Need help with managing payments for auction style site…

I am launching an auction site. It will allow users to buy/ sell items, similar to eBay.

I am a complete ecommerce noob, so I am wondering if there is a better way to handle the payments.

Currently all payments will be through PayPal. Buyer pays me, I withhold commission and tax, then send the rest to the seller.

All of this will be manual. I’ll need to pass on shipping information to the seller as well.

I guess ideally, all of this would be automated. The site would require a tracking number to be inserted before payment would be released. Is this possible from any off the shelf products?

I’ll take any recommendations/ process improvements you can give!

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