Understanding selling fees

Find out what it costs to sell on eBay

Our goal is to make it easy to understand what you’re paying, freeing you to focus on maximizing your sales.

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Fees 101

Our basic fee structure is simple. It’s free to list. You’ll only pay a fee if your item sells.

Insertion fees

For most casual sellers, it’s free to list on eBay. If you list more than 250 items per month, you’ll start paying a $0.35 insertion fee per listing. Category exclusions apply.

Final value fees

If your item sells, eBay keeps a portion of the sale. This final value fee for most categories is 12.9% of the sale price or lower, plus $0.30 per order.

Tip: Listing more than 250 items per month? Consider getting a Store subscription to unlock more free monthly listings, save on final value fees, and access tools designed for more active sellers like you.

When am I charged fees?

The costs to sell on eBay are broken down into two phases:

Pre-sale
Post-sale
Insertion fees + Final value fees

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Optional listing upgrades

When creating your listing, you can select upgrades like subtitles or setting an auction reserve price. These features incur an additional fee that will be charged whether or not your item sells.


Calculate your fees

The fees you pay depend on the number of listings you have, the product category of the item you’re selling, and whether you have an eBay Store Subscription. Using the chart below, you can compare standard selling fees with the discounted rates that come with a Store subscription. Excludes Starter Stores.

Insertion fees

Category restrictions apply. Learn more

Every month, you get
250 free listings

Those listings can be used for auction or fixed-price items.

Additional listings cost
$0.35 per listing

You only pay this listing fee after using your 250 monthly zero insertion fee listings.


Final value fees by product category

This fee is calculated based on the total amount of the sale, including the cost of the item and shipping, sales tax, and other applicable fees.

Category

Final value fee

Most categories (exceptions apply).

  • 12.9% on total amount of the sale up to $7,500 calculated per item

  • 2.35% on the portion of the sale over $7,500

  • $0.30 per order

Sneakers Over $100

  • 8% on total amount of sale

  • $0.30 per order is not charged

Guitars & Basses

  • 6% on total amount of the sale up to $7,500 calculated per item

  • 2.35% on the portion of the sale over $7,500

  • $0.30 per order

Trading Cards

  • 12.9% on total amount of the sale up to $7,500 calculated per item

  • 2.35% on the portion of the sale over $7,500

  • $0.30 per order

Heavy Equipment

  • 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

  • $0.30 per order

Books & Magazines

Movies & TV

Music (except Vinyl Records)

  • 14.6% on total amount of the sale up to $7,500 calculated per item

  • 2.35% on the portion of the sale over $7,500

  • $0.30 per order

Bullion

  • 12.9% 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)

  • $0.30 per order

Most Jewelry 

(except Watches)

  • 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

  • $0.30 per order

Watches

  • 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

  • $0.30 per order

NFTs

  • 5% on total amount of the sale

  • $0.30 per order

Women’s Bags & Handbags

  • 15% if total amount of the sale is $2,000 or less, calculated per item

  • 9% if total amount of the sale is over $2,000, calculated per item

  • $0.30 per order


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Selling fee scenarios

See the fees these four sellers pay to give you an idea of what to expect. Applicable taxes may apply.

Jodie

Cell phones

Marco

Sports equipment

John

Sneakers

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How do shipping costs work?

Sellers are responsible for shipping their sold items, and eBay provides tools to make shipping as convenient and affordable as possible. eBay Labels allows you to save on shipping costs by accessing pre-negotiated rates from major carriers including USPS®, FedEx®, and UPS®. Plus, our shipping calculator will help you figure out your best shipping options and set your prices to maximize profits.

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How do I get paid?

Payouts are initiated within 2 business days (Monday through Friday, excluding bank holidays) of confirming the buyer’s payment. Learn more about how eBay makes getting paid simple.

Unlock savings and selling tools with an eBay Store subscription

Whether you’re looking to sell more or sell smarter, eBay offers a Store subscription package designed to help you meet your selling goals. Learn more about Store benefits and subscriptions.

FAQs

An itemized list of all your selling transactions and associated fees can be viewed under the “Payments” tab in Seller Hub or My eBay.

Tip: You can view fees by clicking the “Fees” filter button located above your list of transactions. Go to the Payments tab in Seller Hub or Payments in My eBay.

If your registered address is in the U.S., we charge an international fee if either:

  1. The delivery address for the item (entered by the buyer during checkout) is outside the U.S.; OR if
  2. The buyer’s registered address is outside the U.S. (regardless of the delivery address for the item). Learn more.

The fees for listing and selling a vehicle on eBay Motors are different from the fees for listing and selling in other categories. See fee details here.

Insertion fees, including optional listing upgrades fees, are charged at the time your item is listed. Sellers get up to 250 zero insertion fee listings each month; so, if you have fewer than 250 live listings and do not want any optional upgrades for your listing, you won’t be charged any insertion fees when you create a listing. If you do elect to upgrade your listings, those upgrade fees will be charged at time of listing, regardless of whether your item sells.

Final value fees, meanwhile, are charged once your item sells. If your item doesn’t sell, you will not be charged any final value fees.

Fees and expenses such as those arising from refunds, claims or disputes, are deducted directly from your earnings. If your earnings are not sufficient to cover these amounts we will charge your payment method on file (debit or credit card, and/or linked bank account) within 14 days. Learn more.

Yes. You can set a reserve price on an auction-style listing that is the minimum bid price that must be met for your item to sell. Reserve prices are an optional listing upgrade, which will incur a fee when you create your listing whether or not your item sells. Reserve fees are calculated at $5 or 7.5% of the reserve price you set, whichever is greater, up to a maximum fee of $250.

Tip: If you’re nervous about selling an item for less money than you want without a reserve price, start your auction-style or fixed-price listing at a price you are comfortable with and select the ‘Allow Offers’ setting on your listing. This enables buyers to submit offers, which you can accept, decline, or counter-offer. Best of all, the ‘Allow Offers’ feature is available for free, so you can avoid incurring a fee for a listing that doesn’t sell. Learn more.

We charge one final value fee when your item sells. This fee is calculated as a percentage of the total amount of the sale — including the cost of the item and shipping, sales tax, and other applicable fees — plus $0.30 per order. Learn more.

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Don’t see your question here? Visit the Help Center for more detailed information on selling features and fees.

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