As part of our ongoing efforts to improve the COMC marketplace and provide more value to our customers, we’re making changes to the services that we offer. To improve average processing times on our services, we’re changing our rates as of Saturday, July 1, 2017. Along with these changes, we’re introducing some new services and options to help you get your items listed quickly and sold at the best prices.
On July 1, 2017
- Processing rates change
- New, faster processing services for current year cards
- New option to use Basic or Select processing for graded and oversized items
- Increased Maximum List Price for Select processing
- New fee for the Redemption service
- Removed support for unrecognized third party graders and authenticators
- New submission paperwork requirement
Updated Processing Services
We are committed to offering our buyers and sellers the very best experience on the COMC marketplace. One of the areas we’re determined to improve is our processing times. As many of us know, the demand for trading cards is often at its highest near the product’s release date, and we want to ensure that buyers can come to COMC and find all the hobby’s most recently released sets.
To accomplish this goal, we’re excited to announce our new Current-Year Basic 1-Month and Current-Year Select 1-Week processing services.
Current-Year Basic 1-Month
Get your new cards listed quickly! For just $0.30 per card, we provide actual images of the front and back of your cards and identify them into our industry standard catalog in one month or less using Current-Year Basic 1-Month.
To qualify for the reduced processing time, all cards contained in a Current-Year Basic 1-Month submission must be from product released during the current year, as specified on the Processing Fees page and in the Submission Wizard. Submissions with cards outside of the specified year will be assessed a $3 missing/incorrect paperwork fee and will be processed as Basic 2-Month.
Current-Year Select 1-Week
If you want cards in your account even faster, use the Current-Year Select 1-Week service for only $0.60 per card and your submission will be guaranteed to deposit into your account within 1 week.
To qualify for the reduced processing time, all cards contained in a Current-Year Select 1-Week submission must be from product released during the current year, as specified on the Processing Fees page and in the Submission Wizard. Submissions with cards outside of the specified year will be assessed a $3 missing/incorrect paperwork fee and will be processed as Select 2-Week.
Basic 2-Month is now offered for $0.30 per card. The Basic level fee increase is intended, in part, to discourage flooding COMC with low-end commons. COMC is designed to be cost effective for items that might sell for $1 or more. Occasionally people find success with cheaper items, but that is not our goal. Please use your best judgment when submitting your consignments by checking the site to make sure we don’t already have too many copies of your cards listed. We want you to have a great selling experience on COMC, so if you ever have any questions about the best types of cards to send in, please contact Customer Service so we can help you out.
We recommend using the Basic 2-Month service for lower-end cards that are older or out of season. Basic 2-Month submissions are guaranteed to be in your account in two months or less. If you have new cards from products released this year, please use the new Current-Year Basic 1-Month service to get your items listed faster.
We also offer the Select 2-Week option for cards you expect will sell for $10 to $100, which may include rookies, low-numbered and short printed inserts and parallels, autographs, and memorabilia cards. The maximum list price has been increased to $200 for Select 2-Week. It will cost an extra $0.50 to charge more than $200.
Select 2-Week is offered for $0.60 per card and is guaranteed to be in your account in two weeks or less. If you have new cards from products released this year, please use the new Current-Year Select 1-Week service to get your items listed faster.
Our fastest option, tailored specifically for high-end cards that you expect will sell for more than $100, is our Premium 3-Day service for $1.20 per card. Premium 3-Day is reserved for the hottest rookies, autographs, 1/1s, and any other cards that you want to list for sale at the fastest guaranteed turnaround time.
You are no longer required to use the Premium service for graded or oversized items. You can now process them using Basic or Select.
The Submission Wizard will reflect the updated rates and services on July 1, so to qualify for the old rates, be sure to use the Submission Wizard and print your paperwork by June 30 and have your shipment postmarked by July 1.
We love that our unique marketplace offers you the ability to list and sell your redemption cards while they’re in the process of being fulfilled. This revolutionary feature is exclusive to COMC. Nowhere else can you do that! Due to the labor-intensive nature of redemption cards, we now charge an additional $1.20 fee per redemption card consigned to us. You can still submit redemption cards using any of our consignment services if the redemption is unscratched and the code is not exposed. We are still unable to support redemption cards with an exposed code, such as Panini Points, as we have no way to verify whether the code has been redeemed.
Great news for those of you who have lots of graded cards you want to list for sale on COMC: Graded cards can now be submitted at any service level for an additional $0.30 per card. What this means is that you can now send lower-end graded cards with your Basic submission, mid-end graded cards as Select, and high-end graded cards as Premium.
Please note that, for all future card submissions, we now support only the following third-party grading companies:
- Beckett Grading Service (BGS, BVG, BCCG)
- Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA)
- Sportscard Guaranty (SGC)
- KSA Certification (KSA)
We also support only the following third-party autograph authenticators:
- James Spence Authentication (JSA)
- Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA/DNA)
- Beckett Authentication Services (BAS)
- Sportscard Guaranty Authentic (SGC)
Cards encased by companies other than those listed above cannot be listed for sale on COMC, but you can submit them to Beckett Grading Service through your COMC account. Upon return, you will be able to list any cards graded by BGS for sale. Cards rejected by BGS will still return to your account, but you can only include them in a return shipment request.
With these changes in mind, we do want to thank you for including complete paperwork with your submissions over the years. Submission paperwork is designed to help you organize your consignment submissions, leaving you with peace of mind knowing that all your cards are accounted for and are on their way to making it into the correct account using the service level you specify.
On our end, complete submission paperwork makes the process of entering submissions much smoother, which means fewer errors and more time spent processing your cards as timely as possible.
Beginning July 1, all shipments with missing or incorrect paperwork will be charged a $3 fee per service level used. Although your quantity count doesn’t need to be 100% accurate (we appreciate when it is!), if the count appears off by more than 20%, we may assess the $3 fee on that transaction. When assessing your quantity, please do not use the “box size” count as your estimate. Because cards vary in thickness, there is a significant variance in how many cards a box will hold.
We appreciate the consignment partnership that we’ve had the pleasure of developing with you over the years and anticipate many improvements that these new changes will bring to our service, our marketplace, and the hobby. Together we will continue to make COMC the Safe and Easy Way to Buy and Sell.
The COMC Team