Terms and conditions of use
1. Selling Handmade Items
Traditional Precision is a marketplace meant for the curation and sales of Handcrafted outdoor recreational equipment. Two types of items exist in the marketplace.
Standard products. Handcrafted Gear or equipment that was made by the Applying vendors own hand or design. The described items can be sold individually or as packaged Items.
Virtual Products : including Ebooks Written by the vendor. Photographs of the Outdoors taken by the vendors own hand.
On one end, we have makers — sellers who are literally making their items with their own hands (or tools). On the other end, we have designers — sellers who design their items but rely entirely on outside assistance or another business to help physically produce them. Many handmade sellers fall in the middle of the spectrum because they are both making and designing their items.
Regardless of where you fall on this spectrum, you must be transparent about who is helping you and how your items are being made. Everything listed as handmade must be made and/or designed by you, the seller. Reselling is prohibited in the handmade category. You may also have Shop members who help you run your business, as long as you, the seller, are making and/or designing your items.
A maker is a vendor who is physically making the items listed for sale in their Traditional Precision shop. A maker might design their items in addition to making them, or they might follow a pattern or template that they did not design. Regardless, makers must be creating their items with their own hands (or tools).
A designer is a seller who has come up with an original design, pattern, sketch, template, prototype, or plan to be produced by in-house shop members or a production partner. Simple customization, such as selecting colors, shapes, or choosing from ready-made options is not considered design on traditional precision.
If you are a designer and you are using a production partner to help make your items, you must also disclose information about your production partner in your listings. A production partner is anyone (who’s not a part of your Traditional Precision shop) who helps you physically produce your items.
Teachers/ Trainers are welcome to offer Classes and/or learning Material For outdoor recreational Knowledge Base. Traditional Precision Advocates for the spreading/ Improving of Skill sets towards sports, hiking, fishing, hunting, Photography, Shop development, Guide service development, Cooking recipes, Camp kitchen preparedness and Business Development For Hand Crafted Gear.
Vendors Are welcome to offer promotional Items (I.E. Tshirts, Keychains, coffee mugs) with personalized logos to promote their shops name and brand. Designs Shall be created By the Vendor and shall be their own intellectual property.
Shops found selling only Promotional Items Shall be subject to immediate store shut down.
All products sold on the Traditional Precision marketplace shall be themed toward outdoor recreation. Created by the Shop owners own hand/ the shop owners original intellectual property.
2. Using Production Assistance
Designers may work with production partners to help make handmade items in certain circumstances. Keep in mind that people come to Traditional Precision to discover items that they might not find anywhere else. Your design and production process should lead to the creation of a unique item that would not exist without you, the designer.
We expect your production partner to produce items themselves in their own facilities. A contractor or agent who outsources production may not be used as a production partner. Examples of production services include, but are not limited to, printing, apparel printing, 3D-printing, casting, plating, engraving, cutting and sewing, and finishing.
If you work with a production partner, you must disclose information in the listing process, including:
The name of your production partner(s);
The location of your production partner(s);
Details about the nature of your partnership and design process; and
A general description of the work your production partner does for you.
You may choose to keep the name of your production partner and details about your partnership and design process confidential (visible only to select Traditional Precision employees), but the location and description of your production partner will appear on your About section and listings.
Traditional Precision may reach out to you at any time with a more detailed inquiry about your business. Please be prepared to provide additional details about the origins of your business, your role in the design process, your production process, and your connection to your production partner, as well as what efforts your production partner has made to follow our ethical expectations.
We understand that you may wish to keep the details of your design and business practices confidential. Please be assured that Traditional Precision will not use the private information you provide us for any purpose other than reviewing your business to determine that you are in compliance with our policies.
Traditional precision reserves the right to reject any production partnerships that aren't in the letter or spirit of this policy or our ethical expectations.
3. Being Transparent About Your Business
At Traditional Precision, we value transparency. Transparency means that you honestly and accurately represent yourself, your items, and your business. As a handmade seller, you agree to:
Disclose in your About section the names and roles of people who help make your items or run your business;
Use your own words and photographs (not stock photos) to describe your items; and
Respond to any inquiries from us in a timely manner. We may ask you how your items are made, what workspace, tools, and equipment you use; and how you communicate and collaborate with the people who help you run your shop.
4. Transaction fees
When a sale is transacted through TraditionalPrecision.com, the vendor shall be charged a transaction fee of 5% of the price you display for each listing plus the amount the vendor has charged for shipping and gift wrapping. If a vendor sells from the US or Canada, the transaction fee will not apply to sales tax, Goods and Services Tax ("GST"), or Harmonized Sales Tax ("HST"), unless the individual charges are included in the vendor's listing price. If A vendor sells from anywhere other than the US and Canada, the transaction fee will apply to the listing price (which should include any applicable taxes), shipping price, and gift wrapping fee. If you offer optional personalization for an additional fee, the additional fee for personalization is added to the listing price you display and the total display price is subject to the same transaction fees described in this Section. See the Taxes section below for more information about whether you are required to include applicable taxes in your listing prices. Transaction fees are deducted from your current balance as each sale occurs, and are reflected in your payment account
Aside from the limited circumstances set out below, you are responsible for collecting and paying any taxes associated with using and making sales through Traditional Precision’s services. Traditional Precision will issue 1099-K forms to certain sellers to comply with IRS and state requirements. vendors may opt in at any time to receive your 1099-K form electronically.
A. Listing your items on Traditional Precision.
If vendors sell physical goods on traditional Precision and reside in the US or Canada, you may utilize our sales tax tool to calculate the tax owed on each sale.
If you sell on Traditional Precision and reside outside of the US or Canada, you need to include applicable taxes in your listing prices. You can learn more about this requirement to display tax-inclusive pricing in this Help article. Please note that while some countries may refer to VAT using other terms, e.g. GST, we'll just refer to VAT, GST, and any local sales taxes collectively as "VAT" unless the context requires otherwise.
Where Traditional Precision is required to collect sales tax/VAT on your behalf, Traditional will use the category you assigned to each listing to calculate, collect, and remit the applicable taxes. You are solely responsible for ensuring that all of your listings are properly categorized, and you agree to indemnify Traditional Precision for any losses it incurs in connection with any miscategorization of your listings by you.
Please remember that traditional fees do not include any withholding taxes that might apply in the vendors home country. Vendors are required to pay Traditional Precision the full amount of our fees and may not deduct any applicable withholding taxes from that amount.
Please also note that some countries require Traditional Precision to apply VAT on the fees that you may be charged in accordance with this policy, and that the fees listed in this policy are exclusive of VAT.
B. Taxes on Seller Services
Sales Tax on Subscription Fees
Where applicable, state sales tax will be applied to the Sales of vendors services rendered or received by the Purchaser.
VAT on Seller Fees
Depending on the vendor's business status and location, may be required to apply VAT on seller fees charged each month and remit it to the relevant tax authority. VAT is collected on all Traditional Precision fees for sellers located in countries where VAT should be applied.
C. Taxes We Collect and Remit from Buyers on Behalf of the Seller
United States Sales Tax
In some states, Traditional Precision will collect the sales tax amount from the buyer and pay this to the relevant tax authority. If the sale was made through Traditional Precision, the sales tax amount will appear in your payment account and is deducted from your current balance.
For items shipped to certain states, including but not limited to Washington state (or, for digital items, those purchased with a Washington state billing address), traditional Precision will use the category you assigned to each listing to calculate, collect, and remit the applicable sales tax. Note that in those states where Traditional Precision is required to collect on sales into the state made by nonresident sellers, Traditional will also be collecting on those sales made by resident sellers. As an example, Traditional Precision will be collecting on all (taxable) purchases made in Minnesota, including those purchases made by Minnesota buyers from Minnesota sellers.
Digital VAT Fees
Under local laws in certain countries, Traditional Precision is required to collect and remit VAT to the relevant tax authorities when you sell a digital item delivered via automatic download to the buyer. Traditional Precision will automatically display the increased amount charged to the buyer of the digital item to collect the correct amount of VAT, and we will remit to the tax authorities. If the sales were made through Traditional Precision.com, Traditional Precision LLC will collect the VAT amount from the buyer and pay the VAT to the relevant tax authority, and you will not have to take any further action. If the sale was not made through Traditional Precision, Seller will receive the additional amount paid by the buyer for the VAT, and you will need to pay this amount to Traditional Precision. The VAT amount paid by the buyer will appear on your payment account and will be deducted from your current balance.
VAT Collected on Overseas Sales to Australian Buyers
VAT is also known as GST in Australia. Traditional will automatically include the GST on sales to Australian buyers from non Australian sellers. Traditional will be responsible for remitting it to the Australian Taxation Office.
For orders placed through PayPal, Traditional Precision will send the GST collected to the seller as a part of the payment. Traditional Precision will add the tax to the seller’s Traditional Precision statement so that we can remit the tax to Australian authorities.
GST does not apply if the total value of the package is more than $1,000 AUD or if the transaction is between buyers and sellers both located in Australia. Sellers might need to add additional information to the customs forms on these packages.