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What does it cost to sell on eBay?

The cost to sell on eBay varies depending on which eBay site you're selling on, and how you list your item. When you sell an item, you're able to review your fees on the listing form before you submit your listing.

The fees we charge fall into 3 categories:

  • Insertion fees: When you list an item, you're charged an insertion fee for the listing. The insertion fee is based on the starting price and the category of the item. If you specify a reserve price, the insertion fee is based on the reserve price amount.

  • Final value fees: If the item sells, you're charged a final value fee calculated on the total amount of the sale and charged per item. In this case, the "total amount of the sale" is the final price of the item, shipping charges, and any other amounts you may charge the buyer. Sales tax is not included.

    Even if the item does not sell, you're charged a final value fee 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. In this case, the final value fee is calculated on the "total amount of the sale" determined as follows:

    • If the item was listed in auction-style format, then 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.

    • If the item was listed in a fixed price format, then the "total amount of the sale" is the fixed price or the price identified between the buyer and seller, whichever is higher.

    Note: For vehicle listings on eBay.ca in the Motors category this fee is called the successful listing fee. For listings in the eBay Real Estate category this fee is called the notice fee.

  • Listing upgrades: If you add upgrades to your listing, such as a subtitle or extra pictures, there's an additional charge for each listing upgrade.

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