Help Pages - How To Sell Toys

Listing credits
Seller obligations
Creating a listing and our fee schedule
Picture hosting
Relisting your item
Tracking your sales
Payment requests and cancellations
Modifying, duplicating and deleting your listings
Refund Policy

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Listing credits

Listing credits are required to post items on the Toy Peddler. When you click the link in the main menu to Sell Your Item, you will find your current listing credit balance on the item listing form. You can also check your current balance by accessing the Your Account area of the site.

If your account balance is zero or negative, you'll be prompted to purchase additional credits if you attempt to sell an item. Your balance can be negative if you have credits available and list an item that costs more to post than you currently have in your account.

You can also add credits at any time by clicking the Your Account link in the menu, and choosing the option to Buy Credits from the main page for your account. Listing credits are priced as follows, with the minimum purchase being 5 credits:

Price Credits
$5 5
$10 10
$25 25
$50 50
$75 75
$200 200

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Seller obligations

If you choose to post items for sale on the Toy Peddler, we expect you to meet certain obligations to help keep the site safe, secure and enjoyable for all members. Those obligations include:

  • List items accurately and provide as much detail as possible about each item. This includes posting accurate photographs of the item, providing detailed and factual descriptions, and posting the item to the appropriate category on our site.
  • Only post items to the Toy Peddler that are available to buy at all times. This means that items that are listed and showing the Buy button on our site cannot be posted as available for sale on another website.
  • Communicate with buyers to ensure that all questions are answered in a timely manner. This includes answering questions about insurance, combining shipping, shipping methods, shipment tracking, and any other questions that will help complete the sale as quickly as possible.
  • Package each item carefully to provide adequate protection for the item and keep it from being damaged in transit.
  • Have the item packaged and shipped to the buyer within three business days of receiving payment for the item.
  • Provide a full money back guarantee on all items sold, without exception. There are no "as is" sales permitted on our website.

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Creating a listing and our fee schedule

Once you've logged in to the site, you can click the Sell Your Item link from the main menu to access the listing form. You can also access the link through the Your Account page.

You'll see your current listing credit balance in the form, along with the necessary fields to describe your item and preferences.

We use a very straightforward listing fee schedule for items posted on the Toy Peddler, which is as follows:

Item's List Price Listing Credit Fee
Less than $5 0.35
Less than $10 0.50
$10 or more 1.00 + 1% of Item's List Price

So an item with a list price of $7.00 will cost 0.50 listing credits to post. An item with a list price of $25.00 will cost 1.00 credit plus 1% of the list price ($25 X 1% = 0.25), for a total of 1.25 listing credits.

The maximum listing credit fee is 5 credits, which would apply to items priced at $900 or more.

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Picture Hosting

When you post an item for sale, you have two options for posting pictures of your toys. You can provide links to another site where your pictures are hosted, or you have the option to use our internal picture hosting for your listing.

If you choose to use Toy Peddler picture hosting, there is no charge and you can have up to 4 pictures for each listing.

Simply click the Browse button in the listing form, navigate to the picture file you'd like to use, and we'll upload it to our system for use in the listing.

To ensure fast load times on our site, we do limit the acceptable size of these images. Please make sure your image meets the following criteria before uploading it to the site:

  • JPEG (.jpg) format
  • No larger than 450 pixels (vertically or horizontally)
  • A maximum file size of 30 K (kilobytes)

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Relisting your item

Toy Peddler posts your item in the order that it's listed on the site. The newest items appear first in the Quick Search and the category pages, and those prominently placed listings are viewed more often and generally have the highest sales rates.

For that reason, you have the option to "relist" your items at any time to return them to prominence. So if you have an item that is available for sale, but it was posted a while back and has thus moved down several pages, you have the option to use the Relist function. Relisting the item will place it back at the top of the Quick Search and category pages, as if it was a new posting.

Access your inventory through the Your Account page, and you should see the option to relist any of your available items. The fee for relisting is as follows:

Original List Price Relisting Fee
Less than $5 0.25
Less than $10 0.50
$10 or more 1.00

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Tracking your sales

You can track all of your past sales through the Your Account area of the website. Log in, click Your Account, and follow the link to your list of sales. You'll see those organized by date, and can access all of the details of each sale by clicking the linked Order ID number.

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Payment requests and cancellation

There are times when buyers may take longer than expected to submit payment for an item. If that does happen, you have the option to send them a Payment Request message.

These messages are automated form emails that notify the buyer and our staff here that payment has not been received, and will include the order details.

This feature is only for sales for which payment has not been received, please do not use it for any other purpose.

To allow enough time for the buyer to submit payment, this option will not show up in your list of sales for two weeks after the purchase is made. You will see it as an option in your list of sales at that time, accessed through the Your Account area.

Once you've submitted a Payment Request, you will then have the option to cancel the transaction. We would ask that you reserve use of this feature to the most serious situations; if you believe the buyer is simply being unresponsive, contact us so that we can follow up with them and try to find out what has happened with the sale.

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Modifying, duplicating and deleting your listings

You have the option to edit, place on hold, duplicate or delete any currently available listing. Sold items cannot be edited.

To edit an item, you can open the detailed description from the listings area of the site, or access your inventory through the Your Account area.

You'll be taken to the listing form, containing all of the details of the listing. Make the necessary updates and click the Submit button to make the changes. To delete the listing, change the status of the item to Delete and click Submit.

You can also duplicate any listing you've created, and will find that link available for any item in your available or sold list.

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Refund Policy

As noted on the credit purchase form, all sales of listing credits on the Toy Peddler are final. No refunds will be made for any part of a seller's current credit balance, and credits are non-transferable.

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