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Selling fees for managed payments sellers

If your account was activated for managed payments before July 18, 2020, the fees detailed on this page take effect on August 12, 2020 and all items sold on or after this date will be subject to these new fees. Please refer to our Selling fees - opens in new window or tab article and the Payments Terms of Use - opens in new window or tab for fees that currently apply to your account.

If your account is not yet activated for managed payments, the fees detailed on this page take effect on July 18, 2020, or on the date that your account is activated for managed payments. Any items sold once your account has been activated will be subject to these new fees. Please refer to our Selling fees - opens in new window or tab article for information about the fees that currently apply to your account.

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.

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 - opens in new window or tab. Learn more about how zero insertion fee listings work - opens in new window or tab, 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 once per calendar month. 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 - opens in new window or tab. Fee amounts are based on the terms in effect when the listing goes live and when it renews.

Final value fees

We charge one final value fee when your item sells, and you don't have to worry about third-party payment processing fees. This fee is calculated as a percentage of the total amount of the sale, plus $0.30 per order.

The total amount of the sale is the entire amount the buyer pays, including any handling charges, the shipping service the buyer selects, sales tax, and any other applicable fees. If you offer 1-day or international shipping as well as a cheaper or free option (like domestic shipping), the total amount of the sale 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, the total amount of the sale is calculated 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, the total amount of the sale is always calculated based on the shipping option your 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 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.

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 % + $0.30 per order

Standard fees for most categories, including Music > Records, eBay Motors > Parts & Accessories, and eBay Motors > Automotive Tools & Supplies. For vehicles, see our Motors fees - opens in new window or tab.

First 50 listings free per month*, then $0.35 per listing

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

Books
DVDs & Movies
Music (except Records category)

  • 14.35% on total amount of the sale up to $7,500
  • 2.35% on the portion of the sale over $7,500

Select Business & Industrial categories:

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

$20

  • 4.35% on total amount of the sale up to $15,000
  • 2.35% 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
  • 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% if selling price is $100 or more
  • 12.35% if selling price is less than $100

*Exclusions apply – see our Zero insertion fee listings - opens in new window or tab article for details. Back to Basic fees table.

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.

The selling price is the final sale price of the item, not including shipping, handling, taxes, or fees. The final value fee is charged on the total amount of the sale.

Fees for Classified Ad listing format

Insertion fees for Classified Ads - opens in new window or tab 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 - opens in new window or tab.

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. The higher of the two final value fees is charged, if your item sells
Listing Designer $0.10 $0.20
Subtitle $1.00 ($0.50 for Real Estate listings) $3.00
Optional listing upgrade Fee
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
List in two categories Insertion and optional listing upgrade fees apply for each category. The higher of the two final value fees is charged, 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 business 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 - opens in new window or tab, 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 in the evaluation on the 20th of the month, you'll be charged an additional 5% on the standard final value fees applicable to sales in the following calendar month. 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 - opens in new window or tab 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 standard 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 - opens in new window or tab 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 - 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, you'll only be charged the additional final value fee for not meeting our minimum seller performance standards.

Dispute fee

If you are found responsible for a disputed amount as per eBay policies - opens in new window or tab (e.g., chargeback), we charge a $20.00 dispute fee, excluding sales tax, for each dispute.

International fee

If your registered address is in the US, we charge an International fee if either the buyer's registered address or the delivery address for the item is located outside of the US. This fee is calculated as 1.65% of the total amount of the sale and is automatically deducted from your sales.

If your registered address is not in the US, please refer to the fee page for your country of residence for your International fee information.

Seller currency conversion charge

If your registered address is in the US, when you list on an eBay site with a listing currency different to your payout currency, eBay may convert the value to your settlement currency using a "transaction exchange rate" we set for the currency exchange. The transaction exchange rate is adjusted regularly and includes a currency conversion charge of 3% applied on a base exchange rate. The base exchange rate is based on rates within the wholesale currency markets on the conversion day or the prior business day; or, if required by law or regulation, set at the relevant government reference rate(s). The currency conversion charge will be automatically deducted from your sales.

If your registered address is not in the US, please refer to the fee page for your country of residence for your Seller currency conversion charge information.

Examples of fee calculations

Auction-style listing example

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, $424 is the total amount of the sale (includes 6% sales tax).

The final value fee is $52.66, or 12.35% of $424, plus $0.30.

Your total fees for this item:

Insertion fee

$0.35

Buy It Now fee

$0.00

Final value fee

$52.66

Total fees

$53.01

You make $346.99, or approximately 87% of the sale price, not including shipping costs.

 

Fixed price listing example

You're selling a 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 $61.46 (includes 6% sales tax).

The final value fee is $10.96, or 17.35% of $61.46, plus $0.30

Your total fees for this item:

Insertion fee

$0.35

Final value fee

$10.96

Bold fee

$4.00

Total fees

$15.31

You make $29.68, or approximately 66% of the sale price.

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 - opens in new window or tab on eBay, or if you participate in any of our advertising programs - opens in new window or tab, 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 - opens in new window or tab you've set up on your seller account
  • All fees are in US dollars
  • Sellers may be invoiced for final value fees, international fees, and seller currency conversion charges under certain circumstances
  • 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
  • If your payment method fails or your account is past due, we reserve the right to limit or suspend the services which eBay provides to you
  • 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 have an eBay Store.

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