Fee and Features

Fee and Features

So, how much does it cost to sell an item on eBay?

This is the most basic question on your mind as a seller. Let us help you understand the details.Although there is no start-up fee for selling on eBay, as an eBay seller you are granted access to a variety of benefits, such as marketing and advertising tools and seller protection. In order to access these, eBay charges you a fee that is based on your sales. Just so you know – in most  cases, you will only pay fees when the item sells. 

eBay fees are structured so that you can choose listing formats to suit your needs. Review your listing strategy and consider which listing format options will lead you to success.

So, how much does it cost to sell an item on eBay? This is the most basic question on your mind as a seller. Let us help you understand the details.

Although there is no start-up fee for selling on eBay, as an eBay seller you are granted access to a variety of benefits, such as marketing and advertising tools and seller protection. In order to access these, eBay charges you a fee that is based on your sales. Just so you know – in most  cases, you will only pay fees when the item sells. 

eBay fees are structured so that you can choose listing formats to suit your needs. Review your listing strategy and consider which listing format options will lead you to success.

For every listing that you do on eBay, you are charged two types of mandatory fees

For every listing that you do on eBay, you are charged two types of mandatory fees

For item listings, eBay charges the Insertion Fees to sellers. Every month, you get Zero Insertion Fee Listings. The amount of the fees and number of Zero Insertion Fee Listings depends on which international eBay site you list your items and some other factors.

This fee is usually paid at the end of the transaction and is calculated as a percentage of the total amount of the sale. The total amount of the sale includes the item price, shipping service selected by the buyer, sales tax, any other applicable fees plus fixed fee of USD $0.30 per order.   Also, note an international fee and currency conversion charges may apply depending on your eBay registered  address.

When you list an item on eBay, you are charged a listing fee called the “Insertion Fee”.  This fee is charged for every listing that you put up on the site.

Every month you get a number of Zero Insertion Fee Listings. The number varies depending on which international eBay website you post your listings. For e.g. If you list on eBay.com, Insertion fees are free for your first 250 listings per calendar month (auction style or fixed price).

Learn more about our fee policies for our sites in USA, UK, Australia, Germany, Canada, France, Italy and Spain:

If you have subscribed for an eBay Store, depending on the store level you would receive additional zero insertion fee listings.

However, after you've used your zero insertion fee allowance, insertion fees are

  • Non-refundable if your item doesn’t sell
  • Charged only once per listing for listings with multiple items
  • Charged for the original listing and each time you choose to relist your item
  • Charged per listing and per category. So, if you list your item in two categories, you’ll pay an insertion fee for the second category too
  • Charged per listing if you create duplicate auction-style listings for identical items. Read more about our Duplicate listings policy

For item listings, eBay charges the Insertion Fees to sellers. Every month, you get Zero Insertion Fee Listings. The amount of the fees and number of Zero Insertion Fee Listings depends on which international eBay site you list your items and some other factors.

This fee is usually paid at the end of the transaction and is calculated as a percentage of the total amount of the sale. The total amount of the sale includes the item price, shipping service selected by the buyer, sales tax, any other applicable fees plus fixed fee of USD $0.30 per order.   Also, note an international fee and currency conversion charges may apply depending on your eBay registered  address.

When you list an item on eBay, you are charged a listing fee called the “Insertion Fee”.  This fee is charged for every listing that you put up on the site.

Every month you get a number of Zero Insertion Fee Listings. The number varies depending on which international eBay website you post your listings. For e.g. If you list on eBay.com, Insertion fees are free for your first 250 listings per calendar month (auction style or fixed price).

Learn more about our fee policies for our sites in USA, UK, Australia, Germany, Canada, France, Italy and Spain:

If you have subscribed for an eBay Store, depending on the store level you would receive additional zero insertion fee listings.

However, after you've used your zero insertion fee allowance, insertion fees are

  • Non-refundable if your item doesn’t sell
  • Charged only once per listing for listings with multiple items
  • Charged for the original listing and each time you choose to relist your item
  • Charged per listing and per category. So, if you list your item in two categories, you’ll pay an insertion fee for the second category too
  • Charged per listing if you create duplicate auction-style listings for identical items. Read more about our Duplicate listings policy

What you need to know about Insertion Fees & Good 'Til Cancelled listings.

Good ‘Til Cancelled listings are fixed price listings that renew automatically once per calendar month. eBay charges the Insertion Fees and applicable Optional Listing Upgrade Fees (e.g., for using a bold font or subtitles) when you list your item for the first time and each time it renews. These listings count towards your monthly Zero Insertion Fee Listings. Fee amounts are based on the terms in effect when the listing goes live and when it renews.

What you need to know about Insertion Fees & Good 'Til Cancelled listings.

Good ‘Til Cancelled listings are fixed price listings that renew automatically once per calendar month. eBay charges the Insertion Fees and applicable Optional Listing Upgrade Fees (e.g., for using a bold font or subtitles) when you list your item for the first time and each time it renews. These listings count towards your monthly Zero Insertion Fee Listings. Fee amounts are based on the terms in effect when the listing goes live and when it renews.

1b. Final Value Fees

1b. Final Value Fees

A Final Value Fee is charged only when your item sells on eBay. Final Value Fee can vary based on category, seller performance or having a store subscription Final Value Fee is usually paid at the end of the transaction and is calculated as a percentage of the total amount of the sale. The total amount of the sale includes the item price, shipping service selected by the buyer, sales tax, any other applicable fees plus fixed fee of USD $0.30 per order. Also, note an international fee and currency conversion charges may apply depending on your eBay registered  address.

The Insertion Fee is for making your listing visible on the eBay site whereas the Final Value Fee is the charge for a buyer agreeing to purchase the item, whether it is paid for or not.  So, if you have free listings, the Insertion Fee would not be charged but the Final Value Fee would still be applicable.

Remember – the Final Value Fee is charged regardless of whether the buyer has paid or not. It will show up in your invoice. If the buyer doesn’t pay, then you can proceed with an Unpaid Item Dispute to request a Final Value Fee credit. 

Again, remember that the percentage of fees charged depend on the eBay site where you have listed your item.

A Final Value Fee is charged only when your item sells on eBay. Final Value Fee can vary based on category, seller performance or having a store subscription Final Value Fee is usually paid at the end of the transaction and is calculated as a percentage of the total amount of the sale. The total amount of the sale includes the item price, shipping service selected by the buyer, sales tax, any other applicable fees plus fixed fee of USD $0.30 per order. Also, note an international fee and currency conversion charges may apply depending on your eBay registered  address.

The Insertion Fee is for making your listing visible on the eBay site whereas the Final Value Fee is the charge for a buyer agreeing to purchase the item, whether it is paid for or not.  So, if you have free listings, the Insertion Fee would not be charged but the Final Value Fee would still be applicable.

Remember – the Final Value Fee is charged regardless of whether the buyer has paid or not. It will show up in your invoice. If the buyer doesn’t pay, then you can proceed with an Unpaid Item Dispute to request a Final Value Fee credit. 

Again, remember that the percentage of fees charged depend on the eBay site where you have listed your item.

Final Value Fees on shipping

Final Value Fees on shipping

Final Value Fee on shipping are based on the cost of the shipping service the buyer chooses. However, if you offer 1-day or international shipping as well as a cheaper or free option (like domestic shipping), the Final Value Fee is calculated based on the cheapest domestic option you offer.

If you’re in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam and your item isn’t located in the US, the Final Value Fee on shipping are always calculated based on the shipping option your buyer chooses

If you need to refund the buyer or cancel the sale, you may be eligible for a credit of the variable percentage portion of the Final Value Fee provided that you refund the buyer in full in resolution of a return or cancellation request. The $0.30 per order fee will not be credited.

Final Value Fee on shipping are based on the cost of the shipping service the buyer chooses. However, if you offer 1-day or international shipping as well as a cheaper or free option (like domestic shipping), the Final Value Fee is calculated based on the cheapest domestic option you offer.

If you’re in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam and your item isn’t located in the US, the Final Value Fee on shipping are always calculated based on the shipping option your buyer chooses

If you need to refund the buyer or cancel the sale, you may be eligible for a credit of the variable percentage portion of the Final Value Fee provided that you refund the buyer in full in resolution of a return or cancellation request. The $0.30 per order fee will not be credited.

If you only offer 1-day or international shipping but no cheaper option like domestic shipping, you’ll be charged a Final Value Fee based on the service the buyer chooses.

An order is defined as any number of items purchased by the same buyer at checkout with the same shipping method.

If you only offer 1-day or international shipping but no cheaper option like domestic shipping, you’ll be charged a Final Value Fee based on the service the buyer chooses.

An order is defined as any number of items purchased by the same buyer at checkout with the same shipping method.

Here’s an overview of the basic fees for most categories for listing on eBay.com

(Please refer to the eBay sites on which you are listing the items for the site specific fee structure)

Category

Insertion fee

Final value fee % + $0.30 per order + International Fee**

Most categories, including Music > Vinyl Records, eBay Motors > Parts & Accessories, and eBay Motors > Automotive Tools & Supplies.

First 250 listings free per month, then $0.35 per listing

  • 12.55% on total amount of the sale up to $7,500 calculated per item
  • 2.35% on the portion of the sale over $7,500

Books & Magazines

Movies & TV (except Movie NFTs)

Music (except Vinyl Records and Music NFTs categories)

First 250 listings free per month, then $0.35 per listing

  • 14.55% on total amount of the sale up to $7,500 calculated per item
  • 2.35% on the portion of the sale over $7,500

Coins & Paper Money > Bullion

First 250 listings free per month, then $0.35 per listing

  • 12.35% if total amount of the sale is $7,500 or less (calculated per item)
  • 7% if total amount of the sale is over $7,500 (calculated per item)

Jewelry & Watches > Watches, Parts & Accessories > Watches

First 250 listings free per month, then $0.35 per listing

  • 15% on total amount of the sale up to $1,000 calculated per item
  • 6.5% on the portion of the sale over $1,000 up to $7,500 calculated per item
  • 3% on the portion of the sale over $7,500

Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop > Sports Trading Cards (except Sport Trading Card NFTs)

Collectibles > Non-Sport Trading Cards (except Non-Sport Trading Card NFTs)

Toys & Hobbies > Collectible Card Games (except CCG NFTs)

First 250 listings free per month, then $0.35 per listing

  • 12.35% on total amount of the sale up to $7,500 calculated per item
  • 2.35% on the portion of the sale over $7,500

Art > Art NFTs

Select Collectibles categories:

  • Emerging NFTs
  • Non-Sport Trading Cards > Non-Sport Trading Card NFTs

Movies & TV > Movie NFTs

Music > Music NFTs

Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop > Sports Trading Cards > Sport Trading Card NFTs

Toys & Hobbies > Collectible Card Games > CCG NFTs

First 250 listings free per month, then $0.35 per listing

5% on total amount of the sale

Select Business & Industrial categories:

  • Heavy Equipment Parts & Attachments > Heavy Equipment
  • Printing & Graphic Arts > Commercial Printing Presses
  • Restaurant & Food Service > Food Trucks, Trailers & Carts

$20

  • 3% on total amount of the sale up to $15,000 calculated per item
  • 0.5% on the portion of the sale over $15,000

Musical Instruments & Gear > Guitars & Basses

Free

  • 5.85% on total amount of the sale up to $7,500 calculated per item
  • 2.35% on the portion of the sale over $7,500

Select Clothing, Shoes & Accessories categories:

  • Men > Men’s Shoes > Athletic Shoes
  • Women > Women’s Shoes > Athletic Shoes

Free if starting price is $100 or more*

  • 0% and $0.00 per order if total amount of the sale is $100 or more
  • 12.55% if total amount of the sale is less than $100

* Starting price is the starting price (auction-style listings) or Buy It Now price (fixed price listings) of your listing, and doesn’t include shipping, handling, taxes, or fees.

**If your registered address is not in the US, please refer to the fee page your International fee information.

Additional Final Value Fees

You may be charged Final Value Fees if you violate our policy of buying or selling outside of eBay, or eBay may apply additional Final Value Fees if you are not meeting our performance expectations.

Sellers not meeting performance expectations

Additional  Final Value Fees may apply on sales in the following circumstances:

  • If your account doesn’t meet our minimum seller performance standards for the US in the evaluation on the 20th of the month, you’ll be charged an additional 5% on the Final Value Fees applicable to sales in the following calendar month. Go to your Seller Dashboard to check your current seller level. This fee does not apply to Above Standard and eBay Top-rated Sellers
  • If your rate of ‘Item not as described’ return requests is evaluated in your service metrics as Very High in the evaluation on the 20th of the month in one or more categories, you will be charged an additional 5% on the Final Value Fees for sales in those categories in the following calendar month. You can view your personalized service metrics on your Service Metrics dashboard in Seller Hub.

Any additional Final Value Fees will be calculated as a percentage of the total amount of the sale. We’ll indicate which listings are subject to additional fees on your Account Summary.

Note: If your account isn’t meeting our minimum seller performance standards and you’re rated Very High in your rate of ‘Item not as described’ return requests, you’ll only be charged the additional Final Value Fee for not meeting our minimum seller performance standards.

Additional Final Value Fees

You may be charged Final Value Fees if you violate our policy of buying or selling outside of eBay, or eBay may apply additional Final Value Fees if you are not meeting our performance expectations.

Sellers not meeting performance expectations

Additional  Final Value Fees may apply on sales in the following circumstances

  • If your account doesn’t meet our minimum seller performance standards for the US in the evaluation on the 20th of the month, you’ll be charged an additional 5% on the Final Value Fees applicable to sales in the following calendar month. Go to your Seller Dashboard to check your current seller level. This fee does not apply to Above Standard and eBay Top-rated Sellers
  • If your rate of ‘Item not as described’ return requests is evaluated in your service metrics as Very High in the evaluation on the 20th of the month in one or more categories, you will be charged an additional 5% on the Final Value Fees for sales in those categories in the following calendar month. You can view your personalized service metrics on your Service Metrics dashboard in Seller Hub.

Any additional Final Value Fees will be calculated as a percentage of the total amount of the sale. We’ll indicate which listings are subject to additional fees on your Account Summary.

Note: If your account isn’t meeting our minimum seller performance standards and you’re rated Very High in your rate of ‘Item not as described’ return requests, you’ll only be charged the additional Final Value Fee for not meeting our minimum seller performance standards.