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Sep 13, 2011
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Raise the cart fee to filter out lower quality stores

Please find a nicer way to phrase my request, but I would like to see a slightly higher fee to weed out some of the riff-raff. $5 is nothing and it makes it way too easy for someone to list a cart full of low-quality stuff, or for the fly-by-night scammers to start, stop and re-start under a different name. It's time to bring quality back to HC. Love, Whitney Naturally Luxe
  1. Admin comment: This request is being closed. We do not believe that raising fees will filter out lower quality stores. Instead, we will be working to increase the visibility of the highest quality items on the site. Thanks!

    Oct 04, 2011

  1. I don't think raising the fee is going to weed out sloppy apples. But it would make some high quality small shops struggle with a tighter profit margin. Especially for someone like myself who is only able to run part-time. I can't stock in large numbers that would provide enough profit to cover the increase. I think general improvements to Hyena cart will attract better vendors.

    Sep 16, 2011
  2. I would only be ok with this after seeing proof of increased traffic and sales. Also, I would prefer it to be on more of a sliding scale vs. a set increase. Start at a flat fee per month and if you make X amt you pay a percentage of that up to a certain point. That way you can get more funds into the HC pot to keep up the cart and advertise but those shops that still struggle to make sales aren't drowning with extra costs and end up leaving HC, which would result in monthly money lost for the company overall.

    Sep 14, 2011
  3. I'd start paying $10/mo IMMEDIATELY with only the request to add photo upload. :D

    Sep 14, 2011

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