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Sneakers Final Value Fee FAQs effective 01/19/2022 12:00am PST

  1. What are the new fees?

    • For sneakers selling for $100 or more (including taxes, shipping, handling fees and applicable fees), the new final value fees are 8% for non-store sellers and 7% for Basic and above Store subscribers.
    • Insertion Fees for Sneakers with a starting price over $100 will be waived.
    • Per order fee ($0.30) is waived for sneakers selling for $100 or more.
    • For sneakers under $100, final value fee rates are unchanged. Final value fees are 12.55% for non-Store sellers and 11.7% for Basic and above Store subscribers.
  2. What sneaker categories are subject to the new fees?

    • This fee change applies to all sneakers over $100 in the Men’s and Women’s sneakers listed in the Athletic Shoes category (“Clothing, Shoes & Accessories>Men>Men’s Shoes>Athletic Shoes” (15709) and “Clothing, Shoes & Accessories>Women>Women’s Shoes>Athletic Shoes” (95672).
  3. When does the new fee structure go into effect?

    • The new final value fee will apply to items in the Men’s and Women’s Sneakers categories on or after 01/19/2022 12:00am PST. This fee is calculated based on the total amount of the sale, including the cost of the item and shipping, sales tax, and other applicable fees.
  4. What fees are changing for sneakers?

    • Only final value fees are changing. Insertion fees, Promoted Listings, listing upgrades, and Store subscription fees are unchanged at this time.
  5. Why are selling fees going up?

    • As we continue to invest in our platform, we are making changes to final value fees for Men’s and Women’s sneakers listed in the Athletic Shoes category. This investment will allow us to continue to bring new features and services, like Authenticity Guarantee and 3D true view, that drive trust and transparency in the sneakers categories.
  6. When are Final Value Fees charged?

    • Final Value Fees are charged on the completion of a sale. eBay deducts fees and selling costs related to your sales from your funds prior to payout.
  7. Are any other selling fees changing?

    • No. Insertion fees, Promoted Listings, listing upgrades, and Store subscription fees are unchanged at this time for sneaker transactions.
  8. Do the new final value fees apply to the Kids’ and Babies’ Athletic Shoes category?

    • No, final value fees in those categories remain unchanged.
  9. How do eBay fees differ from marketplaces?

    • eBay continues to remain the most cost-competitive online marketplace for sneaker resale among competitors like GOAT, StockX, and Stadium Goods. From no-fee verified returns and seller protections through Authenticity Guarantee, to tools and resources to build and boost your business, to the highest sales velocity of any marketplace, eBay equips sellers like no other to accelerate and scale their businesses.
  10. How do the new selling fees relate to Authenticity Guarantee?

    • They are unrelated. eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee is a service designed to protect sellers and allow buyers to shop with confidence. Our expert authenticators physically inspect all eligible items before they are shipped to buyers and inspect all returns prior to sending them back to sellers. Sneakers are eligible for Authenticity Guarantee based on their brand and selling price, see more details here.
  11. What happens to listings I posted before the fee change?

    • The new final value fee will apply to the total amount of the sale for in the Men’s and Women’s Sneakers categories, including the cost of the item and shipping, sales tax, and other applicable fees sold on or after 01/19/2022 12:00am PST, even if the listing was created before this date.
  12. If I list my item in a second category, will I receive the reduced final value fee?

    • If you list your item in a second category, the final value fee for the category with the highest rate will be applied. Other fees may also apply. Learn more.

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