🇬🇧 UK eBay Fee Calculator

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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 fee. Check out eBay website to understand the requirements.

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 CategoryNormal RateTop Rated Seller
All Categories10.00%9.00%

Business sellers

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

Main CategorySubcategoryFinal Value Fees
BabyBath Toys
Playmats & Jigsaw Mats
9% up to £250
6% above £250
Everything else9%
Cameras & PhotographyCamcorders
Camera Drone Accessories
Digital Cameras
Film Photography
Lenses & Filters
5%
Everything else8%
Clothing, Shoes & AccessoriesBaby Clothes, Shoes & Accessories9%
Everything else10%
Computers, Tablets & NetworkingDesktops & All-in-Ones
Drives, Storage & Blank Media
Enterprise Networking, Servers
Home Networking & Connectivity
Laptops & Netbooks
Printers, Scanners & Suppliers
Software
Tablets & eBook Readers
5%
Everything else8%
Garden & PatioSaunas9% up to £250
6% above £250
Conservatories10% up to £250
6% above £250
Everything else10.9%
Health & BeautyHair Extensions & Wigs10%
Vape Pens, E-Cigarettes & Accessories
Vaporizers
11%
Everything else9%
Home, Furniture & DIYAppliances
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 else10% up to £250
6% above £250
Mobile Phones & CommunicationHome Phones & Accessories
Mobile & Smart Phones
PDAs
5%
Everything else8%
Sound & VisionDVD, Blu-ray & Home Cinema
Headphones
Home Audio & HiFi Separates
iPods & MP3 Players
Televisions
TV Reception & Set-Top Boxes
5%
Everything else8%
Toys & GamesTents9% up to £250
6% above £250
Everything else9%
Vehicle Parts & AccessoriesGPS & Sat Nav
Power Tools & Equipment
5%
Tyres
Tyres & Tubes
6%
Everything else7%
Video Games & ConsolesConsoles5%
Everything else8%
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 & Travel6%
Everything else11%

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 for private sellers and this page for business sellers.

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.

Private Sellers

Shop CategoryNormal RateTop Rated Seller
All Categories11.9% + £0.3010.71% + £0.30

Business Sellers

Each order includes a £0.30 transaction fee.

Main CategorySubcategoryFinal Value Fees
BabyBath Toys
Playmats & Jigsaw Mats
10.9% up to £250
7.9% above £250 and up to £650
2% above £650
Everything else10.9%
Cameras & PhotographyCamcorders
Camera Drone Accessories
Digital Cameras
Film Photography
Lenses & Filters
6.9% up to £400
2% above £400
Everything else9.9%
Clothing, Shoes & AccessoriesBaby Clothes, Shoes & Accessories10.9%
Everything else9.9%
Computers, Tablets & NetworkingDesktops & 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 else9.9%
Garden & PatioSaunas10.9% up to £250
7.9% above £250 and up to £650
2% above £650
Conservatories11.9% up to £250
7.9% above £250
Everything else10.9%
Health & BeautyHair Extensions & Wigs11.9%
Vape Pens, E-Cigarettes & Accessories
Vaporizers
12.9%
Everything else10.9%
Home, Furniture & DIYAppliances
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
Other Home Plumbing & Fixtures
Shower Pumps
10.9% up to £250
7.9% above £250 and up to £650
2% above £650
Everything else11.9%
Mobile Phones & CommunicationHome Phones & Accessories
Mobile & Smart Phones
PDAs
6.9% up to £400
2% above £400
Everything else9.9%
Sound & VisionDVD, 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 else9.9%
Toys & GamesTents10.9% up to £250
7.9% above £250
Everything else10.9%
Vehicle Parts & AccessoriesGPS & 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 else8.9%
Video Games & ConsolesConsoles6.9% up to £400
2% above £400
Everything else9.9%
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 & Travel7.9% up to £650
2% above £650
Everything else12.9%

15% + 5p Final Value Fees on all sales

From 24 Aug 2020 to 23 Feb 2021, there is a special promotion for 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.

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 monthsDiscount on final value fees
£25,000 to £200,0004%
Above £200,0008%

International fee

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

RegionAdditional fee
Eurozone & Northern Europe0.5%
US & Canada1.8%
All other countries2.0%

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 SalesTransaction Fee
Up to £1,5003.4% + £0.20
£1,500.01 - £6,000.002.9% + £0.20
£6,000.01 - £15,000.002.4% + £0.20
£15,000.01 - £55,000.001.9% + £0.20
Domestic sales2.9% + £0.30
Oversea sales3.4% + £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 for 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.