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.
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.
That's not all; we've made some improvements to buy orders in general:
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:
What defines a "Halloween item"? We're glad you asked, because we like making lists:
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.
Enjoy Scream Fortess X!
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:
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 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!
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!