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Fees for business sellers

We charge two main types of fees when you sell on eBay - a listing fee (also known as an insertion fee) and a final value fee when your item sells. For a monthly subscription, you can also run your own eBay Shop. The fees and benefits for shops vary depending on the type of subscription you choose.

Last updated on 12 October, 2021

When you list an item for sale on eBay, we charge a fee per listing. Listing fees (also known as insertion fees) are non-refundable, even if your item doesn't sell. The amount you're charged per listing depends on whether or not you have a Shop subscription, and the level of Shop you subscribe to if you do have a subscription.

Listing and optional listing upgrade fees also apply each month for Good 'Til Cancelled listings and every time you relist an item.

Shop subscription benefits and fees

You don't need to have a Shop subscription to sell as a business on eBay. However, an eBay Shop can help you reach the right customers, manage orders and build your brand. Your buyers can learn about you and your business and can browse your items through a customisable shopfront, and you can benefit from reduced fees.

Other benefits of subscribing to a Shop on eBay.co.uk include:

  • A free monthly allowance of fixed price and auction-style listings. See the table below to see how many you receive based on the package you choose
  • Access to eBay marketing tools including Seller Hub Promotions, Promote your listings and customisable email campaigns
  • A customisable shopfront and a unique URL that you can use in your marketing
  • If you subscribe to a Featured or Anchor Shop you'll also get:
  • Anchor Shop subscribers also receive an invitation to eBay Concierge, an enhanced level of service to make selling easier

Subscribe to an eBay Shop now

When you open an eBay Shop, you'll choose a Shop package: Basic, Featured or Anchor. The package that's right for you will depend on the volume you sell and how you plan to grow your business.

  No Shop Basic Featured Anchor

 

Pay as you sell

Get your business started with reduced fees and tools to help you grow

Take it to the next level with more free listings, eBay packaging supplies, free international listings and more

Expand your business with confidence, with unlimited fixed price listings included and increased benefits across the board

Monthly subscription value*

-

£90

£245 

£1275 

Monthly price

-

£25

£69

£399

Free fixed price listings**

-

250

1500

Unlimited

Free 7-day auction-style listings**

-

50

300

500

Additional fixed price listings

30p

10p

5p

Free

Additional auction-style listings

30p

15p

15p

15p

Seller Hub

Seller Hub Promotions

Promote your listings

Shopfront

Link to eBay Shop on listings

Daily Deals eligibility

European Sales Booster

Comparative pricing via API

Terapeak Sourcing Insights

Customer service

Standard

Standard

Standard

Invitation to eBay Concierge

eBay packaging voucher

Worth £10 a month

Worth £20 a month

Listing upgrade credit

Worth £10 a month

Worth £20 a month

Free listings in 13 countries

Free listing in 2 categories

Selling Manager Pro

Pay £4.16 extra

* Values relative to the subscription tier below, when you use all of your allowance. Anchor Shop values based on average listings.
** Selling allowances and fair use policy apply.
You can access the Multi-buy feature without a Shop subscription. However, setting up and managing campaigns using the Seller Hub Marketing tab requires an eBay Shop subscription.

eBay Concierge

If you subscribe to an Anchor Shop, you'll receive an invitation to eBay Concierge, a free, enhanced level of service to selected customers to make selling easier. You get:

  • Direct access to a dedicated team of experts with minimal wait times and a choice of contact options
  • Support from top team members empowered to take responsibility for issues and concerns
  • Tailored support on selling issues

eBay Concierge is subject to the following conditions:

  • The service is only available for sellers with a UK registration address
  • Subject to ongoing seller performance evaluation
  • Concierge is subject to availability if we have a significant increase in demand

It may take up to 14 days for Concierge to activate on your account.

Fees for optional listing upgrades 

Certain features, like adding a subtitle, do incur 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, and they're not included in your allocation of free listings

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

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)

Scheduler

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

10p

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.

25p for Fixed Price listings For auction-style listings the fee depends on the start price:

  • 4p for start price less than £5
  • 8p for start price from £5 to £29.99
  • 13p for start price of £30 or more

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 a variable percentage 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. See the table below for the variable percentages by category. 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.

See our table below for a list of final value fees by category and any exceptions that apply.

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'll charge a final value fee for introducing you to the buyer. In this case, the final value fee is calculated as a percentage 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 are eligible for a credit of the variable percentage portion of the final value fee provided that you refund the buyer in full in resolution of a return or cancellation request. The fixed fee per order will not be credited.

For items that have been listed in two categories, the higher of the two final value fees will be charged. For example, if you've listed an item in both the Music category (which has a 9.9% + 30p final value fee) and the Musical Instruments & DJ Equipment category (which has a 10.9% + 30p final value fee), when it sells you'll be charged the higher 10.9% final value fee.

Sellers whose performance level is Below Standard on the 20th of a month incur an additional 4 percentage points fee on top of the final value fee on sales in the following calendar month. For example, a 9.9% +30p final value fee would increase to 13.9% + 30p. The additional fee applies to the total amount of the sale. Above Standard and eBay Top-rated Sellers are not impacted by this additional fee.

For opened "Item not as described" requests, sellers are assessed compared to their peers in the service metrics dashboard in Seller Hub. Sellers with "Very high" rates of "Item not as described" requests opened against them in the evaluation on the 20th of a month will incur an additional 4 percentage points fee on top of the final value fees applicable to sales on the relevant eBay sites and categories during the following calendar month. For example, a final value fee in the affected eBay sites and categories would increase from 8.9% + 30p to 12.9% + 30p. If a seller is rated "Very high" in a category, but has fewer than 10 such requests opened against them or their "Item not as described" rate is under 1% in a specific category during the evaluation period, they will not be subject to this increased fee.

Final value fees by category
Category Category ID Final value fee % + 30p per order

Antiques

#20081

10.9%

Art, except subcategories below:

#550

10.9%

  • Art NFTs

#262051

5%

Baby, except subcategories below:

#2984

10.9%

  • Bath Toys
  • Playmats & Jigsaw Mats

#96777
#131082

  • 10.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £250 (calculated per item)
  • 7.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £250 and up to £650 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £650

Books, Comics & Magazines

#267

9.9%

Business, Office & Industrial

#12576

11.9%

Cameras & Photography, except subcategories below:

#625

9.9%

  • Camcorders
  • Camera Drone Accessories
  • Digital Cameras
  • Film Photography
  • Lenses & Filters

#11724
#182969
#31388
#69323
#78997

  • 6.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £400 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £400

Clothes, Shoes & Accessories, except subcategories below:

#11450

11.9%

  • Baby Clothes, Shoes & Accessories

#260018

10.9%

  • Men > Men's Shoes > Trainers
  • Women > Women's Shoes > Trainers

#15709

#95672

11.9%

 

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Coins

#11116

10.9%

Collectables, except subcategories below:

#1

10.9%

  • Emerging NFTs
  • Non-Sport Trading Card NFTs

#262050
#262052

5%

Computers, Tablets & Networking, except subcategories below:

#58058

9.9%

  • Desktops & All-In-Ones
  • Drives, Storage & Blank Media
  • Enterprise Networking, Servers
  • Home Networking & Connectivity
  • Tablets & eBook Readers
  • Laptops & Netbooks
  • Printers, Scanners & Supplies
  • Software

#171957
#165
#175698
#11176
#171485
#175672
#171961
#18793

  • 6.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £400 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £400

Crafts

#14339

12.9%

Dolls & Bears

#237

10.9%

Event Tickets

#1305

12.9%

Films & TV, except subcategories below:

#11232

9.9%

  • Film NFTs

#262053

5%

Garden & Patio, except subcategories below:

#159912

10.9%

  • Saunas

#181054

  • 10.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £250 (calculated per item)
  • 7.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £250 and up to £650 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £650
  • Conservatories

#109072

  • 11.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £250 (calculated per item)
  • 7.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £250

Health & Beauty, except subcategories below:

#26395

10.9%

  • Hair Extensions & Wigs

#182101

11.9%

  • Electronic Smoking, Parts & Accessories
  • Vaporizers

#183497
#183494

12.9%

Holidays & Travel

#3252

  • 7.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £650 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £650

Home, Furniture & DIY, except subcategories below:

#11700

  • 11.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £250 (calculated per item)
  • 7.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £250
  • Appliances
  • DIY Tools & Workshop Equipment
  • Kitchen Scales
  • Paint Sprayers
  • Smart Speakers

#20710
#631
#50419
#260160
#184435

  • 6.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £400 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £400
  • Electrical Socket Adapters & Converters
  • Power Strips & Surge Protectors

#88759
#67779

  • 9.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £250 (calculated per item)
  • 7.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £250
  • Furniture
  • Bath
  • Other Home Plumbing & Fixtures
  • Shower Pumps
  • Frying & Grill Pans

#3197
#26677
#3191
#260622
#98845

  • 10.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £250 (calculated per item)
  • 7.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £250 and up to £650 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £650

Jewellery & Watches, except subcategories below:

#281

  • 12.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £450 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £450
  • Watches, Parts & Accessories

#260324

  • 11.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £500 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £500

Mobile Phones & Communication, except subcategories below:

#15032

9.9%

  • Home Phones & Accessories
  • Mobile & Smart Phones
  • PDAs

#3286
#9355
#38331

  • 6.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £400 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £400

Music, except subcategories below:

#11233

9.9%

  • Music NFTs

#262054

5%

Musical Instruments & DJ Equipment

#619

10.9%

Pet Supplies

#1281

12.9%

Pottery & Glass

#870

10.9%

Sound & Vision, except subcategories below:

#293

9.9%

  • DVD, Blu-ray & Home Cinema
  • Headphones
  • Home Audio & HiFi Separates
  • iPods & MP3 Players
  • Televisions
  • TV Reception & Set-Top Boxes

#32852
#112529
#14969
#73839
#11071
#15069

  • 6.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £400 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £400

Sporting Goods

#888

10.9%

Sports Memorabilia, except subcategories below:

#64482

10.9%

  • Sport Trading Card NFTs

#262055

5%

Stamps

#260

10.9%

Toys & Games, except subcategories below:

#220

10.9%

  • CCG NFTs

#262056

5%

  • Tents

#117213

  • 10.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £250 (calculated per item)
  • 7.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £250

Vehicle Parts & Accessories, except subcategories below:

#131090

8.9%

  • Tyres
  • Tyres & Tubes

#179680
#124313

  • 7.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £250 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £250
  • GPS & Sat Nav Devices
  • Power Tools & Equipment

#139835
#35000

  • 6.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £400 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £400

Video Games & Consoles, except subcategories below:

#1249

9.9%

  • Video Game Consoles

#139971

  • 6.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £400 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £400

Wholesale & Job Lots

#40005

12.9%

Everything Else, except subcategories below:

#99

12.9%

  • Memorials & Funerals

#88739

11.9%

Final value fee volume discounts

If your total sales volume (including postage) on ebay.at, ebay.com.au, befr.ebay.be, benl.ebay.be, ebay.ca, cafr.ebay.ca, ebay.ch, ebay.com, ebay.de, ebay.es, ebay.fr, ebay.ie, ebay.it, ebay.nl, ebay.pl, ebay.co.uk (collectively, the "eBay Sites"), is at least £25,000 in the previous three months on a rolling basis, you may be eligible for a discount in the following month for listings on the UK site, provided your seller level is at least Above Standard:

Sales volume (prior 3 months) Discount on final value fees
£25,000 to £200,000 4%
Above £200,000 8%

We assess your sales volume tier on the 20th of each month based on your sales history on the eBay Sites in the past three months on a rolling basis. The volume discount will be applied automatically to your final value fees from the start of the following calendar month.

Volume discount calculation and exclusions

In order to benefit from a volume discount on the final value fee in the following month, your transaction volume per eBay account on the eBay Sites must be above the minimum threshold values in the period of determination. If you do not reach the transaction volume over this period, you will not receive the volume discount.

Some category exclusions apply in the evaluation of your sales volume tier and volume discount eligibility. On the eBay.co.uk site, the Cars, Motorcycles & Vehicles (#9800), Gift Vouchers & Coupons (#172008), Property (#10542) and Coins (#11116) categories do not count towards your evaluation and are not eligible for the volume discount. See the table below for category exclusions on international sites.

Your account must be registered on eBay.co.uk with a registered address in the UK in order to qualify for the discount.

eBay reserves the right to exclude you from the volume discounts if you violate eBay policies (including the User Agreement, User Privacy Notice, Global seller performance standards, and Payments Terms of Use).

Categories excluded from volume discount calculation on international sites

The following category exclusions apply in the evaluation of your sales volume tier and volume discount eligibility on sites other than eBay.co.uk:

Listing site Excluded Categories

Australia

Businesses for Sale (#11759), Aircrafts (#63676), Boats (#26429), Caravans/Motorhomes (#32633), Cars (#29690), Motorcycles (#32073), Trucks/Commercial Vehicles (#6049), Real Estate (#10542), Vouchers/Gift Certificates (#172008), Bullion (#39482)

Austria & Germany

Auto & Motorrad: Fahrzeuge (#9800), Kfz-Service auf Anfrage (#179235), Immobilien (#10542), Motorboote (#48329), Segelboote (#132148), Sonstige Boote (#36623), Garantien & Versicherungen (#175844), Gift Cards & Coupons (#55008), Bullion (#39482)

Belgium (Dutch)

Auto's, motoren - voertuigen (#9800), Vastgoed & Verhuur (#10542), Munten en bankbiljetten (#39482), Jetski's (#1295), Sport & Vrije Tijd: Sportvliegen (#36657)

Belgium (French)

Auto, moto - véhicules (#9800), Immobilier (#10542), Monnaies (#39482), Scooters des mers (#1295), Aviation (#36657)

Canada (English/French)

Cars & Trucks (#6001), Motorcycles (#6024), Other Vehicles & Trailers (#6038), RVs & Campers (#50054), Boats (#26429), Powersports (#66466), Gift Cards & Coupons (#172008), Real Estate (#10542), Bullion (#39482)

France

Auto, moto - véhicules (#9800), Immobilier (#10542), Monnaies (#39482), Bateaux, voile, nautisme (#1295), Aviation (#36657)

Ireland

Cars, Motorcycles & Vehicles (#9800), Property (#10542), Coins (#39482), Water scooters (#1295)

Italy

Auto e moto: veicoli (#9800), Monete e Banconote (#39482), Nautica e imbarcazioni: Acquascooter (#1295)

Netherlands

Auto's, motoren - voertuigen (#9800), Vastgoed (#10542), Munten en bankbiljetten (#39482), Waterscooters (#1295), Sport en vakantie: Luchtvaart (#36657)

Poland

Serwis pojazdów na zadanie (#179235), Motoryzacja: Pojazdy (#9800), Nieruchomosci (#10542), Motorówki (#48329), Pozostale lodzie (#36623), Zaglówki (#132148), Numizmatyka (#39482), Wszystko inne (#175844), Skutery wodne (#1295), Samoloty (36657)

Spain

Motor: vehículos (#9800 ), Monedas y Billetes (#39482), Motos acuáticas (#1295)

Switzerland

Auto & Motorrad: Fahrzeuge (#9800), Motorboote (#48329), Segelboote (#132148), Sonstige Boote (#36623), Münzen (#39482), Tickets (#55008), Wassermotorräder (#1295), Flugzeuge (#36657)

United States

Cars & Trucks (#6001), Motorcycles (#6024), Other Vehicles & Trailers (#6038), RVs & Campers (#50054), Boats (#26429), Powersports (#66466), Gift Cards & Coupons (#172008), Real Estate (#10542), Bullion (#39482)

Premium Service listings

If you are an eBay Top-rated Seller, you receive the benefit of a 10% discount on final value fees for Premium Service listings on eBay.co.uk. The 10% discount applies to the variable portion of the final value fee for your Premium Service listings, but does not apply to the 30p per order fixed fee.

Read our Seller levels and performance standards article for more information about eBay Premium Service.

Fees for promoting your listings

To give greater exposure to the items you sell, you can create a promoted listing ad campaign. Promoted Listings fees vary depending on the campaign type you select. You'll either be charged per ad click, a chosen percentage after your listing sells, or an upfront, flat fee. Promoted Listings is available to Above standard and Top rated sellers with recent sales activity. Learn more about our Promoted Listings Terms of Service.

Fees for Classified Ad listing format

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

Category Listing fee

Business, Office & Industrial

£8.69

Property

£30.43

Holidays & Travel

£13.04

Dispute fee

When you are found responsible for a chargeback or other disputed amount as per eBay's policies, we charge a £14 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
0.5% 1.8% 2.0%

*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.

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 exclusive of VAT
  • 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
  • The fees on this page apply to listings on eBay.co.uk. If you list an item on another eBay site, 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 we are not able to deduct fees directly from your sales, you will be invoiced for these fees at a later date
  • If you subscribe to an eBay Shop, please read our Shops terms and conditions
  • We'll charge you for your Shop every month until you cancel your subscription. Please read our Shops terms and conditions to find out how fees are charged when you change your Shop level or cancel your subscription

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The benefits of having an eBay Shop include allocations of free listings, and lower listing fees on any additional listings you create once you've used up your allocation.

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