Paying Paypal Fees to Supplier

by antis
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Hello,

I want to order some products from Chinese manufacturer, but they tell me that I also have to pay them Paypal fees. Aren't all the fees their problem? It's the same as lets say I've sold something on Ebay, and after a sale I tell my customer to pay me both Paypal and Ebay fees... It doesn't happen that way, because the fees are all my problem. Do they just want to trick me?
#fees #paying #paypal #supplier
  • Profile picture of the author orangescamper
    Although I don't agree with it, It does seem to be fairly common outside of ebay etc. I have seen plenty of people on USA forums do this as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author amcg
    Originally Posted by antis View Post

    Hello,

    I want to order some products from Chinese manufacturer, but they tell me that I also have to pay them Paypal fees. Aren't all the fees their problem? It's the same as lets say I've sold something on Ebay, and after a sale I tell my customer to pay me both Paypal and Ebay fees... It doesn't happen that way, because the fees are all my problem. Do they just want to trick me?
    Dealing with Chinese manufacturers is different in many ways to to other manufacturers but the points you mention are applicable to most situations. You need to negotiate the terms and details upfront; so if you are unhappy about paying all fees, find another supplier that's willing to split them.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ben L
      Originally Posted by amcg View Post

      Dealing with Chinese manufacturers is different in many ways to to other manufacturers but the points you mention are applicable to most situations. You need to negotiate the terms and details upfront; so if you are unhappy about paying all fees, find another supplier that's willing to split them.
      He got the answer.
      It's normal sometime people just want to avoid fee to get their full profit.
      I've met situation like this before, but think of when longer term.
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      • Profile picture of the author Silas Hart
        It's normal to pay suppliers the total amount + transaction fee's.
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  • It's no big deal in the first place - who cares what their fees are? Regardless on whether or not it's a common practice.

    This should ALL be included in your total cost to acquire, which is used in the calculation of your profitability.

    I wouldn't shy away from them, especially if you can predict that you're ALREADY making a profit by the TOTAL price of the items.

    If you cannot be profitable, you can TRY negotiating, but if that doesn't work - move onto the next dropshipper. They're not worth it.
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