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Fees for private sellers

It's free to list for private sellers on eBay! Every month you can create up to 1,000 listings for free, you just pay any optional upgrade fees and a final value fee when your item is sold.

The fees you pay on eBay depend on the item's price, the format and category you choose for your listing, and any optional listing upgrades you add.

Listing fees

Every month, you get up to 1,000 free listings, or more if you have an eBay Shop. Each listing you create after you've used your free allocation costs 35p.

Keep in mind that this fee will apply if you choose to relist an item after you've used all your free listings. Also, you can't use free listings for items listed in the Property category, or listings using the Classified Ad format. All existing selling limits still apply, and may prevent you from using your entire allocation of free listings.

Learn more about how free listings work, including the terms and exclusions for those listings.

Final value fees

When your item sells, you pay 10% of the final transaction value, including postage. We call this a final value fee. We cap final value fees so you'll never pay more than £250 for a single item.

If your item doesn't sell you usually don't pay a final value fee. However, if you offer or reference your contact information to another user or ask a buyer for their contact information, in the context of buying or selling outside of eBay, we charge a final value fee for introducing you to the buyer. In this case, the final value fee is based on the higher of the fixed price, auction start price, Buy it now price, reserve price or the price identified between the buyer and seller.

Final value fee credits

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.

Fees for optional listing upgrades

Certain features, like adding a subtitle, do require an additional fee, but these optional listing upgrades can help your listing stand out and attract more buyers.

We charge optional listing upgrade fees per listing regardless of whether your item sells – these fees are not included in your allocation of free listings. If you choose to relist your item, optional listing upgrade fees apply again.

Upgrade Description Upgrade fee per listing

Reserve Price

Set a reserve price (minimum £50) and your item won't be sold if bids don't reach that amount. It gives you the peace of mind that your item won't be sold for less than you're willing to sell it for.

4% of the reserve price (max. £150 per item), whether or not the item sells.

Add a Buy it now Price

Give your buyers the option to purchase before an auction-style listing ends, for a set price. A Buy it now price gives you the possibility of a quick sale for the right money.

50p

Subtitle

Make your item stand out from the crowd with a line of additional text that appears beneath your listing title in search results.

£2

Gallery Plus

Catch a buyer's eye with larger pictures from your listing in search results when buyers move their mouse over your listing's thumbnail picture.

£2.50 (Free in Clothes, Shoes & Accessories, Home, Furniture & DIY and Pet Supplies).

Listing in 2 categories

An extra listing fee for the second category.

35p

Scheduler

Create your listing now and set it to go live at a future time of your choosing.

Free for your first 1,000 (or 1,100 for private sellers with a Basic Shop) listings per month (excluding Property and Classified Ads). After that, 6p per listing.

International Site Visibility

Maximise your item's visibility in search results on eBay.com and eBay.ca. If your listing is eligible for this upgrade and not already appearing on these sites, you'll have the option to add it on as part of the listing experience. Make sure you've specified postage options for the US and Canada so buyers will know what international P&P will cost.

30p for Fixed Price listings

For auction style listings the fee depends on the start price:
5p for start price less than £5
10p for start price from £5 to £29.99
15p for start price of £30 or more

Special duration

You can choose a 1- or 3-day duration for your listing. Private sellers with a Basic Shop get 100 free listings that include this upgrade.

35p

Fees for Classified Ad listing format

You can list using our Classified Ad format in select categories. In this format the listing fee varies by category and there is no final value fee.

Category Listing fee

Business, Office & Industrial

£9.99

Property

£35

Holidays & Travel

£15

Fees for Basic eBay Shops

For a monthly cost of £19.99, in addition to the 1,000 free listings, you'll receive an extra 100 free listings a month which include the Special duration listing upgrade. After that, the listing fee is 35p per listing.

Other terms and conditions

We always want to make sure we're clear about the fees we charge, so here are some details you should be aware of:

  • All fees displayed on this page are inclusive of VAT at 20%
  • If you use supplemental services, such as buying and printing postage labels through eBay, 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
  • Listing fees and optional listing upgrade fees apply to each listing you create, are charged at the time of listing or relisting, as applicable, and are non-refundable. Fee amounts are based on the terms in effect when the listing goes live and when it renews. If you select more than one category for your listing, listing and optional listing upgrade fees apply for each category
  • The fees on this page apply to listings on eBay.co.uk. If you list an item on another eBay site (for example, eBay.com or eBay.com.au), the fees for that site will apply
  • There may be instances when your listing doesn't immediately appear in search results. This can take up to 24 hours. We can't guarantee exact listing durations
  • Seller fees don't purchase exclusive rights to web pages on eBay. We may, at 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
  • If you subscribe to an eBay Shop, please read our Shop terms and conditions - opens in new window or tab

You can create a listing for free on eBay! We'll just charge for any upgrades you choose, and the final value fee when your item is sold.

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