If you haven't already, you will notice that we give our prices as a ‘Base Price’.
The 'Base Price' is what you pay to actually buy the product, but (there is always a 'but') that's not all there is to it.
ElAguacate is a buying agent, not a merchant. We charge a service fee to deal with the various suppliers involved, coordinate payments and receive the goods. Sometimes additional expenses and/or handling charges can apply.
Working as a buying agent for a fee brings down costs to you, opens the whole world as a new market to the vendors and we don't have to carry an inventory. By working for a set fee and no longer buying and selling for a profit means less headache for us and more savings for you.
That fee ranges from 20% to 30% of the total depending on volume:
- For orders less than $500: 30% ($75 minimum)
- For orders between $500 and $3000: 25% ($150 minimum)
- For orders greater than $3000: 20% ($750 minimum)
Let’s look at a simple example. Say you make an order of these three products:
Colorful Guatemalan hacky sacks (foot bags), hand crocheted of 100% cotton. ~ 2.5" in diameter
- Base Price: $0.45ea.*
One dozen friendship bracelets handmade in Guatemala of 100% cotton.
- Base Price: $0.35dz.*
Below is a table of per item cost with and without our service fee calculated by volume:
|Product||Volume: < $500||Volume: $500 >< $3000||Volume: > $3000|
|Base + fee = Total||Base + fee = Total||Base + fee = Total|
|Classic Foot Bag:||$0.45 + 30% = $0.59ea.||$0.45 + 25% = $0.56ea.||$0.45 + 20% = $0.54ea.|
|Woven Bracelets:||$0.35 + 30% = $0.45dz.||$0.35 + 25% = $0.44dz.||$0.35 + 20% = $0.42dz.|
|Chichi Coin Purse:||$6.00 + 30% = $7.80dz.||$6.00 + 25% = $7.50dz.||$6.00 + 20% = $7.20dz.|
By 'Volume' we mean the value of the total purchase order at the Base Price. In other words if you bought $250 worth of each of the above three products ($750) our fee would be 25%, or an additional $187.50 for a total of $937.50.
Assuming you have no special instructions there would not be any extra expenses and/or handling charges.
Shipping from Guatemala is not included in the prices or our fee. Please go to Shipping to learn more.
Please Contact Us if you have any questions.