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Fees for private sellers

We charge a listing fee when you create a listing, and a final value fee when your item sells. Other fees may apply if you add upgrades to your listing, or if your item sells or ships to a buyer in a different country.

Last updated on 21 February, 2024

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Listing fees

Private sellers can list for free on eBay. After you've used your monthly allocation of 1,000 free listings (or more if you have an eBay Shop), you'll be charged 35p for each new listing created.

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

Final value fees

You pay one final value fee for items you sell on eBay, and you don't have to worry about third party payment processing fees.

The final value fee is calculated as 12.8% of the total amount of the sale (which includes the item price, postage, taxes and any other applicable fees), plus a fixed charge of 30p per order. If the total amount of the sale is over £5,000 for a single item, you'll pay 3% for the portion of the sale price above £5,000.

Final value fees for items listed in the Men's and Women's Trainers categories (Clothes, Shoes & Accessories > Men > Men's Shoes > Trainers and Clothes, Shoes & Accessories > Women > Women's Shoes > Trainers) are 8% + 30p when the selling price (per item) is £100 or more (excluding postage, and any other additional fees or taxes). Items with a starting price of £100 or more are free to list and do not count against your monthly allocation of free listings. All other fees are the same.

An order is defined as any number of items purchased by the same buyer at checkout with the same shipment method.

Your final value fees are automatically deducted from your sales proceeds and the rest paid out to your bank account.

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.

If you need to refund the buyer or cancel the sale, you may be eligible for a credit as per our fee credits policy.

Exceptions to how we calculate the final value fee on postage

For Trainers sold through Authenticity Guarantee with a free postage label provided to you, eBay collects a flat postage charge from the buyer but there is no final value fee charged on postage.

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 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



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


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

Add a second category to get more exposure for your listing


Promoted Listings

Advertise your listings to boost visibility via Promoted Listings. It's a self-service marketing tool that offers multiple sponsored placements across eBay and the eBay network

Advertising costs are dependent on the campaign type you select. You'll either be charged a chosen percentage after your listing sells, or an upfront, flat fee


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


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 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


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.

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.


Listing fee

Business, Office & Industrial




Holidays & Travel


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.

Dispute fee

When you are found responsible for a chargeback or other disputed amount as per eBay's policies, we charge a £16.80 dispute fee for each dispute.

International fee

If your registered address is in the UK, we charge an international fee when the delivery address for the item (entered by the buyer during checkout) is outside the UK, as shown in the table below.

This fee is calculated on the total amount of the sale and is automatically deducted from your sales proceeds. The total amount of the sale includes the item price, any handling charges, postage, taxes, and any other applicable fees.

Eurozone & Northern Europe* US & Canada All other countries
1.26% 2.16% 2.4%

*Northern Europe: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden.

If your registered address is not in the UK, please refer to the fee page for your country or region of residence for your international fee information.

Seller currency conversion charge

When you create listings or sell items on an international eBay site, eBay may convert your funds to a different currency in order to collect amounts owed by you to eBay, or to payout funds due to you.

For example, if your registered address is in the UK and you create a listing on eBay.de for which fees are due (such as listing and/or optional listing upgrade fees), eBay will convert your funds from GBP to EUR using the transaction exchange rate applicable at the time of listing, in order to collect these fees. When the item sells on eBay.de, eBay will calculate your payout amount by converting the sales proceeds from EUR to GBP using the transaction exchange rate applicable at the time of the sale.

If eBay converts your funds, the conversion will be completed at the transaction exchange rate we set for the relevant currency exchange. eBay's transaction exchange rate is composed of a base exchange rate plus a conversion charge. The conversion charge is a fixed percentage applied to the base exchange rate and retained by eBay. The base exchange rate reflects rates within the wholesale currency markets applicable to the currency pairing on the day of the conversion, or the prior business day. If exchange rates are set by law or regulation, the base exchange rate reflects the government reference rates.

If your registered address is in the UK, the seller currency conversion charge applied and retained by eBay is 2.5%. If your registered address is not in the UK, please refer to the fee page for your country or region of residence for your seller currency conversion charge information.

This charge is levied by eBay Commerce UK Ltd in connection with your use of managed payments.

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
  • 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
  • Unless stated otherwise, 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
  • If your payment method fails or your account is overdue, we reserve the right to limit or suspend the services which eBay provides to you
  • 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

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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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