eBay Fee Calculator for Ireland

Calculate fees and profit when selling on ebay.ie in Ireland
Last updated on September 30, 2021
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eBay Final Value Fee Rate
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11% on first €1,990
2% afterwards
Plus €0.35
Includes VAT
Paypal Rate
3.4% + €0.35
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Summary

Enter your values into the calculator above to calculate your fees and profit when selling on ebay.ie in Ireland. You'll then get your estimated results and a quick summary down here.

Given the options that you've provided, if you sell an item for 0 on ebay.ie in Ireland which you originally acquired for 0 along with a shipping charge of 0 and a shipping cost of 0, then you should make 0 in profit after 0 in total fees. In terms of percentage, the fees end up being around 0 % of your revenue. This results in a profit margin of about 0 % after including your costs. Based on your item cost of 0, your return on cost should be around 0 %.

In order to breakeven, you'll need to sell for at least 0.

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Special Notes

  • The organization of fees is completely different when selling vehicles on eBay Motors in Ireland. As a result, we've separated that into its own calculator as opposed to cramming everything into one. If you're interested in selling vehicles on eBay Motors in Ireland, please check out our eBay Motors Calculator for Ireland.
  • For our calculator, numbers are rounded to 2 decimal places in the normal fashion. (For example, 1.005 rounds to 1.01) Third-party calculators from other sources may round numbers in a different way and as a result may show slightly different numbers.
  • Fees for selling NFTs while using paypal as your payment processor instead of ebay managed payments are not listed on any ebay documentation so at the moment, we're assuming the default fees are applied in such scenarios.
  • If you're using paypal as your payment processor and you make an international sale, the fixed portion of the paypal fee varies a little bit based on what currency the buyer uses to pay with. For simplicity's sake in this scenario, our calculator just uses the normal fixed fee from paying with euros. (Note that the difference is only several pence) You can find more information about this below in the details about paypal fees section.

How are fees calculated on ebay in Ireland?

There are various types of fees on ebay. Some of them are calculated based on a percentage amount, some of them are a fixed amount, and some of them combine both percentage and fixed amounts. Note that most percentage based fees include shipping in their calculations.

What percentage does ebay take in Ireland?

The main fee is called the final value fee and it varies based on the item category, whether you're a private seller or a business seller, and what payment system you're using (whether that be ebay managed payments or paypal). Depending on these factors, the percentage can range from 5% to 11%. For more details, check out our detail section below.

How much are ebay and paypal fees in Ireland?

For ebay, the fees can range from 5% to 11% while for paypal, it's much simpler. Paypal fees are 3.4% + €0.35 for domestic sales while international sales get an extra percentage on top depending on the location.

How does ebay calculate the final value fee in Ireland?

ebay calculates the final value fee based on what they call the "total amount of the sale" which includes shipping. Generally, a percentage is multiplied against this, then a fixed fee is sometimes added on top.

Do ebay fees include VAT in Ireland?

eBay fees for private sellers include VAT while ebay fees for business sellers exclude VAT.

Details about eBay Fees and eBay Seller Fees in Ireland

The primary seller fee that ebay charges is called the final value fee. This fee is calculated on the total amount of the sale which includes shipping. It varies based on three main factors which are:

  • the item category
  • whether you're a private seller or a business seller
  • what payment system you're using (whether that be ebay managed payments or paypal)

We've included tables below that outline this selling fee in each of these scenarios.

The final value fee can be further modified depending on your seller level.

Business sellers can quality for the "Top Rated" status. If you qualify, ebay provides a discount of 10% off the percentage portion of their final value fee, but only on "Premium Service listings" which basically means offering higher quality shipping and return policies. This discount typically shows up at the end of the month when you receive your invoice.

There are many other terms associated with how this "Top Rated" discount works. We'll list some of the most prominent ones here. Only sellers registered in the UK or Ireland with UK eBay Top-rated seller status will receive final value fee discounts for items sold on eBay.co.uk or eBay.ie. UK sellers don't receive discounts for items sold on other sites (except eBay.ie), even if they have eBay Top-rated Seller status in those countries. For the rest of the details, please refer to ebay's documentation. When you select the "Top Rated" option in our calculator, we're assuming you've checked and made sure you qualify for the discount and that your listing is a "Premium Service listing".

Note that this discount is calculated off of your fees and not on the amount of the sale. For example, if the fee was originally 11%, your fees would not go to 1% with the "Top Rated" 10% discount. The discount itself would simply be your fee multiplied by 10%, which would then be subtracted from your total fees.

Unlike the US, Canada, UK, and Australia, ebay documentation for Ireland does not seem to indicate that "Below Standard" sellers get a penalty percentage added onto their final value fees. Other disadvantages like lower ranking still exist though.

Unlike the UK, ebay documentation for Ireland also does not seem to mention any volume discounts for business sellers.

Additionally, there are supplemental fees for selling internationally, promoting your listing, and various other miscellaneous ebay selling fees like making the title of your listing bold, for example. Our calculator should be able to handle all of these too. Just make sure to click on the right switches to indicate so and enter your values. If you're looking for more details about these, please see their corresponding details sections below.

Note that the final value fee is only applied when you successfully complete a sale.

Final Value Fees for Private Sellers

  • The final value fee for private sellers vary based on what payment system you're using. It doesn't vary per item category.
  • Note that the below fees include VAT at 23%.

Source: ebay.ie

Payment SystemeBay Final Value Fee
eBay Managed Payments
  • 11% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to €1,990 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above €1,990
  • Plus €0.35
Paypal
  • 10.7%

Source: ebay.ie as of September 30, 2021

If you're a business seller, the final value fee varies based on item category. The two tables below outline the fees for each category.

Final Value Fee Table 1 for Business Sellers

  • When you're a business seller and ebay managed payments is your payment processor.
  • The final value fee for most categories is 11% except for the categories in the table below.
  • Note that the below fees do not include VAT. If you select "Business Seller" as your seller type in our calculator, a "VAT on Fees" field will show up where you can enter your VAT rate to apply on ebay fees.

Source: ebay.ie

CategoryCategory IDFinal value fee

Sound & Vision

293

6.5%

Cameras & Photography

625

Computers/Tablets & Networking

58058

Mobile Phones & Communication

15032

Video Games & Consoles

1249

Car Wheels, Tyres & Trims

14770

Motorcycle Wheels & Tyres

180035

Emerging NFTs

262050

5%

Art NFTs

262051

Non-Sport Trading Card NFTs

262052

Film NFTs

262053

Music NFTs

262054

Sport Trading Card NFTs

262055

CCG NFTs

262056

Source: ebay.ie as of September 30, 2021

Final Value Fee Table 2 for Business Sellers

  • When you're a business seller and paypal is your payment processor.
  • The final value fee for most categories is 8.7% except for the categories in the table below.
  • Note that the below fees do not include VAT. If you select "Business Seller" as your seller type in our calculator, a "VAT on Fees" field will show up where you can enter your VAT rate to apply on ebay fees.

Source: ebay.ie

CategoryCategory ID
Final value fee: 5%

Sound & Vision

293

Cameras & Photography

625

Computers/Tablets & Networking

58058

Mobile Phones & Communication

15032

Video Games & Consoles

1249

Source: ebay.ie as of September 30, 2021

International Fee

  • The ebay international fee is a percentage fee and varies based on your seller type and the location of your buyer. This is calculated off of the "total sale amount", which includes shipping.
  • On a side note, our calculator presents a mixed list of international locations that tries to satisfy both the ebay list of regions with different rates and the paypal list of regions with different rates. For "Europe I" and "Europe II" (both of which are paypal classifiers), we're approximating and treating those as "Eurozone" as per the table below. For more details about the paypal region grouping, check out the paypal detail section below.

Source: ebay.ie

Seller TypeEurozone and Sweden
  • Europe* (excl. Eurozone, Sweden, UK)

  • USA and Canada

UKAll other countries
Private Seller
(VAT included)

Free

1.97%

1.48%

4.06%

Business Seller
(VAT not included)

Free

1.6%

1.2%

3.3%

* Europe: Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Belarus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Vatican City, Hungary, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, North Macedonia

Source: ebay.ie as of September 30, 2021

Promoted Listings Fee

  • A Promoted Listings fee is charged based on the ad rate selected by the seller. The ad rate is a percentage of only the item's final sale price (excluding shipping), and is only charged when a buyer clicks on the promoted listing and purchases the promoted item within 30 days of that click. The fee is based on the ad rate that was in effect when the promoted listing was last clicked.
  • If you are a private seller, our calculator will automatically add a VAT of 23% on top of your promoted listing ad rate to make the resultant fee consistent with all the other private seller ebay fees (which already include VAT).
  • If you are a business seller, our calculator will only add a VAT on top of your promoted listing ad rate if you specify to do so via the "VAT on Fees" field.

Other Miscellaneous Fees

  • For details about other miscellaneous ebay selling fees, such as optional listing upgrade fees and classified ad fees, please check on ebay's website.

Notes about VAT in Ireland

  • VAT (Value Added Tax) applies to everything including fees and revenue. The default VAT rate is 23%. For more information about VAT rates, please visit Ireland's official government website.
  • eBay includes VAT in their fees and tables for private sellers while not including VAT in their fees and tables for business sellers.
  • As a result of this, if you specify that you are a business seller in our calculator by setting the seller type to "Business Seller", a field will show up where you can enter the VAT rate you would like to apply onto your ebay fees. The field is simply called "VAT on Fees". Simply enter a number into the field and our calculator will add the specified VAT onto your ebay fees.
  • There seems to be some ambiguity about whether or not VAT applies on paypal fees. Some sources indicate that paypal is a financial service and thus exempt. Our calculator assumes that this is the case and does not apply VAT onto the paypal fees in our calculations. For more details, please consult with a tax professional.
  • As far as VAT on revenue goes, there is a corresponding field for that in our calculator where you can enter the VAT rate that you would like to apply to the revenue (item sold price + shipping charge). In other words, this means setting aside a portion of the revenue to pay for VAT.

Reclaiming VAT on eBay Fees in Ireland

  • It's possible for business sellers to reclaim the VAT paid on ebay fees.
  • For example, to represent reclaiming all of the VAT on ebay fees in our calculator, simply enter zero into the "VAT on Fees" field (this field shows up when you indicate that you are a business seller).
  • To represent reclaiming VAT on your costs in our calculator, simply subtract the VAT from your costs and enter the smaller cost numbers into the cost fields.
  • For more information about reclaiming VAT, please visit Ireland's official government website and consult with a tax professional.

Details about Paypal Fees in Ireland

Paypal fees are calculated based on the total sale amount (which includes shipping, if present).

Source: paypal.com/ie

TypeFee Rate
Domestic Sales in Ireland3.4% + €0.35
International Sales to Canada & US3.4% + 2.0% + fixed amount (This equals 5.4% + fixed amount)
International Sales to Europe I3.4% + 0.5% + fixed amount (This equals 3.9% + fixed amount)
International Sales to Europe II3.4% + 2.0% + fixed amount (This equals 5.4% + fixed amount)
International Sales to Northern Europe3.4% + 0.5% + fixed amount (This equals 3.9% + fixed amount)
International Sales to Rest of World3.4% + 2.0% + fixed amount (This equals 5.4% + fixed amount)

Source: paypal.com/ie as of September 30, 2021

Paypal region groups are organized according to the below table.

Source: paypal.com/uk

Group NameMarket/Region
Europe IAustria, Belgium, Channel Islands, Cyprus, Estonia, France (including French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion and Mayotte), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom, Vatican City State.
Europe IIAlbania, Andorra, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Switzerland, Ukraine.
Northern EuropeAland Islands, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden.

Source: paypal.com/ie as of September 30, 2021

For international sales, the fixed amount varies based on the currency that the buyer uses to pay with.

Source: paypal.com/ie

CurrencyFee
Australian dollar0.30 AUD
Brazilian real0.60 BRL
Canadian dollar0.30 CAD
Czech koruna10.00 CZK
Danish krone2.60 DKK
Euro0.35 EUR
Hong Kong dollar2.35 HKD
Hungarian forint90.00 HUF
Israeli new shekel1.20 ILS
Japanese yen40.00 JPY
Malaysian ringgit2.00 MYR
Mexican peso4.00 MXN
New Taiwan dollar10.00 TWD
New Zealand dollar0.45 NZD
Norwegian krone2.80 NOK
Philippine peso15.00 PHP
Polish zloty1.35 PLN
Russian ruble10.00 RUB
Singapore dollar0.50 SGD
Swedish krona3.25 SEK
Swiss franc0.55 CHF
Thai baht11.00 THB
UK pounds sterling0.30 GBP
US dollar0.30 USD

Source: paypal.com/ie as of September 30, 2021

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