eBay Partner Network

Offset seller fees, diversify revenue streams, and increase earnings, all by signing up for the eBay Partner Network.

Earn more with the eBay Partner Network

Earn 100% final value fee credit when you drive traffic to your listings.

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What is the eBay Partner Network?

The eBay Partner Network is eBay’s affiliate marketing program. By signing up and sharing your listings outside of eBay, you can increase your earnings, diversify your revenue streams, and even get a credit for your final value fees when you share your item and it sells.

How it works


Complete our quick online application and we’ll do the rest. You’ll receive a notification when your application has been approved, usually within just a few hours.


Use our free and simple tools to easily create trackable eBay Partner Network links for your listings.


Share these links with your audience on social media, your website or blog, and other marketing channels.

Joining is free and easy

See how much you can earn

If you drive traffic to eBay and the buyer completes a Qualifying Transaction on one of your items, you’ll receive a commission and an incentive credit to offset your final value fee for that sale. For all other Qualifying Transactions, you can earn commissions up to 4% of the item sale price.

What is a Qualifying Transaction?

A Qualifying Transaction can occur one of three ways:

  1. A buyer makes a purchase within 24 hours after clicking the eBay Partner Network affiliate link for a Buy It Now item.
  2. A buyer places a bid on an Auction item within 24 hours after clicking your link and wins that auction within 10 days.
  3. The seller accepts a Best Offer placed within 24 hours after clicking your link.

Learn more about Qualifying Transactions.

Example—Your eBay Partner Network earnings on a Qualifying Transaction

The following example features a $100 item sold with free shipping in the Sports Trading Cards category by a seller with an eBay Store subscription:

Your inventory

(non-managed payments)

Your inventory
(managed payments)

Other eBay sellers’ inventory

Total amount of sale




Your final value fee




Commission earned




Seller incentive credit




Your total earnings




*Includes 6% sales tax

Final value fees vary based on item category, Store subscription, and seller performance rating.

Learn more about receiving payments.

Learn more about commission rates based on item categories.

Learn more about commission eligibility and the incentive credit.

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The incentive credit is available to eBay sellers who are registered on eBay.com with a US address, enrolled in the eBay Partner Network, and meet eBay’s minimum seller performance standards. The incentive will be paid for Qualifying Transactions that are attributed to you for any of your listings on eBay.com except for listings in the Vehicles and Real Estate categories. Please note that only your Qualifying Transactions associated with the eBay.com account used to register with the eBay Partner Network are eligible for the seller incentive.

Great news! If you already are signed up with the eBay Partner Network, the seller incentive credit benefit will automatically be applied to your existing account.

If you did not receive a notification about your application within 24 hours, please reach out to us here.

Yes! As long as you create an affiliate link using one of our eBay Partner Network (EPN) tools and the traffic results in a Qualifying Transaction, you are eligible to earn commissions from promoting your eBay store or individual listings.

Note: Stores using the ebaystores.com domain are not supported by EPN tools. If you have this type of store, we highly recommend updating to the new store experience here.

No. eBay Partner Network links can only be posted outside of eBay, never on eBay property. This means that partners who are eBay sellers can’t include affiliate links within their eBay listings, eBay store or eBay Messages.

Learn more about accepted promotional methods.

The eBay Partner Network pays out commissions once per month and are paid on the 10th of the month for the month before the previous month. For example, your May earnings will be paid on July 10. You can choose to get paid via Electronic Funds Transfer or PayPal.

For Qualifying Transactions on your inventory that are eligible for the 0% final value fee incentive credit, final value fees will still appear on your monthly selling invoice and must be paid as usual. These fees will be offset by two eBay Partner Network payouts to you—the commission earned and a seller incentive credit (see example above). The credit will appear as a “Bonus” type in your eBay Partner Network Invoice Line Items (or click through to “Other Earnings” and look for Description: “eBay US: Earnings Credit: US Seller Incentive”).

Learn more about how commissions are paid.

The eBay Partner Network provides a “Transaction Detail Report” (TDR) that indicates on which transactions you earned commissions. This report includes an 'Own Inventory' field that allows you to determine qualifying transactions on items you sold from your own inventory. These items would be eligible for the seller incentive credit subject to the terms of the incentive. 

Yes. Sellers receiving payments on eBay are also eligible to receive the final value fee credit. For more information on our new fee structure for managed payments, please visit www.ebay.com/simplerfees.

Click here to see the full Network Agreement for the eBay Partner Network.

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