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Selling fees without an eBay Store

The fees detailed on this page apply to sellers without an eBay Store who are not yet using managed payments - opens in new window or tab.

If you have received a notification that your account has been activated for managed payments, please refer to Selling fees for managed payments sellers without an eBay Store - opens in new window or tab for information on fees that apply to you.

We charge two main types of selling fees: an insertion fee when you create a listing, and a final value fee when your item is sold. This article sets out our standard fees for selling on eBay.com.au without an eBay Store.

The amount we charge depends on the item's price, the format and category you choose for your listing, and your seller performance and service metrics.

We also charge a fee for some optional features and services, such as listing upgrades or postage labels printed through eBay.

For an overview of eBay fees, download a copy of our fee table for selling on eBay.com.au (PDF) - opens in new window or tab.

Fees when you list your item

We give you 40 free auction-style or fixed price listings each 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.

When you list your item, you can select features that require an additional fee, but may help your listing stand out and attract more buyers.

If fees apply when listing your item, you'll be able to review these on the listing form before submitting your listing.

Standard insertion fees on eBay.com.au

Listing format Starting price Insertion fee (incl. GST)
Auction or fixed price
(First 40 listings free*)
Up to $100 $1.65
Over $100 $3.85

*Conditions apply – please see full terms below.

Fees for optional listing upgrades on eBay.com.au

Feature Fee (incl. GST)
Subtitle $2.20
Buy It Now added to an auction FREE in most categories
$0.11 in a small number of categories^
Scheduled listing FREE in most categories
$0.44 in a small number of categories^

^For full details, see our category pricing list (PDF) - opens in new window or tab.

  • All sellers with an Australian registration address are entitled to 40 free insertion fees per month for items listed in auction-style or fixed price format in most categories, including relisted items and items that are ended early.
  • An insertion fee will apply per the table above if you have used up the monthly free listings, if you list an item in a category that is excluded from free listings (see our category pricing list (PDF) - opens in new window or tab for details of exclusions), or if your registration address is outside Australia.
  • All existing selling limits on your account (as well as category and item limits) still apply, and may prevent you from creating the maximum number of listings stated above.
  • If you choose to list your item in two categories, you'll pay an insertion fee for the second category, and any feature fees will be charged twice (once for each category).
  • Auction-style listings may be automatically relisted up to eight times if they don't sell. Insertion and feature fees are only charged for the original listing for non-business sellers. Automatic relisting is available in most categories, but there are some exclusions – see our category pricing list (PDF) - opens in new window or tab for full details.
  • 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.
  • Different insertion fees apply in Motors vehicle categories.

Tip
Sometimes we have promotional offers - opens in new window or tab with additional free listings or fee discounts – make sure you've selected Get Offer before you list your item(s). When your listing is eligible for a promotional offer, it will be valid only for the first listing period.

Fees when you sell your item

We charge a final value fee whenever you sell an item on eBay. The fee is calculated as a percentage of the total amount paid by the buyer (including postage and handling).

Listing category/format Final value fee (incl. GST)
Auction or fixed price in most categories 10.9% of the total amount of the sale, to a maximum charge of $440 per item*
Services category (all formats) $44.00

If your item doesn't sell, you usually don't pay a final value fee. However, if we determine that you may have completed a sale outside of eBay, we'll charge a final value fee for introducing you to the buyer.

If you refund a buyer or cancel a sale, you may be eligible for a final value fee credit.

*Sellers not meeting performance expectations will be charged higher final value fees:

  • If your account is evaluated as not meeting our minimum performance standards (i.e. 'Below Standard') in the evaluation on the 20th of a month, you'll be charged an additional 4.4% (incl. GST) on the total amount paid by the buyer for sales in all categories during the following calendar month. You can check your current seller performance level in your Seller Dashboard - opens in new window or tab.
  • If your rate of 'Item not as described' returns is evaluated in your service metrics as Very High in one or more categories in the evaluation on the 20th of a month, you'll be charged an additional 4.4% (incl. GST) on the total amount paid by the buyer for sales in those categories during the following calendar month. You can view your service metrics by going to the Performance tab in Seller Hub - opens in new window or tab.
  • When you sell an item on eBay, the final value fee is based on the total amount the buyer pays (item price + postage and handling charges):
    • The item price is the winning bid (for auction-style format 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 on a price using Best Offer, 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), and any applicable taxes.
  • 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 additional final fees apply due to poor seller performance and/or service metrics, as described above:
    • The standard final value fee for the total amount of the sale is increased by 4.4 percentage points (e.g. a 10.9% final value fee becomes 15.3%).
    • 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 + 4.4% of the total amount of the sale).
    • We'll indicate which listings are subject to the additional final value fee on your Seller account - opens in new window or tab.
  • Different final value fees apply in Motors vehicle categories.

Fees for selling tools

If you don't have an eBay Store, but you have a prior subscription to Selling Manager Pro, we charge $10.95 (incl. GST) per month.

Fees for Classified Ad listings

In a couple of categories, you can list using our Classified Ad format. In this format, we'll charge an insertion fee when you create your listing. Final value fees apply to Classified Ad listings in the Services category.

Standard fees for Classified Ad listings on eBay.com.au

Category Insertion fee
(incl. GST)
Optional feature fees
(incl. GST)
Final value fee
(incl. GST)
Services $21.99 Subtitle
$2.20

Scheduled listing
$0.44
$44.00
Real Estate $54.95 n/a

Different fees apply to Classified Ad listings in Motors vehicle categories.

Fees for Promoted Listings

If you choose to promote your listing, you'll pay a fee (a percentage of the sale price) when a customer clicks or taps on your ad and then buys the item within 30 days.

A promoted listing ad fee is calculated at the time of the sale and is based on:

  • The ad rate set at the time the buyer first clicked or tapped on your ad, and
  • The sale price of an item – i.e. the Buy It Now price (or offer price, if you agree a price using Best Offer or the buyer accepts an offer from you), excluding any postage charges and taxes.

How the ad rate is set:

If your item doesn't sell, or if a buyer finds your item through a non-promoted listing in search results, you won't be charged an ad fee.

Charges for supplemental services

These additional charges may apply to your selling activity:

Depending on the charge, and at eBay's option, these charges may be included on your seller invoice and charged to your automatic payment method along with your eBay selling fees.

Additional terms and conditions for eBay fees

Billing and payment

  • Your fees are added to your seller account - opens in new window or tab and you receive a detailed monthly invoice showing the amount due. 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 specified on your invoice, you may be billed late fees, we may limit or suspend the services which eBay provides to you, 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.

Goods and Services Tax (GST)

  • If your registered 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 - opens in new window or tab. 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.

Other terms

  • Fee amounts are based on the terms in effect when the listing goes live and when it renews.
  • 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.

The fees for selling an item depend on the price, format and category you choose, whether you have an eBay Store and your seller performance.

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