Currently, the Sketchfab Store exclusively accepts PayPal for buying or selling 3D models. We hope to offer alternative payment services in the future.
The amount you take home for each model sale depends on your total model price. The Sketchfab fee is 30% of the model sale. The PayPal fee depends on your location:
- Selling from within the US: 2.9% + 30 cents
- Selling from outside the US: 4.4% + a few cents.
For example, if you sell a $100 model from within the US, Sketchfab will receive $30 (30% of $100) and PayPal will receive $3.20 (2.9% of $100 plus $0.30). You'll receive the remaining balance, which is $66.80.
How do I link my PayPal account?
Since Sketchfab is working with PayPal for Marketplaces, you'll notice a PayPal Business account is required. This is a free PayPal upgrade with no additional fees. You can use this account type as an individual instead of a registered business too. We recommend the following settings – "Individual", "Entertainment and media", "Digital media, books, movies, music" – this will require no more business records, VAT information, etc.
You may see "Waiting for PayPal verification" in your Account Settings. You should receive an email from Sketchfab shortly after that, verifying your PayPal Business account is verified and linked. This usually takes just a few minutes, but may take up to an hour.
If you'd like to change or disconnect your PayPal account after going through this process, you can do so by clicking the Unlink button in your Account Settings.
When will I get paid?
You'll be automatically notified by PayPal via email as soon as you make a successful sale. Plus, your funds will be immediately available in your PayPal Business account.
PayPal email confirmations will come from email@example.com. For more details, you'll want to log in to your PayPal account.
How do I get invoices or tax data?
PayPal takes care of issuing W9s and 1099s forms when necessary. For more details, you'll want to log in to your PayPal account.
What currencies are supported?
Currently, only United States Dollars (USD) is supported when buying and selling 3D models on Sketchfab. You can still buy and sell models in countries outside the US, however, there will be a conversion in terms of currency before it reaches your PayPal account.
Can we ask for donations?
Sketchfab allows donation links such as Patreon or directly to your PayPal account on your user profile, but not on your model page(s). You can add links into your user profile through your Profile Settings.
Any donations links must be clearly labeled as such so as not to cause any confusion about what users may or may not receive in return for their payment.