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Seller Fees

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does it cost to sell on eBay?
    eBay charges Basic Fees such as Insertion Fees and Final Value Fees. An Insertion Fee is charged when you list an item on eBay. If the item sells, you're charged a final value fee. Final value fees are calculated based on the total amount of the sale and are charged per item. 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.

    There are also Optional Fees (Advanced listing upgrade fees and Supplemental service fees) if you add advanced listing upgrades to your listing or use supplemental services. See details here.

    For Store fee details, click here.

  • Where can I find my account balance and activity?
    We'll notify you by email each month when your invoice is available. This email includes your amount due. You can also check your account balance any time in your Account Summary.
  • How can I learn more about the fees on my invoice?
    Your invoices are monthly statements that show your seller account activity. Invoices display your total amount due and account activity including payments, refunds, discounts, credits, and fees that were applied to your account during the invoice period. Learn more here.
  • My seller invoice seems to have changed around July 1st. What is different about this new invoice?
    We enhanced the seller invoice experience to provide sellers a more comprehensive view of their account activity. Click here for more information.
  • Will there be a cost to use the Fee Calculator and Fee Illustrator?
    No. The Fee Calculator (provides you with a fee estimate for a single listing) and the Fee Illustrator (recommends an eBay Store level to help take advantage of more free insertion fee listings and selling tools) tools are available to all sellers at no cost. For more information on how to use the Fee Illustrator, click here.
  • How do I choose the right listing format?
    Here are some general guidelines to help you select the best format for you items.

    Choose Auction-style when:
    • You're unsure of the value of your item and want it to sell right away, allowing the eBay Marketplace to determine its value.
    • You have unique and hard-to-find items that could attract demand and spur a bidding war, maximizing profits from your listing.
    • You are currently using Auction-style listings and you have a high sell-through rate (your items typically sell the first time you list them).
    • You sell sporadically and your items don't have recent sales to boost your item's search standing. Auction-style listings will have the option to be sorted by "Ending Soonest".
    • Add Buy It Now to your Auction-style listings and give buyers the option to purchase your item immediately or place a bid. Your listings will appear when buyers browse and search for items when clicking on both the Auctions only or Buy It Now only tabs in search results.
    Choose fixed price when:
    • You have multiple items that you can place into one listing.
    • You know the value of your item or know the exact price you need to get for it.
    • You have a lot of inventory and want to minimize your upfront Insertion Fees.
    • You want your items to be available to buyers for more than seven or 10 days.
    Use a combination of both Auction-style and fixed price by adding Buy It Now when:
    • You sell a variety of items and want to attract both bidders and buyers - those looking for a deal on Auction-style listings and others who prefer the convenience of Fixed Price purchases.
    • You want to maximize demand for your inventory and leverage Auction-style and Fixed Price to help drive bidders and buyers to your other listings.
  • What types of listings count toward my free insertion fee limit?
    The following count toward your free limit:
    • New listings
    • Relisted items—per listing—when eligible under our guidelines and site policies. Note this also includes any existing Good 'Til Cancelled listings. These are counted in each month's allotment at the time they automatically renew.
    • Listings that you end early, or we end early due to an eBay policy violation or other reason
    • Duplicate identical Auction-style listings (even if one or more of those listings doesn't appear on eBay)
  • How will I know how many of my free insertion fee listings have been used per month?
    You can keep track of your free insertion fee listings in My eBay, on the All Selling page, under Listing Offers at the bottom of the page.
  • Will my number of free insertion fee listings be affected if I take advantage of a pricing promotion?
    You'll be able to list up to the amount that the promotion provides throughout the duration of the promotion without impacting your normal number of monthly free insertion fee listings. For example, let's say you're a seller without an eBay Stores subscription who has been invited to participate in a 3-day promotion to list up to 100 items Auction-style free. So far this month, you've used of 10 of your monthly free insertion fee listings. Per the specifics of the promotion, you can list up to 100 items Auction-style free (no insertion fees) during the time of the promotion, and still have your remaining allotment of 40 free insertion fee non-promotional listings to use throughout the course of the month.
  • Do final value fees apply for free insertion fee listings?
    Yes. Final value fees apply when your item sells.
  • What if I list an item in two categories?
    If you list in 2 categories, you'll be charged the regular insertion fee for the second category.
  • Are all categories eligible for free insertion fee listings?
    You can take advantage of your free insertion fee listings in all categories but Real Estate, Motors Vehicles, Heavy Equipment, Concession Trailers & Carts, Imaging & Aesthetics Equipment and Commercial Printing Presses. See all exclusions and restrictions. These same exclusions and restrictions will also apply to free insertion fee listings included with eBay Stores subscriptions.
  • What does is cost to list if I go over the allotted monthly free insertion fee listings?
    If you exhaust your allotted monthly free insertion fee listings, you'll be charged the regular insertion fees per listing. See details here.
  • What about multi-item listings, or multi-quantity fixed price listings with variations—how will those count towards my free insertion fee limit?
    Each multi-item listing or multi-quantity fixed price listing with variations will count as one listing towards your monthly free limit.
  • Should I subscribe to an eBay Store? What are the benefits?
    When evaluating the benefits of an eBay Store, consider your listing volume and most frequently preferred listing format. For many sellers, an eBay Stores subscription can reduce overall fees significantly. Having an eBay Store is also one of the best ways to establish your brand with a custom Store home page and custom header and logo that appear in your listings. You'll also get powerful tools to help build, manage, promote, and track your eBay presence for greater selling success. Learn more about eBay Stores.
  • What are the fees for selling vehicles on eBay?
    Learn the details on listing and selling vehicles on eBay here.
  • What is the listing scheduler function, and how does it work?
    Listing scheduler allows you to control the time your listings start and end by scheduling them in advance, by as much as 3 weeks. This function is free to all sellers without an eBay Stores subscription.
  • What is the free relist policy?
    Normally, insertion fees for listing your item are non-refundable. However, if your listing ends without a winning buyer or with an unpaid item, you can qualify for a credit if you meet certain requirements. To relist an item:
    • Sign in to My eBay.
    • In the Sell section, click the Unsold link.
    • Click the Relist link next to the item.
    You can also access the Relist link from the ended listing page. Learn more about relisting your item. Tip: If your item didn't sell the first time, consider using a different title, lowering the starting price, or adding a more detailed item description.
  • When does a calendar month start and end?
    A calendar month begins at 12:00:00am Pacific Time on the first day of each month and ends at 11:59:59 pm Pacific Time on the last day of the month.