Hi Everyone! This post is a notice about a change in the minimum service fee for in-store and online shopping services.
Starting from Monday, May 19th:
The minimum commission (shopping service fee) for services totaling less than 10,000 Yen will change from the current 5% rate to a flat 500 Yen.
This change will NOT affect open services.
If you have an open service prior to the change, if you are waiting for items to arrive, or you have open pre-orders, the change will NOT be applied to your order.
There are also NO CHANGES to auction service fees. The minimum commission for all three service types is now the same flat 500 Yen for services totaling less than 10,000 Yen.
The reason for making this change is simply an issue of time constraints.
The *only* profit that I make from my service is the commission. On small orders I may spend hours in shopping, repacking, invoicing, and shipping with the commission on small orders being from 50 cents to a dollar or two. With the service as busy as it is these days, I just cannot afford to spend the time on small orders without raising the minimum fee to a more reasonable level.
Thank you for your understanding, and I apologize for any inconvenience the change may cause for you!
If you have any questions at all please feel free to get in touch or leave a comment below.