eBay charges Final Value Fees when your items sell.
This fee is calculated as a percentage of the total amount of the sale. The total amount of the sale is the amount the buyer pays, including any Shipping and Handling charges. Sales tax isn't included in the calculation.
You won't be charged an Insertion Fee if you still have an allotment of Zero Insertion Fee Listings available in a given month. However, you will still need to pay a Final Value Fee when your item sells.
The Final Value Fee can vary depending on which local eBay website you list your items on and whether you are a business seller.
Insertion Fees vary depending on the starting price of the item, the Item category you choose to list in, the local eBay website you list your items on and whether you are a business seller.
Final value fee
|eBay sites||Private seller||Business seller|
|COM||10% (cap USD 750)||10% (cap USD 750)|
|UK||10% (cap GBP 250)||5%–11% (depends on the category)|
|CA||10% (cap USD 750)||10% (cap USD 750)|
|DE||10% (cap EUR 199)||9% + EUR 0.05 (cap EUR 99)|
|FR||8% (cap EUR 200)||3%–8% (depends on the category)|
|ES||10% (cap EUR 200)||3%–7% (depends on the category)|
|IT||10% (cap EUR 200)||4.3%–9.6% (depends on the category)|
If, for some reason, the buyer doesn't pay, you need to either cancel the sale or report it as an unpaid item in order to be eligible for a Final Value Fee Credit.
Final Value Fees on shipping
If you offer several Shipping Options, Final Values Fees on shipping are based on the cost of the shipping service the buyer chooses.
Selling outside of eBay
If you intend to complete a sale outside of eBay, you'll be charged a Final Value Fee.
For example, 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, you'll be charged a Final Value Fee based on the total amount of the sale, even if your item doesn't sell.
In this situation, the total amount of the sale is determined as follows:
- Auction-style listing 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 listing format: The total amount of the sale is the fixed price or the price identified between the buyer and seller, whichever is higher.
Sellers not meeting performance expectations
Additional final value fees may apply on sales in the following circumstances:
- If your account doesn't meet eBay minimum Seller Performance Standards. (Please note that minimum Seller Performance Standards may vary from one international eBay site to another.)
For example, your account doesn't meet our minimum Seller Performance Standards for the US at the time of sale on ebay.com. In this situation, you'll be charged an additional 5% on the standard Final Value Fees at the time the item sells. You can check your current Seller Level on Seller Dashboard.
This fee does not apply to Above Standard and eBay Top Rated Sellers.
- If your rate of Item not as described return requests is evaluated in your service metrics as Very High in one or more categories, you will be charged an additional 5% on the standard Final Value Fees for sales in those categories. You can view your personalized service metrics dashboard in Seller Hub.
Final value fees are capped in most categories - the maximum amount is determined by the listing category and whether you have an eBay Store subscription. However, additional Final Value Fees for not meeting our minimum performance standards and/or for having a Very High rate of Item not as described return requests, are not subject to maximum final value fee caps. Any additional Final Value Fees will be calculated as a percentage of the total amount of the sale, including shipping. We'll indicate which listings are subject to additional fees on your Account Summary.
If your account isn't meeting our minimum Seller Performance Standards and you're rated Very High in your rate of Item not as described return requests at the time of the sale, you'll only be charged the additional Final Value Fee for not meeting our minimum Seller Performance Standards.
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