FAQs

What do I need to become a vendor?

All you need is a verified Paypal account and patterns to sell.  These patterns must be your own work.  We do not allow any third party sales of any patterns.

How much does it cost to become a vendor and open my store?

It’s free to become a vendor and open your store.

How much does it cost to add my patterns to my store?

It costs just AUD$1.00 to add each pattern for a 6 month listing.  New listings are billed at the end of each calendar month.  Payments can be made via direct deposit (for Australian customers only) or by PayPal.  Paypal and your financial institution may charge a fee for international payments.  Please contact them directly for more information.  We often waive the listing fees for the first 6 months if more than 5 patterns are listed in your store.

At the end of the 6 month period, you will contacted to review your store and you will be invoiced for AUD$1.00 for each pattern for a further 6 month listing.  You can cancel or remove your listing at any time but no refunds will be given for this listing fee.

How much does it cost me if I sell a pattern?

You simply pay a flat 15% of your selling price with a minimum AUD$1.00 per sale in commission. The selling price is set by you (the vendor).  You only pay this commission when your product is sold.  All payments are conducted using Paypal’s secure payment methods.  We currently do not support any other forms of payment.  You will be billed at the end of each calendar month for patterns sold during the previous month.

Can I add a free pattern?

Yes, you can add as many free patterns as you choose as long as the patterns are your own work.  You will be billed AUD$1.00 for a 6 month listing of each pattern.  Each time a pattern is sold you will be charged a AUD$1.00 charge per pattern per sale, billed at the end of each calendar month.

How do I get paid when I sell a pattern?

As all payments are conducted through Paypal, the selling price of your pattern is deposited directly by the purchaser into your Paypal account.

Sewn Together does not have any other charges or commissions on sales, other than the 15% sales commission when patterns are purchased, but Paypal and your financial institution may charge you fees.  Please contact them directly for more information.

How does my customer receive the pattern?

If the pattern is a PDF version, the customer will receive a download link in their order confirmation.  This confirmation is automatically emailed to the customer when the payment has been processed.  No shipping charges are added to the cost of the pattern.

If the customer has purchased a printed pattern, they will be charged a shipping fee which is calculated using an official Australia Post shipping calculator.  The customer will receive an order confirmation when the payment has been processed.  As the store owner, you will also receive an email confirming the purchase and payment together with shipping details for you to post the pattern to the customer.  If the actual postage is less than the shipping charged, you may wish to refund the balance to the customer.

Shipping is currently only available for Australian based stores but patterns can be shipped worldwide.  Store owners from other countries can sell PDF patterns only.

I have created my own patterns but don’t feel comfortable setting up my own store.  Can you help me?

Of course we can help you.  We will soon have step-by-step tutorials and or simply email us with queries.

Do I need to have registered business to sell my patterns?

We do not require you to have a registered business to sell your patterns.  You should consult with your accountant or tax advisor for information regarding business registration, income reporting and taxation liability in your country.

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