Everything you need to know about paying and getting paid on eBay.


How fees work

eBay selling fees are paid on a monthly basis by all sellers. The fees that you pay depend on the number and type of listings you have posted, how many items you have sold, and whether you have purchased any optional advanced listing upgrades.

You can pay your fees automatically, or using one-time payments. Many sellers find it convenient to set up an automatic payment method.

Seller fees help keep eBay running. We require payment in full each month on accounts with an amount due of $1.00 or more. You'll receive an invoice when your payment is due. If you don’t pay your fees, or if you don't pay them on time, you could be subject to late fees or account suspension.

Types of fees

Insertion fees

Insertion fees are fees that sellers pay for creating a listing on eBay. Insertion fees are charged per listing after the monthly free allotment. The number of monthly zero insertion fee listings sellers will receive are determined by their eBay Store subscription levels.

Final value fees

Final value fees are charged after a buyer commits to purchase your item, and they’re calculated based on the final price of the item, shipping charges, and any other amounts you may charge the buyer. If a listing ends without a sale, you don’t pay a final value fee.

Listing upgrade fees

Advanced listing upgrade fees are the fees charged for advanced listing upgrades, such as special listing durations or listing in additional categories. These fees are charged in addition to insertion fees and final value fees.

Refunds and credits

You’re responsible for final value fees whether you complete a transaction or not, but in some cases, you may be eligible for a final value fee credit. It’s your responsibility to request a credit if you feel the situation warrants it. Here are some situations in which you may be considered for a final value fee credit, and should request one:

If you qualify for a final value fee credit, we’ll apply the credit to your account.

Understanding your invoice

Your monthly invoices will be emailed to the email address listed on your account. In addition, you can view your latest invoice, as well as invoices from the past 18 months, in My eBay > Account.

An invoice is divided into three main sections:

Account summary

The account summary shows an overview of new billing activity since your last invoice, and the total amount due. If the total amount due is $1 or more, it will be charged to your automatic payment method.

Promotional savings

Any money you saved during this invoicing period—for example, by using seller promotions—will be detailed in this section.

New fees

This section shows the individual payments, refunds, discounts, credits, and new fees that make up the total amount due. If you sell a large number of items and find that this portion of your invoice is too long or detailed, consider changing your invoice format.

You can learn more about reviewing your seller invoice on our help page.

Reviewing your billing activity

On your Account page in My eBay, you can review your activity over the past four months, including all fees, payments, credits, and invoices. A summary of this activity is shown at the top of the page, and includes:

  • An overview of the credits, payments, refunds, and payment reversals on your most recent invoice
  • Your current account balance as of today's date
  • Any new account activity not added to your last invoice

You can review your account in more detail by clicking any of the four tabs below your account summary: All account activity, Fees, Credits, and Payments and refunds.

Note: If your current balance is shown as "Temporarily unavailable", it means we're working on creating your next invoice, which can take 24-48 hours. Please try to view your balance again later.

Using tax tables

Some sellers, especially business sellers, charge their buyers sales tax when they make a purchase. You can use the eBay tax table to specify a sales tax rate for each province in which you're required to charge sales tax. You can also choose to charge tax on shipping and handling.

To set up a tax table, follow the steps below:

  1. At the top of most eBay pages, go to My eBay.
  2. Select the Account tab, then go to Site preferences.
  3. From the Payments from buyers section, select Show.
  4. In the Use sales tax table section, select Edit.
  5. For each province in which you want to charge sales tax, fill in the sales tax rate. If you're also required to tax shipping and handling, select the Also charge sales tax on S&H checkbox.
  6. When you're done, select Save at the bottom of the page.

To learn more about tax tables, visit our help page.


For fees, please refer to this Help page.