Payment Policies

Sellers may be charged for using some of ChristiansBay’s services. This Fees & Payments Policy explains your fees and taxes and how to pay them.

Types of Fees

Sellers may be required to pay the following types of fees. Please note that all fees are listed exclusive of any value-added tax (VAT) or similar taxes that may apply. See the Taxes section below for further details.

Membership & Transaction Fees

You will be charged a vendor’s membership fee of $59.95 USD per year for selling unlimited items on the ChristiansBay Marketplace plus 15% per item sold. It’s important to note that the membership fee is non-refundable. ChristiansBay does not charge a listing fee.

Auto-renew

ChristiansBay’s automatic renewals feature will automatically renew your Membership fee at the end of the one year period unless you cancel your vendor’s membership.  You will be charged the selling fee of 10% of your final selling price.

Taxes

Aside from the limited circumstances set out below, you are responsible for collecting and paying any taxes associated with using and making sales through ChristiansBay’s services. ChristiansBay will issue 1099-K forms to certain sellers to comply with IRS and state requirements. You may opt in at any time to receive your 1099-K form electronically.

Taxes on Seller Services

Where applicable, state sales tax will be applied to the membership subscription fee.

VAT on Seller Fees

Depending on your business status and location, ChristiansBay may be required to apply VAT on seller fees charged each month and remit it to the relevant tax authority. VAT is collected on all ChristiansBay fees for sellers located in countries where VAT should be applied.

Taxes We Collect and Remit from Buyers on Behalf of the Seller

United States Sales Tax

In some states, ChristiansBay will collect the sales tax amount from the buyer and pay this to the relevant tax authority.

For items shipped to certain states, including but not limited to Washington state (or, for digital items, those purchased with a Washington state billing address), ChristiansBay will use the category you assigned to each listing to calculate, collect, and remit the applicable sales tax. For a full list of these states, please see here. Note that in those states where ChristiansBay is required to collect on sales into the state made by nonresident sellers, ChristiansBay will also be collecting on those sales made by resident sellers. As an example, ChristiansBay will be collecting on all (taxable) purchases made in California, including those purchases made by California buyers from California sellers.

Digital VAT Fees

Under local laws in certain countries, ChristiansBay is required to collect and remit VAT to the relevant tax authorities when you sell a digital item delivered via automatic download to the buyer. ChristiansBay will automatically display the increased amount charged to the buyer of the digital item to collect the correct amount of VAT, and we will remit to the tax authorities.