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Biblio Bookseller Commissions and Fees

Biblio's commissions and fees are among the lowest in the industry.

  • Biblio sellers have the option to pay ZERO monthly listing fees for up to 150,000 books, OR a small monthly fee with a lower commission rate. Your Choice!
  • Maximum commission on any sale is $40, regardless of book price!
  • COMMISSION FREE sales when you offer a Dealer Discount to other Biblio sellers.
  • Choose the plan that is best for you!

Biblio Billing Options - it's your choice!

Option A

No monthly fee

For up to 150,000 books, pay commission only with no monthly fees!

A commission of 12% on book price and shipping plus a payment processing fee if Biblio processes payment. (Note: there is a $40 maximum commission and a $0.25 cent closing fee per item sold)

For sellers with an average of more than 150,000 books, a monthly fee of $10 for the first 150,000 listings plus $3/month for each additional 100,000 listings applies.

On most other sites you have to sell 6-8 times as much as you do on Biblio to cover their monthly fees and make the cost of selling there even close to competitive with our fees!

Option B

Small monthly fee; lowest commission

An 8% commission on book price and shipping and a monthly fee (see below) plus a payment processing fee if Biblio processes payment. (Note: there is a $40 maximum commission and a $0.50 cent minimum commission per item sold.)


Number of Books Listed = Monthly Fee

0 - 10,000 = $10 per month
10,001 - 20,000 = $15 per month
20,001 - 30,000 = $20 per month
30,001 - 40,000 = $25 per month
each additional 10,000 books = $5.00 per month.
Maximum $500 monthly fee

Plus, we have a commission rebate plan! If you have chosen Option B and receive no orders in a given month, we will rebate your monthly fees in BiblioBucks, which you can use to purchase books from other booksellers on Biblio!

You can choose either billing option, and Biblio will provide guidance as to the most cost effective option upon request. You can make plan changes at any time, and the new plan will be effective at the start of the next month.

Full Payment Processing Services

Biblio provides payment processing services on your behalf when a customer chooses to complete their payment using our checkout system. You may additionally sign up to provide customers the choice to complete their payment with you directly via Paypal, phone or fax by setting up your Dealer Direct payment settings from the bookseller menu. Payment processing fees are as follows:

  • Biblio.com, Biblio.co.uk booksellers in billing option A: 5% of the overall transaction plus USD $0.35 per transaction.
  • Biblio.com, Biblio.co.uk booksellers in billing option B: 5.5% for the first USD $500 of each transaction. For transactions over $500.00, the processing fee drops to 3.5% on the portion of the payment over $500.00.
  • ABAA.org: 4.5% for the first USD $500 of each transaction plus USD $0.10 per transaction. For transactions over $500.00, the processing fee drops to 3.0% on the portion of the payment over $500.00.
  • IOBA BOOKS:4.5% for the first USD $500 of each transaction plus USD $0.35 per transaction. For transactions over $500.00, the processing fee drops to 3.0% on the portion of the payment over $500.00.

The overall transaction includes the total of all books and shipping in an order. These fees are automatically deducted from the payment that is made to you from Biblio.com each month.


"...sellers have allies in marketplace sites like Biblio..." -- New York Times, September 12, 2008