Welcome to Jewel and Lotus! We are a community of ethical brands from around the world using business as a way to create positive change in the world. We want to ensure that you and your customers have a great experience buying and selling on Jewel and Lotus. Please read below to learn more about our selling agreement.

Seller Fees

Listing Fees

It's free to list your items on Jewel and Lotus. There's no listing fee charged when listing your products. In fact, we're more than happy to list your products for you. We'll ask you about this once you come on-board. If you're interested just let us know :)

Membership Fees

In the future we hope to launch our Membership Platform to help make Jewel and Lotus a more sustainable business.

Transaction Fees

Jewel and Lotus takes a 5% transaction fee only when an item sells. Transaction fee is determined at checkout and doesn't include Shipping or Sales Tax. That means the 5% fee will only be deducted from the item(s) total. You will keep the entire shipping cost and sales tax.

Merchant Fees

We offer Shopify, PayPal and Amazon as our payment merchants for our customers at checkout. All three payment merchants charge a 2.9% + $0.30 transaction fee on all sales. For easy processing, Jewel and Lotus will charge the seller 2.75% of the total order. This will be calculated and deducted from the sellers payment, which we send via PayPal. This means that the total cost to the Seller when a purchase is made is roughly 7.75% of the total purchase price (5% commission + 2.75% transaction fee). Please reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns about our commissions or transaction fees.

Shipping Fees

Sellers set their own shipping rates for their products.  Sellers can choose to ship to any location around the world. Sellers are responsible for using the Marketplace Shipping feature we provide to set their correct shipping rates. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us ([email protected]) if you need any assistance with setting up your shipping methods. To confirm, shipping fees are not included in the 5% commission that Jewel and Lotus collects during a sale. Unfortunately, it is included in the 2.75% transaction fee that we collect following a sale - but only because payment processors will process the entire order and are unable to exclude the shipping fee.

Payment

PayPal Account

All sellers on Jewel and Lotus must have a PayPal account to receive payment from sales. If you don't have one, you can set one up for free here. Jewel and Lotus sends money to the sellers PayPal account immediately after we receive and process a new order!

Currency

The base currency for the Jewel and Lotus website is USD $$. We provide our site users with a free currency conversion tool that will automatically change all prices on the site to the users preferred currency. This feature can be found on the far right side of the website header. When sending money to sellers via PayPal, money will be converted automatically to the preferred local currency of the sellers account. The conversion rate will be set by PayPal at the time of the transaction.
 
*Last updated February 5th, 2018
- Changed transaction fee from 3% -> 2.75%