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eBay sellers pay fees based on the items sold and how a listing is set up. Fee amounts mainly depend on your listing format, your chosen category, whether you have an eBay Store and your seller performance.

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UNDERSTANDING EBAY FEES

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eBay fees are the charges that you pay to list and sell your item on eBay. The main types of eBay fees are insertion fees, final value fees and optional feature fees.

Fees for eBay Stores are different and often lower than standard eBay fees. Find out more about Store subscriptions and packages.

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EBAY STANDARD FEES

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Insertion fees

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The fee to list your item. Insertion fees only apply when you list more than 40 items a month. The insertion fee can depend on the category you list in and the listing format.
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Final value fees

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A percentage of your sale price. Final value fees are charged for each item sold. The fee is based on the total amount paid by the buyer (including postage and handling charges).
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Feature Fees

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Fees for optional features. Feature fees include option upgrades like subtitles and scheduled listings and also subscriptions to eBay services like selling tools and eBay Stores.
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INSERTION FEES

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We give you 40 free listings every month. Once you've used up your free listings, or if an item doesn't qualify for a free listing, we'll charge a non-refundable insertion fee.

STANDARD INSERTION FEES
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Auction or fixed price
 
Standard insertion fees (Incl. GST)
 
Starting price under $100 $1.65
Starting price over $100 $3.85
Classified Ad Standard insertion fees (Incl. GST)
Services $21.99
Real Estate $54.95
Other $21.99
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STORE PRICING

Different free listing entitlements and fees apply to eBay Store subscribers. Read more about Store packages.

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DID YOU KNOW?

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FINAL VALUE FEES

We charge a final value fee whenever you sell an item on eBay or if we determine that you may have completed a sale outside of eBay.

Final value fees are based on a percentage of the total amount the buyer pays (including postage and handling).

Auction and Fixed Price listings
10.9% of the total amount of the sale, to a maximum charge of $440 per item*
CLASSIFIED AD Fees (Incl. GST)
Services $44.00
Motor vehicles $66.00

*Additional final value fees may apply if sellers are not meeting seller performance standards or service metrics (see below).

TIP: eBay Store owners pay different and often lower fees. Find out more about Store subscriptions and packages.

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IMPORTANT

We may apply additional final value fees in either of the following circumstances:

  • If your account doesn't meet our minimum performance standards at the time of sale, your final value fees will increase by 4% for sales in all categories. You can check your current seller performance level in your Seller Dashboard.
  • If your rate of 'Item not as described' returns is evaluated in your service metrics as Very High in one or more categories, your final value fees will increase by 4% for sales in those categories. You can view your service metrics by going to the Performance tab in Seller Hub.

We'll indicate which listings are subject to this additional fee on your Account Summary.

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OPTIONAL FEATURE & SUBSCRIPTION FEES

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To help you boost your sales, there are a number of optional features you can add to your listings. These include adding a subtitle, promoted listings or scheduling your listing – all of these incur additional fees.

Learn more about Optional feature & subscription fees.

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THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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IMPORTANT DETAILS ABOUT EBAY FEES
  • Your listing fee subtotal appears at the bottom of the listing form, before you submit your listing.
  • Your monthly invoice summarises your account activity (e.g. fees, payments) and shows the amount due and the payment due date. You can also see your recent account activity for the last four months by viewing your Account status page.
  • Fixed price listings are "Good 'Til Cancelled" – they renew automatically every month unless all of the items sell, you end the listing, or the listing violates an eBay policy. Insertion fees are charged every month. 
  • eBay may credit insertion fees in certain circumstances. Find out more about insertion fee credits.
  • The free listing entitlement is not available in all categories - see exclusions.
  • If you choose to manually relist an item, it will be counted towards your total listings for the month.
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View the complete fee table

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EBAY FEES TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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INSERTION FEES

  • Insertion fees are charged per listing and are non-refundable.

FINAL VALUE FEES

  • Final value fees are charged per item sold.
  • The final value fee percentage is based on the total amount of the sale (item price plus postage and handling charges).
    • The item price is the winning bid (for auction-style listings), the Buy It Now price (for fixed price listings or auctions where the buyer chose a Buy It Now option), or the offer price (if the buyer and seller agree a price using the Best Offer feature, or the buyer accepts an offer sent by a seller).
    • The postage and handling charges include postage, handling fees and any additional services paid for by the buyer (e.g. Signature on Delivery).
  • If you offer or reference your contact information or ask a buyer for their contact information in the context of buying or selling outside of eBay, the final value fee is based on the total amount of the sale, which is determined as follows:
    • Auction-style format: The "total amount of the sale" is the auction start price, the Buy It Now price (if applicable), the reserve price (if applicable), or the price identified between the buyer and seller, whichever is highest.
    • Fixed price format: The "total amount of the sale" is the fixed price or the price identified between the buyer and seller, whichever is highest.
  • If an additional final value fee applies due to either poor seller performance or service metrics, the standard final value fee for the total amount of the sale is increased by 4% (e.g. a 10.9% final value fee becomes 14.9%). Listings will only attract one additional final value fee. The additional final value fee will apply on top of the standard maximum charge per sold item (i.e. the final value fee will be $440 + 4% of the total amount of the sale).
  • When you list an item in two categories which have different final value fees, the higher final value fee will apply when your item sells.
  • You can request a final value fee credit if an item isn't paid for, or you need to cancel the transaction. Find out more about final value fee credits.

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX (GST)

  • If your primary registration address is in Australia, Australian GST of 10% is payable on your eBay fees.
  • If you're a business customer and are registered for GST in Australia, you can get a GST exemption if you register your Australian Business Number (ABN) with eBay. Unless you've registered for GST exemption with eBay, your invoice will include GST.
  • If you live outside Australia, depending on the tax legislation of your country of residency, local Goods and Services Tax (GST), Value Added Tax (VAT) or similar consumption tax might apply, instead of Australian GST.

PAYING YOUR INVOICE

  • We require payment in full each month on accounts with an amount due of $1.00 or more. Learn more about paying your eBay fees.
  • If you haven't paid by the due date, you may be billed late fees, your eBay account may be suspended, and you may be responsible for collection and legal related costs.
  • If your seller account is suspended for any reason, any amounts owed will become due and payable immediately. eBay reserves the right to immediately charge any amounts you haven't previously disputed to the billing method you're using.

OTHER TERMS

  • The fees on this page apply to listings on eBay.com.au. If you list an item directly on another eBay site (e.g. eBay.com or eBay.co.uk), the fees for that site will apply.
  • All fees are in Australian dollars, unless otherwise stated.
  • There may be instances when your listing doesn't appear in search results until several hours after you've created it. eBay can't guarantee exact listing durations.
  • We may place third-party advertisements on any web page within our site.
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Full list of eBay fees

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