Types of Fees on eBay
When you sell on eBay, you have access to a variety of benefits such as marketing and advertising tools, seller protection and a customer support team.
To deliver all of these benefits, we charge a fee based on your sales. In most cases you only pay fees when you sell.
We charge two main types of selling fees:
- An insertion fee when you create a listing (usually free)
- A final value fee when your item is sold
Every seller receives a number of free listings (no insertion fee) per month. The final value fee is calculated as a percentage of the total amount paid by the buyer (including postage and handling).
Optional Listing Upgrades
You may choose optional upgrades to help your listings stand out. You’ll pay a fee for these, regardless of whether your item sells. Optional listing upgrades include:
- Listing in a second category
- Subtitle beneath your listing title in search
Buy It Now added to an auction in some categories
Scheduled Listing in some categories
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 you had set at the time the buyer first clicked or tapped on your ad, and
- The sale price of an item (excluding any postage charges and taxes)
We offer three eBay Store tiers - Basic, Featured and Anchor. All eBay Store levels provide access to powerful promotional tools and insights to grow your business.
Sellers with an eBay Store subscription benefit from discounts on their final value fee. Learn more about eBay Stores here.
The fees for listing and selling a vehicle are different to those in other categories but the overall structure is the same. We charge an insertion fee when you create a Motors listing and a fixed final value fee when your vehicle sells.
View the fees for selling motor vehicles on eBay.
In the Real Estate and Services 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 and are a fixed fee instead of a percentage of the item price.
If your registered address is in Australia, you pay an international sales fee when:
- The delivery location for the item (entered by the buyer during checkout) is outside Australia,
This fee is calculated as 1% (excl. GST) of the total amount of the sale (including postage and handling and any tax or other applicable fees) and is automatically deducted from your sales proceeds.
Goods and Services Tax (GST)
If your registered address is in Australia, GST of 10% is payable on your eBay fees. Unless your eBay business has registered for eBay to manage your payments and has provided tax registration details (ABN) during registration, GST will be added to your eBay fees.
If your eBay business has provided an ABN to eBay as part of registering for eBay managing payments, we won't add GST to your eBay fees.
For full details on the fees charged on eBay, including dispute fees and additional fees for sellers who don’t meet minimum performance standards, visit our Help Hub.
Paying Your Fees
When you sell on eBay, you will receive a monthly invoice that shows:
- Any listing and selling fees
- eBay Store subscription fees
- Postage labels you’ve bought and printed from eBay
- Return postage charges where you offer free returns and the buyer uses eBay return postage labels
- Reimbursements due to eBay Money Back Guarantee claims and third-party chargebacks.
You can access your invoice in the Account tab of My eBay.
Learn more about how fees are charged on eBay.