Types of Fees on eBay
When you sell on eBay, you have access to a variety of benefits such as marketing and advertising tools, seller protection and a customer support team.
To deliver all of these benefits, we charge a fee based on your sales. In most cases you only pay fees when you sell.
We charge two main types of selling fees:
- An insertion fee when you create a listing (usually free)
- A final value fee when your item is sold
Every seller receives a number of free listings (no insertion fee) per month. The Final Value Fee is calculated as a percentage of the total amount paid by the buyer (including postage and handling).
Optional Listing Upgrades
You may choose optional upgrades to help your listings stand out. You’ll pay a fee for these, regardless of whether your item sells. Optional listing upgrades include:
- Listing in a second category
- Subtitle beneath your listing title in search
Buy It Now added to an auction in some categories
Scheduled Listing in some categories
If you choose to promote your listing, you'll pay a fee (a percentage of the sale price) when a customer clicks or taps on your ad and then buys the item within 30 days.
A Promoted Listing ad fee is calculated at the time of the sale and is based on:
- The ad rate you had set at the time the buyer first clicked or tapped on your ad, and
- The sale price of an item (excluding any postage charges and taxes)
We offer three eBay Store tiers - Basic, Featured and Anchor. All eBay Store levels provide access to powerful promotional tools and insights to grow your business.
Sellers with subscriptions to eBay Stores benefit from lower Final Value Fees than sellers without an eBay Store. Learn more about eBay Stores here.
The fees for listing and selling a vehicle are different to those in other categories but the overall structure is the same. We charge an insertion fee when you create a Motors listing and a fixed final value fee when your vehicle sells.
View the fees for selling motor vehicles on eBay.
In the Real Estate and Services categories, you can list using our Classified Ad format. In this format, we'll charge an insertion fee when you create your listing. Final value fees apply to Classified Ad listings in the Services category and are a fixed fee instead of a percentage of the item price.
If your registered address is in Australia, you pay an international sales fee when either:
- The delivery location for the item (entered by the buyer during checkout) is outside Australia, or
- The buyer's registered address is outside Australia (regardless of the delivery location for the item).
This fee is calculated as 1% (excl. GST) of the total amount of the sale (including postage and handling and any tax or other applicable fees) and is automatically deducted from your sales proceeds.
Goods and Services Tax (GST)
If your registered address is in Australia, GST of 10% is payable on your eBay fees. Unless your eBay business has registered for managed payments and has provided tax registration details (ABN) during registration, GST will be added to your eBay fees.
If your eBay business has provided an ABN to eBay as part of registering for managed payments, we won't add GST to your eBay fees.
For full details on the fees charged on eBay, including dispute fees and additional fees for sellers who don’t meet minimum performance standards, visit our Help Hub.
Paying Your Fees
We make it easy to keep track of your fees through a single monthly invoice. Your eBay invoice breaks down fee types, charges and what you need to pay. Your invoice will show:
- Any listing and selling fees (sellers who have been activated for managed payments now have their final value fees deducted from the balance of their sales at the time of transaction)
- eBay Store monthly subscription fees
- Postage labels you’ve bought and printed from eBay
- Return postage charges where you offer free returns and the buyer uses eBay return postage labels
- Reimbursements when we refund your buyers from eBay Money Back Guarantee
You can access your invoice in the Account tab of My eBay.
Learn more about paying your eBay fees.
Automatic Payment Method
If your business hasn’t been registered for managed payments, to pay your selling fees, issue refunds and cover the cost of postage labels and any other charges, you’ll need to set up automatic payments. Once you've set up your automatic payment method, we’ll collect whatever you owe automatically within 15 days of you receiving the invoice. Automatic payment methods we accept are:
- Credit or debit card
Learn more about paying your eBay fees.
Managed payments offers numerous benefits for sellers in addition to offering new ways for buyers to pay:
- Fees: No more PayPal fees when you sell on eBay. You will only pay the new eBay fees for managed payments sellers
- Processes and Reconciliation: A single source for fees, customised reports, refunds, simplified protections and dedicated support
- Getting Paid: eBay final value fees netted at time of transaction and the balance automatically paid out directly to your bank account, daily or weekly.
- Seller Protections: Simplified seller protections provided by eBay with one place to resolve disputes
Learn more about managed payments on eBay.