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What does it cost to sell on eBay?

Basic Fees

Insertion fee

When you list an item on eBay, you may be charged a listing (or insertion) fee. If applicable, you're charged one insertion fee per listing, per category, regardless of the quantity of items.

Final value fee

If the item sells, you're charged a final value fee calculated on the total amount of the sale and a­­re charged per item. In this case, the "total amount of the sale" is the final price of the item, shipping charges, and any other amounts you may charge the buyer. Sales tax is not included.


Even if the item does not sell, you’re charged a final value fee 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. In this case, the final value fee is calculated on the "total amount of the sale" determined as follows:

  • If the item was listed in auction-style format, then 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.

  • If the item was listed in a fixed price format, then the "total amount of the sale" is the fixed price or the price identified between the buyer and seller, whichever is higher.

For vehicle listings on eBay Motors this fee is called the successful listing fee. For listings in the eBay Real Estate category this fee is called the notice fee. Successful listing fees and notice fees are calculated differently than final value fees.

Optional Fees

Advanced listing upgrade fees

If you add advanced listing upgrades to your listing, fees apply. Not all listing upgrades are available with every listing tool.

Supplemental service fees

If you use supplemental services, charges associated with these services may be included on your seller invoice as fees.

The selling format (auction-style or fixed price) and category you select determines fee amounts. Learn more about selecting a selling format.

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