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AbeBooks Monthly Subscription Fees (effective April 28, 2008)
|0 – 250||15 €|
|251 – 500||25 €|
|501 – 4,000||37 €|
|4,001 – 10,000||42 €|
|10,001 – 20,000||53 €|
|20,001 – 30,000||80 €|
|30,001 – 50,000||125 €|
|50,001 – 100,000||200 €|
|100,001 – 150,000||275 €|
|150,001 – 500,000||350 €|
|500,001 +||450 €|
An 8% commission fee is applied to all sales, including shipping and any extra charges. There is a minimum commission of EUR 0.40 per book and a maximum commission of EUR 32.00 per book.
If the shipping amount is reduced at the time of order processing, commission will be calculated on the lesser amount. If a partial refund is issued, no commission fees will be refunded.
If extra charges are requested and accepted by the buyer, commission will be calculated on the order total, including the extra charges.
For all credit card sales through the AbeBooks.com and AbeBooks.co.uk web sites, an external payment service fee of 5.5% is charged for an order up to EUR 400. Orders that exceed EUR 400 in total value are charged at 5.5% for the first EUR 400, and 3.5% for the remainder of the order (EUR 400.01 and up).
For all credit card sales through the AbeBooks.de, AbeBooks.fr, AbeBooks.it, and IberLibro.com web sites, the external payment service fee is 3.5%.
The minimum external payment service fee applied to all orders is EUR 0.40 for purchases made on AbeBooks.com, and EUR 0.80 for orders through AbeBooks.co.uk, AbeBooks.de, AbeBooks.fr, AbeBooks.it, and IberLibro.com.
If the shipping amount is reduced at the time of order processing, the external payment service fee will be calculated on the lesser amount. If a partial refund is issued, no external payment service fees will be refunded.
If extra charges are requested and accepted by the buyer, the external payment service fee will be calculated on the order total, including the extra charges.
The external payment service fee does not apply when the buyer selects an alternative payment method, such check, PayPal or money order.
Note: The prices quoted above do not include VAT.
According to EU regulations, AbeBooks charges VAT on sales fees and commissions for sellers based within the European Union. If you are VAT registered, please enter your VAT registration number in the appropriate field when applying for a bookseller account, in order to be exempt from this VAT charge.
In accordance with South African regulations, AbeBooks charges South African VAT (14%) on fees and commissions for sellers located in South Africa.