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PayPal Calculator Update: More International Fees and Editable Fee Rate

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve doubled the number of countries and regions supported in the PayPal Fee Calculator. In addition to the locations listed previously, we’ve added support for:

We added these locations because we’ve received a fair amount of visits from them, according to our traffic data.  If there’s any other country or region you would like for us to add specifically (and where PayPal is offered), let us know in the comments.

Here are direct links to PayPal’s fees pages for the locations we’ve added:

Another update to the PayPal Fee Calculator is the ability to use a custom fee rate, just in case the predefined rates are insufficient.  Simply click on the “edit” link next to the fee rate selector to set a custom fee rate.

PayPal fee rate selector

Click the edit link to set a custom fee rate.

PayPal fee rate editor

Enter a custom fee rate in the input boxes.

Lastly, we checked our listed fee rates and made sure they’re all still current with PayPal’s pages.  That sums it up for this round of PayPal Fee Calculator updates.

Salecalc.com Gets a Refresh and Plans for the Year

This site wouldn’t be of much value without our visitors so that’s why we want you to know that your feedback is important to us.  Among the things we’ve heard loud and clear from you are:

  1. The original eBay Calculator is great, don’t take it down!
  2. Handwriting fonts are nice but sometimes not the best choice.
  3. A dedicated mobile app would be sweet!

To address the first concern, we’ve decided to cancel the plan to decommission the original eBay Calculator.  The idea behind creating the new eBay Calculator was for it to eventually replace the original, but that was to the dismay of many users.  Instead, both the original and new eBay Calculators will remain up and running as the former is still used by many, and the latter offers the user interface responsiveness to support mobile web clients.

As you may have noticed, the look and feel of Salecalc.com is now more consistent across all of our pages.  We’ve removed the handwriting font as it’s been a top complaint about our new calculators, and we’re now using a color scheme that is truer to the original eBay Calculator.  We’ve also introduced a fun new logo.  We hope the changes will improve the usability of the site and offer a more recognizable identity.

Universal Navbar across for all calculator pages including collapsible eBay menu.

Universal Navbar for all calculator pages including collapsible eBay menu.

Some folks have been asking about a mobile app from us.  It’s easy to point out that our mobile-friendly eBay Calculator is designed to work on tablets and phones, but that’s not what they’re talking about.  They want something that can be installed on and launched natively from their mobile device, using the familiar user interface flows of that device.  We agree that nothing beats a dedicated mobile app so rest assured, we’re working on it.