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 Author: Admin View Messages Posted By Admin
 Posted: May 5, 2020 20:27
 Subject: FAQ on BrickLink XP Beta Release
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Dear BrickLink Community,

We want to thank you for the great feedback you shared with us regarding the beta release of BrickLink XP. As a BrickLink member kindly mentioned, a beta release offers a chance to root out bugs before adding more features. With the many concrete examples and concerns you shared here, we are in a much better position to progress with a solution that generates added value. BrickLink is very important to all of you, and for many of you, it provides stability and contributes to your livelihood. We understand how much change can affect these things, so we want BrickLink to be a platform that works better for you.

After going through your comments one by one, we feel that the true meaning of BrickLink XP’s beta launch was not fully delivered in the announcement message. Consequently, we want to follow up to clarify and address your questions and concerns. Kindly bear in mind as you read through the FAQs that BrickLink XP is a platform in its early stages, and we are already making adjustments to reflect some of your feedback.

FAQ

Will BrickLink XP replace the current version of BrickLink (Classic)?

BrickLink XP and Classic will co-exist. We do not intend to replace the current version with BrickLink XP. BrickLink XP is a complete overhaul project to improve the performance of the decade-old software platform while streamlining the user experience for both mobile and desktop. We will continue to add more features and design BrickLink XP based on your feedback and your feedback only. In other words, you can decide which version you prefer to use.

What is the end goal of BrickLink XP?

It’s our mission to lower the entry barriers for all LEGO fans and provide tools to empower your creativity. BrickLink XP has two main goals aligned with this mission: provide a responsive, mobile-friendly version of BrickLink without sacrificing key features or information, and to help new users easily become advanced users. This phase is just the first step toward realizing the mission, and we will continue to move forward until we meet and exceed your expectations.

Where are all the features that I use on Classic?

BrickLink XP was launched in its beta phase with basic features only. We plan to add almost all the essential features from Classic to XP, including advanced store filters and Price Guide. BrickLink XP is a complete redesign, rewritten to be responsive and highly performant. It will take some time for us to develop and test, and we want to make sure it is done right.

How do I view a store’s inventory?

The storefront feature is on the roadmap to be added to BrickLink XP in the future, and we made the storefront one of the highest priority features after receiving your feedback.

Why was BrickLink XP launched in its current state?

We launched BrickLink XP in beta and only announced its release in the forum because we wanted to prioritize our future roadmap based on your opinions and feedback. We did not do external marketing for this beta launch so that we can reflect our seasoned members’ opinions first. We have read every single feedback and deeply appreciate all of your passionate participation.

Why was the catalog structure changed?

We approached the catalog structure from the perspective of a LEGO fan coming out of their dark ages and trying to find something based on visuals alone. A user in this position may not know the name of every piece or remember the name of a theme. We are re-evaluating the new catalog structure to find ways to make it more acceptable to advanced members as well.

Why is my store not shown on BrickLink XP?

Currently, BrickLink XP only displays stores that have Onsite payment enabled. Instant Checkout is also strongly encouraged. Your store will not be displayed if it does not support either of these features. If your store supports Onsite payment and is not shown by default, your store is likely listed in the Domestic or International “All listings” page. On Classic, your store will be displayed as usual.

How does BrickLink XP determine the suggested store?

BrickLink XP adopts a holistic algorithm to determine the store that is displayed by default on the product detail page. This algorithm is based on the item price, quantity, condition, stores already in the cart, estimated shipping cost, and feedback ratings. However, after reading all your feedback, we are determined to preserve the Classic store listings style you all know and love by allowing you to more thoroughly compare stores and retain control over your buying experience. You can expect updates in this area in the future.

To continue to learn from the beta release of BrickLink XP, please continue posting comments and concerns, as well as observations about the features that you like and work well for you. We will keep reading your comments, and we will keep updating the FAQ as we go along. Again, thank you for participating and providing feedback for this beta phase.

Thank you,
BrickLink Team

 Author: Admin View Messages Posted By Admin
 Posted: Apr 29, 2020 17:17
 Subject: Beta Release of BrickLink XP
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Dear BrickLink members,

If you have been with BrickLink for a long time, there is no doubt that you have heard about BrickLink XP from us or the community. The goal of BrickLink XP was to deliver an easier and more streamlined shopping experience and to be mobile-friendly with a responsive interface. Today, you will be able to experience the redesign with the beta release of BrickLink XP.

What is BrickLink XP?

BrickLink XP is our vision for the future of BrickLink where the platform is approachable to everyone, and that begins with people coming out of their dark ages and trying to purchase something to rekindle that fire. This is why the redesign in this beta phase focuses on the buyer's experience.

To accomplish these goals, we did the following:

* Redesigned the BrickLink platform so that BrickLink can be used on any browser, whether it is a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone.
* Updated the interface to help users find what they're looking for with visual cues, rather than small text and lists.
* Re-mapped the entire catalog in a way that is more logical to new users.
* Built a smarter search to help take some of the work out of finding what you need.
* Improved checkout and order management process to increase ease of use and problem resolution

In addition, buying items on BrickLink XP is more streamlined. On the new item detail page, the best store is automatically suggested for you by taking many factors into consideration. You can still view the list of stores with that item for sale if the suggested store does not meet your requirements. Please keep in mind that these are real listings from real stores; if you make a purchase on BrickLink XP, it is a real purchase and you are obligated to send payment.

BrickLink XP currently only works with stores that support Onsite Payment. If your store does not support Onsite Payment, we recommend that you set it up to get the most out of our new platform.

How do I give feedback?

During the beta phase of BrickLink XP, we would love to hear from you about your experience. On the bottom left of every page is a white “Give feedback” button (or a circular button with an email icon if you're on a mobile device) that will allow you to submit bug reports, feature requests, or just general feedback. We may not follow up with every submission, but we are actively monitoring them all.

What’s next?

This is just the beginning. We already have improvements planned for BrickLink XP that will begin development alongside the beta phase. We also plan to extend our new design methodologies and forward-thinking into the sellers’ space with Seller Tools this year.

While BrickLink XP is in the beta phase, it will run alongside the current Classic version. The plan is for it to eventually replace BrickLink Classic once the new platform is feature complete. This will all happen over a long period of time to allow our members to adjust to the new platform.

We are enthusiastic about BrickLink XP and look forward to bringing visual and functional updates to make everyone’s experience on BrickLink an enjoyable one.

Take a deep breath and visit BrickLink XP.

Thank you,
BrickLink Team
 Author: Admin View Messages Posted By Admin
 Posted: Jan 28, 2020 09:02
 Subject: Announcing the LEGO AMA
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Dear BrickLink members,



We hope you have had a great start to the new year! A big thank you for all of the feedback, questions and comments that you’ve shared here on BrickLink and on other forums over the past month. We’ve been busy reading through your posts and are excited to continue to hear your feedback and questions.





Julia Goldin - CMO, the LEGO Group



In this regard, we are pleased to announce today the LEGO AMA (‘Ask me anything’), where we would like to give you the opportunity to continue to ask questions regarding the LEGO Group’s acquisition of BrickLink and to help us understand more about what you want out of BrickLink.



Please do add your questions in the thread below*. We will update the LEGO FAQ on an ongoing basis with your most top-of-mind questions, until the closing of the AMA on 31st January 2020 at 9AM EST.



We remain committed to creating the best possible platform and experience for Adult LEGO enthusiasts whether you are a seller, buyer, a designer, or any combination of the three!



We look forward to hearing from you,



Julia





* Please note that questions should not contain any personal and order information or be related to individual orders.


* Please also use this AMA to ask questions rather than a discussion forum so we are able to track your questions accurately.

* We encourage you to also check out the BrickLink FAQ, as some of your questions might have already been answered.
 Author: Admin View Messages Posted By Admin
 Posted: Dec 13, 2019 14:38
 Subject: Next Steps
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We wanted to share with you a quick update on a few things that have been happening here during the past few weeks. It’s been an exciting and busy time. We have been thinking hard about how we could tackle many of the issues you’ve raised and are pleased to share with you some of the developments you could expect to see in the future.

We will invest in upgrading the site user experience, stability and security. More updates are planned during the year and will be shared once we know more.

The BrickLink Catalog is here to stay, and we are working to secure additional data that are relevant and needed by our Catalog admins.

Regarding the marketplace, seller fees will remain unchanged.

For our building community, we will continue to develop and evolve Studio.

We plan to introduce a new program for our volunteers called the Community Expert Program. This will recognize and provide support for everyone who contributes time and effort to make BrickLink truly useful for our community. More details in early 2020.

We are also working on other exciting projects. Stay tuned!

We’ve been overwhelmed by the number of comments we received in the past few weeks and would like for you to continue providing your feedback. Please keep the questions coming, and we will continue to update the transition FAQs. If you have suggestions about what you want to see from BrickLink in the future, do not hesitate to post them in the comments section below.

Starting today, you will be prompted with a pop-up asking you to accept an updated Terms of Service agreement and Privacy Policy.

Data protection and privacy is an important topic for all of us, and we are committed to spending the time and resources necessary to do the job right. The new privacy policy we’ve asked you to consent to will ensure your data is protected and that we’re complying with the most rigorous regulations. Your personal data will stay within BrickLink and will not be shared with any other entities without adhering to standard data privacy requirements, such as informing you.

The Terms of Service is largely similar to the previous terms, but we found that a few points in particular needed to be updated. Some of these relate to brand protection and intellectual property rights. The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.

So, BrickLink won’t change much in the short-term. But as we move forward, we truly believe we have a fantastic future ahead of us and can’t wait to share the journey with you all.

BrickLink Team
 Author: Admin View Messages Posted By Admin
 Posted: Nov 26, 2019 08:10
 Subject: BrickLink will join the LEGO Group
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Dear BrickLink members,

We are extremely excited to announce that BrickLink Limited has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to be acquired by the LEGO Group. As the LEGO Group has announced today through its official press release, the transaction is expected to close by the end of 2019.

About 6 years ago when Jay took over BrickLink from Dan’s family, Jay promised to keep Dan’s legacy and continue to strive for his original mission – to help AFOL communities thrive. Our team is deeply grateful for Jay’s generous investment and our vibrant community’s enthusiastic support that helped us keep the promise. BrickLink now has nearly 1.2 million community members after quadrupling the initial 300,000 members who began the journey with us back in 2013. It’s not just volume that has grown over time. The overall engagement level of the community is higher than ever thanks to our avid members with various roles including catalog contributors, volunteers, big and small sellers, MOC designers, and set/minifig collectors.

Along the way, we also set an ambitious company vision – to unlock the true potential of LEGO bricks with the power of global communities. We believe in the creative power of AFOL communities and wanted to harness it with BrickLink. That’s why we launched AFOL-powered platforms and tools, such as MOC Shop (2014), Stud.io (2016), Studio 2.0 (2018), and piloted the first AFOL Designer Program (2018-2019) in addition to improvements on marketplace features.

Collaborating with the LEGO Group for the AFOL Designer Program taught us how much the LEGO Group cares about AFOL communities and how deeply they respect all of the creations and cultural heritage of adult LEGO fans. When two companies have perfectly aligned visions while filling in the missing parts of each other, it’s not too difficult to imagine how the collaboration will go. Once the potential synergy turned into reality with the success of the first AFOL Designer Program, we had no doubt that we were ready to take the collaboration to the next level. The LEGO Group’s acquisition of BrickLink was the best possible choice for us to secure future collaboration opportunities for AFOL communities.

So, what does this acquisition mean to you? It’s too soon to tell what exactly will happen at this point, but the direction is clear. The LEGO Group shares our ambition to create the best possible platform / experience for adult fans.

We understand that you might have more questions about the details of future changes. Please refer to these FAQs, and feel free to leave comments on this post. We also welcome any suggestions or cool ideas for future collaboration projects.

Visit Frequently Asked Questions

We’ll keep you posted when we have follow-ups or major milestones to announce. So, please stay tuned.

Thanks,
BrickLink Team
 Author: Admin View Messages Posted By Admin
 Posted: Nov 26, 2019 08:09
 Subject: A Message from the LEGO Group
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I am super excited to share some big news with you today. The LEGO Group has reached an agreement to acquire BrickLink.

We have a few things to finalise and plan to complete the acquisition before the end of the year. You can read the official announcement HERE.

As many of you who follow the LEGO Group may know, we don’t traditionally make acquisitions. Over the years, we’ve grown the business organically, focussing on our core and working to reach more kids with LEGO® play.

But BrickLink is different. It has a special connection with the AFOL community and the opportunity was too good to miss. Why?

You’re important to us. BrickLink is one of the largest, independent communities of LEGO enthusiasts in the world. Our adult fans are incredibly important to us and we are serious about creating more great experiences together.

We want to collaborate more. You are awesome fans and we’re grateful for your support. Your creativity is awe-inspiring, as the recent AFOL Designer programme showed. We are keen to do even more, and this is a great platform from which to do that.

We see huge potential in BrickLink and we want to be part of its future. The BrickLink Studio offers fans a unique creative experience, while the marketplace is an important source of elements for your incredible builds. We recognise this and will continue to preserve and develop this aspect of the platform.

Thank you BrickLink team

I want to recognise everything Jay, Marvin, Russell and the BrickLink team has done over the past six years to make BrickLink what it is today. They have taken Dan’s incredible vision to the next level while staying true to his purpose of bringing fans together. BrickLink wouldn’t exist without Dan, and we can assure you, we will keep his original mission close to our hearts. I would also like to thank Eliska Jezkova for her support and we are pleased to announce that she will continue to be involved as a BrickLink Goodwill Ambassador.

BrickLink also wouldn’t exist without you – the loyal, dedicated, entrepreneurial and incredibly creative members, sellers and fans. Thank you for the support you’ve shown to BrickLink. We will do our best to honour your interests and passions.

We look forward to welcoming the BrickLink team to the LEGO Group and continuing to work to make the best possible platform and experience for you.

To help us do that, we want to hear your views. During the coming weeks, the team will host an AMA to help us understand more about what you want out of BrickLink. Stay tuned for details.

I am excited about the future and I look forward to building the next phase for BrickLink, together.

Niels

tldr: The LEGO Group can’t wait to collaborate more closely with the awesome BrickLink community!


 Author: Admin View Messages Posted By Admin
 Posted: Feb 1, 2019 13:59
 Subject: Crowdfunding is officially open!
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In case you missed it, BrickLink and the LEGO Group are celebrating 60 years of the LEGO brick with the AFOL community by realizing unique designs with truly original themes. We received over 400 submissions, and 16 finalists were chosen from 9 different countries. Starting today, you can pre-order designs from the AFOL Designer Program to help bring some incredibly creative designs to the market in a way never before possible.

 

How does crowdfunding work?

During this phase, you can pre-order your favorite designs to help them reach 100% funding. Once successfully funded, the design is packaged with instructions to become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set exclusively available on BrickLink. You may pre-order a maximum of 3 per design, and you also receive FREE SHIPPING. Free shipping applies to both domestic and international buyers and is available for pre-orders only.

 

Not sure or not ready to pre-order? Simply click on the bookmark icon ( ) and we’ll send you a reminder before pre-orders close.

 

What’s next?

If the design you backed is successfully funded, your payment method will be charged the full amount after April 15, 2019. If the design is not successfully funded, you will not be charged. We will begin shipping orders in May 2019.

 

To see all the finalists, visit the Crowd Project page.

 

Thank you,

The BrickLink Team
 Author: Admin View Messages Posted By Admin
 Posted: Nov 19, 2018 17:39
 Subject: Thank you for submitting your designs to the AFOL Designer Program!
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It feels like we only just announced the news of our collaboration with the LEGO Group, but here we are, with the submission phase of the AFOL Designer Program officially over. Thank you for your passion and commitment in creating unique designs with truly original themes! We are just blown away by all the entries we’ve received. We will be sharing fun tidbits from behind-the-scenes as we begin the selection process.

 
What happens during the design selection process?  

The AFOL Designer Program team will hold an initial review for all submitted AFOL designs. Each submission that passes the initial review will undergo a feasibility test.  We will then make final selections before onboarding designers. You can view the current status of the design selection process on the AFOL Designer Program landing page.

 

When does crowdfunding begin?  

We will announce selected AFOL designs before crowdfunding officially begins February 2019 so that you have a chance to think about which designs you want to support. Successfully crowdfunded designs will become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set exclusively available on BrickLink. More details about how crowdfunding works will be announced as the date gets closer.

 
Whether you submitted a design, participated in discussions surrounding the program, or are just plain excited about what’s to come, we thank you! We are honored to have your continued support and can’t wait to share our selections.

 
Happy Holidays!

 
-BrickLink Team

 
 Author: Admin View Messages Posted By Admin
 Posted: Sep 12, 2018 15:05
 Subject: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!
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After we posted a teaser about the AFOL Designer Program, we closely monitored the conversation surrounding it. It was fun to read what you all thought this program would be. So what is it exactly? In case you missed it, BrickLink and the LEGO Group are celebrating 60 years of the LEGO® brick with the AFOL community by realizing unique designs with truly original themes. Through this program, your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!

How does the AFOL Designer Program work?

The program will have three main phases:

1. Accepting entries - To give you some time to think about what you’d like to design, we will begin accepting entries on September 18th until November 18th. Your designs will not be displayed publicly during this time. The LEGO design team will review your submissions made with Studio 2.0, and up to 20 finalists will be selected.
2. Crowdfunding - Selected designs will be announced and displayed for crowdfunding beginning February 2019. You will be able to pre-order designs at this time.
3. Release - Successfully crowdfunded designs will become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set exclusively available on BrickLink. We will begin shipping orders April 2019.

Why should I submit my designs?

Besides being able to share your designs with the AFOL community, designs that are selected for realization will also be reviewed and produced as limited edition box sets. On top of that, BrickLink will pay 10% of total sales revenue to designers for all successfully crowdfunded AFOL designs including pre-order. You will retain full IP rights for non-selected designs, meaning you can freely use your original designs for any other purpose after the event.

Even if you aren’t a designer, we’d still love everyone to get involved! You can share your design ideas with the AFOL community in the Studio 2.0 forum.

Ready to get started?

The AFOL Designer Program requires that your designs are submitted with Studio 2.0, which has improved functionality and new features for this program (new features will be available Sep 18th). A building palette made specifically for the AFOL Designer Program will be included so that you are able to focus more on the design itself. Next, check if your design is stable with the all-new stability check because we want to fall for designs, not have them fall apart. Then you can export breathtaking images and even create building instructions for your designs!

Go here for more details about design requirements or FAQs, or go here to download or learn more about Studio 2.0.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!


Thank you,

BrickLink Team
 Author: Admin View Messages Posted By Admin
 Posted: Sep 6, 2018 12:07
 Subject: Collaboration with the LEGO Group
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Today is such an exciting day at the BrickLink office because we finally get to reveal a very special collaboration with none other than the LEGO Group. We’ve been bursting at the seams because of how long we’ve had to keep this program a secret! Now that we’ve all had a minute to scream and catch our breaths, let’s get into the details. 

What is the AFOL Designer Program?

  This program celebrates creativity by realizing unique AFOL designs with truly original themes. What better timing than to kick it off in the year of the 60th anniversary of the LEGO brick? For a limited time, BrickLink will be hosting the AFOL Designer Program. We are honored to help highlight your creativity and help make your designs a reality.

 Where can I get more information? 

An official announcement and more details about the program will be revealed Wednesday, September 12th. Mark your calendars!   

 -BrickLink Team 
 Author: Admin View Messages Posted By Admin
 Posted: Jun 13, 2017 18:48
 Subject: Coming Soon: Instant Checkout
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Dear BrickLink sellers,

We know that selling on BrickLink is a unique experience, one which is unmatched by any other marketplace platform. We've heard that many of you are tired of sending invoices, worrying about non-paying buyers, and dealing with cancellation requests. We've listened to your feedback and have been diligently working on a solution to these common seller woes. After a considerable amount of time and effort put in from the team, we are pleased to finally announce that the long-awaited preview of Instant Checkout will premiere by the end of this month.

You may wonder why it took so much time for BrickLink to implement such a basic e-commerce feature. It’s simply because BrickLink is not like any standard e-commerce site. Despite its many drawbacks and inconveniences, worldwide BrickLink sellers have fully stretched out the flexibility of manual invoicing to provide unique perks and negotiable offers for their buyers. As a result, each store comes with unique policies for shipping and handling fee calculations. For example, some stores offer special discounts for qualified orders, some apply conditional insurance to a certain type of packages, etc. We had to read through and analyze thousands of written policies to figure out the most common practices. A dedicated team has been working on this top-priority project for years to make sure our new tool could automate the majority of them in a systematic way.

This newsletter answers many questions you might have for the Instant Checkout feature. We hope your store will participate in this streamlined shopping experience and order management process soon.

What is Instant Checkout?

It’s a combination of a new automated invoicing option and on-site payment methods such as PayPal or Stripe. With automated invoicing, buyers can view the final order price during checkout and make direct payment using on-site payment methods.

Why do I need to switch to Instant Checkout?

In some countries including Germany, E-commerce sites are required to show the final order price to buyers before they are obligated to pay. Instant Checkout is compliant with German E-commerce law and will make your business fully legitimate in any country. In addition, it will help the growth of your business as your store will be more frequently exposed to buyers when a new option to filter stores that support Instant Checkout is introduced to the BrickLink Catalog and Wanted List.

Can I automate the invoicing process without accepting onsite payments?

Yes, you can automate the invoicing process without accepting onsite payments; you’ll just need to set up automation-ready shipping methods. If your buyer chooses one of those shipping methods, they will see the final price during checkout and get an invoice as soon as they place an order.

Can I keep using manual invoicing instead of Instant Checkout?

Of course you can. Instant Checkout is an optional feature for sellers to participate in. If you don’t make any changes to your shipping settings, you can keep using your current manual invoicing methods. For those manual shipping methods, you have the option to enable the price quote feature.

How can I set up Instant Checkout?

If your store already accepts at least one onsite payment method, all you need to do is to set up automation-ready shipping methods to enable Instant Checkout. There are three ways to complete this step:

1. Migration of existing shipping methods

Your existing shipping methods with rate charts will be migrated to the new system along with other settings including insurance and handling fees. You can turn on the automated invoicing option for these methods to enable Instant Checkout.

2. Importing shared shipping methods

Sellers can share automation-ready shipping methods with other sellers in their country. You can review and import any shared shipping methods and customize them as you’d like.

3. Manual setup

In case your shipping policies are described only in your written store/shipping policies, they will not be automatically migrated to the new shipping settings. For that case, you can create a new shipping method or edit existing ones to fill in a predefined rate chart. You may also need to configure additional options and restrictions to match your written shipping policies.

How does it calculate shipping cost?

Shipping cost is determined by the predefined rate chart of each shipping method. Three different types of rate chart are supported:

  * Weight band: shipping cost is determined by the total item weight and destination zone
  * Price band: shipping cost is determined by the total item price and destination zone
  * Flat rate: A flat shipping rate will be applied per each destination zone

Each zone contains a list of countries which sellers can customize.

What are the additional options and restrictions I can configure for automation?

Additional options and restrictions can be configured by adding customizable rules.

Discount options

If you want to waive a portion or the full shipping cost for orders over a certain amount, you can add shipping discount rules.

Insurance options

Insurance options can be added for a zone or multiple zones with or without additional fees. You can set up your own flexible insurance policies with a combination of item price range and buyer/seller requests.

Tracking options

Sellers may also add tracking options with or without additional fees based on the item price, shipping fee, total weight, or when an order is insured.

Handling fees

Handling fees can be added based on the item price, per lot average value, or by a fixed price or rate.

Package restrictions

Since each shipping method has different package restrictions, sellers can configure the max package weight, dimension, length, volume, or girth to match each courier’s shipping methods.

How can buyers keep their orders open for multiple order batches with Instant Checkout?

Paid orders cannot be combined into order batches. To allow batch orders, you need to set up a manually-invoiced shipping method (i.e. ‘Keep orders open’). Once a buyer is ready to check out, they can choose an Instant Checkout shipping method and the total price will be calculated based on all of the unpaid orders.

Instead of listing multiple shipping methods for buyers, my store always picks the most affordable method for them. Can I still have that option with Instant Checkout?

If you don’t want your buyers to choose from a list of shipping methods, you can use the ‘Grouping’ feature. When multiple shipping methods are combined into a group, only the cheapest method within that group will be shown to buyers during checkout.

How can I manage orders received with Instant Checkout?

There is no additional action required to manage Instant Checkout orders. All Instant Checkout orders are received in ‘Paid’ status - you just need to pack and ship them.

When will this be available?

A seller preview of Instant Checkout will begin on June 21st, 2017. Sellers will be able to access new shipping method settings and experience the Instant Checkout shopping experience in their own stores. The public release schedule for Instant Checkout will be announced during the preview session.

If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment on this post.

Thanks,
BrickLink Instant Checkout Team