About Us



The IPDA Shops Network site, is home to the Internet Philatelic Dealers Association  


Joining IPDA Shops:

You must be an active IPDA member in good standing in order to sell on IPDA Shops. Your account will be approved once that requirement has been verified.

If you are an IPDA member in good standing and are not currently registered, please Join now.

In addition, in order to sell on IPDA Shops, you must get PayPal verified. You can see the button for this in your member’s area. After getting verified, you must enable and setup your store. Once all this is done, you may start listing your items.

I encourage you to move your business to The IPDA Dealer Shops as we have a very nice bulk upload system (.cvs) that I will be more than happy to help you with. Many other sites have an export function that would help you to upload your items to your shop.

IPDA Shops uses eBay categories in able to more easily import and export your listings.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me or go to the Stamp Shops HELP!


Security:

1. IPDA Dealers are required to go through the PayPal verification process, which assures that the dealer has a bonafide PayPal account which covers their PayPal buyers with their “Buyer Protection” program. Sellers may elect to accept PayPal as their only payment method so they will be covered by the PayPal “Sellers Protection” program.

2. Buyers are NOT required to be PayPal verified as they are covered by their “Buyer Protection Program” when using PayPal and buy from a PayPal verified IPDA Dealer.


Shopping Cart:

1. When a buyer adds an item to their cart and does not pay for it immediately, it will only remain in the cart for 2 hours. If the item is not paid for in 2 hours, the item is automatically returned to the dealers stock, so the next buyer may see it. The dealer need not relist the items, or do anything else.

2. If the dealers postage settings are setup correctly, they may have 1 shipping rate and additional amounts for each additional item, eliminating the need for invoicing and so may enforce an instant payment requirement. If the dealer has multiple shipping rates available, it is recommended that instant payment NOT be enforced and send an invoice instead.

3. On request, we can help you set this up. Contact me here.

Using the security provided by PayPal and the inability of buyers to harm the dealers by not paying, the seller can operate in a very safe, automated environment.


Affiliates – Additional revenue streams:

For buyers, dealers and affiliates:

IPDA Shops has an affiliate program that allows buyers, sellers and unregistered stamp enthusiasts to act as stamp brokers by allowing them to sell their own, as well as other dealers stamps.

Buyers: If you have always wanted to sell stamps and are not an IPDA member, you can sell IPDA dealers stamps by becoming an affiliate. By posting links and banners to IPDA Shops, you can earn money to help support your hobby.

Dealers: When you register for a shop, you are automatically an affiliate. You can earn commission on your own stamps as well as other dealers items for any buyer you send to IPDA Shops using your special affiliate link code. Hopefully you will have an army of affiliates promoting your items. Note that in order to be approved as an IPDA Dealer on this site, you must be an IPDA member.

Affiliates: If you do not wish to join the IPDA or are not even a stamp enthusiast, but would like to earn extra income, you can register on our IPDA Affiliate Site and promote the IPDA Shops using the links and banners provided for you.


Commissions:

We pay 2% of the selling price for any buyers you send us. 

All commissions will be credited at the time of the payment for the item. There is a $10 minimum payout that you can request once your earnings reach $10. All payouts will be via PayPal ONLY.

Any attempts at fraudulent activity will result in all commissions being revoked and accounts on the IPDA Shops, IPDA site and the IPDA Shops affiliate site will be terminated.

If you are an IPDA Accredited Dealer, you may create your account now. If you are an registered IPDA Shop dealer already, you may use or modify your account now.

Once you have a working account on IPDA Affiliate Site, all of the marketing banners, links and link creation information are available once you register and login to IPDA Shops.



Thank you!

IPDA Shops Administrator