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United Kingdom eBay & PayPal Fees Structure

eBay’s fees are calculated based on whether you are a business or private seller. If you are a business seller, the final value fee will vary based on your listed item category, regardless of your shop type.

On top of that, eBay also rewards seller with a feature called Top Rated Seller, which provides a 10% discount off your final value fee. Check out eBay website to understand the requirements.

If you're registered for Managed Payments, Top Rated Seller discount will only take 10% off the varaiable final value fee excluding the 30p transaction fee.

There is a maximum final value fee cap of £250 for per item sold.

Business sellers are also charged additional 20% VAT.
If you're registered for VAT, then you can claim back the VAT of the item cost and eBay final value fee but the government will also take 20% of what you charged your customer.

For more information on eBay’s final value fees, check out their private or business seller centre.

If you’re selling a vehicle (excluding parts & accessories), please refer to eBay’s fees for Motors.

If you’re selling a service, please refer to eBay’s fees for Classified Ads.

If you're enrolled in eBay Managed Payments, no PayPal fee will be charged and the final value fee will be higher. For more information, please refer to their page on Managed Payment.

PayPal fees for domestic sales is 2.9% + £0.30 of the total selling price. For international sales, it is 3.4% + £0.30. This fee is calculated based on your item selling price (including shipping). If your products typically sell less than £5, you can apply for micropayments to your PayPal account. Visit this page to learn more.

For more information on PayPal fees, check out PayPal website.

To know more about PayPal international transaction fees, check out their fee table.

eBay Final Value Fees

Private sellers

All eBay fees includes VAT for private sellers.

Shop Category Normal Rate Top Rated Seller
All Categories 10.00% 9.00%

Business sellers

Business sellers are charged the same final value fee even if you have a Basic, Featured or Anchor Shop.

Main Category Subcategory Final Value Fees
Baby Bath Toys
Playmats & Jigsaw Mats
9% up to £250
6% above £250
Everything else 9%
Cameras & Photography Camcorders
Camera Drone Accessories
Digital Cameras
Film Photography
Lenses & Filters
5%
Everything else 8%
Clothing, Shoes & Accessories Baby Clothes, Shoes & Accessories 9%
Everything else 10%
Computers, Tablets & Networking Desktops & All-in-Ones
Drives, Storage & Blank Media
Enterprise Networking, Servers
Home Networking & Connectivity
Laptops & Netbooks
Printers, Scanners & Suppliers
Software
Tablets & eBook Readers
5%
Everything else 8%
Garden & Patio Saunas 9% up to £250
6% above £250
Conservatories 10% up to £250
6% above £250
Everything else 10.9%
Health & Beauty Hair Extensions & Wigs 10%
Vape Pens, E-Cigarettes & Accessories
Vaporizers
11%
Everything else 9%
Home, Furniture & DIY Appliances
DIY Tools
Kitchen Scales
Paint Sprayers
Smart Speakers
5%
Electrical Socket Adapters & Converters
Power Strips & Surge Protectors
8% up to £250
6% above £250
Bath
Furniture
Other Home Plumbing & Fixtures
Shower Pumps
9% up to £250
6% above £250
Everything else 10% up to £250
6% above £250
Mobile Phones & Communication Home Phones & Accessories
Mobile & Smart Phones
PDAs
5%
Everything else 8%
Sound & Vision DVD, Blu-ray & Home Cinema
Headphones
Home Audio & HiFi Separates
iPods & MP3 Players
Televisions
TV Reception & Set-Top Boxes
5%
Everything else 8%
Toys & Games Tents 9% up to £250
6% above £250
Everything else 9%
Vehicle Parts & Accessories GPS & Sat Nav
Power Tools & Equipment
5%
Tyres
Tyres & Tubes
6%
Everything else 7%
Video Games & Consoles Consoles 5%
Everything else 8%
Antiques
Art
Coins
Collectables
Dolls & Bears
Musical Instruments
Pottery, Porcelain & Glass
Sporting Goods
Sports Memorabilia
Stamps
9%
Books, Comics & Magazines
DVDs, Films & TV
Music
8%
Business, Office & Industrial
Memorials & Funerals
10%
Crafts
Event Tickets
Pet Supplies
Wholesale & Job Lots
11%
Holidays & Travel 6%
Everything else 11%

eBay Promoted Listings

You can use eBay's Promoted Listings to show your listings to more customers and get more sales. The fee charged is based on the ad rates you selected.

Quoting eBay - Ad rate is the percentage of an item's final sale price (excluding postage), and is only charged when a buyer clicks on the promoted listing and purchases the promoted item within 30 days of that click.

You can set the ad rate anywhere between 1% to 20% with an increment of 0.1%. Meaning you can have an ad rate of 1.5% or 16.2%.

For more information and eligibility requirements, please refer to this page.

eBay Managed Payments Fees

If you enrolled into eBay Managed Payments, you only have to pay the final value fees and no third party payment processing fees.

The Final Value Fees are higher but still less than what you pay to PayPal.

Each order includes a £0.30 transaction fee. This applies for private and business sellers.

Private Sellers

For more information, refer to eBay private sellers activated in managed payments page.

Main Category Sub Category Normal Rate
Clothing, Shoes & Accessories Shoes & Accessories > Men > Men's Shoes > Trainers
Shoes & Accessories > Women > Women's Shoes > Trainers
Selling price under £100 - 12.8%
Selling price over £100 - 5%
Everything else For the portion up to £2,500 - 12.8%
For the portion above £2,500 - 3%
Other categories For the portion up to £2,500 - 12.8%
For the portion above £2,500 - 3%

80% off variable Final Value Fees

The 80% discount only apply to the variable final value fee and not other fixed order level fees such as the 30p transaction fee, international fee, etc.

For the full terms and conditions, refer to 80% off FVF promo page.

50% off variable Final Value Fees

Similar to the 80% off promotion, the 50% discount only apply to the variable final value fee and not other fixed order level fees such as the 30p transaction fee, international fee, etc.

For the full terms and conditions, refer to 50% off FVF promo page.

Max £3 variable Final Value Fees

This replaces the previous max £1 promotion. It applies only to the variable final value fee and not other fixed order level fees such as the international fee, etc. There is also no 30p transaction fee.

For the full terms and conditions, refer to max max £3 FVF promo page.

2% variable Final Value Fees

This promotion only work if your item sells for £30 or more (including shipping). If the item sells for less, then it's the usual rate. Similar to other promotions listed above, it applies only to the variable final value fee and not other fixed order level fees such as the transaction fee(30p) ,international fee, etc.

For the full terms and conditions, refer to 2% FVF promo page.

Business Sellers

For more information, refer to eBay business sellers activated in managed payments page.

Main Category Subcategory Final Value Fees
Baby Bath Toys Playmats & Jigsaw Mats 10.9% up to £250
7.9% above £250 and up to £650
2% above £650
Everything else 10.9%
Cameras & Photography Camcorders
Camera Drone Accessories
Digital Cameras
Film Photography
Lenses & Filters
6.9% up to £400
2% above £400
Everything else 9.9%
Clothing, Shoes & Accessories Baby Clothes, Shoes & Accessories 10.9%
Shoes & Accessories > Men > Men's Shoes > Trainers
Shoes & Accessories > Women > Women's Shoes > Trainers
Selling price under £100 - 11.9%
Selling price over £100 - 5% + 30p
Everything else 9.9%
Computers, Tablets & Networking Desktops & All-in-Ones
Drives, Storage & Blank Media
Enterprise Networking, Servers
Home Networking & Connectivity
Laptops & Netbooks
Printers, Scanners & Suppliers
Software
Tablets & eBook Readers
6.9% up to £400
2% above £400
Everything else 9.9%
Garden & Patio Saunas 10.9% up to £250
7.9% above £250 and up to £650
2% above £650
Conservatories 11.9% up to £250
7.9% above £250
Everything else 10.9%
Health & Beauty Hair Extensions & Wigs 11.9%
Vape Pens, E-Cigarettes & Accessories
Vaporizers
12.9%
Everything else 10.9%
Home, Furniture & DIY Appliances
DIY Tools
Kitchen Scales
Paint Sprayers
Smart Speakers
6.9% up to £400
2% above £400
Electrical Socket Adapters & Converters
Power Strips & Surge Protectors
9.9% up to £250
7.9% above £250
Bath
Furniture
Frying & Grill Pans
Other Home Plumbing & Fixtures
Shower Pumps
10.9% up to £250
7.9% above £250 and up to £650
2% above £650
Everything else 11.9%
Jewellery & Watches Bracelets
Watches, Parts & Accessories
11.9% up to £500
2% above £500
Everything else 12.9% up to £450
2% above £450
Mobile Phones & Communication Home Phones & Accessories
Mobile & Smart Phones
PDAs
6.9% up to £400
2% above £400
Everything else 9.9%
Sound & Vision DVD, Blu-ray & Home Cinema
Headphones
Home Audio & HiFi Separates
iPods & MP3 Players
Televisions
TV Reception & Set-Top Boxes
6.9% up to £400
2% above £400
Everything else 9.9%
Toys & Games Tents 10.9% up to £250
7.9% above £250
Everything else 10.9%
Vehicle Parts & Accessories GPS & Sat Nav
Power Tools & Equipment
6.9% up to £400
2% above £400
Tyres
Tyres & Tubes
7.9% up to £250
2% above £250
Everything else 8.9%
Video Games & Consoles Consoles 6.9% up to £400
2% above £400
Everything else 9.9%
Antiques
Art
Coins
Collectables
Dolls & Bears
Musical Instruments
Pottery, Porcelain & Glass
Sporting Goods
Sports Memorabilia
Stamps
10.9%
Books, Comics & Magazines
DVDs, Films & TV
Music
9.9%
Business, Office & Industrial
Memorials & Funerals
11.9%
Crafts
Event Tickets
Pet Supplies
Wholesale & Job Lots
12.9%
Holidays & Travel 7.9% up to £650
2% above £650
Everything else 12.9%

15% + 5p Final Value Fees on all sales

From 24 Aug 2020 to 23 Feb 2021 31 Dec 2021, there is a special promotion for business sellers enrolled in eBay Managed Payments. Final Value Fees for all qualifying transactions for new and existing listings will be 15% + £0.05. Volume Discounts would not apply during the promotion period.

You need to activate this promotion to enjoy this flat rate on all your transactions.

5% + 30p Final Value Fees on all sales

This is another special final value fee promotion offered by eBay from time to time. Final Value Fees for all qualifying transactions for new and existing listings will be 5% + £0.30. For any eligible sales above £250, a 2% variable FVF percentage will be applied to the portion of the total amount of the sale above £250. Volume Discounts would not apply during the promotion period.

You need to activate this promotion to enjoy this flat rate on all your eligible sales. For more information, please check out eBay's 5% Final Value Fees on new listings page.

Volume discounts

eBay offers a volume discount, similar to what PayPal used to offer, based on your total sales volume (including shipping charge) for the past 3 months.

Sales volume prior 3 months Discount on final value fees
£25,000 to £200,000 4%
Above £200,000 8%

International fee

If you sell oversea, there is an additional fee depending on the buyer's registered address.

Seller type Region Additional fee
Private Eurozone & Northern Europe 0.6%
US & Canada 2.16%
All other countries 2.4%
Business Eurozone & Northern Europe 0.5%
US & Canada 1.8%
All other countries 2.0%

eBay Charity

eBay allow any seller (private or business) to donate between 10% and 100% of their final sale price (excluding shipping charges) to a charity of his/her choice. For more information, please check out eBay for Charity.

PayPal Transaction Fees

Monthly Sales Transaction Fee
Up to £1,500 3.4% + £0.20
£1,500.01 - £6,000.00 2.9% + £0.20
£6,000.01 - £15,000.00 2.4% + £0.20
£15,000.01 - £55,000.00 1.9% + £0.20
Domestic sales 2.9% + £0.30
Oversea sales 3.4% + £0.30
Micropayments Discounts (for transactions typically average less than £5) 5% + £0.05

FAQs

How much are fees on eBay?

For private sellers, the final value fee is 10% of the total sold price including shipping. For business sellers, eBay takes 6-11% + 20% VAT depending on the shop category. The maximum cap for each item sold is £250.

What percentage does eBay take UK?

The final value fee for private sellers is 10% and it is 6-11% + 20% VAT for business sellers depending on the item category. There is a maximum final value fee cap of £250 for per item sold.

How do I calculate eBay and PayPal fees?

For private sellers, eBay final value fee is 10% for any item category and PayPal charges 2.9% + £0.30. It's 12.9% + £0.30 for private sellers. For business sellers, eBay final value fee starts from 6% + 20% VAT and PayPal takes 2.9% + £0.30. In total, it's (6% + (6% * 1.2)) + 2.9% + £0.30.

How are eBay final value fees calculated?

For private sellers, eBay final value fee is 10% for any item category. For business sellers, eBay final value fee starts from 6% + 20% VAT. In total, it's (6% + (6% * 1.2)). The maximum cap for each item sold is £250.

What are eBay and PayPal fees?

For private sellers, eBay final value fee is 10% for any item category and PayPal charges 2.9% + £0.30. It's 12.9% + £0.30 in total private sellers.
For business sellers, eBay charge VAT so the final value fee starts from 6% + 20% VAT and PayPal takes 2.9% + £0.30. In total, it's (6% + (6% * 1.2)) + 2.9% + £0.30.

How much are eBay seller fees 2020?

Let's imagine an item listed in the baby category is sold for £100. For private sellers, eBay final value fee is £10 (10%) and PayPal merchant fee is £3.20 (2.9% + £0.30). For business sellers, eBay final value fee is £10.80 (9% + 20% VAT) and PayPal merchant fee is £3.20 (2.9% + £0.30). The final value fee varies for different item category.