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Buying art with PayPal



text description last updated: Nov.10.2017
Added an Invoice Guide!
Invoice Guide for PayPal by onisuu
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To fellow artists: Alternatively, you can make it easy on yourself and customers by sending an Invoice!
You can create a template invoice just for commissions. I like to add a detailed description to describe what type of commission the customer ordered, and I enter the price under "Amount Only" (rather than number of hours, items, etc)
Note: After completing the order, go log in and click on the detailed page for the transaction. There is a link for "Edit tracking info". Click that. Then choose "Order processed/service rendered" on the first line.
This shows YOUR confirmation that you did your job that was paid for. Please be honest. 

Guide for paying via PayPal App

You can view it here by ninthform! Thank you!

When buying art commissions, choose "Pay for goods or services"

so you and the artist do not get in trouble from PayPal. Art commissions are considered a Service. The Friends/Family option is for gifts, or possibly refunds/partial refunds since you are not expecting a service in return for those transactions.

Under "Your Shipping Address", select "no address needed"

because you are getting digital art online, not something delivered to your house. If you are getting the original art mailed to you, still choose no address needed and give the artist your mailing info via private message. The artist may adjust the service fee to include the cost of postage if they choose to do so. If you are the customer, please ask your artist if they will pay for postage or add a fee so you know what's going on. :D

Dear artists:

You can use this handy site to determine how much money you will be receiving, after paypal fees are taken out.
- enter your commission price (ex. $25)
- choose your preferred currency (ex. CAD)
- choose "international or cross-border" so the fee estimate accounts for international customers
- the number you see is approximately how much money you will receive after the fees are taken out. (ex. When your customer sends you $25, you will receive $25 minus paypal fees)

Easy way to incorporate the fees into your price:
Just take the amount you want to earn (X) and multiply that by 1.05. Then round that number up to the nearest dollar or half dollar.
Use this final number as your advertised commission price!

example >> If you price a chibi at $40 in your commission info (and no extra charges are needed for extra details or complicated designs, etc), then your customer will send you exactly $40 through PayPal (unless they choose to add a tip). It is against the PayPal user agreement to make customers pay $40 + an extra amount to cover paypal fees.
What you CAN do is price your commissions so you will receive the amount of money you want after the fees are taken out. This means raising your prices in your commission information. The difference here is that you are advertising your commissions at the TRUE prices that customers can expect to send. You are not asking customers to pay extra (for the sole purpose of covering PayPal fees) on top of what was advertised, since you already incorporated all that into the commission price.

reference>> From Section 8 of PayPal User Agreement
"For Purchase Payments, the recipient of the payment will always pay the Fee."

- The artist is the recipient receiving money from the customer for a purchase of their artistic service.
- By using PayPal, you have agreed to follow their User Agreement, and failing to do so can allow them to shut your account down, so please do your best to avoid that. :D

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DollCarcass's avatar

I have a question, if I commission someone who is from another country, do I put the currency from their country, or from my country?