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Selling fees

We charge two main types of selling fees: an insertion fee when you create a listing, and a final value fee when your item sells.

If you are a managed payments seller - opens in new window or tab, we also charge payments processing fees for each transaction.

The amount we charge depends on the item's price, the format and category you choose for your listing, any optional listing upgrades you add, and your seller conduct and performance.

Insertion fees

Every month, you get up to 50 zero insertion fee listings, or more if you have an eBay Store. Learn more about how zero insertion fee listings work, including the terms and exclusions for those listings.

After you've used your zero insertion fee allowance, insertion fees are:

Good 'Til Cancelled listings

Good 'Til Cancelled listings are fixed price listings that renew automatically every 30 days. We charge an insertion fee and applicable optional listing upgrade fees 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.

Final value fees

We charge a final value fee when your item sells.

This fee is calculated as a percentage of the total amount of the sale. The total amount of the sale is the amount the buyer pays, including any shipping and handling charges. Sales tax isn't included in the calculation.

If for some reason the buyer doesn't pay, you need to either cancel the sale or report it as an unpaid item in order to be eligible for a final value fee credit.

Final value fees on shipping

Final values fees 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 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.

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, final value fees on shipping are always calculated based on the shipping option your buyer chooses.

Basic fees for most categories

In the table below, you'll find the basic fees for items listed in most categories and the number of zero insertion fee listings you'll get each month.

Category Insertion fee Final value fee**
Standard fees for most categories, including Music > Records, eBay Motors > Parts & Accessories, and eBay Motors > Automotive Tools & Supplies. For vehicles, see our Motors fees. First 50 listings free per month*, then $0.35 per listing 10% (maximum fee $750)
Books
DVDs & Movies
Music (except Records category)
12% (maximum fee $750)
Select Business & Industrial categories:
  • Heavy Equipment Parts & Attachments > Heavy Equipment
  • Printing & Graphic Arts > Commercial Printing Presses
  • Restaurant & Food Service > Food Trucks, Trailers & Carts
$20 2% (maximum fee $300)
Musical Instruments & Gear > Guitars & Basses Free 3.5% (maximum fee $350)

*Exclusions apply – see our Zero insertion fee listings article for details.

**Final value fees are capped by category. Maximum fee caps do not apply to the additional final value fees charged to sellers who are not meeting our performance expectations.

Fees for Classified Ad listing format

Insertion fees for Classified Ads are $9.95 for a 30-day listing and there are no final value fees.

You can use the Classified Ad format in the following categories:

  • Business & Industrial
    • Building Materials & Supplies > Modular & Pre-Fabricated Buildings
    • Office > Trade Show Displays
    • Websites & Businesses for Sale
  • Specialty Services
  • Travel (excluding Lodging, Luggage, and Vintage Luggage & Travel Accs categories)
  • Everything Else
    • eBay User Tools
    • Funeral & Cemetery
    • Information Products
    • Reward Points and Incentives Programs

You can also use Classified Ads for selling Real Estate, but the fees are different – see below for more information.

Fees for Real Estate listings

Fees for Real Estate listings include an insertion fee, a notice fee, and fees for any optional listing upgrades you choose. Real Estate listings can be auction-style, fixed price, or in the Classified Ad format. No matter which format you choose, there are some rules you should be aware of, so please take a moment to read our Real estate policy.

Land, Manufactured, and Timeshare homes
Listing type Duration Insertion fee Notice fee
Auction-style 1, 3, 5, 7, or 10-day listing (1 and 3-day auction-style listings cost an additional $1) $35 $35
Auction-style or fixed price 30-day auction or Good 'Til Cancelled $50 $35
Classified Ad 30-day listing $150 $0
90-day listing $300 $0
Commercial, Residential, and Other Real Estate
Listing type Duration Insertion fee Notice fee
Auction-style 1, 3, 5, 7, or 10-day listing (1 and 3-day auction-style listings cost an additional $1) $100 $0
Auction-style or fixed price 30-day auction or Good 'Til Cancelled $150 $0
Classified Ad 30-day listing $150 $0
90-day listing $300 $0

You won't be charged a notice fee if:

  • Your item has no bids
  • No bids meet your reserve price, if you added one
  • Your item is listed in the Classified Ad format

Otherwise, we charge a notice fee, whether or not you carry out the sale with the buyer.

Fees for optional listing upgrades

You can enhance your listings to help make them stand out by adding certain features, such as a subtitle, or bold font. The fees for these optional listing upgrades vary depending on your item's price and the listing format and duration. We've outlined the differences below.

Tip
You can add up to 12 photos with zoom and enlarge, as well as schedule your listings to start and end at a future date and time, free of charge. If you use the Classified Ad format, scheduling a listing will cost $0.10.

Auction-style listings - 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10-day duration
Optional listing upgrade Item starting price of up to $150 or Real Estate listings Item starting price of more than $150
1 or 3-day duration $1.00 $1.00
Bold $2.00 $3.00
Gallery Plus
Free for listings in the Collectibles, Art, Pottery & Glass, and Antiques categories
$0.35 $0.70
List in two categories Insertion and optional listing upgrade fees apply for each category. Final value fees are charged once per item, if your item sells
Listing Designer $0.10 $0.20
Subtitle $1.00 ($0.50 for Real Estate listings) $3.00
Optional listing upgrade Item starting price Fee
International site visibility for auction-style listings $0.01$9.99 $0.10
$10–$49.99 $0.20
$50 or more $0.40
Reserve price
Set a minimum price that must be met for your item to sell
$5.00 or 7.5% of reserve price, whichever is greater (maximum fee $250)
Charged whether or not your item sells
Reserve price in select Business & Industrial categories:
  • Heavy Equipment, Parts & Attachments > Heavy Equipment
  • Printing & Graphic Arts > Commercial Printing Presses
  • Restaurant & Food Service > Food Trucks, Trailers & Carts
$5.00
Good 'Til Cancelled listings*
Optional listing upgrade Item price of $150 or less Item price of more than $150 Classified Ad format or Real Estate listings
Bold $4.00 $6.00 $4.00
Gallery Plus
Free for listings in the Collectibles, Art, Pottery & Glass, and Antiques categories
$1.00 $2.00 $1.00
International site visibility for fixed price listings $0.50 $0.50 n/a
List in two categories Insertion and optional listing upgrade fees apply for each category. Final value fees are charged once per item, if your item sells
Listing Designer $0.30 $0.60 $0.30
Scheduled Listing Free Free $0.10 (free for Real Estate listings)
Subtitle $1.50 $6.00 $1.50

*Also applies to Real Estate 30-day duration auction-style listings.

If you relist your items automatically in our advanced listing tool or by using Selling Manager automation rules, you'll be charged insertion and optional listing upgrade fees each time your item is relisted.

Please keep in mind that not all optional listing upgrades are available with every listing tool and not all optional listing upgrades may be displayed across all our sites, services, applications, and tools.

Additional final value fees

You may be charged final value fees if you violate our policy of buying or selling outside of eBay, or we may apply additional final value fees if you are not meeting our performance expectations.

Buying or selling outside of eBay

If you offer or reference your contact information or ask a buyer for their contact information in the context of buying or selling outside of eBay, you'll be charged a final value fee based on the total amount of the sale even if your item doesn't sell. In this situation, the total amount of the sale is determined as follows:

  • Auction-style listing format: The total amount of the sale is the auction start price, the Buy It Now price (if applicable), the reserve price (if applicable), or the price identified between the buyer and seller, whichever is highest.
  • Fixed price listing format: The total amount of the sale is the fixed price or the price identified between the buyer and seller, whichever is higher.

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 at the time of sale, you'll be charged an additional 5% on the standard final value fees at the time the item sells. Go to your Seller Dashboard - opens in new window or tab 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 one or more categories, your final value fees will increase by 5% for sales in those categories. You can view your personalized service metrics on your Service Metrics dashboard - opens in new window or tab in Seller Hub.

Final value fees are capped in most categories - the maximum amount is determined by the listing category and whether you have a Store subscription. However, additional final value fees for not meeting our minimum performance standards and/or for having a Very High rate of 'Item not as described' return requests, are not subject to maximum final value fee caps. Any additional final value fees will be calculated as a percentage of the total amount of the sale, including shipping. We'll indicate which listings are subject to additional fees on your Account Summary - opens in new window or tab.

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 at the time of the sale, you'll only be charged the additional final value fee for not meeting our minimum seller performance standards.

Examples of fee calculations

Auction-style listing examples

Auction-style listing example 1

You're selling the latest version of a smartphone in used condition using a 10-day duration. You select a starting price of $199, with a Buy It Now price of $400, and you offer free shipping.

You've already listed more than 50 items this month. You are meeting our minimum performance standards.

The item sells immediately for the Buy It Now price of $400. Since you aren't charging the buyer for shipping or any other costs, $400 is the total amount of the sale.

The final value fee is $40, or 10% of $400.

Your total fees for this item:

Insertion fee

$0.35

Buy It Now fee

$0.00

Final value fee

$40.00

Total fees

$40.35

You make $359.65, or approximately 90% of the sale price, not including shipping costs.

 

 

Auction-style listing example 2

You're selling a rare vintage camera using a 5-day duration. You select a starting price of $199 and offer calculated shipping. You've listed fewer than 50 items this month. You are meeting our minimum performance standards.

You add the following optional listing upgrades:

  • To highlight the condition of the camera, you add Gallery Plus.
  • To make your listing available to more customers, you add International Site Visibility.
  • You add a reserve price of $400.

The winning bid for the camera is $7,800. Shipping to the buyer is $30, so the total amount of the sale is $7,830.

The final value fee is $750. (10% of $7,830 is $783, but the maximum charge for auction-style final value fees is $750).

Your total fees for this item:

Insertion fee

$0.00

Final value fee

$750.00

Gallery Plus fee

$0.70

International Site Visibility fee

$0.40

Reserve price fee (7.5% of $400)

$30.00

Total fees

$781.10

You make $7,018.90, or approximately 90% of the sale price.

 

Auction-style listing example 3

You're selling a men's wristwatch with a 7-day duration. You select a starting price of $149 with various shipping options, including free shipping. You've listed fewer than 50 items this month. You have an Above Standard seller performance level but a Very High evaluation for 'Item not as described' return requests on eBay.com in the Jewelry & Watches category.

You add the Subtitle optional listing upgrade, and a reserve price of $400.

The winning bid for the watch is $964 and the buyer selects 1-day shipping for $30, so the total amount of the sale is $994.

The final value fee is $144.60 (10% of $964 is $96.40. Additional 5% of $964 is $48.20, for the Very High evaluation. There is no final value fee for the shipping as you offered free domestic shipping in your listing. Total final value fee: $96.40 + $48.20 = $144.60).

Your total fees for this item:

Insertion fee

$0.00

Final value fee

$144.60

Subtitle

$1.00

Reserve price

$30.00

Total fees

$175.60

You make $788.40, or approximately 82% of the sale price.

 

Fixed price listing examples

Fixed price listing example 1

You're selling a brand new handbag with a price of $44.99. You offer a standard and expedited shipping service for buyers to choose from. You've already listed more than 50 items this month. You do not meet our minimum performance standards at the time your item sells.

To attract the attention of more buyers, you add the Bold listing upgrade.

The handbag sells and the buyer chooses an expedited shipping service for $12.99. The total amount of the sale is $57.98.

The final value fee is $8.70, or 15% of $57.98

Your total fees for this item:

Insertion fee

$0.35

Final value fee

$8.70

Bold fee

$4.00

Total fees

$13.05

You make $31.94, or approximately 71% of the sale price.

 

Fixed price listing example 2 

You're selling Business & Industrial equipment in the Printing & Graphic Arts > Commercial Printing Presses category. You select a price of $5,000. You offer local pickup. You are meeting our minimum performance standards.

To highlight the condition of the equipment, you add the Gallery Plus listing upgrade.

The equipment sells and since you aren't charging the buyer for shipping or any other costs, $5,000 is the total amount of the sale. 

The final value fee is $100, or 2% of $5,000.

Your total fees for this item:

Insertion fee

$20.00

Final value fee

$100.00

Gallery Plus fee

$2.00

Total fees

$122.00

You make $4,878, or approximately 98% of the sale price.

Payments processing fees

If you're a managed payments seller, we charge payments processing fees - opens in new window or tab for each transaction. You'll see the payments processing fees for each transaction on your seller invoice.

If you're not a managed payments seller and you receive buyer payments to your PayPal account, then PayPal will charge payments processing fees for each transaction. Contact PayPal for payments processing fees information.

Other terms and conditions

  • Not all features, listing categories, and optional upgrades are available for managed payments sellers. Learn more about managed payments on eBay - opens in new window or tab.
  • If you use supplemental services, such as buying and printing shipping labels on eBay, or if you participate in any of our advertising programs, additional terms and conditions may apply, and you'll pay any costs or fees associated with those services. Details of the costs or fees will be on your monthly invoice - opens in new window or tab and we'll charge the payment method you've set up on your seller account
  • All fees are in US dollars
  • Fees may apply if you end your auction-style listing early
  • The fees on this page apply to listings on eBay.com. If you list an item on another eBay site (for example, eBay.com.au or eBay.co.uk), the fees for that site will apply
  • Seller fees don't purchase exclusive rights to web pages on eBay. We may, in our sole discretion and without consent from or payment to sellers, display third-party advertisements (including links and references thereto) and listings from other sellers on any eBay page
  • Depending on the tax legislation of your country of residency, local Value Added Tax (VAT), Goods and Services Tax (GST) or similar consumption tax might apply in addition to your eBay fees.

The fees for listing an item depend on the price, format and category you choose, and whether you add any optional listing upgrades.

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