For those unfamiliar, Amazon has recently announced a fee increase due to inflation and higher fuel costs. Amazon has described the fee increase as a surcharge, which suggests it could be rolled back in the future. But regardless of the term used, for now, it means Amazon sellers who use Fulfillment by Amazon can expect to see a 5% increase in fees as of April 28.
This surcharge is aimed at sellers, but it isn’t hard to think some, if not all, of this surcharge, will make its way to the customer side in the form of price increases. After all, if a business is used to getting a certain profit for a given item, they’ll likely want to keep making that same profit moving forward.
Swappa: An Amazon alternative for selling gently used tech
If you are part of the Fulfillment by Amazon program and sell smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, laptops, video game consoles, or other gently used tech – we encourage you to seek Amazon alternatives before increasing your prices and potentially driving some customers away. One Amazon alternative is Swappa, the safest marketplace for used tech.
Swappa is a great alternative for people looking to sell gently used tech – and you can start listing your products today. Swappa has fair fees, which are split between the buyer and seller, with each party paying just 3%. Here are a few other reasons why you should feel confident selling on Swappa.
- Helpful Staff: Swappa is powered by real, honest-to-goodness people who are never more than a few clicks away. Swappa’s support and moderation teams are available 24/7/365 and they measure response times in minutes, as opposed to days, hours, or weeks. Customer support is something we pride ourselves on, and quite frankly, it is something we’re really good at.
- No Junk & No Jerks: Swappa is the safest marketplace for used tech. Swappa’s moderation team reviews listings to keep the blocked and broken devices away, they actively fight against fraud and make sure to keep the jerks away.
- PayPal Protections: Buyers and sellers transact directly, with payments being processed through PayPal. Using PayPal means sellers get paid at the time of purchase. It also means sellers are protected thanks to PayPal’s Seller Protections.
Start selling on Swappa today
Our people-powered marketplace also means you’ll be selling and dealing with real people, like yourself. Swappa is the best place to sell gently used tech online. Not sure whether you believe this claim? Go ahead and check out some of the thousands of reviews from our own community and see for yourself why Swappa is the best choice for selling online.
Whatever product you may be looking to sell, you can quickly jump right in and begin selling your stuff to Swappa’s vast community of tech-heads. So what are you waiting for? Tap the link below and start making some money today.