Since we reduced our seller base substantially at the end of 2020, we've made a lot of changes and would like to get everyone up to date on what's been going on.
As of February 1st 2023, we are now allowing anyone to apply to become a seller. For most people this is a quick process and you'll be ready to sell in the same day you apply.
Due to the large volume of people wanting to become sellers, we have to take this slow. Applications are currently opened once every few months for a limited time. Applications are always announced in our discord server, so make sure you join so you don't miss out!
Due to the nature of our business dealing with real money, and the very real possibility of money laundering being a thing, we have to confirm the identity of all sellers on Marketplace.tf. This is necessary to keep everyone safe, and to keep our business alive. This process consists of uploading a photo of your ID (such as a passport or drivers license) so we can be sure all sellers are who they say they are. This process is conducted by Stripe, our credit card processor.
Every seller gets 1000 inventory slots to list their items for sale in, we call this shelf space. Sellers now also have the option to purchase a monthly subscription to gain more shelf space, such as 5000, 10000, or even 20000 slots.
Since the beginning, Marketplace has been partnered with PayPal to provide payouts for our sellers in an easy and convenient way. Last year we added to that by partnering with Routable to offer direct bank account payouts to more than 50 countries. As always, Marketplace does not charge any extra fees for payouts.
More great features are coming soon for sellers. Here's just a few things currently in the pipeline:
Are you a new seller? Even if you're not, come join our discord! Chat with other sellers and suggest new features. We're always looking for good ideas.