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Host FAQ

Can I host on GroupBundl.es?

Absolutely! Hosting is available to all who have good standing within the trading community, and can follow the simple rules below. You can apply here. The application process is automated and looks at your reputation on several trading sites. Depending on your standing, the application may be automatically approved, pending manual action, or outright denied. GroupBundl.es staff can approve or deny manual applications, and can view application appeals. You'll receive a private message if your application is approved. You can apply once every 48 hours.

How do I create a group buy?

If you are already a host, go to each item page and look for the "create" button. Fill out the form, and your item will be available on GroupBundl.es.

What types of items can be hosted on GroupBundl.es?

Hosts can create group buys, bundle splits, store buys, auctions, and individual items. Preapproval through host applications is required for all.

How much can I charge for a group buy on GroupBundl.es?

Our profit rules match those of Group Buys. Hosts may charge a 6% commission on group buys. The price of the first required purchase as part of a multipack (i.e. at Indiegala) may be split among reservers, but this must be included within your profit margin.

If you are accepting marketable Steam items, you may charge an additional 10% (for Steam fees), up to $0.50. N.B.: the Gem calculator on-site automatically accounts for Steam fees. If you use it, you should not add an additional 10%.

Examples

The examples below assume that the price of a Sack of Gems is $0.74.

  • A group buy costs per-reserver $1.20. I may optionally add an extra $0.12, bringing the per-reserver price to $1.32. This amount in Gems is approximately 1780 Gems, and I can add an additional 10%, bringing the Gem price up to 1958 Gems.
  • A group buy costs per-reserver $3.00. I may optionally add an extra $0.25, bringing the per-reserver price to $3.25. This amount in Gems is approximately 5270 Gems, and I can add an additional 10%, bringing the per-reserver price up to 5797 Gems.

PayPal fees

PayPal fees are calculated by the site. When entering prices, assume that the typical user will not have to pay fees. Users will be warned before reserving if fees may may apply to them based on the country they and you are accessing GroupBundl.es from.

How do I enter keys for reservers?

Each reserver's key or keys are separated by two newlines (pressing the Enter key twice). For example:

* Game 1 - ABCD-EFGH-IJKL
* Game 2 - ABCD-EFGH-IJKL
* Game 3 - ABCD-EFGH-IJKL

* Game 1 - ABCD-EFGH-IJKL
* Game 2 - ABCD-EFGH-IJKL
* Game 3 - ABCD-EFGH-IJKL

Can I send keys and/or communicate with reservers off-site?

Technically, yes. However, it goes against the site's norms. Users expect to receive their keys on-site, and to contact hosts on-site with any concerns either through on-site private messages or group buy comments. GroupBundl.es staff won't be able to provide much help should you decide to handle distribution this way, and you should definitely let your reservers know in every group buy description that you intend to be communicated with off-site.

Can I take a commission from a split buy?

No. GroupBundl.es staff will be monitoring split buys to ensure prices are fair. Prices must add up to the full bundle's price.

Do I have to add all of the items from a bundle to a split?

We politely ask that you do so; it's more transparent to reservers. However, it is not required.

Can I host only one type of buy (i.e. split buy, group buy...)?

Yes.

Are there certain hosting frequency requirements?

No. The screening process exists to prevent bad actors from exploiting or abusing the system. You are more than welcome to host as little or as much as you like as long as you maintain a positive standing within the trading community. The GroupBundl.es staff team reserve the right to revoke host privileges from anyone, at any time, for any reason.

Can I request to receive payments in another fiat currency?

No. USD is the only fiat currency that is supported at this time. We don't currently have plans to support other fiat currencies.

What payment methods can I accept?

You can accept any payment method GroupBundl.es supports:

Directly

  • PayPal - USD only
  • Steam Gems (not supported on split buys)

via Credits

How can I price/value Steam Economy tokens (e.g. CSGO keys, Gems)?

If you plan to price your bundles using Steam Economy tokens, please contact me.

I have more questions!

Feel free to file a support request.

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