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Selling - Getting Paid
What are the fees for selling an item at Half.com?
At Half.com, there are no start-up, listing or monthly fees. We simply take a commission off the selling price at the time of the sale.
Commissions for items sold in the Books, Music, Movies, Games, and Game System categories are calculated as a percentage of the selling price of the item only. The shipping cost is not added to the selling price. (selling price of item sold - commission + shipping reimbursement)
Note: As of December 16, 2016, Half.com will be increasing our standard commission rates in all categories. Here’s a detailed look at how the commission rates will change:
When do I get paid?
We pay sellers by direct deposit twice a month. Payment periods end on the 15th and last day of each month. We deposit whatever your seller account balance is on the pay period ending date into your checking account approximately 7 business days after the end of the period.
For additional information, please refer to our Seller Payment Policy.
If any item has to be shipped a second time as a result of wrong address, refusal of the item, or undeliverable address, etc., a Seller may receive a second shipping reimbursement minus commission once a buyer authorizes an additional charge to their credit card. The second reimbursement will be limited to the same amount originally charged. Buyer and sellers must work out additional shipping charges between themselves.
Is it safe to put my checking account information on my account?
Half.com by eBay and eBay use industry standard practices to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal identifiable information, including "firewalls" and Secure Socket Layers. Half.com by eBay and eBay treat data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company. However, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet. Therefore, we recommend that you change your password often and you choose passwords that contain both letters and numbers.
A transaction doesn't show in my sales history.
The Sales History Page often does not update automatically. If it is behind, the transaction could take several hours to show up. It is always a good idea to check your pending payments section as well as the sales section because it can sometimes update sooner.
What do I do if I didn't receive my Direct Deposit payment?
Your seller account balance at the end of each period will be deposited into your personal checking account approximately 7 business days after the end of the period. For example, if your seller account balance on the 15th of the month is $35, then you should expect a $35 deposit to your personal checking account in approximately 7 business days. Please keep in mind that this does not include weekends or holidays.
What makes up a seller's account balance?
A Seller's account balance, which can be viewed on the Payment History page, is determined by the following calculation:
I only received $3.07 to ship a textbook, but the postage cost me more than $3.07.
Half.com reimburses a flat rate for shipping Books, Movies, Music and Games and Games Systems. These reimbursements are adequate for the vast majority of items shipped on Half.com. If you are shipping an item that will exceed our reimbursement, you should include this difference in the price of the item you are selling.
I only received $5.24 to ship a textbook expedited, but the postage cost me more than $5.24.
Half.com reimburses a flat rate for shipping Books, Movies, Music, Games and Game Systems. These reimbursements are adequate for the vast majority of items shipped on Half.com. If you are shipping an item that will exceed our reimbursement, you should include this difference in the price of the item you are selling. Please note that even if the reimbursement does not cover the cost to ship the item through expedited mail, sellers are still required to ship the item by the method selected by the buyer.
You can learn more about the shipping policies at Half.com by clicking here.
How does a seller get paid?
As a Seller, we only offer payment by direct deposit (ACH) to your personal checking account.
How do I sign up for Direct Deposit?
Signing up for Direct Deposit of your Half.com seller payments is easy! Just follow the steps below:
Can I use a savings account for Direct Deposit?
At this time, we are unable to accept a savings account for your direct deposit. This is because the Federal Reserve does not consider it a "transaction account." The Federal Reserve is the government agency that defines what constitutes a "transaction account."
Can I use a PayPal account to receive Half.com payments?
At this time we have no definite plans to incorporate PayPal into our Seller Payments system. All payments will be directly deposited into your checking account.