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How fees and selling costs are charged

As a seller, your fees and selling costs are automatically deducted from the proceeds of your sales, and the rest of your funds are paid directly into your checking account.

Because fees and selling costs are deducted from the proceeds of your sales, your payout amount may be different than the amount your buyer paid. Payouts are sent to your checking account daily or weekly, biweekly, or monthly, depending on your selected preference.

If you don’t have enough funds to cover your fees or selling costs, we’ll charge either your on-file payment method, such as a credit or debit card, or linked payout bank account.

Types of fees and selling costs

Fees and selling costs may include, but are not limited to:

  • eBay fees, including insertion fees, optional listing upgrade fees, final value fees, international fees, ad fees, and other fees
  • Shipping labels
  • Store subscriptions
  • eBay Money Back Guarantee refunds
  • Payment dispute refunds

Follow the links below for specific fee amounts:

How and when fees are charged

Fees and other selling costs are automatically deducted from your Available and Processing funds. These are charged at different times depending on the fee type.

Type of fee or selling cost When the fee is charged Where the fee is charged from Example of fee or selling cost
Listing fees At the time of the listing Available and Processing funds Insertion fees, listing upgrade fees
Transaction fees At the time of the sale Buyer’s payment Final value fees, international fees
Monthly fees At the beginning of each month Available and Processing funds Store subscription fee
Other fees and selling costs At the time they’re incurred Available and Processing funds Shipping labels, ad fees, refunds to buyers, dispute fees

Learn more about setting up and changing your payment method for fees and selling costs.

If you’re accepting payment by check, money order, or cash on pickup, your fees are charged to your available funds or on-file payment method when checkout is completed.

When you owe eBay money

If your Available and Processing funds are insufficient to cover a cost or a fee, and you still owe eBay money, we’ll combine these costs into a single charge and attempt to charge this to your on-file payment method. We’ll also send you a link to make a one-time payment with a credit or debit card by email and in Messages - opens in new window or tab. If your costs are greater than your Available and Processing funds, your funds will appear as a negative amount.

If you don’t have an additional on-file payment method, the payment doesn’t go through, or you don’t make a one-time payment, we’ll then attempt to charge your linked payout bank account.

If your eBay account has been restricted or suspended because you owe eBay money, you can make a one-time payment. After we receive the payment, and if there are no other issues with your account, your eBay account will be reinstated.

Viewing your fees and selling costs

You can view a detailed breakdown of how all transaction fees are charged for each order in Seller Hub or My eBay. Here's how:

  1. Go to the Payments tab - opens in new window or tab in Seller Hub or Payments - opens in new window or tab in My eBay.
  2. Select All transactions.
  3. Find the order you’d like to view and select View.
  4. See the Fee details section.

The Fee details section shows the final value fee, and any other transaction fees due at the time of sale. Any final value fee promotions or discounts will also be visible. If you would like to review all of your fees in a single report, read our article about reconciling your eBay sales transactions.

Your order earnings

You can view the amount you earned for each order (after all fees and selling costs have been deducted) in the Orders tab - opens in new window or tab in Seller hub. On the order details page, you’ll see a breakdown of what your buyer paid and what you earned. Your total earnings will be shown as the order total after fees and other selling costs have been applied.

Here's how to view what you earned for each order:

  1. Go to the Orders tab - opens in new window or tab in Seller hub.
  2. Find the order and select the Order number or select View order details.
  3. See the Payments section.

You'll see a breakdown of different types of selling costs associated with your order, such as:

  • Transaction fees: Fees calculated at the time of sale, which may include final value fees and international fees
  • Shipping labels: Cost of the shipping labels you purchased on eBay
  • Ad Fee Standard: Fees for Promoted Listings Standard
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