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Fees, credits, and invoices overview

The fees we charge for selling an item on eBay mainly depend on what you sell and how much it sells for. We'll send you a monthly invoice, and you can pay by PayPal or credit card

Fees for selling on eBay

The exact cost of selling an item is based on the types of items you sell, how your listing is set up, and whether or not you have an eBay Store.

Selling fees

We charge two basic selling fees: an insertion fee when you create a listing, and a final value fee when your item is sold. The amount we charge depends on the price, category and format you choose for your listing. To help you get started, you'll receive some zero insertion fee listings each month, which means you won't be charged an insertion fee when you create those listings.

Store selling fees

For a monthly subscription, you can run your own eBay Store. Store packages offer more zero insertion fee listings and lower final value fees than selling without a Store. The exact fees and benefits vary depending on the type of Store subscription you choose.

Fees for selling a vehicle on eBay

The fees for selling a vehicle are different from selling items in other categories, but the overall structure is the same. We charge an insertion fee when you create a vehicle listing in our Motors category, and a final value fee when your vehicle is sold.

Other non-eBay fees

Keep in mind that there are other charges that you may be responsible for that aren't part of eBay, such as fees for using PayPal or other payment services, or taxes on your eBay sales.

Fees for using PayPal

We don't charge fees for using PayPal on eBay. However, if you accept PayPal payments, PayPal will charge a fee when you complete a sale, and the buyer pays with PayPal.

Taxes and import charges

When you sell on eBay, you're responsible for paying any taxes that your country requires, such as sales tax. You're also responsible for informing international buyers about import charges they'll need to pay when they receive their item.

Billing, payments, and credits

When you start selling, we'll ask you to set up billing details and a payment method for your monthly invoice, but you can change them at any time. You can keep track of all your selling fees, payments you've made, and any credits you've received, as well as your monthly invoices in My eBay.

Viewing your account balance

Your eBay account balance shows your current balance of any fees from your recent selling activity. It also shows any past due amounts.

Setting up and changing your payment method

When you create a seller account, you'll need to add a payment method to pay for any eBay selling fees, eBay Money Back Guarantee reimbursements, subscriptions, and other supplemental service fees. You can choose PayPal or credit card as your payment method. You can also make a one-time payment anytime.

Updating your billing settings

You can change or update your billing information – including your address, billing currency, and the payment details you use for automatic payments – whenever you need to.

Viewing your invoice

Your invoice summarizes all your monthly selling activity. It shows payments you've made, selling fees, and discounts, as well as any refunds or credits applied to your account during the billing cycle.

Fee credits

Most transactions on eBay go smoothly, but if something does go wrong with a sale, you'll usually qualify for a credit on the final value fee.

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