Launching a Shopping Website
January 9, 2011 8:16 AM Subscribe
How do I determine how and how much to charge users who visit my website?
posted by CollectiveMind to Work & Money (12 answers total)
I am working on a launch of a website that connects merchants and shoppers, and I am looking for a guide that helps me figure out two things;
1. Which way should those people be charged;
a. Click throughs
b. Flat Monthly fee
c. Per item sales percentage fee
2. How much should those charges be?
I've talked to merchants I'm targeting to use the site, and about half so far have shown interest. Some complained about Ebay's deemphasis of the small business. Others mentioned some problems with shipped items. But most encouraged my upstart idea, with one guy saying its the American way.
Anyway, I am working with a developer, and he can provide some help, but he says I need to set my own prices. I'm not exactly sure how to do that. So if I need to read up on some research or do some testing, or follow some model, I am willing if anyone has some suggestions.