Cash on Delivery – If a customer chooses Cash on Delivery (COD) during checkout, then standard COD charges apply on the shipping fee.
Actual weight / Volumetric weight (whichever is higher) + Distance (Local, Regional or National) + COD charges = Total Shipping Fee
COD orders are not very different from pre-paid orders except for the mode of payment. There is no loss to the seller as the cost of the product and the way you receive your payment remains the same.
For the safety of the seller, Cash on Delivery is not allowed for orders or products above ₹2500.
Selling Fee Rate Card
Fixed Actual Fee as per product price
|₹ 0 – 999||12%|
|₹ 1000 +||15%|
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This example is the fees charged for a sell price of ₹ 500, assuming the package weight is 500 gms, shipped intra-region (between regions).
|Selling Fee at 12%*||₹ 60|
|Shipping Fee||₹ 40|
|GST on total TCBS Fees||₹ 18|
|Total TCBS Fees including GST||₹ 118|
|Earnings sent to your account||₹ 382|
- Shipping distance guidelines for Easy Ship:
Local rate will be applicable where the pickup and delivery happen in the same city i.e. intra-city pickup and delivery.
Regional rate will apply if shipment moves within the same region and the service is not within the same city.
National fee will apply if shipment moves across regions.
- Size guidelines for Shipping:
- Standard size: Items weighing less than 5kg
- Oversize: Items weighing 5kgs or above, except ‘Heavy & Bulky’ items
- Heavy & Bulky: *Items are classified as ‘Heavy & Bulky’ items if it meets the following criteria:
-Item package weight is more than 30 kg or item package length is more than 240 cm or item package girth# is more than 400 cm.
- For standard-size items, the minimum chargeable weight is 500 gms. In case of items that weigh more than 500 gms, you will be charged in multiples of the price applicable for each 500 gms. For example, the Weight-Handling Fees for 800 gms package being shipped to a regional location will amount to INR 80 i.e. INR 40 (charge for first 500 gms) + INR 40 (charge for next 500 gms).
- The Shipping Fees is computed on volumetric or actual weight, whichever is higher. Volumetric weight is calculated as Volumetric Weight (kg) = (Length x Breadth x Height)/5000 where LBH are in cm.
All listed fees are displayed excluding taxes. We will apply 18% Goods and Services Tax (GST) to all fees displayed above.
The figures (including fees, revenue and profits) below are only an estimate and actual figures may vary. The Comic Book Store hereby disclaims any and all liability and assumes no responsibility whatsoever for consequences resulting from your use or reliance upon this information.
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TCBS Weight Handling Fees
The following shipping fee rates are applicable based on package weight distribution and distance.
|Destination||Zone||First 500 gms||Additional 500 gms|
|Basic Freight Rates||Amount in INR|
|Rest of India||D||50||50|
Upcountry Locations shall be charged extra as per rates below in addition to above applicable Basic Freight Rates
Rest of State Locations shall be charged extra as per rates below in addition to above applicable basic freight Rates
|Rest of State||H||20||20|
*Movements between the Metro cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata
|**Excluding movement to the locations of Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Nagaland and Mizoram which shall attract a surcharge of INR 50 per 500 grams|
RTO (Return to Origin): Chargeable at the applicable contracted/billed freight rates along with other applicable charges
|Reverse Pickup Service: INR 85 per Airway Bill over and above applicable Basic Freight Rates and other applicable charges. QC Reverse Pick up- INR 170/- per Airway bill.
Fuel Surcharge : The fuel surcharge shall be applied as per the rates and terms
|Next Day Delivery Services- Surcharge for the NDD services are INR 50 over and above existing Freight and other surcharges. This service is available from a set of origin pin codes to a set of pin codes (primarily Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai, and Bengaluru).|
|Brent 3pbl||Fuel surcharge (%)|
|Every additional $3pbl increase||3.5|
i. Every additional $3pbl increase shall entail a corresponding increase of 3.5% in the Fuel Surcharge
|ii. The changes to Fuel Surcharge Rates shall be made applicable beginning 1st day of each month based on average brent price in the previous month|
|Service Fees for COD shipments: 5% of the collectable value per Airway Bill or a minimum of INR 60.00 per Airway Bill, whichever is higher, in addition to applicable Basic Freight Rates and other applicable charges as above|
|COD Remittance Terms: Remittance shall be by way of RTGS/ NEFT transfer to the Seller's registered bank account on bi-monthly basis.|
|VCHC (Valuable Cargo Handling Service Fees) : 0.75% on differential declared value per Airway Bill exceeding INR 5,000.00 per kg|
GST as applicable shall be charged extra over and above the Service Fees stipulated under this annexure
Sell on The Comic Book Store is a program that enables you to list and sell your products on The Comic Book Store without any initial cost or subscription charges.
Selling on The Comic Book Store is easy. First, you list the products that you want to sell on our marketplace. Customers see your product and makes a purchase. You will receive a notification to keep the product ready for pickup. Our delivery executive will arrive to your registered address the next working day. Make sure the order is safely secured in the proper packaging and with the correct details. Please stick the SHIPPING LABEL on the front of the package and hand it over to the pickup executive. The Comic Book Store will deposit the funds directly into your bank account after successful order completion.
You can sell items in the following categories:
Comics & Graphic Novels (Used/Signed/CGC/COA)
Accessories (Bags, Jewellery, Socks, Ties, Pins, etc.)
Trading Cards & Board Games
Prints (Fan Arts, Posters, Skins, Stickers, Paintings, etc.)
Mobile Cases and Covers
Please make sure you mention the condition of the product in the description. Following are the acceptable product conditions:
Mint condition – As good as new
Near-mint condition – As good as new but has been out of the box
Great condition – Out of the box but hardly used
Good condition – Out of the box but maintained properly
Used – Used but still in good shape
Please note that certain categories are restricted and require prior approval before you can start selling.
Please click here to register to sell on The Comic Book Store
You will need the following information to register:
For Individuals : Your contact details – email, address and phone number and a copy of Pan Card and Aadhar Card.
For Businesses : Tax Registration Details (PAN and GST). GST Details are mandatory if you are listing taxable goods and need to be provided at the time of registration
You don’t need a website to start selling on our marketplace. Once you complete registration, you will have access to our Seller Central platform using which you can list your products for sale on The Comic Book Store.
No. At this time The Comic Book Store marketplace allows shipments only within India.
We will clearly indicate on our product pages that the product is sold by you. The Invoice / Shipping Label will also carry your name.
Fees and Charges
We charge you when you get an order. Listing on The Comic Book Store is free. We also provide our sellers with a country-wide reach and Cash on Delivery services. All you have to do is, pack the order! For all our services, we charge a small commission on every sale made. Refer to Pricing for more details.
No, there is no annual fee or subscription fee required to be paid for selling on The Comic Book Store.
You can stop selling at any time. Submit a request to cancel your account from the seller dashboard. Upon review, your account will be cancelled and all your dues cleared after deducting any arrears.
The Comic Book Store will disburse payments to your bank account once every 15 days (every 14 days in February). You will be eligible to get paid for the order 15 days after the order is confirmed as completed.
Managing your Account
You can use our Web-based interface to list products one at a time, or excel-based inventory files to list your products in bulk. The procedure and information required will vary depending on whether your products are already in the The Comic Book Store’s catalogue. Once you complete your registration for selling on The Comic Book Store, you will be guided on the steps needed to list your products.
Please note that currently it is mandatory to have ISBN/ bar codes to list on The Comic Book Store. If you are a manufacturer or do not have these, you can request for an exception by contacting seller support through your Seller Central account. Some product categories might require additional information to list your products.
You can view your orders and manage them through “Manage Orders” inside Seller Central (you will have access to seller.thecomicbookstore.in after your profile is approved for selling). Your orders will be fulfilled and shipped by The Comic Book Store.
Yes. The Comic Book Store helps you protect against fraudulent orders placed on your products and payment fraud.
Yes. Customers can leave feedback. Maintaining a high feedback rating is a critical factor for success on The Comic Book Store. It’s the best way for customers to identify you as a trustworthy seller. Your rating appears on the Product Page, under “Sold by” and is one of the first things that customers see. In other marketplaces, we have observed that customers are more likely to purchase products from sellers with higher ratings, think Amazon. Your feedback rating is a key metric used by The Comic Book Store to measure your performance.
If you are not currently selling on The Comic Book Store and want to learn more, you can call us and provide your details. We will respond to you after reviewing your information with next steps.
You can also contact seller support once you complete your registration through your Seller Central account.
Yes. If you are listing taxable goods, GST details are required to sell online. You need to provide GST number to The Comic Book Store at the time of registration. However, if you are selling only GST exempted categories (Books), then this may not be required. Note that if you start selling any taxable goods you need to register for GST as per GST laws and provide your GST number to The Comic Book Store.
However, if you’re selling second-hand/used items then you don’t require a GST number. It is still recommended to provide an original copy of the bill to the customer at the time of purchase.
We have 3rd party providers who are trained on The Comic Book Store’s imaging and cataloguing guidelines and can assist you in creating high impact listings. They also have preferential rates and offers for The Comic Book Store sellers. You can contact them anytime through your Seller Central account once you complete registration.
You can buy The Comic Book Store branded packaging material through your seller dashboard and select the appropriate packaging material according to your packaging requirements.