Originally Posted by nogle
I think the OP is saying that s/he had the opportunity to see some breakdown of the fee charged to his/her card and that of the charge, the credit card was charging Kobo an amount ranging from 2.7-4.6% that would include processing and other fees. So, not money out of the OP's pocket, but out of Kobo's margin.
(And out of the indie bookstore affiliate's, too.)
But yes - Correct. I paid Kobo's retail price and not a penny more, but the "processing fee" line item of the breakdown varied as a percentage of the retail price. And it appears that the smaller the bottom line number, the bigger taste the card companies got. I may be mistaken, but if I could "shopping cart" the books, and thus avoid, say, $5.99 purchases, the CC companies could be kept to getting only a half pound of flesh.