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 Author: Admin_Jaclyn View Messages Posted By Admin_Jaclyn
 Posted: Oct 18, 2017 03:37
 Subject: Instant Checkout is Now Available!
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Admin_Jaclyn

Location:  USA, California
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Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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 Author: nectara View Messages Posted By nectara
 Posted: Oct 18, 2017 04:35
 Subject: Re: Instant Checkout is Now Available!
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nectara (2408)

Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store: LondonBricks
In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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-- Jaclyn
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Hello
How to add £0.50 handling fee for all orders unders £10?
Regards
 Author: WhiteHorseMatt View Messages Posted By WhiteHorseMatt
 Posted: Oct 18, 2017 14:03
 Subject: Re: Instant Checkout is Now Available!
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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  Hello
How to add £0.50 handling fee for all orders unders £10?
Regards

Add a 50p fee to all orders, then add a 50p discount for all orders over £10

Matt
 Author: nectara View Messages Posted By nectara
 Posted: Oct 18, 2017 14:07
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store: LondonBricks
In Administrative, WhiteHorseMatt writes:
  
  Hello
How to add £0.50 handling fee for all orders unders £10?
Regards

Add a 50p fee to all orders, then add a 50p discount for all orders over £10

Matt


Thank you
 Author: AussieBrickster View Messages Posted By AussieBrickster
 Posted: Oct 18, 2017 04:43
 Subject: Re: Instant Checkout is Now Available!
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AussieBrickster (4127)

Location:  Australia, Victoria
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Store: Aussie Brickster
Can we add a feature to add to orders placed? normally you will add an extra
charge for that.

Normally is done if the order is before packed status or something like that
you can keep adding by paying an addition to order fee. rather than having to
pay for 2 shipping fees
 Author: LDNBRIX View Messages Posted By LDNBRIX
 Posted: Oct 18, 2017 05:05
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LDNBRIX (1488)

Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store: LDN BRIX
I cannot see a place where to put extra charges for tracking packages? I select
items over £20 to be tracked but see no option to add charges? It says additional
fee for tracking will be shown on the additional charge 2 ... just cant see that
 Author: bienesladen2003 View Messages Posted By bienesladen2003
 Posted: Oct 18, 2017 07:28
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bienesladen2003 (19484)

Location:  Germany, Berlin
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Store Closed Store: Spielzeugladen-Kaisereiche
I really try to use instant checkout, but it always gives me the red sentence.
Sadly there isn't any hint what exactly went wrong or need to be changed




In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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-- Jaclyn
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 Author: LearnedBrick View Messages Posted By LearnedBrick
 Posted: Oct 18, 2017 07:35
 Subject: Re: Instant Checkout is Now Available!
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LearnedBrick (2389)

Location:  USA, Kentucky
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Thanks! One question: Where do I enter a sales tax only applicable to orders
from buyers with an address in my state?

In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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-- Jaclyn
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 Author: RoswellGinny View Messages Posted By RoswellGinny
 Posted: Oct 18, 2017 10:57
 Subject: Re: Instant Checkout is Now Available!
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Location:  USA, Georgia
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Store: Wild Bricks GA
++++++1

Yikes! I can't figure out how to do that either. Anyone figured it out yet?




In Administrative, LearnedBrick writes:
  Thanks! One question: Where do I enter a sales tax only applicable to orders
from buyers with an address in my state?

In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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Feedback: https://www.bricklink.com/helpDesk.asp?helpDeskID=-1


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Thanks, as always, for your continued support of BrickLink!


-- Jaclyn
BrickLink Community Manager
 Author: chetzler View Messages Posted By chetzler
 Posted: Oct 18, 2017 12:01
 Subject: Re: Instant Checkout is Now Available!
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Location:  USA, Minnesota
Member Since Contact Type Status
Feb 12, 2005 Contact Member Seller
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Store: Lost Boys' Brick Shop
In Administrative, LearnedBrick writes:
  Thanks! One question: Where do I enter a sales tax only applicable to orders
from buyers with an address in my state?

Yes, Yes, YES! I know this has been mentioned before and yet I see no option
for sales tax. (https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1043178 -- note
that there was no response to this very legitimate concern).

It was also mentioned that sales tax rates vary from city to city within a state.
So even in Podunk Nebraska we have many different tax rates depending on where
you live. If BrickLink wants to tackle this problem I'd be all for it, I'd
even help keep the Nebraska tax tables up to date. But at the current time anyone
who needs to collect sales tax cannot use instant checkout when the buyer in
the same state, and since we have no way to separate buyers based on state, we
cannot use instant checkout at all.

I therefore very much resent having my store "filtered" out of results because
I am following state laws. Many BrickLink stores that operate as businesses
do not collect sales taxes even though they should. I am more than a little
indignant that I (and other sellers who are trying to comply with our state laws)
am being penalized for doing things the right way while sellers who may be dodging
their tax collecting responsibilities get preferential treatment.

Remove the filtering and those of us that are collecting sales tax will be happy.
If it remains in place, various revenue departments might be interested to see
how BrickLink is aiding and promoting sellers in avoiding tax collection. Just
to be clear: when BrickLink was simply providing a platform for sellers to engage
in transactions, I doubt they would have had any responsibility for sellers who
did not follow state laws. But now that they are implementing a system that
actively prevents sales tax collection AND elevates sellers that do not collect
taxes, I suspect they may bear some culpability when the tax man stops by to
take a look. I sort of wish that Thor was around to comment I'd be genuinely
interested to hear his take on this.

  
In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thanks, as always, for your continued support of BrickLink!


-- Jaclyn
BrickLink Community Manager
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Oct 18, 2017 12:07
 Subject: Re: Instant Checkout is Now Available!
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store: CalsBricks
In Administrative, chetzler writes:
  In Administrative, LearnedBrick writes:
  Thanks! One question: Where do I enter a sales tax only applicable to orders
from buyers with an address in my state?

Yes, Yes, YES! I know this has been mentioned before and yet I see no option
for sales tax. (https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1043178 -- note
that there was no response to this very legitimate concern).

It was also mentioned that sales tax rates vary from city to city within a state.
So even in Podunk Nebraska we have many different tax rates depending on where
you live. If BrickLink wants to tackle this problem I'd be all for it, I'd
even help keep the Nebraska tax tables up to date. But at the current time anyone
who needs to collect sales tax cannot use instant checkout when the buyer in
the same state, and since we have no way to separate buyers based on state, we
cannot use instant checkout at all.

I therefore very much resent having my store "filtered" out of results because
I am following state laws. Many BrickLink stores that operate as businesses
do not collect sales taxes even though they should. I am more than a little
indignant that I (and other sellers who are trying to comply with our state laws)
am being penalized for doing things the right way while sellers who may be dodging
their tax collecting responsibilities get preferential treatment.

Remove the filtering and those of us that are collecting sales tax will be happy.
If it remains in place, various revenue departments might be interested to see
how BrickLink is aiding and promoting sellers in avoiding tax collection. Just
to be clear: when BrickLink was simply providing a platform for sellers to engage
in transactions, I doubt they would have had any responsibility for sellers who
did not follow state laws. But now that they are implementing a system that
actively prevents sales tax collection AND elevates sellers that do not collect
taxes, I suspect they may bear some culpability when the tax man stops by to
take a look. I sort of wish that Thor was around to comment I'd be genuinely
interested to hear his take on this.

It doesn't work properly for VAT either - we agree with you completely on
the filter - it is almost discriminating against those stores for not using a
feature which may or may not be suitable. It should be removed or at least not
shown independently of payments methods (which has always been an option). Why
highlight it?
  
  
In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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-- Jaclyn
BrickLink Community Manager
 Author: chetzler View Messages Posted By chetzler
 Posted: Oct 18, 2017 12:26
 Subject: Re: Instant Checkout is Now Available!
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Location:  USA, Minnesota
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Store: Lost Boys' Brick Shop
In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, chetzler writes:
  In Administrative, LearnedBrick writes:
  Thanks! One question: Where do I enter a sales tax only applicable to orders
from buyers with an address in my state?

Yes, Yes, YES! I know this has been mentioned before and yet I see no option
for sales tax. (https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1043178 -- note
that there was no response to this very legitimate concern).

It was also mentioned that sales tax rates vary from city to city within a state.
So even in Podunk Nebraska we have many different tax rates depending on where
you live. If BrickLink wants to tackle this problem I'd be all for it, I'd
even help keep the Nebraska tax tables up to date. But at the current time anyone
who needs to collect sales tax cannot use instant checkout when the buyer in
the same state, and since we have no way to separate buyers based on state, we
cannot use instant checkout at all.

I therefore very much resent having my store "filtered" out of results because
I am following state laws. Many BrickLink stores that operate as businesses
do not collect sales taxes even though they should. I am more than a little
indignant that I (and other sellers who are trying to comply with our state laws)
am being penalized for doing things the right way while sellers who may be dodging
their tax collecting responsibilities get preferential treatment.

Remove the filtering and those of us that are collecting sales tax will be happy.
If it remains in place, various revenue departments might be interested to see
how BrickLink is aiding and promoting sellers in avoiding tax collection. Just
to be clear: when BrickLink was simply providing a platform for sellers to engage
in transactions, I doubt they would have had any responsibility for sellers who
did not follow state laws. But now that they are implementing a system that
actively prevents sales tax collection AND elevates sellers that do not collect
taxes, I suspect they may bear some culpability when the tax man stops by to
take a look. I sort of wish that Thor was around to comment I'd be genuinely
interested to hear his take on this.

It doesn't work properly for VAT either - we agree with you completely on
the filter - it is almost discriminating against those stores for not using a
feature which may or may not be suitable. It should be removed or at least not
shown independently of payments methods (which has always been an option). Why
highlight it?

I just added the following comment under my only shipping method (Request for
invoice):

"This is currently the only BrickLink shipping method that allows us to comply
with state and local laws."

Hopefully that will make an impression with potential buyers, especially if many
other sellers add similar comments.


  
  
  
In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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Thanks, as always, for your continued support of BrickLink!


-- Jaclyn
BrickLink Community Manager
 Author: quickbricks View Messages Posted By quickbricks
 Posted: Oct 18, 2017 22:54
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Location:  USA, Alabama
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I 100% agree with this post.

Holly

In Administrative, chetzler writes:
  In Administrative, LearnedBrick writes:
  Thanks! One question: Where do I enter a sales tax only applicable to orders
from buyers with an address in my state?

Yes, Yes, YES! I know this has been mentioned before and yet I see no option
for sales tax. (https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1043178 -- note
that there was no response to this very legitimate concern).

It was also mentioned that sales tax rates vary from city to city within a state.
So even in Podunk Nebraska we have many different tax rates depending on where
you live. If BrickLink wants to tackle this problem I'd be all for it, I'd
even help keep the Nebraska tax tables up to date. But at the current time anyone
who needs to collect sales tax cannot use instant checkout when the buyer in
the same state, and since we have no way to separate buyers based on state, we
cannot use instant checkout at all.

I therefore very much resent having my store "filtered" out of results because
I am following state laws. Many BrickLink stores that operate as businesses
do not collect sales taxes even though they should. I am more than a little
indignant that I (and other sellers who are trying to comply with our state laws)
am being penalized for doing things the right way while sellers who may be dodging
their tax collecting responsibilities get preferential treatment.

Remove the filtering and those of us that are collecting sales tax will be happy.
If it remains in place, various revenue departments might be interested to see
how BrickLink is aiding and promoting sellers in avoiding tax collection. Just
to be clear: when BrickLink was simply providing a platform for sellers to engage
in transactions, I doubt they would have had any responsibility for sellers who
did not follow state laws. But now that they are implementing a system that
actively prevents sales tax collection AND elevates sellers that do not collect
taxes, I suspect they may bear some culpability when the tax man stops by to
take a look. I sort of wish that Thor was around to comment I'd be genuinely
interested to hear his take on this.

  
In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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 Author: Cob View Messages Posted By Cob
 Posted: Oct 18, 2017 07:51
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Location:  USA, Missouri
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Thank you!
 Author: C0lsanders_ View Messages Posted By C0lsanders_
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C0lsanders_ (468)

Location:  USA, Ohio
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Sep 1, 2013 Contact Member Seller
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Store: Sanders´ Bricks
Does anybody on here know if the instant checkout preview login info will work
"live", to test this? Info was: USA ⇒ instantcheckout / password
and
PayPal Account ID : previewbuyer@bricklink.com
First name : BrickLink
Last name : TestBuyer
Password : bricklink_buyer

Thanks,
Miles (C0lsanders_)


In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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 Author: Brickpickersuk View Messages Posted By Brickpickersuk
 Posted: Oct 18, 2017 08:18
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Hi

Im excited for this feature, hoping it may help increase sales. Process is quite
easy to setup however setting the insurance was alittle confusing but getting
there.

Many Thanks

Brick Pickers Uk
 Author: BigBBricks View Messages Posted By BigBBricks
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Thanks for getting this rolled out team!
 Author: Miro78 View Messages Posted By Miro78
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Location:  USA, California
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In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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-- Jaclyn
BrickLink Community Manager

Thanks Jaclyn and the team. I have received an order and payment upon waking
up from a short nap. I was up early this morning, set up my instant-checkout.
Although this feature requires a bit of a workaround for those rare sellers like
me that sell custom digital instructions, as the system doesn't like items
with no weight. I assigned arbitrary weight (0.001g) and I chose to use flat
rate shipping option with $0 value, since there is no actual mail shipping, but
rather by e-mail, I got it to work for me. Hope this info helps others that do
similar custom instructions sales here on Bricklink.

Miro
 Author: Miro78 View Messages Posted By Miro78
 Posted: Oct 18, 2017 10:27
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Store: The Brick Corner
In Administrative, Miro78 writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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-- Jaclyn
BrickLink Community Manager

Thanks Jaclyn and the team. I have received an order and payment upon waking
up from a short nap. I was up early this morning, set up my instant-checkout.
Although this feature requires a bit of a workaround for those rare sellers like
me that sell custom digital instructions, as the system doesn't like items
with no weight. I assigned arbitrary weight (0.001g) and I chose to use flat
rate shipping option with $0 value, since there is no actual mail shipping, but
rather by e-mail, I got it to work for me. Hope this info helps others that do
similar custom instructions sales here on Bricklink.

Miro

Update,
Just received another order and that one must have used On-site payment and it
showed it as paid. So I guess if they use instant-checkout by off site PayPal
payment, then it won't automatically showed it as paid.
Should I turn off Off-site payment option at this point?

Miro
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 Author: Bricksandstuff View Messages Posted By Bricksandstuff
 Posted: Oct 18, 2017 09:49
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Store: BricksAndStuff VAT
Hi, I also need to add 50p per 20 unique lots,

how can I do this?

regards

Simon

In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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 Author: Steineflut View Messages Posted By Steineflut
 Posted: Oct 18, 2017 11:55
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Location:  Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen
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In Administrative, Bricksandstuff writes:
  Hi, I also need to add 50p per 20 unique lots,

how can I do this?

regards

Simon




Now is the time to drop weird charges
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Location:  USA, Texas
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Store: elspanky's bricks
Is there a way to order the shipping options as they appear to the buyer? It
looks like it is sorting alphabetical or by amount so "Hold order open" (which
is $0.00 until they checkout) is always appearing ahead of "USPS" options for
me. I would like that option to be last in the list. I tried inserting a space
in front of " Hold order open", and it rearranges things in the shipping setting
page, but the order does not hold in the checkout screen.

Thanks again for making this happen.
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In Administrative, elspanky writes:
  Is there a way to order the shipping options as they appear to the buyer? It
looks like it is sorting alphabetical or by amount so "Hold order open" (which
is $0.00 until they checkout) is always appearing ahead of "USPS" options for
me. I would like that option to be last in the list. I tried inserting a space
in front of " Hold order open", and it rearranges things in the shipping setting
page, but the order does not hold in the checkout screen.

Thanks again for making this happen.

I haven't checked the live version but in the test site shipping methods
at checkout were sorted by shipping cost. If you want the "hold order open" option
to be lower in the list you can set it to manual invoice. That will put it below
the instant checkout options.
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Thanks Paul. That did the trick, and if I would have read the setup guide better,
it specifies to set up hold open as a manual method.

In Administrative, paulvdb writes:
  In Administrative, elspanky writes:
  Is there a way to order the shipping options as they appear to the buyer? It
looks like it is sorting alphabetical or by amount so "Hold order open" (which
is $0.00 until they checkout) is always appearing ahead of "USPS" options for
me. I would like that option to be last in the list. I tried inserting a space
in front of " Hold order open", and it rearranges things in the shipping setting
page, but the order does not hold in the checkout screen.

Thanks again for making this happen.

I haven't checked the live version but in the test site shipping methods
at checkout were sorted by shipping cost. If you want the "hold order open" option
to be lower in the list you can set it to manual invoice. That will put it below
the instant checkout options.
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Location:  USA, Illinois
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Can we still get familiar with this feature in the sandbox site?
I wanted to test it a few weeks ago, but didn't see an setup instructions
at the time.
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In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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-- Jaclyn
BrickLink Community Manager

I set up automated shipping. It says I can't be onsite until I add an onsite
payment, but I follow the link and see nothing. I see where to add an offsite
payment. I see how to accept other currencies. I see how to add stripe. But
I don't see how to say onsite can now work.

Not sure they should have tied this to onsite payment as the only method. There
are large numbers of stores that do not offer it and as Bricklink have no involvement
whatsoever in the collection of funds why even define payment methods. This is
something the stores have been doing for years. From collection to IBAN, Bank
transfer etc none of which are 'onsite payments' and yet they are not
allowed for instant checkout. Doesn't really make sense and when you realise
that Bricklink's implementation of onsite paypal is unique to this site -
you are even more restricted. We have been unable to use Onsite as a buyer as
we have two addresses not one and only one is set up at Bricklink but both are
set up at Paypal. Until that is fixed we may not be able to buy on BL (1000 orders
placed over 6 years)
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Reki_Lobsheek (2273)

Location:  Belgium, Brussels
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I hope you have hired about 100 extra people at the BL help desk because I PROMISE
you this will cause a gazillion headaches and errors for both sellers and buyers
...

I understand Bricklink and some of its professional sellers feel the need to
compete with the e-commerce world out there, but I never have and never will
understand how automated checkout could ever properly function with a product
as diverse as Lego when not using a flat rate for shipping.
There simply isn't something like a "standard order" at Bricklink and each
and every order will have to be fine tuned considering shipping costs to the
specific parts ordered.

Oh well, good luck to those using this system; I hope BL admins will be able
to sort out the inevitable bugs quickly.

@ admins:
please don't ever make this system mandatory for all sellers!




Reki
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I have a request:

Can you please hold a survey (and publish the results in te Forum obviously)
in about 3-6 months among all sellers using this feature to check whether it
has improved their sales or not and if the amount of NPB's and cancellations
has indeed decreased?

A small group of sellers has been "screaming" for this option for years now,
claiming it would vastly improve the selling process and increase the amount
of buyers.
I've always been very skeptical to this idea, but would not mind being proven
wrong on this issue.





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In Administrative, Reki_Lobsheek writes:
  I have a request:

Can you please hold a survey (and publish the results in te Forum obviously)
in about 3-6 months among all sellers using this feature to check whether it
has improved their sales or not and if the amount of NPB's and cancellations
has indeed decreased?

A small group of sellers has been "screaming" for this option for years now,
claiming it would vastly improve the selling process and increase the amount
of buyers.
I've always been very skeptical to this idea, but would not mind being proven
wrong on this issue.





Reki

+1
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In Administrative, Reki_Lobsheek writes:
  I have a request:

Can you please hold a survey (and publish the results in te Forum obviously)
in about 3-6 months among all sellers using this feature to check whether it
has improved their sales or not and if the amount of NPB's and cancellations
has indeed decreased?

A small group of sellers has been "screaming" for this option for years now,
claiming it would vastly improve the selling process and increase the amount
of buyers.
I've always been very skeptical to this idea, but would not mind being proven
wrong on this issue.





Reki


I have Windows 95 cd sealed
Very cheap
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In Administrative, nectara writes:


  
I have Windows 95 cd sealed
Very cheap


Well, the analogy is probably on point: Windows 95 was working with a lot less
issues than Windows 10

I'm just gonna pop out the popcorn and watch this Forum go bonkers over the
next few days as the massive failures pile up



Reki
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In Administrative, Reki_Lobsheek writes:
  In Administrative, nectara writes:


  
I have Windows 95 cd sealed
Very cheap


Well, the analogy is probably on point: Windows 95 was working with a lot less
issues than Windows 10

I'm just gonna pop out the popcorn and watch this Forum go bonkers over the
next few days as the massive failures pile up



Reki


Got it but we still need to go forward no backward
Regards
Nectara
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In Administrative, nectara writes:

  

Got it but we still need to go forward no backward
Regards
Nectara


"Going forward" is not the same as blindly adapting a good working platform to
an e-commerce market for which it is not 100% suitable.
This is not Ebay or Amazon, nor should it ever aspire to be. Bricklink is so
much more and so much better than that.

But mostly, don't fire up a pay system that is littered with bugs on a sales
platform of this scale without properly testing it beforehand.
This is amateur night at best and way below the level that should be expected
from the professional company that BL has become.
This would have been forseeable and forgivable in Dan's days as he was solely
upholding the site. There should be a whole team of IT-specialists behind this
website now but it is not showing ...

There are literally hundreds of other features to be considered before trying
on something of this magnitude.
It was 99% sellers asking for this instant checkout where I have seen very little
to no buyers asking for it.

I realize this will work efficiently somewhere in the future, but I'm still
wondering if those sellers really know what they were asking for ...


Reki
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In Administrative, Reki_Lobsheek writes:
  In Administrative, nectara writes:

  

Got it but we still need to go forward no backward
Regards
Nectara


"Going forward" is not the same as blindly adapting a good working platform to
an e-commerce market for which it is not 100% suitable.
This is not Ebay or Amazon, nor should it ever aspire to be. Bricklink is so
much more and so much better than that.

But mostly, don't fire up a pay system that is littered with bugs on a sales
platform of this scale without properly testing it beforehand.
This is amateur night at best and way below the level that should be expected
from the professional company that BL has become.
This would have been forseeable and forgivable in Dan's days as he was solely
upholding the site. There should be a whole team of IT-specialists behind this
website now but it is not showing ...

There are literally hundreds of other features to be considered before trying
on something of this magnitude.
It was 99% sellers asking for this instant checkout where I have seen very little
to no buyers asking for it.

I realize this will work efficiently somewhere in the future, but I'm still
wondering if those sellers really know what they were asking for ...


Reki

Atleast we wont have to deal with Non payment buyers.
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In Administrative, ArizonaBrix writes:

  
Atleast we wont have to deal with Non payment buyers.

Yes, there's that I guess.

Meanwhile I tested "instant checkout" at your store.
This is where it got me:
"Seller will calculate S&H fees and send and invoice with the final price
for the order.
Currency exchange rates are updated from XE.com everyday."


So much for "instant" checkout.
Why would your store "deserve" a lightning bolt and thus better viewability when
instant checkout is not 100% guaranteed?
Seems like quite an arbitrary system to me ...

You don't even have to deal with a buyer in this case



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In Administrative, ArizonaBrix writes:
  In Administrative, Reki_Lobsheek writes:
  In Administrative, nectara writes:

  

Got it but we still need to go forward no backward
Regards
Nectara


"Going forward" is not the same as blindly adapting a good working platform to
an e-commerce market for which it is not 100% suitable.
This is not Ebay or Amazon, nor should it ever aspire to be. Bricklink is so
much more and so much better than that.

But mostly, don't fire up a pay system that is littered with bugs on a sales
platform of this scale without properly testing it beforehand.
This is amateur night at best and way below the level that should be expected
from the professional company that BL has become.
This would have been forseeable and forgivable in Dan's days as he was solely
upholding the site. There should be a whole team of IT-specialists behind this
website now but it is not showing ...

There are literally hundreds of other features to be considered before trying
on something of this magnitude.
It was 99% sellers asking for this instant checkout where I have seen very little
to no buyers asking for it.

I realize this will work efficiently somewhere in the future, but I'm still
wondering if those sellers really know what they were asking for ...


Reki

Atleast we wont have to deal with Non payment buyers.

This is like watching your house burn down and saying, "well, at least I don't
have to vacuum anymore."
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In Administrative, Reki_Lobsheek writes:
  In Administrative, nectara writes:

  

Got it but we still need to go forward no backward
Regards
Nectara


"Going forward" is not the same as blindly adapting a good working platform to
an e-commerce market for which it is not 100% suitable.
This is not Ebay or Amazon, nor should it ever aspire to be. Bricklink is so
much more and so much better than that.

But mostly, don't fire up a pay system that is littered with bugs on a sales
platform of this scale without properly testing it beforehand.
This is amateur night at best and way below the level that should be expected
from the professional company that BL has become.
This would have been forseeable and forgivable in Dan's days as he was solely
upholding the site. There should be a whole team of IT-specialists behind this
website now but it is not showing ...

There are literally hundreds of other features to be considered before trying
on something of this magnitude.
It was 99% sellers asking for this instant checkout where I have seen very little
to no buyers asking for it.

I realize this will work efficiently somewhere in the future, but I'm still
wondering if those sellers really know what they were asking for ...


Reki


I need to agree with you
Regards
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In Administrative, Reki_Lobsheek writes:
  […]
Well, the analogy is probably on point: Windows 95 was working with a lot less
issues than Windows 10

You forgot to take your memory pills again today: W95 was awfull too.

  I'm just gonna pop out the popcorn and watch this Forum go bonkers over the
next few days as the massive failures pile up

It’s already gone wild.
And I need to make another batch of popcorn
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I just tested the "instant checkout" at a Dutch store ... are we having a laugh
here??

I put 6 minifigs in my shopping cart to be told at checkout that shipping still
needs to be determined. When putting a small set in the shopping cart I get a
shipping quote and an option to instantly checkout.

That store is flagged by a lightning symbol as an "instant checkout store", meaning
a priviledged portrayal in search results and at checkout it seems some items
do result in an actual INSTANT checkout and other do not ...

Go fool the other one I say ... if this is the way of things at all stores this
is exactly the BS system I always predicted it would be.



Reki
 
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I am in the settings to set up my shipping methods for instant checkout. There
is a field to enter the max weight for the shipping method and then below there
is the package adjustment set to 10% and adding 1 oz. Is that adjustment applied
before checking the max weight or do I need to adjust the max weight down?
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I just used instant checkout, the money was charged to my paypal account, the
items are still in the cart thefore the order doesn't show up as placed.
How should I proceed in this case?
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In Administrative, act.tony writes:
  I just used instant checkout, the money was charged to my paypal account, the
items are still in the cart thefore the order doesn't show up as placed.
How should I proceed in this case?

Hi! I received a payment from you but couldn't find an order connected to
it.

I figured it was probably an issue with instant checkout and lo and behold here
you are in the comments!

You can resend the order maybe? Just don't resend the payment - I already
have your payment.
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In Administrative, Brick.Door writes:
  In Administrative, act.tony writes:
  I just used instant checkout, the money was charged to my paypal account, the
items are still in the cart thefore the order doesn't show up as placed.
How should I proceed in this case?

Hi! I received a payment from you but couldn't find an order connected to
it.

I figured it was probably an issue with instant checkout and lo and behold here
you are in the comments!

You can resend the order maybe? Just don't resend the payment - I already
have your payment.

Can you see if you were assessed the BrickLink fee for the order?
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Can you see if you were assessed the BrickLink fee for the order?

It doesn't appear on my fees page. Just the orders placed before instant
checkout.

No other orders received since instant checkout launched.
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Thank you for answering! the system now is not allowing me to place the order,
there are 4 coloured squares where the Place Order button used to be. I also
sent you a message through the Contact Seller option, did you receive that one?
I wonder now if other features are in the site are messed up as well.
Without knowing what was happening and before checking the forum to find out
this was an issue for everybody, I placed a paypal dispute to get my money back
but I rather purchase the items, so let's wait a little bit to see if the
issue fixes and the order is reflected, because as I said the money was charged,
so let's wait and see and we'll take it from there.
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I can also provide screenshots for you to see what is going on on my end. Any
email address I can send them to?
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Since this new change, we have had ZERO sales, We normally have 10-20 sales per
day

We have updated all my shipping options, and no-one has bought from our store

I have used other stores to test the new feature, but i am faced with a constantly
loading four colour box, i waited for 10 minutes, and it did not change

This feature, rather than help, has so far lost us sales!

Simon
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In Administrative, Bricksandstuff writes:
  Since this new change, we have had ZERO sales, We normally have 10-20 sales per
day

We have updated all my shipping options, and no-one has bought from our store

I have used other stores to test the new feature, but i am faced with a constantly
loading four colour box, i waited for 10 minutes, and it did not change

This feature, rather than help, has so far lost us sales!

Simon

I have the same issue, the rotating "please wait, I'm doing something (honest!)"
animation. Doesn't change.

Teething problems are to be expected I suppose, and if orders have dropped off
a cliff across the board, as yours have, hopefully BL have noticed this and are
applying a fix asap.
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In Administrative, Bricksandstuff writes:
  Since this new change, we have had ZERO sales, We normally have 10-20 sales per
day

We have updated all my shipping options, and no-one has bought from our store

I have used other stores to test the new feature, but i am faced with a constantly
loading four colour box, i waited for 10 minutes, and it did not change

This feature, rather than help, has so far lost us sales!

Simon

We have also this problem. Parts in the cart and nothing work. Loading four colour
box never stop. No one can buy!
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This happened to me today, the money was charged to my paypal account, items
are still in the cart and the order wasn't placed. This is not working at
all, and for buyers like me, that the money is actually being charged, now we
have to contact sellers, or place a dispute in paypal to cancel the payment,
it's a mess
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We have the same problem
At this point I just use the "old" option with sending invoices by myself until
they fix that



In Administrative, BerlinBrix writes:
  In Administrative, Bricksandstuff writes:
  Since this new change, we have had ZERO sales, We normally have 10-20 sales per
day

We have updated all my shipping options, and no-one has bought from our store

I have used other stores to test the new feature, but i am faced with a constantly
loading four colour box, i waited for 10 minutes, and it did not change

This feature, rather than help, has so far lost us sales!

Simon

We have also this problem. Parts in the cart and nothing work. Loading four colour
box never stop. No one can buy!
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In Administrative, Bricksandstuff writes:
  Since this new change, we have had ZERO sales, We normally have 10-20 sales per
day

We have updated all my shipping options, and no-one has bought from our store

I have used other stores to test the new feature, but i am faced with a constantly
loading four colour box, i waited for 10 minutes, and it did not change

This feature, rather than help, has so far lost us sales!

Simon

I just tried a mock order in your store. It won't go to checkout. 4 colored
boxes move around to tell me it is working on it.
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We are aware of this bug and are working on it.

Russell

In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, Bricksandstuff writes:
  Since this new change, we have had ZERO sales, We normally have 10-20 sales per
day

We have updated all my shipping options, and no-one has bought from our store

I have used other stores to test the new feature, but i am faced with a constantly
loading four colour box, i waited for 10 minutes, and it did not change

This feature, rather than help, has so far lost us sales!

Simon

I just tried a mock order in your store. It won't go to checkout. 4 colored
boxes move around to tell me it is working on it.
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Location:  USA, California
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Russell,
Once the "it doesn't work at all" issue is resolved (obviously a high pri
STR), as a fellow Californian, can you and the other admins PLEASE respond to
the sales tax issue raised in earlier posts in this same thread?

The preferential listing that does not accommodate sales tax violates STATE LAW
as currently coded for sellers being good, honest citizens actually following,
you know, the law... Legally, every single American seller should be charging
state and local sales taxes and reporting same to their states/cities as their
states/cities require (I know some have 0 sales tax) EXCEPT for those very, very
few people who truly are just selling off their personal extras they've collected
over the years.

While everyone has their own conscience and it's all good, this is a serious
unintended consequence of the current design ("punishing" those that are actually
doing the right thing and following the law).

To any going "what would she care?" since my store is open yet... I've spend
two years preparing, and am just a few weeks away from going live with 100s of
1000s of items and lots. But being a Californian, there is 0 way I'm going
live without having the ability to charge state and local taxes to those in my
geography unless I sacrifice "preferential listings" in the search engine.

Again, I'm sure this was an unintentional oversight... but seeing NO response
at all to this question (not even a "hey, we're working on it and appreciate
your patience") it very frustrating from the customer (us) POV, ya know?

Thanks in advance, many of us look forward to you or another admin's response!


Respectfully,
Sandy
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Location:  USA, California
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In Administrative, calibrick writes:
  Russell,
Once the "it doesn't work at all" issue is resolved (obviously a high pri
STR), as a fellow Californian, can you and the other admins PLEASE respond to
the sales tax issue raised in earlier posts in this same thread?

The preferential listing that does not accommodate sales tax violates STATE LAW
as currently coded for sellers being good, honest citizens actually following,
you know, the law... Legally, every single American seller should be charging
state and local sales taxes and reporting same to their states/cities as their
states/cities require (I know some have 0 sales tax) EXCEPT for those very, very
few people who truly are just selling off their personal extras they've collected
over the years.

While everyone has their own conscience and it's all good, this is a serious
unintended consequence of the current design ("punishing" those that are actually
doing the right thing and following the law).

To any going "what would she care?" since my store is open yet... I've spend
two years preparing, and am just a few weeks away from going live with 100s of
1000s of items and lots. But being a Californian, there is 0 way I'm going
live without having the ability to charge state and local taxes to those in my
geography unless I sacrifice "preferential listings" in the search engine.

Again, I'm sure this was an unintentional oversight... but seeing NO response
at all to this question (not even a "hey, we're working on it and appreciate
your patience") it very frustrating from the customer (us) POV, ya know?

Thanks in advance, many of us look forward to you or another admin's response!


Respectfully,
Sandy

We have indeed heard your concern and the sales tax issue is now something we
are actively working on. See under "Wishes Added to Development Queue":

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1059221

Russell
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Location:  USA, Colorado
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  We have indeed heard your concern and the sales tax issue is now something we
are actively working on. See under "Wishes Added to Development Queue":

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1059221

Russell

Why on earth was this not addressed *before* going live?
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Location:  USA, California
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While I totally agree with Smiley below (how could this have not been a use case
or user story [I don't know if your team follows a classic life cycle or
follow an agile-like development] in design and test?) I really appreciate the
response, Russell - thank you so much!
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store: LondonBricks
In Administrative, Bricksandstuff writes:
  Since this new change, we have had ZERO sales, We normally have 10-20 sales per
day

We have updated all my shipping options, and no-one has bought from our store

I have used other stores to test the new feature, but i am faced with a constantly
loading four colour box, i waited for 10 minutes, and it did not change

This feature, rather than help, has so far lost us sales!

Simon



Please feel free to place an £2 order on my store, parts please, just to see
if I setup everything good
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store: White Horse Bricks
In Administrative, nectara writes:
  In Administrative, Bricksandstuff writes:
  Since this new change, we have had ZERO sales, We normally have 10-20 sales per
day

We have updated all my shipping options, and no-one has bought from our store

I have used other stores to test the new feature, but i am faced with a constantly
loading four colour box, i waited for 10 minutes, and it did not change

This feature, rather than help, has so far lost us sales!

Simon



Please feel free to place an £2 order on my store, parts please, just to see
if I setup everything good
Regards

I get the above issue in your store,

Matt
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store: BricksAndStuff VAT
Just tried to place an order, got hit with the 4 loading boxes :/

I'm guessing bricklink has taken a dramatic hit on commission from sales
today! OOPS

Si

In Administrative, nectara writes:
  In Administrative, Bricksandstuff writes:
  Since this new change, we have had ZERO sales, We normally have 10-20 sales per
day

We have updated all my shipping options, and no-one has bought from our store

I have used other stores to test the new feature, but i am faced with a constantly
loading four colour box, i waited for 10 minutes, and it did not change

This feature, rather than help, has so far lost us sales!

Simon



Please feel free to place an £2 order on my store, parts please, just to see
if I setup everything good
Regards
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Location:  Germany, Rheinland-Pfalz
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This new features seems to screw up everything. I have tried to buy from a shop
I used before and I was able to see the shopping cart, but it was not possible
to checkout at all. At the right side of the shopping cart, where normally the
checkout button would appear, instead some colored status progress counter (looks
almost like a little clock with candy colors) has appeared which obviously got
stuck in an infinite loop. This whole thing appears to me like a poorly programmed
largely untested alpha version of a disfunctional feature which people are now
forced to use while the well-working old features have been removed. This strategy
(to move right away to a new poorly tested feature) is, in turn, very poor IT
management.

Regards, Thomas





In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store: BricksAndStuff VAT
We'll i have sold nothing today thanks to this new feature, that doesn't
work!
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store: BRICKS 2 BRICKS
same problems here, no sales and a forever circling box of colours on a test
order!!!!!!
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Location:  USA, Illinois
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Store: The Pitz Playhouse
In Administrative, sammandy writes:
  same problems here, no sales and a forever circling box of colours on a test
order!!!!!!


Zero sales for me too!!!
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OliS (622)

Location:  Germany, Baden-Württemberg
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Store: Spieltraumwelt
Hey,

Now I have also activated the Instant Checkout in my Shop. Let's see what
will happen will all the missing dimensions and weights. Hopefully I won't
lose there to much money by these mistakes.


Best regards,
Oliver.


In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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 Author: CheshireBricKs View Messages Posted By CheshireBricKs
 Posted: Oct 18, 2017 16:37
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store: Cheshire Bricks
I've had no sales today either since this instant checkout was implemented,
not good. It seems a work around is going through the quote option for manual
invoicing either that or that buyer quoted just before the update lol. Either
way, I've lost sales. Not good!
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Location:  USA, Colorado
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Store: abrew's e-bricks
In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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Greetings, can you let me know how I am supposed to calculate whether a 2 pound
order will fit into a flat rate padded envelope or not?

How am I supposed to set up for Regional Rate boxes? They can save a buyer nearly
$5.00 or more. But the cost changes based on the distance from seller.

Finally it is wrong wrong wrong to give higher search results if a store does
not opt in to this.

I have been on BL for nearly 12 years I am the 32nd highest feedback on BL and
I really think it is wrong to elevate a store based on payment options.
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Location:  USA, Georgia
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Store: Robb the Builder
In Administrative, ricka writes:

  Greetings, can you let me know how I am supposed to calculate whether a 2 pound
order will fit into a flat rate padded envelope or not?

How am I supposed to set up for Regional Rate boxes? They can save a buyer nearly
$5.00 or more. But the cost changes based on the distance from seller.

Finally it is wrong wrong wrong to give higher search results if a store does
not opt in to this.

I have been on BL for nearly 12 years I am the 32nd highest feedback on BL and
I really think it is wrong to elevate a store based on payment options.

YES! This is currently worthless in the USA above 2 lbs / Flat Rate Mailer range.
You either have to overcharge locally or eat costs shipping further distances.
A local 3-5 lb shipment can be $6 and then is jumping to $8-15 based on Region.
The higher the weights, the more drastic the difference. I rarely use flat rate
boxes...it is primarily Regional Rate boxes as they are the most economical.
We need the ability to use the current USPS system properly or this is a failure.
I can't overcharge one customer to subsidize another. I also can't only
charge the low rate or I'm going to eat thousands of dollars in shipping
each year.
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Location:  USA, Texas
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Store: M.Boss Bricks
In Administrative, Hypertrophy writes:
  In Administrative, ricka writes:

  Greetings, can you let me know how I am supposed to calculate whether a 2 pound
order will fit into a flat rate padded envelope or not?

How am I supposed to set up for Regional Rate boxes? They can save a buyer nearly
$5.00 or more. But the cost changes based on the distance from seller.

Finally it is wrong wrong wrong to give higher search results if a store does
not opt in to this.

I have been on BL for nearly 12 years I am the 32nd highest feedback on BL and
I really think it is wrong to elevate a store based on payment options.

YES! This is currently worthless in the USA above 2 lbs / Flat Rate Mailer range.
You either have to overcharge locally or eat costs shipping further distances.
A local 3-5 lb shipment can be $6 and then is jumping to $8-15 based on Region.
The higher the weights, the more drastic the difference. I rarely use flat rate
boxes...it is primarily Regional Rate boxes as they are the most economical.
We need the ability to use the current USPS system properly or this is a failure.
I can't overcharge one customer to subsidize another. I also can't only
charge the low rate or I'm going to eat thousands of dollars in shipping
each year.

+1!!
I cannot fully implement instant checkout without this.
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Location:  Ireland, Limerick
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Store Closed Store: Great123 - (FREE✉ OPTION)
Hi

Is everybody sure that this option works correctly? I don't think it
match with weight of items, because I checked it with my friend and he found
that 1000 g order has the same costs as envelope. It should show the most accurate
price
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Location:  Ireland, Limerick
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For me it means that I can get order with shipping costs of 20 EURO and somebody
may think that it is 2.50 EURO only. Can You help me please
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Location:  Canada, Ontario
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Store Closed Store: Barbie's Brick Store
Well, I am sure this is a great day for Bricklink, but I wish there were a few
more instructions for setting up the automated shipping methods and everything
else. I thought I was smart and all, but right now it is really complicated.
I'm nervous I am going to set up the dimensional restrictions wrong and have
customers expecting cheaper shipping for bulky packages.

Probably will give this a rest until tomorrow.
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Location:  Slovenia
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Store: Bricknight
In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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How does one allow exceptions for certain items when offering instant check out?
Say you have set shipping rates and all fees, but only for one certain set you
want to offer free shipping..or no paypal charge.. Is it possible or does the
buyer have to choose 'request for invoice' in this case ?
 Author: SecondChildhood View Messages Posted By SecondChildhood
 Posted: Oct 18, 2017 21:58
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Location:  USA, New Jersey
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Store: Second Childhood
This is an intriguing development with great potential. But I am wondering: if
the invoicing is automatic and the buyer pays before the seller has a chance
to review the order, how can the seller insure that s/he has all the parts requested
in the order? Seems like the order will be all paid for before the seller can
confirm that all parts are actually in stock. Inventory errors can happen...

In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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 Author: calibrick View Messages Posted By calibrick
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Location:  USA, California
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+1
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Location:  USA, California
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BrickLink Administrator
Hi everyone,

Thank you for submitting bug reports through the help desk and on the forum.
We wanted to provide some details on the current situation and explain some issues
that occurred after last night’s deployment.

Resolved Issues:

-Instant Checkout was disabled for approximately 2 hours today between 11am-1pm
PST due to a script error that prevented users from checking out. The issue has
been fixed and all orders appear to be processing normally.

-A few orders (23 to be exact) were not generated after checkout and payment.
**I am currently contacting each person individually affected by this bug
to let them know how to proceed.


Bug fixes in progress:

-Outdated USPS rate charts.
-Unexplained price jump caused by Seller updating shipping methods while Buyer
is checking out.
-Instant Checkout Store Filter not working on Buy Wanted List page.
-Insurance field disappears after selecting all and then deleting the option.
-Browser freezes after opening new zones multiple times.
-Changing currency while VAT is enabled causes the page to freeze.
-Weight band minimum weight value is missing in the Courier API rate chart.

User wishes added to development queue:

-Allow Seller to add tracking fee when order is over a certain amount.
-Add handling fee option when item price is under a certain amount.
-Work on US sales tax issue / add new tax field to Orders Received page.


Please continue to submit feedback and bug reports through the help desk:
https://www.bricklink.com/helpDesk.asp


Thanks for bearing with us!

-- Jaclyn
BrickLink Community Manager
 Author: quickbricks View Messages Posted By quickbricks
 Posted: Oct 18, 2017 22:58
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Location:  USA, Alabama
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It really is a serious problem to roll this out without a way to calculate sales
tax.

Holly



In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Hi everyone,

Thank you for submitting bug reports through the help desk and on the forum.
We wanted to provide some details on the current situation and explain some issues
that occurred after last night’s deployment.

Resolved Issues:

-Instant Checkout was disabled for approximately 2 hours today between 11am-1pm
PST due to a script error that prevented users from checking out. The issue has
been fixed and all orders appear to be processing normally.

-A few orders (23 to be exact) were not generated after checkout and payment.
**I am currently contacting each person individually affected by this bug
to let them know how to proceed.


Bug fixes in progress:

-Outdated USPS rate charts.
-Unexplained price jump caused by Seller updating shipping methods while Buyer
is checking out.
-Instant Checkout Store Filter not working on Buy Wanted List page.
-Insurance field disappears after selecting all and then deleting the option.
-Browser freezes after opening new zones multiple times.
-Changing currency while VAT is enabled causes the page to freeze.
-Weight band minimum weight value is missing in the Courier API rate chart.

User wishes added to development queue:

-Allow Seller to add tracking fee when order is over a certain amount.
-Add handling fee option when item price is under a certain amount.
-Work on US sales tax issue / add new tax field to Orders Received page.


Please continue to submit feedback and bug reports through the help desk:
https://www.bricklink.com/helpDesk.asp


Thanks for bearing with us!

-- Jaclyn
BrickLink Community Manager
 Author: chetzler View Messages Posted By chetzler
 Posted: Oct 18, 2017 23:37
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Location:  USA, Minnesota
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Store: Lost Boys' Brick Shop
In Administrative, quickbricks writes:
  It really is a serious problem to roll this out without a way to calculate sales
tax.

Holly

The worst part is that this issue was raised back in June in an Admin post that
asked for feedback. I guess we should just be happy that at least now they think
that it is a concern with addressing.

  


In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Hi everyone,

Thank you for submitting bug reports through the help desk and on the forum.
We wanted to provide some details on the current situation and explain some issues
that occurred after last night’s deployment.

Resolved Issues:

-Instant Checkout was disabled for approximately 2 hours today between 11am-1pm
PST due to a script error that prevented users from checking out. The issue has
been fixed and all orders appear to be processing normally.

-A few orders (23 to be exact) were not generated after checkout and payment.
**I am currently contacting each person individually affected by this bug
to let them know how to proceed.


Bug fixes in progress:

-Outdated USPS rate charts.
-Unexplained price jump caused by Seller updating shipping methods while Buyer
is checking out.
-Instant Checkout Store Filter not working on Buy Wanted List page.
-Insurance field disappears after selecting all and then deleting the option.
-Browser freezes after opening new zones multiple times.
-Changing currency while VAT is enabled causes the page to freeze.
-Weight band minimum weight value is missing in the Courier API rate chart.

User wishes added to development queue:

-Allow Seller to add tracking fee when order is over a certain amount.
-Add handling fee option when item price is under a certain amount.
-Work on US sales tax issue / add new tax field to Orders Received page.


Please continue to submit feedback and bug reports through the help desk:
https://www.bricklink.com/helpDesk.asp


Thanks for bearing with us!

-- Jaclyn
BrickLink Community Manager
 Author: sancho10 View Messages Posted By sancho10
 Posted: Oct 19, 2017 16:29
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Location:  Italy, Lombardia
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Store: S@ncho
Hello,

I resolve this problem "Add handling fee option when item price is under a certain
amount." adding two constraints: for example I put "add 0 for orders over 10€"
and "add
1€ for orders over 0€".

Please you have to cancel this constraint: "When multiple conditions are met,
lowest handling fee will be applied."
Because for example adding a handling fee for orders under a certain amount and
a payment processing fee(Paypal), only one will be added. So the total amount
will be lower than the expected value.

The last tip: it would be useful a different method for adding a "payment processing
fee", the best way would be Fixed fee + % of the total amount. Because using
paypal, for example in europe, there is a fixed cost of 0,34€ + the 3,4% for
the total amount.

Thanks for your great job!

kind regards,
Marcos


In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Hi everyone,

Thank you for submitting bug reports through the help desk and on the forum.
We wanted to provide some details on the current situation and explain some issues
that occurred after last night’s deployment.

Resolved Issues:

-Instant Checkout was disabled for approximately 2 hours today between 11am-1pm
PST due to a script error that prevented users from checking out. The issue has
been fixed and all orders appear to be processing normally.

-A few orders (23 to be exact) were not generated after checkout and payment.
**I am currently contacting each person individually affected by this bug
to let them know how to proceed.


Bug fixes in progress:

-Outdated USPS rate charts.
-Unexplained price jump caused by Seller updating shipping methods while Buyer
is checking out.
-Instant Checkout Store Filter not working on Buy Wanted List page.
-Insurance field disappears after selecting all and then deleting the option.
-Browser freezes after opening new zones multiple times.
-Changing currency while VAT is enabled causes the page to freeze.
-Weight band minimum weight value is missing in the Courier API rate chart.

User wishes added to development queue:

-Allow Seller to add tracking fee when order is over a certain amount.
-Add handling fee option when item price is under a certain amount.
-Work on US sales tax issue / add new tax field to Orders Received page.


Please continue to submit feedback and bug reports through the help desk:
https://www.bricklink.com/helpDesk.asp


Thanks for bearing with us!

-- Jaclyn
BrickLink Community Manager
 Author: CPgolfaddict View Messages Posted By CPgolfaddict
 Posted: Oct 19, 2017 16:51
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CPgolfaddict (2566)

Location:  USA, North Carolina
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Store: Git Yer Bricks Y'all
Simply adding a field for sales tax will not solve the issue.

Best bet in the short term would be a store setting for in-state sales. Allow
me to choose manual only for sales within my state. Then I can add the proper
sales tax and send the invoice as normal. Or perhaps allow me to choose manual
only for some set of buyer locations.... e.g. by country or by state when in
the US.

PS... as stated elsewhere you can't assume sales tax rates are uniform within
a state. e.g. In North Carolina: https://www.dornc.com/taxes/sales/salesrates_4-17.html

Most eCommerce sites that charge sales tax do two things for US buyers.

1. Enter a US zip code to estimate tax and shipping (before placing the order).
2. Later in the order process, but before the final click to submit the order,
the actual sales tax is calculated by sending the amount and the buyer's
address to a tax calculation service. The amount is retrieved then added to
the order.
 Author: calibrick View Messages Posted By calibrick
 Posted: Nov 4, 2017 14:35
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Location:  USA, California
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Store Closed Store: Calibrick
+1

I honestly do not understand how this happened. I am under the impression that
sellers pay for this site (based on buyer payments through fees).

I picked Bricklink because I saw several years ago they had a configuration control
board. I had the sense they have documented requirements, they track trouble
reports/bugs, they work with the community on PRERELEASE requirements and product
validation (operational environment testing).

This massive change screams otherwise.

What gives, folks? I'm sure you're a resource-constrained staff under
pressure, which is ALL THE MORE reason to follow standardized process. Trust
me - I work with everything from Systems of Systems (SoS) to small software,
hardware, or R&D development teams for a living.

Heroics NEVER work long-term as a plan. It just stresses out busy team members
and unintentionally creates more errors.

Embrace a standardized development/integrate/test cycle that is flexible enough
to enable you to serve the diverse user needs you receive with incremental releases,
like Scrum or any other basic incremental release life cycle. Treat the product
owner as the user community vs. whomever it is right now...

1. That means pen-to-paper WRITING DOWN the requirements and test cases that
will validate them.
2. VALIDATE the requirements with the community through open reviews before any
design begins. We can catch issues you never thought of in requirements and test
case development. Crowdsource!!
3. Rinse, later, repeat those contributing agree this is the set of requirements
and scenarios that address the new feature.
4. Then, design it - and VALIDATE the design with the community through open
reviews. Same as above - Crowdsource!!
5. Then push to a test server. The production environment is NOT the test environment,
which it appears it was treated as this time. Challenge US to participate in
a non-production environment open test to ferret out any missed requirements,
validate functional/detailed requirements, submit TRs - this would actually help
alleviate some pressure off your team as now us users are being treated as a
stakeholder (and expands your test community by a 100fold, easily).
6. Once all TRs and missed requirements are added/retested/revalidated... then
preadvertise the release and attempt to pick a time of day that is the least
impactful on the production environment (some time of the day that is super-early
for most users/super-late for the rest of the users).
7. Announce the release to registered sellers BEFORE pushing to production.
8. Pre-setup a thread for sellers to list any encountered issues.

Here's where that up-front time investment pays off:
a. At this stage precious, precious few trouble reports/bugs will be encountered
(if ANY).
b. If there are any issues at all, the user community is NOT surprised by the
launch (communications) and are reasonably chill about the entire thing because
they were directly involved in the RD/design/test process - their scenarios and
use cases were ACCOUNTED FOR in a teaming-based effort.
c. Your developers and management are relaxed and starting on the next major
functional requirements - because they are spending ZERO time on heroics to get
things working and dealing with upset folks that pay your salaries.

While process is eschewed as a dirty word by many, it has long been proven over
and over and over again that regardless of size/type of development or maintenance
effort that REASONABLE stakeholder-inclusive process in fact EXPEDITES releases,
spending far less time/$$ fixing errors and way more time doing the fun stuff
(new functional design/development). And it's a heckuva lot stressful for
everyone.

Sorry for the soapbox, just feeling disillusioned to see what I thought was a
more together vendor may not be quite as together as I had thought.

But I also do not believe in whining/venting without offering solutions. I am
more than happy to provide (this is all for free, I'm not trying to sell
anyone anything, I already have a F/T day job ) - they are all open source)
written, lean-mean processes for you to eyeball/tailor using various development
methods/life cycles, requirements formats, test case formats, etc. I have a ton
of these from smaller development teams - just let me know if you are interested!!
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Location:  USA, Iowa
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In Administrative, calibrick writes:
  +1

I honestly do not understand how this happened. I am under the impression that
sellers pay for this site (based on buyer payments through fees).

I picked Bricklink because I saw several years ago they had a configuration control
board. I had the sense they have documented requirements, they track trouble
reports/bugs, they work with the community on PRERELEASE requirements and product
validation (operational environment testing).

This massive change screams otherwise.

Absolutely +1. The "New Feature" banner ad was the first I heard of this. This
implementation is leaving an extremely bad taste in my mouth. I will have to
take some time to determine if this is a deal-breaker for me. After years of
doing business with BL, this is the first time I've considered closing my
account here.
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Location:  Netherlands, Noord-Holland
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Store: Eriks speelgoedwinkel.
In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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How can I recognice payed orders?
 Author: TakeAbricK View Messages Posted By TakeAbricK
 Posted: Oct 19, 2017 06:56
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Location:  Netherlands, Gelderland
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How can I recognice payed orders?

Same way as before
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In Administrative, TakeAbricK writes:
  
  
How can I recognice payed orders?

Same way as before

So only by checking my bankaccount?
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Location:  Netherlands, Gelderland
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In Administrative, Erikschoneveld writes:
  In Administrative, TakeAbricK writes:
  
  
How can I recognice payed orders?

Same way as before

So only by checking my bankaccount?

Instant checkout only works for PayPal.
Check your PayPal account for payments.

For bank transfers you need to invoice and check your bank account.
 Author: paulvdb View Messages Posted By paulvdb
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Location:  Netherlands, Overijssel
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In Administrative, Brickwilbo writes:
  In Administrative, Erikschoneveld writes:
  In Administrative, TakeAbricK writes:
  
  
How can I recognice payed orders?

Same way as before

So only by checking my bankaccount?

Instant checkout only works for PayPal.
Check your PayPal account for payments.

For bank transfers you need to invoice and check your bank account.

Orders will be automatically invoiced if the buyer chooses to pay with bank transfer
and uses in instant checkout shipping method. At least that's how it worked
on the test site. I have not yet had time to check the live site but I assume
it works the same. When the buyer places an order the invoice is immediately
sent to the buyer but of course the buyer still has to manually make the payment
and the seller still has to check his bank account to see if the order has been
paid.
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Location:  Netherlands, Utrecht
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In Administrative, paulvdb writes:
  In Administrative, Brickwilbo writes:
  In Administrative, Erikschoneveld writes:
  In Administrative, TakeAbricK writes:
  
  
How can I recognice payed orders?

Same way as before

So only by checking my bankaccount?

Instant checkout only works for PayPal.
Check your PayPal account for payments.

For bank transfers you need to invoice and check your bank account.

Orders will be automatically invoiced if the buyer chooses to pay with bank transfer
and uses in instant checkout shipping method. At least that's how it worked
on the test site. I have not yet had time to check the live site but I assume
it works the same. When the buyer places an order the invoice is immediately
sent to the buyer but of course the buyer still has to manually make the payment
and the seller still has to check his bank account to see if the order has been
paid.

Well, not really, just as before, the grand total will show in bold when the
order has been paid - if the buyer remembers to indicate it, that is. In my experience,
when giving buyers the instruction to mark their orders as paid, they will do
so 95% of the time. I usually only check my bank account sporadically.
 Author: BrickZoneStore View Messages Posted By BrickZoneStore
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Hi,

I have just spent some time implementing this in my store and thought I would
share my experience.

Set up for UK postage seems pretty easy, took about 5 mins.

However when testing a few different items in my basket results are variable.

eg. 3x Voodoo Jack Polybag -
Calculated Shipping £3.40
Actual Cost - £0.98

100 Large Bionicle Masks
Calculated Shipping £0.98
Actual Cost - £3.40

It calculates that 5+ of most polybags would have to be a small parcel (£3.40)
rather than a large letter (£0.98).

These are just a few examples however there are more. Personally I would be deterred
from purchasing if £3.40 was calculated for an order of a few polybags so at
least for now I am going to revert back to my original, manual shipping policies.

Are others having the same experience or am I doing something wrong?

Gary
 Author: ParisianStore View Messages Posted By ParisianStore
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Location:  France, Île-de-France
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In Administrative, stino100 writes:
  Hi,

I have just spent some time implementing this in my store and thought I would
share my experience.

Set up for UK postage seems pretty easy, took about 5 mins.

However when testing a few different items in my basket results are variable.

eg. 3x Voodoo Jack Polybag -
Calculated Shipping £3.40
Actual Cost - £0.98

100 Large Bionicle Masks
Calculated Shipping £0.98
Actual Cost - £3.40

It calculates that 5+ of most polybags would have to be a small parcel (£3.40)
rather than a large letter (£0.98).

These are just a few examples however there are more. Personally I would be deterred
from purchasing if £3.40 was calculated for an order of a few polybags so at
least for now I am going to revert back to my original, manual shipping policies.

Are others having the same experience or am I doing something wrong?

Gary


You're right, I never understand how a system can determine automatically
a shipping method or cost. Do they know at BL that shipping method does not
only depend on weight of items ?? Few foreign buyers would like to buy me an
air tank. It is light, but it is too big for an enveloppe. If I customize automatic
shipping cost, I don't want a buyer to pay 2€ for delivery if I have to ship
it in a parcel that cost 13€ ! Same for big windscreens, rocks... Not heavy but
parcel obligatory ! I will keep the old method for shipping cost
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Location:  USA, California
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In Administrative, trebleman writes:
  In Administrative, stino100 writes:
  Hi,

I have just spent some time implementing this in my store and thought I would
share my experience.

Set up for UK postage seems pretty easy, took about 5 mins.

However when testing a few different items in my basket results are variable.

eg. 3x Voodoo Jack Polybag -
Calculated Shipping £3.40
Actual Cost - £0.98

100 Large Bionicle Masks
Calculated Shipping £0.98
Actual Cost - £3.40

It calculates that 5+ of most polybags would have to be a small parcel (£3.40)
rather than a large letter (£0.98).

These are just a few examples however there are more. Personally I would be deterred
from purchasing if £3.40 was calculated for an order of a few polybags so at
least for now I am going to revert back to my original, manual shipping policies.

Are others having the same experience or am I doing something wrong?

Gary


You're right, I never understand how a system can determine automatically
a shipping method or cost. Do they know at BL that shipping method does not
only depend on weight of items ?? Few foreign buyers would like to buy me an
air tank. It is light, but it is too big for an enveloppe. If I customize automatic
shipping cost, I don't want a buyer to pay 2€ for delivery if I have to ship
it in a parcel that cost 13€ ! Same for big windscreens, rocks... Not heavy but
parcel obligatory ! I will keep the old method for shipping cost

There definitely is a way of doing this successfully. One key ingredient is to
make sure all those bulky parts have dimensions and are set to volume bound.
I am assembling a list of "most affected categories" to pay special attention
to. So far there are:

battery boxes
baseplates
trees
windscreens
rocks
rail switches
technic tires
Duplo
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WoutR (674)

Location:  Netherlands, Zuid-Holland
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, trebleman writes:
  In Administrative, stino100 writes:
  Hi,

I have just spent some time implementing this in my store and thought I would
share my experience.

Set up for UK postage seems pretty easy, took about 5 mins.

However when testing a few different items in my basket results are variable.

eg. 3x Voodoo Jack Polybag -
Calculated Shipping £3.40
Actual Cost - £0.98

100 Large Bionicle Masks
Calculated Shipping £0.98
Actual Cost - £3.40

It calculates that 5+ of most polybags would have to be a small parcel (£3.40)
rather than a large letter (£0.98).

These are just a few examples however there are more. Personally I would be deterred
from purchasing if £3.40 was calculated for an order of a few polybags so at
least for now I am going to revert back to my original, manual shipping policies.

Are others having the same experience or am I doing something wrong?

Gary


You're right, I never understand how a system can determine automatically
a shipping method or cost. Do they know at BL that shipping method does not
only depend on weight of items ?? Few foreign buyers would like to buy me an
air tank. It is light, but it is too big for an enveloppe. If I customize automatic
shipping cost, I don't want a buyer to pay 2€ for delivery if I have to ship
it in a parcel that cost 13€ ! Same for big windscreens, rocks... Not heavy but
parcel obligatory ! I will keep the old method for shipping cost

There definitely is a way of doing this successfully. One key ingredient is to
make sure all those bulky parts have dimensions and are set to volume bound.
I am assembling a list of "most affected categories" to pay special attention
to. So far there are:

battery boxes
baseplates
trees
windscreens
rocks
rail switches
technic tires
Duplo

Anything with the smallest dimension larger than 20 mm in Canada (if I remember
correctly), or 32 mm in the Netherlands, or another size limit in different countries
using different postal services. (Note that those sizes do not account for packaging
thickness and any margin of tolerance yet.)
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bienesladen2003 (19484)

Location:  Germany, Berlin
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Store Closed Store: Spielzeugladen-Kaisereiche
So today I noticed a big Problem in the LOT Fee:

In the Shopping cart the LOT Fees are shown, but
when I start a checkout in my shop (from another
account) the LOT Fee won't be charged
Does anyone know how to Change this?
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Location:  USA, Pennsylvania
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Store: Bionicle&HeroFactory Deals
This is a great thing for the future of BrickLink. I love it!
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ricka (18282)

Location:  USA, Colorado
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Store: abrew's e-bricks
When can we expect responses from Admin on the issues being brought forward on
this roll out?

Please set up a line to list bugs and problems and PLEASE RESPOND!

The preferential treatment for stores in search listings that opt in to this
needs to be stopped! Use a search criteria for this at least while the multiple
issues are addressed.

Admin needs to consider that commercial shippers, like us, we have many different
rates and options available that save on shipping costs. And as of now it does
not appear that instant payment will work for these shippers.

ricka
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Location:  USA, California
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Store Closed Store: Calibrick
In Administrative, ricka writes:
  When can we expect responses from Admin on the issues being brought forward on
this roll out?

Please set up a line to list bugs and problems and PLEASE RESPOND!

The preferential treatment for stores in search listings that opt in to this
needs to be stopped! Use a search criteria for this at least while the multiple
issues are addressed.


ricka

+1
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store: LondonBricks
In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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I would like to congratulate the whole team who work's in developing instant
checkout
All of you do an awesome job with such a huge and difficult task
Till now is working flawless for me I got 5 orders today all of them with the
correct postage fee
Yes there are some mistake's like missing weight for some minifigs but I
correct them all in my inventory
Please keep doing your fantastic job

Regards
Nectara
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Location:  Italy, Lombardia
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Store: S@ncho
Hello everyone,

I resolve this problem "Add handling fee option when item price is under a certain
amount." adding two constraints: for example I put "add 0 for orders over 10€"
and "add
1€ for orders over 0€".

For Bricklink staff,

1. Please you have to cancel this constraint: "When multiple conditions are met,
lowest handling fee will be applied."
Because for example adding a handling fee for orders under a certain amount and
a payment processing fee(Paypal), only one will be added. So the total amount
will be lower than the expected value.

2. Second tip: it would be useful a different method for adding a "payment processing
fee", the best way would be Fixed fee + % of the total amount. Because using
paypal, for example in europe, there is a fixed cost of 0,34€ + the 3,4% for
the total amount.

Thanks for your great job!

Kind regards,
Marcos


In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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 Posted: Oct 20, 2017 14:27
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kaat (1067)

Location:  Netherlands, Zuid-Holland
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Store: ilovebricks.nl
Totally agree with both points! Facing difficulties enabling instant checkout
due to this.

You could make #1 also an option: "only apply lowest handling fee" to have best
of both worlds.

Paypal indeed charges a fixed fee + % so that should be reflected in the payment
processing fee. Setting the fixed to zero gives you what it does now.

In Administrative, sancho10 writes:
  Hello everyone,

I resolve this problem "Add handling fee option when item price is under a certain
amount." adding two constraints: for example I put "add 0 for orders over 10€"
and "add
1€ for orders over 0€".

For Bricklink staff,

1. Please you have to cancel this constraint: "When multiple conditions are met,
lowest handling fee will be applied."
Because for example adding a handling fee for orders under a certain amount and
a payment processing fee(Paypal), only one will be added. So the total amount
will be lower than the expected value.

2. Second tip: it would be useful a different method for adding a "payment processing
fee", the best way would be Fixed fee + % of the total amount. Because using
paypal, for example in europe, there is a fixed cost of 0,34€ + the 3,4% for
the total amount.

Thanks for your great job!

Kind regards,
Marcos


In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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 Author: Nikilyn View Messages Posted By Nikilyn
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Nikilyn (4988)

Location:  USA, Minnesota
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Store: Emperor's Palace
I submitted this as a feedback item on the link in the original post but just
in case...

Now that orders are invoiced and paid immediately they do not appear as 'my
action items' on the My Bricklink page. My email told me I had an order but
you can't see it anywhere on the main page. You have to click on the my store
tab and then orders. Can we add a checkbox to the 'My Action Items' for,
"Orders not yet packed?"

That would mean orders not invoiced will show up the main page,
orders not packed (instant checkout orders automatically invoiced)
and finally
Orders Not yet shipped
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jrosco (1846)

Location:  USA, New Jersey
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Store: Quality Used Bricks & New!
I have had 5 people check out OK but on PAYPAL the USERNAME is in the notes area
where my with payment options the "BL Order number" whole show so I can easily
crosscheck. I need to see the BL number in the PAYPAL transaction!



In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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Location:  USA, Connecticut
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 Author: wouter1616x View Messages Posted By wouter1616x
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wouter1616x (1819)

Location:  Netherlands, Noord-Holland
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Store: Amstelland Bricks
In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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Hi,

It looks great however how do you add a payment fee for paypal which is based
on a fixed price (€0,35) and a % (depends on location)?

kind regards,
Wouter
 Author: Bricksandstuff View Messages Posted By Bricksandstuff
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Bricksandstuff (3322)

Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store: BricksAndStuff VAT
I have recently had a buyer tell me that they tried to checkout, but something
was blocked at the time of ordering and the items they had in their shopping
cart changed to "This item is not available on this store anymore".

I have noticed a few times that my store inventory doesn't match up with
what i physically have, even with sets i have just uploaded

I'm thinking that for some reason order numbers are not being generated?
but the items are being removed from my store?

If you could please address this as matter of urgency

Bricksandstuff
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mscheaf (115)

Location:  USA, Illinois
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Store: Around the Block
I don't understand how you would set this up for packaged sets. For example
if I have a 42042 Crane and it is in a 24 X 16 X 5 box that weighs 14 lbs 12
oz, how would I set that up? This seems to only be set up for parts, and only
for the weight of the parts, not the shipping boxes and materials. And even if
I was setting it up for parts, why is it so complicated and counter-intuitive?
Bricklink is one of the hardest websites to use, and you just make it harder,
not easier. This really doesn't make much sense, congrats to all who got
it to work, you are way smarter than me.
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elspanky (1703)

Location:  USA, Texas
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Store: elspanky's bricks
It is actually set up for everything you mentioned. You can flag an item like
the crane to be manual invoice only, you can set a base weight for shipping materials/packaging
for each shipping method, and you can choose for a part to be based on weight
or dimensions for shipping.

In Administrative, mscheaf writes:
  I don't understand how you would set this up for packaged sets. For example
if I have a 42042 Crane and it is in a 24 X 16 X 5 box that weighs 14 lbs 12
oz, how would I set that up? This seems to only be set up for parts, and only
for the weight of the parts, not the shipping boxes and materials. And even if
I was setting it up for parts, why is it so complicated and counter-intuitive?
Bricklink is one of the hardest websites to use, and you just make it harder,
not easier. This really doesn't make much sense, congrats to all who got
it to work, you are way smarter than me.
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From what I can tell there is no way to tell if you set it up properly or not.
Also there is very limited documentation on properly setting this up. Overall
a lackluster launch, but I just work as a UI/UX designer so what do I know.
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Location:  Canada, Alberta
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I agree.

They've been working on this for years, yet the launch seems rushed.

The after-launch efforts, from the Administrators, to close up gaps in the code
and the documentation is admirable, but why could this have not been done beforehand?
And why did they not try to populate all the dimensional data (which Instant
Checkout so desperately relies upon) before launching it?

Someone, somewhere is putting artificial pressure on the developers to launch
code quickly.

Miffy.


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  From what I can tell there is no way to tell if you set it up properly or not.
Also there is very limited documentation on properly setting this up. Overall
a lackluster launch, but I just work as a UI/UX designer so what do I know.
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Location:  Czech Republic, Středočeský Kraj
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Location:  Czech Republic, Středočeský Kraj
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Store: brick_services
Hello
I find bad calculation paypal fees if the buyer has a discount coupon.
fees are calculated without discount coupon

example:
order = 1000
coupon = 100
shipping = 100
add charges for paypal = 5%

now fees are calculated:

order 1000 + shipping 100 = paypal fees are 55
grand total now = 1000+100+55-100 = 1055

but right add fees for paypal are:

order 1000 + shipping 100 - coupon 100 = paypal fees are only 50
grand total right = 1000+100+50-100 = 1050

best regards Jan



In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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Location:  USA, Michigan
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PayPal states that the international rate is 4.4% plus a small fixed amount.
Where did you come up with 5% ?

I still believe that BL should disallow sellers from charging PayPal fees. All
buyers should be offered at least one payment option that allows for recourse
at no extra fees.

  add charges for paypal = 5%
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Location:  Netherlands, Overijssel
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In Administrative, tEoS writes:
  PayPal states that the international rate is 4.4% plus a small fixed amount.
Where did you come up with 5% ?

I still believe that BL should disallow sellers from charging PayPal fees. All
buyers should be offered at least one payment option that allows for recourse
at no extra fees.

  add charges for paypal = 5%

That 4.4% you mention is for the United States. Paypal charges different fees
for sellers in different countries. I don't know them all, but 5% is probably
right for a seller in the Czech Republic depending on the country of the buyer.
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Location:  Lithuania, Panevėžys
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Store: enigma bricks - CHEAP S&H!
In Administrative, tEoS writes:
  PayPal states that the international rate is 4.4% plus a small fixed amount.
Where did you come up with 5% ?

I still believe that BL should disallow sellers from charging PayPal fees. All
buyers should be offered at least one payment option that allows for recourse
at no extra fees.

Most European sellers accept IBAN as a fee-free option.

If someone from US sends me a payment in USD:
PayPal fee 3.9% + 0.35 EUR
Then I am also losing ~3.1% exchanging USD to EUR using PayPal rates.

PayPal fees can be even higher than 5% for payments from some countries.

Do you think it is fair for European sellers having to eat up 7% fee all on their
own?

Absolutely everyone can make free IBAN payments if they really wanted to, no
matter if you are from US or from Korea. The reason why buyers choose PayPal
is because it's more convenient.

And the reason why BrickLink does not have an instant-payment 0% fee PayPal alternative
integrated in the site is.. well I will make you draw that conclusion on your
own. Such an option has been existing for years.
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In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


Last week it was possible for a buyer to filter a search to only show items from
stores offering instant checkout. This option now seems to have been removed.
Why is this?
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Store: YELLOW FARM BRICKS
In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


Last week it was possible for a buyer to filter a search to only show items from
stores offering instant checkout. This option now seems to have been removed.
Why is this?

How are you navigating that?

I use this page and it is still an option:-

https://www.bricklink.com/storeFilter.asp#?utm_content=subnav

Robert
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In Administrative, Rob_and_Shelagh writes:
  In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


Last week it was possible for a buyer to filter a search to only show items from
stores offering instant checkout. This option now seems to have been removed.
Why is this?

How are you navigating that?

I use this page and it is still an option:-

https://www.bricklink.com/storeFilter.asp#?utm_content=subnav

Robert

I'm sure it was on this one too, but maybe I used the one you linked to.

https://www.bricklink.com/searchAdvanced.asp?utm_content=subnav
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  How are you navigating that?

I use this page and it is still an option:-

https://www.bricklink.com/storeFilter.asp#?utm_content=subnav

Robert

Actually, no not that one. I searched for some parts last week. And I'm sure
there was a filter box to filter for stores with instant checkout. It is still
there on specific parts, but not for a general search.

For example: if I look at the 3001 page, I can see a filter box. Whereas if I
search for 3001, I cannot see the same filter.

For the above example, it doesn't matter too much, but if you want to look
through all decorated tiles for example, you don't seem to get the filter
option. I am possible mis-remembering, but I am sure I was able to filter a search
before.
 


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In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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It doesn't work. I order something and I did not get an Instant invoice,
when the seller said they had instant invoice.
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In Administrative, River221 writes:
  It doesn't work. I order something and I did not get an Instant invoice,
when the seller said they had instant invoice.

Can You Help?
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Boots48 (697)

Location:  USA, Ohio
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This is a great feature but BrickLink is posting a $1.00 fee for shipping and
this is not correct. Buyers are thinking this is all they are going to have
to pay for shipping.

What is adding this as my shipping fee?

Thanks for checking this out.

Boots

In Administrative, Admin_Jaclyn writes:
  Dear BrickLink Community,

The highly anticipated feature, Instant Checkout, is now available for use! Instant
Checkout brings a new and convenient way to buy on BrickLink instantly without
waiting for an invoice. Stores that enable Instant Checkout will benefit from
a reduction in order cancellation requests and non-paying buyers. In addition,
those stores will be more frequently exposed to buyers due to a new filtering
option to show stores that support Instant Checkout throughout BrickLink.


[For Sellers] How to Setup Instant Checkout

Step 1: Setup Automation-ready Shipping Methods
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2463

Step 2: Enter Shipping & Handling Fees
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2464

Step 3: Enter/Select Advanced Options
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2465


[For Buyers] How to Find Instant Checkout Stores

Stores that enable both Instant Invoicing and Onsite Payment are
considered Instant Checkout stores and will appear in search results throughout
BrickLink with a lightning bolt icon. Buyers will be able to select an option
to filter stores by Instant Checkout support on the Wanted List Buy, Catalog
Item, and Find Stores page.


A list of stores that currently support Instant Checkout can be found by using
this link: https://www.bricklink.com/storeResults.asp?instantCheckoutOnly=on

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