We are setting up an online marketplace like eBay, Amazon, Etsy etc. We are not charging a listing fee and we are not taking any commissions from the vendors. Our main focus is to be the administrator to the marketplace. We are setup using Woo Commerce and WC Vendors Pro to allow vendors to sell on our site. We are looking to integrate PayPal Adaptive Payments to pay our vendors in real-time.
Below are the questions we have in regard to the online marketplace:
Is our website responsible for any liabilities? We are just trying to be the umbrella of bringing many vendors together.
How does tax work with a multi-vendor site? Are vendors responsible for the tax? We have the tax section available for use.
If PayPal is being used, are we responsible for fraud or non-shipments.
Just trying to get a better understanding of running an online multi-vendor marketplace.