Selling data

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Questions?

Top 10 faqs

Does Databroker take a transaction fee?

Yes, when you make a sale, Databroker charges a transaction fee of 10% of the sale price.

How does bidding work?
  • If you choose to allow bidding, potential buyers send their bid to you directly and you will see the name and company of the bidder.

    You’ll be informed of this via email, and the bid is not published on the marketplace or visible to any other parties. You can always find an overview of the bids you have received in the Bids sent section of your account.

    When you receive a bid, you can choose to accept or reject the bid. When you do so, the potential buyer receives an email with your response. 

 

Bids are not binding, so even if you accept the bid, the other party can still decide whether or not to buy the data at the agreed price. If they decide to go ahead with the purchase, the rest of the process is the same as for a direct purchase.

 

If you reject the bid, the other party can decide to send a new bid.

 

How do I set prices?
  • You are free to price your data products as you wish. Remember that the value is influenced by supply and demand, so take a look at other similar products on the marketplace or on the internet to understand how to position yourself.

    You can:
    • set a fixed price in EUR, with no bidding possible;
    • set a price in EUR but also allow bidding; or
    • choose not to set a price, and work only with bids


Read more below about how bidding works.

It is also possible to offer data at no cost. To do this, when you are publishing your data product, simply check the ‘Free’ box.

When a data product is purchased, the purchase amount is converted from EUR to an equivalent digital currency token Data eXchange (DTX) according the market value at the time of the purchase.

Can I contact the person who buys my data?

We do not provide the buyer’s email address or phone number.

Can I see who buys my data?

Yes, when a buyer buys a data product from you, you see their first name, last name and the company. This information is provided in the email confirming the sale, and you can also find it in the My sales section of your account.

How do I know when I’ve sold data?

When a buyer has purchased one of your data products, you will receive an email confirmation with the buyer information, details of the data product sold and the price. You can also find this information in the My sales section of your account.

When a data product is purchased, the purchase amount is converted from EUR to an equivalent digital currency token Data eXchange (DTX) according the market value at the time of the purchase.

How do I add data products to a data offer?
  • You can add data products immediately when you complete a data offer, or at any other time via the My data offers & products section of your account.

    For each data product, you can decide:
    • the data access period, i.e. day, week, month, year; and 
    • the pricing of the data, i.e. free of charge, fixed price, suggested price with bidding allowed, or bidding only.

You can also edit or unpublish data products at any time

How do I publish a data offer?

Our step-by-step wizard guides you through the four steps of publishing a data offer.

The first step – providing basic information about your data offer – is mandatory. Here you gives a concise description of the data, indicate which region it covers, and select which of our eight data communities it should be categorised in, and upload an image from your own computer or from our image database to make your data offer as attractive as possible.

The other steps – adding more details, use cases and a screenshot/visual representation of your data to help potential buyers better understand the quality and relevance what you are offering – are optional but highly recommended.

You can view, edit and unpublish your data offers at any time via the My data offers & products section of your account.

What’s the difference between a data offer and a data product?
  • Data offers are the high-level descriptions of a set of data you want to sell in one of Databroker’s eight data communities, e.g. weather data for Belgium, published in the Geospatial community. They do not include prices or details about file type etc.

 

Within a data offer, you can publish any number of specific data products that are ready for purchase, e.g. temperature data from 2005-2010. 


Data products can be added to (or if needed, removed from) data offers at any time.

What kind of data can I sell or share?

You can sell or share any kind of data on the Databroker platform, provided you have the rights to do so.

Data can be provided as a one-off file or stream that can be accessed during a defined period, or as an API that can be called during a defined period.

Read more about how data is transferred to the buyer here.