAT

  • Automotive: Cars
  • Automotive: Motorcycles, Boats & Other Vehicles, including motorcycle repairs (service)
  • Cell Phones & Accessories: Prepaid & Contracts
  • Cell Phones & Accessories: Services
  • Holistic & Esoteric: Services
  • Businesses & Websites for Sale
  • Office Machine Rentals & Leases
  • Music & Instruments: Services
  • Photography: Services
  • Adult Entertainment

R86.95 excl. / R100.00 incl. VAT

  • Property (sellers get one free listing per month)

Success fees

bidorbuy charges a category-based success fee (up to a maximum of R5,000 excl. VAT per item), as well as a final order value fee.
A success fee is charged on the sale value of the item sold on bidorbuy. Success fees vary depending on the category where the item is listed.

8.75% excl. / 10.06% incl. VAT

  • Antiques & Collectables
  • Art
  • Baby
  • Books & Education
  • Clothing, Shoes & Accessories
  • Garden, Patio & Pets
  • Gemstones & Rocks
  • Gift Vouchers & Coupons
  • Holistic & Esoteric
  • Jewellery & Watches
  • Militaria
  • Sport & Leisure
  • Toys & Hobbies
  • Travel & Entertainment
  • Unusual
  • X- Rated Adult Material

7.25% excl. / 8.34% incl. VAT

  • Automotive: Motorcycles, Boats & Other Vehicles and Car Parts & Accessories
  • Business, Farming & Industry
  • Crafts
  • Groceries & Household
  • Health & Beauty
  • Home & Living
  • Stamps

5.75% excl. / 6.61% incl. VAT

  • Cell Phones & Accessories
  • Coins & Notes
  • Computers & Networking
  • Electronics
  • Gaming
  • Movies & Television
  • Music & Instruments
  • Photo & Video

2.5% excl. / 2.88% incl. VAT

  • Automotive: Cars

Final order value fees

The final order value fee is charged on the difference between the sale value of an item and the final order value (including shipping, insurance, and any other payments made by the buyer).

Adding a promotional category enhancement to an item can make it even easier for buyers to find it. It lets you list the item in a related second category or as part of a special promotion. The higher of the two category success fees will then be applied, regardless of which category the buyer actually purchases the item from.

For example, the success fee for the clothing, shoes and accessories category is 10.06% including VAT, whereas the success fee for the computers and networking category is 6.61% including VAT. If you list a computer bag in one of these categories, and then enhance it by also listing it in the second category, the success fee for the clothing, shoes and accessories category will be applied, as it is the higher of the two fees.

If a buyer does not pay for a purchase, the seller can apply to have the success fee and, in some cases, the final order value fee credited back to their accounts. Learn how to file a sale not complete (SNC) request and claim your success fees.

Example 1

An item is sold for R1,000 in the Music & Instruments category.
  • Music & Instruments success fee is 5.75% + VAT, which comes to 6.61%.
  • Success fee = 6.61% of R1,000, which amounts to R66.10 including VAT.
  • The buyer makes a payment that totals R1,120.
  • The 5.75% + VAT final order value fee is applied to R120 (the difference between the sales amount of R1,000 and the total amount paid of R1,120).
  • Final order value fee = 6.61% of R120 amounts to R7.93
  • Total fees paid to bidorbuy on the final order amount of R1,120 = R66.10+ R7.93 = R74.03 including VAT

Example 2

An item is sold for R45 in the Home & Living Category. The buyer purchases a quantity of 3 of the same item, bringing the sales value to R135.
  • Home & Living success fee is 7.25% + VAT, which comes to 8.34%.
  • Success fee = 8.34% of R135 amounts to R11.26 including VAT.
  • The buyer pays R220 in total.
  • The 5.75% + VAT final order value fee is applied to R85 (the difference between the sales amount of R135 and the total amount paid of R220).
  • Final order value fee = 6.61% of R85 amounts to R5.62 including VAT.
  • Total fees paid to bidorbuy on the final order value of R220 = R11.26 + R5.62 = R16.88.

Enhancement fees (optional)

Enhanced listings help sellers promote their items by increasing their visibility on bidorbuy. The enhancement fee is charged whether the item sells or not. Different enhancement fees apply depending on whether the item is listed for sale (in the auction or buy-now format) or as a classified.

You may choose a combination of several enhancements. You will be charged separately for all the options selected. Learn more about the benefits of enhancing your listings.

Auction and buy now

Excl. VAT Incl. VAT
Premium listingDisplayed in premium listing locations. R89.95 R100.00
Home page featuredDisplayed on the home page. R43.48 R50.00
Category featuredDisplayed in the featured section of the category pages. R4.35 R5.00
Priority listingDisplayed above non-priority items on the listing pages. R26.09 R30.00
Highlighted listingDisplayed above non-priority items on the listing pages. R8.70 R10.00
Bold titleDoes not apply on the home page and some other specialised pages. R8.70 R10.00
Promotional categoryDisplayed in a second promotional category. R4.35 R5.00
Paid promotions listingPaid promotions enable you to feature your items in the bidorbuy special categories. R43.48 R50.00

Service related categories

  • Automotive category
  • X-Rated category
  • Service listings across relevant categories
Excl. VAT Incl. VAT
Category featuredDisplayed in the featured section of the category pages. R17.39 R20.00
Priority listingDisplayed above non-priority items on the listing pages. R17.39 R20.00
Highlighted listingDisplayed above non-priority items on the listing pages. R4.35 R5.00
Bold titleDoes not apply on the home page and some other specialised pages. R4.35 R5.00

Classifieds

  • Property
Excl. VAT Incl. VAT
Category featuredDisplayed in the featured section of the category pages. R4.35 R5.00
Priority listingDisplayed above non-priority items on the listing pages. R4.35 R5.00
Highlighted listingDisplayed above non-priority items on the listing pages. R8.70 R10.00
Bold titleDoes not apply on the home page and some other specialised pages. R4.35 R5.00
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