Market Standings Guide

Market Standings Guide

Setting up a new market trader in EVE Online can be overwhelming and confusing. With this guide, I aim to outline how to effectively grind the correct standings for your low-skilled NPC station traders, and explain why high standings are important.

Achieveing good standings can help increase your profit margins in Reprocess Trading.

Brokerage Fee

The Broker Relations skill decreases brokerage fees from 3% to 1.5% at Level 5.[1] You can further reduce the Brokerage Fee to 1% if you raise the base faction and corporation standing to 10. [2] Effective standings are not considered.

=3%-(0.3%*brokerRelationsSkill)-(0.03%*baseFactionStanding)-(0.02%*baseCorpStanding)

Achieving a 10/10 standing is easy, but time consuming. The method is to chain security agent missions and trigger storyline missions for the appropriate corporation. Storyline missions are triggered after the completion of every 16th mission [3] and provide a larger faction and corporation standings increase. The closest storyline agent to the agent who gave you the 16th mission is triggered. As there are only level 1 storyline missions for the trade hub corporations, you can chain level 1 security missions in high-sec to raise your standing. This can be done in a low-skill sunesis.

Sunesis Fit - Click to expand
[Sunesis, Level 1 Security]
Damage Control II
Type-D Restrained Shield Power Relay
Type-D Restrained Shield Power Relay
Type-D Restrained Shield Power Relay

5MN Y-T8 Compact Microwarpdrive
Medium F-S9 Regolith Compact Shield Extender
Medium F-S9 Regolith Compact Shield Extender
Small F-S9 Regolith Compact Shield Extender


Small Core Defense Field Purger I
Small Core Defense Field Purger I
Small Core Defense Field Purger I




Federation Navy Hobgoblin x8

Inertial Stabilizers II x4
Market Faction Corporation Mission Station
Jita Caldari
State
Caldari
Navy
Kakakela VI – Moon 18 – Caldari Navy Assembly Plant
Kakakela VI – Moon 15 – Caldari Navy Assembly Plant
Amarr Amarr
Empire
Emperor
Family
Akes V – Moon 2 – Emperor Family Academy
Rens Minmatar
Republic
Brutor
Tribe
Rens VI – Moon 8 – Brutor Tribe Treasury
Hek Boundless
Creation
Hek VIII – Moon 12 – Boundless Creation Family*
Dodixie Gallente
Federation
Federation
Navy
Osmeden VII – Moon 18 – Federation Navy Assembly Plant
Osmeden XII – Moon 1 – Federation Navy Assembly Plant
or
Jel VI – Federation Navy Logistic Support
Jel VIII – Moon 20 – Federation Navy Assembly Plant

*0.2 Helgatild IX – Moon 14 – Boundless Creation Factory is a good alternative to chain distribution missions and ought to be faster if this is something you have the skills for a Blockade Runner.

If you are using a different market, the Agents tool on dotlan can be used to determine the best system to travel to. The corporation that owns the NPC trade station, and the faction they belong to, are important. For example, Tash-Murkon Prime II – Moon 1 – Kaalakiota Corporation Factory belongs to the Kaalakiota Corporation who are a member of Caldary State.

Using the dotlan tool we can determine that the system of Ohide has four level 1 mission agents and a storyline agent belonging to Kaalakiota. Cross-checking this via the agent finder in-game reveals these are distribution agents, which is a valid method of grinding the standings, but requires a higher skill ceiling for T2 haulers to be effective. Returning to the list and cross-referencing with the agent finder reveals the system of Nausschie, which has two level 1 security agents and a story line agent. EVEMissioneer can also be used to cross-check mission agents.

Reprocessing Tax

Reprocessing Tax in an NPC station is by default 5% of the adjusted value of the output materials. The adjusted value can be called via the EVE Swagger API and imported to a spreadsheet for lookup. Training the Connections skill to 5 (and having at least 0.01 positive base standing with the NPC corporation) will result in an effective standing of 2 and therefore lower the reprocessing tax to 3.5%. Achieving a 6.67 effective standing reduces this to 0%. [4]

=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(effectiveCorpStanding,A:B,2,FALSE),0)

Effective Standing

=ROUND(baseCorpStanding+(10-baseCorpStanding)*(4%*connectionsSkill),2)
Lookup Table - Click to expand
0.00 5.00%
0.01 4.99%
0.02 4.99%
0.03 4.98%
0.04 4.97%
0.05 4.96%
0.06 4.96%
0.07 4.95%
0.08 4.94%
0.09 4.93%
0.10 4.93%
0.11 4.92%
0.12 4.91%
0.13 4.90%
0.14 4.90%
0.15 4.89%
0.16 4.88%
0.17 4.87%
0.18 4.87%
0.19 4.86%
0.20 4.85%
0.21 4.84%
0.22 4.84%
0.23 4.83%
0.24 4.82%
0.25 4.81%
0.26 4.81%
0.27 4.80%
0.28 4.79%
0.29 4.78%
0.30 4.78%
0.31 4.77%
0.32 4.76%
0.33 4.75%
0.34 4.75%
0.35 4.74%
0.36 4.73%
0.37 4.72%
0.38 4.72%
0.39 4.71%
0.40 4.70%
0.41 4.69%
0.42 4.69%
0.43 4.68%
0.44 4.67%
0.45 4.66%
0.46 4.66%
0.47 4.65%
0.48 4.64%
0.49 4.63%
0.50 4.63%
0.51 4.62%
0.52 4.61%
0.53 4.60%
0.54 4.60%
0.55 4.59%
0.56 4.58%
0.57 4.57%
0.58 4.57%
0.59 4.56%
0.60 4.55%
0.61 4.54%
0.62 4.54%
0.63 4.53%
0.64 4.52%
0.65 4.51%
0.66 4.51%
0.67 4.50%
0.68 4.49%
0.69 4.48%
0.70 4.48%
0.71 4.47%
0.72 4.46%
0.73 4.45%
0.74 4.45%
0.75 4.44%
0.76 4.43%
0.77 4.42%
0.78 4.42%
0.79 4.41%
0.80 4.40%
0.81 4.39%
0.82 4.39%
0.83 4.38%
0.84 4.37%
0.85 4.36%
0.86 4.36%
0.87 4.35%
0.88 4.34%
0.89 4.33%
0.90 4.33%
0.91 4.32%
0.92 4.31%
0.93 4.30%
0.94 4.30%
0.95 4.29%
0.96 4.28%
0.97 4.27%
0.98 4.27%
0.99 4.26%
1.00 4.25%
1.01 4.24%
1.02 4.24%
1.03 4.23%
1.04 4.22%
1.05 4.21%
1.06 4.21%
1.07 4.20%
1.08 4.19%
1.09 4.18%
1.10 4.18%
1.11 4.17%
1.12 4.16%
1.13 4.15%
1.14 4.15%
1.15 4.14%
1.16 4.13%
1.17 4.12%
1.18 4.12%
1.19 4.11%
1.20 4.10%
1.21 4.09%
1.22 4.09%
1.23 4.08%
1.24 4.07%
1.25 4.06%
1.26 4.06%
1.27 4.05%
1.28 4.04%
1.29 4.03%
1.30 4.03%
1.31 4.02%
1.32 4.01%
1.33 4.00%
1.34 4.00%
1.35 3.99%
1.36 3.98%
1.37 3.97%
1.38 3.97%
1.39 3.96%
1.40 3.95%
1.41 3.94%
1.42 3.94%
1.43 3.93%
1.44 3.92%
1.45 3.91%
1.46 3.91%
1.47 3.90%
1.48 3.89%
1.49 3.88%
1.50 3.88%
1.51 3.87%
1.52 3.86%
1.53 3.85%
1.54 3.85%
1.55 3.84%
1.56 3.83%
1.57 3.82%
1.58 3.82%
1.59 3.81%
1.60 3.80%
1.61 3.79%
1.62 3.79%
1.63 3.78%
1.64 3.77%
1.65 3.76%
1.66 3.76%
1.67 3.75%
1.68 3.74%
1.69 3.73%
1.70 3.73%
1.71 3.72%
1.72 3.71%
1.73 3.70%
1.74 3.70%
1.75 3.69%
1.76 3.68%
1.77 3.67%
1.78 3.67%
1.79 3.66%
1.80 3.65%
1.81 3.64%
1.82 3.64%
1.83 3.63%
1.84 3.62%
1.85 3.61%
1.86 3.61%
1.87 3.60%
1.88 3.59%
1.89 3.58%
1.90 3.58%
1.91 3.57%
1.92 3.56%
1.93 3.55%
1.94 3.55%
1.95 3.54%
1.96 3.53%
1.97 3.52%
1.98 3.52%
1.99 3.51%
2.00 3.50%
2.01 3.49%
2.02 3.49%
2.03 3.48%
2.04 3.47%
2.05 3.46%
2.06 3.46%
2.07 3.45%
2.08 3.44%
2.09 3.43%
2.10 3.43%
2.11 3.42%
2.12 3.41%
2.13 3.40%
2.14 3.40%
2.15 3.39%
2.16 3.38%
2.17 3.37%
2.18 3.37%
2.19 3.36%
2.20 3.35%
2.21 3.34%
2.22 3.34%
2.23 3.33%
2.24 3.32%
2.25 3.31%
2.26 3.31%
2.27 3.30%
2.28 3.29%
2.29 3.28%
2.30 3.28%
2.31 3.27%
2.32 3.26%
2.33 3.25%
2.34 3.25%
2.35 3.24%
2.36 3.23%
2.37 3.22%
2.38 3.22%
2.39 3.21%
2.40 3.20%
2.41 3.19%
2.42 3.19%
2.43 3.18%
2.44 3.17%
2.45 3.16%
2.46 3.16%
2.47 3.15%
2.48 3.14%
2.49 3.13%
2.50 3.13%
2.51 3.12%
2.52 3.11%
2.53 3.11%
2.54 3.10%
2.55 3.09%
2.56 3.08%
2.57 3.08%
2.58 3.07%
2.59 3.06%
2.60 3.05%
2.61 3.05%
2.62 3.04%
2.63 3.03%
2.64 3.02%
2.65 3.02%
2.66 3.01%
2.67 3.00%
2.68 2.99%
2.69 2.99%
2.70 2.98%
2.71 2.97%
2.72 2.96%
2.73 2.96%
2.74 2.95%
2.75 2.94%
2.76 2.93%
2.77 2.93%
2.78 2.92%
2.79 2.91%
2.80 2.90%
2.81 2.90%
2.82 2.89%
2.83 2.88%
2.84 2.87%
2.85 2.87%
2.86 2.86%
2.87 2.85%
2.88 2.84%
2.89 2.84%
2.90 2.83%
2.91 2.82%
2.92 2.81%
2.93 2.81%
2.94 2.80%
2.95 2.79%
2.96 2.78%
2.97 2.78%
2.98 2.77%
2.99 2.76%
3.00 2.75%
3.01 2.75%
3.02 2.74%
3.03 2.73%
3.04 2.72%
3.05 2.72%
3.06 2.71%
3.07 2.70%
3.08 2.69%
3.09 2.69%
3.10 2.68%
3.11 2.67%
3.12 2.66%
3.13 2.66%
3.14 2.65%
3.15 2.64%
3.16 2.63%
3.17 2.63%
3.18 2.62%
3.19 2.61%
3.20 2.60%
3.21 2.60%
3.22 2.59%
3.23 2.58%
3.24 2.57%
3.25 2.57%
3.26 2.56%
3.27 2.55%
3.28 2.54%
3.29 2.54%
3.30 2.53%
3.31 2.52%
3.32 2.51%
3.33 2.51%
3.34 2.50%
3.35 2.49%
3.36 2.48%
3.37 2.48%
3.38 2.47%
3.39 2.46%
3.40 2.45%
3.41 2.45%
3.42 2.44%
3.43 2.43%
3.44 2.42%
3.45 2.42%
3.46 2.41%
3.47 2.40%
3.48 2.39%
3.49 2.39%
3.50 2.38%
3.51 2.37%
3.52 2.36%
3.53 2.36%
3.54 2.35%
3.55 2.34%
3.56 2.33%
3.57 2.33%
3.58 2.32%
3.59 2.31%
3.60 2.30%
3.61 2.30%
3.62 2.29%
3.63 2.28%
3.64 2.27%
3.65 2.27%
3.66 2.26%
3.67 2.25%
3.68 2.24%
3.69 2.24%
3.70 2.23%
3.71 2.22%
3.72 2.21%
3.73 2.21%
3.74 2.20%
3.75 2.19%
3.76 2.18%
3.77 2.18%
3.78 2.17%
3.79 2.16%
3.80 2.15%
3.81 2.15%
3.82 2.14%
3.83 2.13%
3.84 2.12%
3.85 2.12%
3.86 2.11%
3.87 2.10%
3.88 2.09%
3.89 2.09%
3.90 2.08%
3.91 2.07%
3.92 2.06%
3.93 2.06%
3.94 2.05%
3.95 2.04%
3.96 2.03%
3.97 2.03%
3.98 2.02%
3.99 2.01%
4.00 2.00%
4.01 2.00%
4.02 1.99%
4.03 1.98%
4.04 1.97%
4.05 1.97%
4.06 1.96%
4.07 1.95%
4.08 1.94%
4.09 1.94%
4.10 1.93%
4.11 1.92%
4.12 1.91%
4.13 1.91%
4.14 1.90%
4.15 1.89%
4.16 1.88%
4.17 1.88%
4.18 1.87%
4.19 1.86%
4.20 1.85%
4.21 1.85%
4.22 1.84%
4.23 1.83%
4.24 1.82%
4.25 1.82%
4.26 1.81%
4.27 1.80%
4.28 1.79%
4.29 1.79%
4.30 1.78%
4.31 1.77%
4.32 1.76%
4.33 1.76%
4.34 1.75%
4.35 1.74%
4.36 1.73%
4.37 1.73%
4.38 1.72%
4.39 1.71%
4.40 1.70%
4.41 1.70%
4.42 1.69%
4.43 1.68%
4.44 1.67%
4.45 1.67%
4.46 1.66%
4.47 1.65%
4.48 1.64%
4.49 1.64%
4.50 1.63%
4.51 1.62%
4.52 1.61%
4.53 1.61%
4.54 1.60%
4.55 1.59%
4.56 1.58%
4.57 1.58%
4.58 1.57%
4.59 1.56%
4.60 1.55%
4.61 1.55%
4.62 1.54%
4.63 1.53%
4.64 1.52%
4.65 1.52%
4.66 1.51%
4.67 1.50%
4.68 1.49%
4.69 1.49%
4.70 1.48%
4.71 1.47%
4.72 1.46%
4.73 1.46%
4.74 1.45%
4.75 1.44%
4.76 1.43%
4.77 1.43%
4.78 1.42%
4.79 1.41%
4.80 1.40%
4.81 1.40%
4.82 1.39%
4.83 1.38%
4.84 1.37%
4.85 1.37%
4.86 1.36%
4.87 1.35%
4.88 1.34%
4.89 1.34%
4.90 1.33%
4.91 1.32%
4.92 1.31%
4.93 1.31%
4.94 1.30%
4.95 1.29%
4.96 1.28%
4.97 1.28%
4.98 1.27%
4.99 1.26%
5.00 1.25%
5.01 1.25%
5.02 1.24%
5.03 1.23%
5.04 1.23%
5.05 1.22%
5.06 1.21%
5.07 1.20%
5.08 1.20%
5.09 1.19%
5.10 1.18%
5.11 1.17%
5.12 1.17%
5.13 1.16%
5.14 1.15%
5.15 1.14%
5.16 1.14%
5.17 1.13%
5.18 1.12%
5.19 1.11%
5.20 1.11%
5.21 1.10%
5.22 1.09%
5.23 1.08%
5.24 1.08%
5.25 1.07%
5.26 1.06%
5.27 1.05%
5.28 1.05%
5.29 1.04%
5.30 1.03%
5.31 1.02%
5.32 1.02%
5.33 1.01%
5.34 1.00%
5.35 0.99%
5.36 0.99%
5.37 0.98%
5.38 0.97%
5.39 0.96%
5.40 0.96%
5.41 0.95%
5.42 0.94%
5.43 0.93%
5.44 0.93%
5.45 0.92%
5.46 0.91%
5.47 0.90%
5.48 0.90%
5.49 0.89%
5.50 0.88%
5.51 0.87%
5.52 0.87%
5.53 0.86%
5.54 0.85%
5.55 0.84%
5.56 0.84%
5.57 0.83%
5.58 0.82%
5.59 0.81%
5.60 0.81%
5.61 0.80%
5.62 0.79%
5.63 0.78%
5.64 0.78%
5.65 0.77%
5.66 0.76%
5.67 0.75%
5.68 0.75%
5.69 0.74%
5.70 0.73%
5.71 0.72%
5.72 0.72%
5.73 0.71%
5.74 0.70%
5.75 0.69%
5.76 0.69%
5.77 0.68%
5.78 0.67%
5.79 0.66%
5.80 0.66%
5.81 0.65%
5.82 0.64%
5.83 0.63%
5.84 0.63%
5.85 0.62%
5.86 0.61%
5.87 0.60%
5.88 0.60%
5.89 0.59%
5.90 0.58%
5.91 0.57%
5.92 0.57%
5.93 0.56%
5.94 0.55%
5.95 0.54%
5.96 0.54%
5.97 0.53%
5.98 0.52%
5.99 0.51%
6.00 0.51%
6.01 0.50%
6.02 0.49%
6.03 0.48%
6.04 0.48%
6.05 0.47%
6.06 0.46%
6.07 0.45%
6.08 0.45%
6.09 0.44%
6.10 0.43%
6.11 0.42%
6.12 0.42%
6.13 0.41%
6.14 0.40%
6.15 0.39%
6.16 0.39%
6.17 0.38%
6.18 0.37%
6.19 0.36%
6.20 0.36%
6.21 0.35%
6.22 0.34%
6.23 0.33%
6.24 0.33%
6.25 0.32%
6.26 0.31%
6.27 0.30%
6.28 0.30%
6.29 0.29%
6.30 0.28%
6.31 0.27%
6.32 0.27%
6.33 0.26%
6.34 0.25%
6.35 0.24%
6.36 0.24%
6.37 0.23%
6.38 0.22%
6.39 0.21%
6.40 0.21%
6.41 0.20%
6.42 0.19%
6.43 0.18%
6.44 0.18%
6.45 0.17%
6.46 0.16%
6.47 0.15%
6.48 0.15%
6.49 0.14%
6.50 0.13%
6.51 0.12%
6.52 0.12%
6.53 0.11%
6.54 0.10%
6.55 0.09%
6.56 0.09%
6.57 0.08%
6.58 0.07%
6.59 0.06%
6.60 0.06%
6.61 0.05%
6.62 0.04%
6.63 0.03%
6.64 0.03%
6.65 0.02%
6.66 0.01%
6.67 0.00%

Achieving 1% brokerage fees and 0% reprocessing tax widens your trade margins significantly. A well situated Jita reprocessing trader can spend upwards of 5b ISK per month on reprocessing fees alone, so eliminating those costs is essential.

Alternative Method for Faction Standing

For a large increase in faction standing, run the Blood-Stained Stars Epic Arc. This can be repeated once every 90 days and will take a few hours. This can be run in the same sunesis detailed above, though some missions may require warping out to repair, so upgrading the modules to T2 is advised. A second Sunesis is required for Our Man Dagan (for the extra DPS), but you may decide to use a Vexor Navy Issue as a good alternative to run these missions.

Vexor Navy Issue Fit - Click to expand
[Vexor Navy Issue, Blood Stained Stars] Reactive Armor Hardener
Multispectrum Energized Membrane II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Damage Control II
Medium Armor Repairer II

10MN Monopropellant Enduring Afterburner
Large Cap Battery II
Large Compact Pb-Acid Cap Battery
X5 Enduring Stasis Webifier

Drone Link Augmentor I

Medium Auxiliary Nano Pump II
Medium Nanobot Accelerator II
Medium Auxiliary Nano Pump I

 

Federation Navy Hobgoblin x10
Imperial Navy Infiltrator x5
Republic Fleet Berserker x4

‘Packrat’ Mobile Tractor Unit x1

 

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