Credit Card Buy Orders (+ more)

October 24th 2018

As you're enjoying Scream Fortress X and our Scream Fortress Seller Special, we've got a completely non-spooky update for you today. Doot.


Credit/Debit Card Buy Orders

Buy Orders are a great way to buy items passively: instead of constantly F5ing an item's page hoping it'll get listed for a certain price, you can place a buy order on it and go to sleep. However, buy orders may only be made using Wallet Funds, which can be an inconvenience. Until today, that is:

Buy Orders can now be placed using a credit or debit card! Any card saved to your account can be used to place buy orders, and you'll only be charged when it buys an item. 

  • The credit card you use must be address-verified on Marketplace. This can take up to 7 business days, but is a one-time setup process.
    • This is to prevent fraud. Marketplace provides 100% chargeback protection for our sellers, so we need to fight fraud.
  • You may set a daily spending limit on your card. Card-based Buy Orders will not spend more than the amount you specify per calendar day. 
    • This defaults to $15/day, but can be changed on your account page.
    • Currently, you cannot set it to higher than $200/day, but this is subject to change.
    • Buy Orders placed using store credit do not follow this limit.
  • There is a minimum purchase value of $3.00 for any card-based buy order.
    • This does not affect buy orders placed using wallet funds.
    • This means that any time your buy order would be triggered, it must spend at least $3.00 or it will not trigger.
      • If your per-item price is at least $3.00, it behaves normally.
      • If your per-item price is under $3.00, it will only purchase items if it can purchase enough in one go to meet the minimum. For example, if your per-item price is $1.00, your buy order will need to be able to purchase at least 3 items to be triggered.
    • This is due to the fact that credit card processors charge a flat fee and a percent fee of each transaction, making small payments very expensive for merchants.

Buy Order Updates

That's not all; we've made some improvements to buy orders in general:

  • When your Wallet Funds drop below the value of a buy order, it is now paused instead of canceled. You can unpause it when you replenish your funds.
  • You can now pause and unpause buy orders at will, without having to cancel them.
  • We've revamped the Buy Order Dashboard. Nifty!

The Scream Fortress Seller Special!

October 20th 2018

Scream Fortress X is here, and with it comes all sorts of new trading opportunities! Whether you've unboxed your first unusual or are a seasoned trading veteran, the Scream Fortress Seller Special (SFSS) will spook you to your soul... with money!


The Scream Fortress Seller Special runs from October 20th until the end of Scream Fortress X -- currently November 14th, but we know Valve.

During the SFSS, the seller commission on certain items (that is, the fee we take) is lowered:

  • Halloween or Scream Fortress-related items: 3%
  • Unusuals and Unusualifiers (all sorts): 5%
  • All other items remain at the standard 10%

 

What defines a "Halloween item"? We're glad you asked, because we like making lists:

  • Any cosmetic, of any quality, released during any Scream Fortress
  • Any taunt, of any quality, released during any Scream Fortress
  • Any unusual cosmetic or taunt with a Halloween effect
  • Any Warpaint (or painted weapon), of any quality, released during Scream Fortress X
  • Unusualifiers for any taunt released during Scream Fortress
    • That is, the unusualifier must work on a taunt which was released during any Scream Fortress.
  • Any Scream Fortress Cases or Case Keys

Basically, anything spooky. If your item is eligible for a discounted commission, a special badge will appear next to its name on your dashboard. Hover over it to see more details.


Why Sell on Marketplace?

  • 100% Chargeback and Scam Protection
    • Scammers hate him!
  • We're the largest and most-trusted third-party TF2 Marketplace. 
    • Created by the same people behind ScrapTF and backpack.tf
  • We take over the advertising and listing of your item. Everyone in TF2 can see your item on Marketplace.
  • Cross-list your Marketplace items on backpack.tf classifieds
  • Unlike some other markets, we do not charge buyers an extra fee just to buy your items.
    • This means buyers only need to pay exactly what your item costs, instead of hidden fees increasing the true price of your item.

Enjoy Scream Fortess X!

Stock Limit Changes

October 11th 2018

Today, we're making some important changes to our stock limit system. Currently, we limit the stock of certain items to a global cap; this is a small list of items that have very low sales volume yet have taken up a large amount of our bot space. However, a negative side-effect of this is that in some cases, one person can take up the entire stock of an item, monopolizing it.

 

To combat this, the stock limit system now functions as follows:

  1. The stock limit of all limited items has increased.
  2. No user may hold more than a certain percentage of the stock limit for an item.
  3. You cannot deposit a stock-limited item if you already have that item on your account, priced at $0.00.
  4. You cannot set the price of a stock-limited item to $0.00 if it is already above that price. If you wish to remove one of these items from sale, you must withdraw it.

 

It's important to keep in mind that the list of items this applies to is very small, affecting mainly crates and cases.

Tip of the Hats 2018: You could win a Golden Pan!

October 4th 2018

Tip of the Hats is back for 2018 and begins on October 5th, 2018 at 11:00AM CDT! As usual, this year's event is sponsored by Marketplace.tf and is going to be bigger and better than ever. Tune in for a phenomenal charity livestream featuring TF2, Fortnite, Overwatch, and more!

 

If that's not enough, there are some amazing prizes up for offer this year, including a Golden Frying Pan, a Nintendo Switch, and more! No purchase or donation necessary to enter or to win. See official sweepstakes rules at tipofthehats.org/sweepstakes.

 

If you won't be able to tune in this year, don't worry: donations are open now. We're so excited to bring you another great year of Tip of the Hats. Stay tuned!

Order Delivery Consolidation

September 25th 2018

If you're like us, you take advantage of the phenomenal deals at Marketplace.tf every single day without fail. However, it can get tiring to buy some items and receive offers from a number of different bots. Accepting each offer can be annoying and tedious.

No more! We learned the word "consolidation" the other day and we couldn't be happier with what this discovery has enabled. 

 

Starting today, when you place an order, the items will be sent to our network of delivery bots whose sole purpose is to consolidate and deliver items. Most orders will be delivered in a single trade. Orders with a particularly large amount of items, or that are spread across a great variety of bots, will arrive in multiple trades, but the total amount of trades will still be at most 1/10th of the pre-consolidation amount of offers. 

There's no fee or anything to set up. Order consolidation is now live and working on every order. Enjoy!