eBay Fees / Fee Calculator

As one of the world's largest online commerce sites, eBay has hundreds of millions of registered users. Because of this huge user base, selling items on eBay can be very lucrative. Whether you're looking to sell your own creations or you just want to get rid of some unwanted bits and pieces, eBay is a great place to make some money.

However, before you rush into anything you should familiarise with the eBay fees you'll incur as a seller. Here's a brief guide to eBay selling fees so that you don't end up with any nasty surprises.

What you need to know about eBay fees:

In short, eBay sellers incur fees for selling items via the website. Not only are they charged to list their items on eBay, but they're also charged a final value fee for each item they sell. In order to keep their eBay account current, sellers are required to pay these fees every month. While there have been some complaints from sellers about these fees, they don't seem to deter many people from selling their items via eBay. In addition, eBay users get a certain number of free listings every month (discussed in more detail below).

It's also worth noting that these fees also include VAT at 15% for EU residents. Fees also differ for motors and classified ads.

eBay selling fees - how much are they?

It's easy enough to get a rough idea of how much you'll have to pay to list and sell items on eBay. In fact, eBay has its own fees calculator which you can use for the purpose. Each month, users can create up to 20 eBay listings for free. However, additional listings over and above that allocation will cost 35p each. Users can list items in auction or Buy it Now formats. However, motors and classified ad listings are not included. New sellers may be subject to selling limits, as may those who fail to meet certain standards.

Final value fees are 10% of the total transaction cost including postage. These fees are only paid if the item in question is sold, and the maximum final value fee is £75. However, if the buyer pays via PayPal, additional fees will be incurred. Users can obtain more free listings and a lower final value fee by signing up for eBay's Basic Shop subscription.