eBay Fee Calculator for the UK

Calculate fees and profit when selling on ebay.co.uk in the UK
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eBay Final Value Fee Rate
(for the selected category and options)
12.8% on first £2,500
3% afterwards
Plus £0.30
Includes 20% VAT
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Summary of Results

Enter your values into the calculator above to calculate your fees and profit when selling on ebay.co.uk in the UK. 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.co.uk in the UK, 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 profitthen unfortunately, you will likely see a loss of 0 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.

To learn more about ebay fees in the UK and to see neatly formatted tables of fees per item category, among other useful info, so that you can gain a deeper understanding of how they affect your sales, scroll down to the detail section below!

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Special Notes

  • If you notice that the fees have changed or if you notice a major miscalculation or error with our ebay fee calculator for the UK, feel free to direct message us on twitter and let us know.
  • The organization of fees is completely different when selling vehicles on eBay Motors in the UK. 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 the UK, please check out our eBay Motors Calculator for the UK.
  • As of April 19, 2022, the fixed order fee has been reduced for business sellers from 30p to 10p via an account credit for new listings created on or after April 19, 2022 with a total sales price of up to £10 in the Home, Furniture & DIY categories.
  • As of March 20, 2022, the final value fee volume discount for business sellers no longer exists. It used to be that if your sales volume was over certain amounts, there would be an extra discount for your final value fees. Since this is no longer available, the option for it and details about it have been removed from our ebay fee calculator.
  • As of February 1st, 2022, the fixed order fee has been reduced for business sellers from 30p to 10p via an account credit for new listings created on or after February 1st, 2022 with a total sales price of up to £10 in selected Collectables categories under certain conditions. More details are listed in our detail section below.
  • As of January 1st, 2022, the international fee for deliveries to Eurozone and Northern Europe have increased for both private and business sellers.
  • Starting from winter 2021, ebay has removed all mentions of paypal integration and fees since their roll out for ebay managed payments has finished. Therefore, our calculator no longer provides an option to calculate associated paypal fees since no sellers are allowed to use paypal anymore and there is no longer any official information about it.
  • 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.
  • There are certain categories that have a lower final value fee if the total amount of the sale is above a certain amount. As a result of this, there is no exact breakeven point (profit of zero) if your costs and prices are in a narrow band around the threshold point. In other words, there's a cutoff point where you either make money or you lose money. In these cases, our calculator provides the lowest sale price you'll need to be able to profit. (So don't be surprised if you take the breakeven price and plug it back into the calculator to see a positive profit amount instead of a zero.)

Frequently Asked Questions

How are fees calculated on ebay UK?

There are numerous types of fees on ebay in the UK. 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. Making use of an ebay fee calculator to handle all these complex fees is a good idea.

What percentage does ebay take in the UK?

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, whether you have an ebay shop subscription, and the price of the item. Depending on these factors, the percentage can range from 5% to 12.9%. For more details, check out our detail section below.

How much are ebay fees in the UK?

Ebay fees in the UK can range from 5% to 12.9% based on a large variety of factors. This ebay fee calculator shows the estimated fees you can expect to see.

How does ebay calculate the final value fee in the UK?

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 the UK?

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

Details about eBay Fees and eBay Seller Fees in the UK

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
  • whether you're an ebay shop subscriber

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 status.

Top Rated Business Sellers

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. You must have at least 100 transactions and £1,000 (€1,500) in sales during the last 12 months with UK and Irish buyers. You must be registered as a business seller on eBay.co.uk or eBay.ie. 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.

Sellers not meeting performance expectations

On the other hand, "Below Standard" sellers, regardless of seller type, get a penalty in the way of an extra 4% fee on top of their existing final value fee. In contrast to the "Top Rated" discount, this penalty fee is calculated off of the total amount of the sale.

Another form of sellers not meeting performance expectations are those that have "Item not as described" return requests marked as "Very High" in their service metrics dashboard within their seller hub interface on ebay. Sellers with this status are charged an additional 4% on the final value fees for sales in affected categories in the following calendar month.

Note that if your account has both of the above "below expectations" statuses, ebay documentation for the UK does not make it clear whether or not both will apply at the same time. However, since ebay US and ebay Canada both explicitly state that these penalties do not stack and that only the "below standard" penalty will apply in such a scenario, our calculator assumes this to be the case for ebay UK as well.

More Fees

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 doesn't vary per item category with the exception of the "Trainers" category.
  • Note that the below fees include VAT at 20%.
  • There is a special promotional rate for items listed under the "Trainers" category and have a sale price of over £100. This lowered rate is 5% + £0.30 and it replaces the fees in the table below. This special promotion lasts until February 17th, 2023.
Payment SystemeBay Final Value Fee
eBay Managed Payments
  • 12.8% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £2,500 (calculated per item)
  • 3% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £2,500
  • Plus £0.30

Source: ebay.co.uk

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

Final Value Fee Table for Business Sellers

  • When you're a business seller.
  • 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.
  • New listings created by business sellers on or after February 1st, 2022 in certain Collectables categories will see a reduced fixed order fee of 10p (as opposed to the normal 30p) for orders with a total sales price of up to £10. The eligible categories are Antiques (#20081), Art (#550), Coins (#11116), Collectables (#1), Dolls & Bears (#237), Pottery & Glass (#870), Sports Memorabilia (#64482), and Stamps (#260). Note that the original 30p will still first be charged as part of your final value fee. The reduction to 10p happens via an automatic account credit from ebay that shows up within 28 days of the end of each calendar month.
  • The same fixed fee reduction above also applies to all new listings created by business sellers on or after April 19, 2022 in all Home, Furniture & DIY categories.
Final value fees by category
CategoryCategory IDFinal value fee % + 30p per order

Antiques

#20081

10.9%

Art, except subcategories below:

#550

10.9%

  • Art NFTs

#262051

5%

Baby, except subcategories below:

#2984

10.9%

  • Bath Toys
  • Playmats & Jigsaw Mats

#96777
#131082

  • 10.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £250 (calculated per item)
  • 7.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £250 and up to £650 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £650

Books, Comics & Magazines

#267

9.9%

Business, Office & Industrial

#12576

11.9%

Cameras & Photography, except subcategories below:

#625

9.9%

  • Camcorders
  • Camera Drone Accessories
  • Digital Cameras
  • Film Photography
  • Lenses & Filters

#11724
#182969
#31388
#69323
#78997

  • 6.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £400 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £400

Clothes, Shoes & Accessories, except subcategories below:

#11450

11.9%

  • Baby Clothes, Shoes & Accessories

#260018

10.9%

  • Men > Men's Shoes > Trainers
  • Women > Women's Shoes > Trainers

#15709

#95672

11.9%

 

Promotion (ends 17 February 2023):

  • 5% if item selling price* is £100 or more. Terms & conditions apply

*The item selling price excludes postage, and any other additional fees or taxes

Coins

#11116

10.9%

Collectables, except subcategories below:

#1

10.9%

  • Emerging NFTs
  • Non-Sport Trading Card NFTs

#262050
#262052

5%

Computers, Tablets & Networking, except subcategories below:

#58058

9.9%

  • Desktops & All-In-Ones
  • Drives, Storage & Blank Media
  • Enterprise Networking, Servers
  • Home Networking & Connectivity
  • Tablets & eBook Readers
  • Laptops & Netbooks
  • Printers, Scanners & Supplies
  • Software

#171957
#165
#175698
#11176
#171485
#175672
#171961
#18793

  • 6.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £400 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £400

Crafts

#14339

12.9%

Dolls & Bears

#237

10.9%

Event Tickets

#1305

12.9%

Films & TV, except subcategories below:

#11232

9.9%

  • Film NFTs

#262053

5%

Garden & Patio, except subcategories below:

#159912

10.9%

  • Saunas

#181054

  • 10.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £250 (calculated per item)
  • 7.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £250 and up to £650 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £650
  • Conservatories

#109072

  • 11.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £250 (calculated per item)
  • 7.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £250

Health & Beauty, except subcategories below:

#26395

10.9%

  • Hair Extensions & Wigs

#182101

11.9%

  • Electronic Smoking, Parts & Accessories
  • Vaporizers

#183497
#183494

12.9%

Holidays & Travel

#3252

  • 7.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £650 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £650

Home, Furniture & DIY, except subcategories below:

#11700

  • 11.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £250 (calculated per item)
  • 7.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £250
  • Appliances
  • DIY Tools & Workshop Equipment
  • Kitchen Scales
  • Paint Sprayers
  • Smart Speakers

#20710
#631
#50419
#260160
#184435

  • 6.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £400 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £400
  • Electrical Socket Adapters & Converters
  • Power Strips & Surge Protectors

#88759
#67779

  • 9.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £250 (calculated per item)
  • 7.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £250
  • Furniture
  • Bath
  • Other Home Plumbing & Fixtures
  • Shower Pumps
  • Frying & Grill Pans

#3197
#26677
#3191
#260622
#98845

  • 10.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £250 (calculated per item)
  • 7.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £250 and up to £650 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £650

Jewellery & Watches, except subcategories below:

#281

  • 12.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £450 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £450
  • Watches, Parts & Accessories
  • Bracelets

#260324
#50637

  • 11.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £500 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £500

Mobile Phones & Communication, except subcategories below:

#15032

9.9%

  • Home Phones & Accessories
  • Mobile & Smart Phones
  • PDAs

#3286
#9355
#38331

  • 6.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £400 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £400

Music, except subcategories below:

#11233

9.9%

  • Music NFTs

#262054

5%

Musical Instruments

#619

10.9%

Pet Supplies

#1281

12.9%

Pottery, Porcelain & Glass

#870

10.9%

Sound & Vision, except subcategories below:

#293

9.9%

  • DVD, Blu-ray & Home Cinema
  • Headphones
  • Home Audio & HiFi Separates
  • iPods & MP3 Players
  • Televisions
  • TV Reception & Set-Top Boxes

#32852
#112529
#14969
#73839
#11071
#15069

  • 6.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £400 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £400

Sporting Goods

#888

10.9%

Sports Memorabilia, except subcategories below:

#64482

10.9%

  • Sport Trading Card NFTs

#262055

5%

Stamps

#260

10.9%

Toys & Games, except subcategories below:

#220

10.9%

  • CCG NFTs

#262056

5%

  • Tents

#117213

  • 10.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £250 (calculated per item)
  • 7.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £250

Vehicle Parts & Accessories, except subcategories below:

#131090

8.9%

  • Tyres
  • Tyres & Tubes

#179680
#124313

  • 7.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £250 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £250
  • GPS & Sat Nav Devices
  • Power Tools & Equipment

#139835
#35000

  • 6.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £400 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £400

Video Games & Consoles, except subcategories below:

#1249

9.9%

  • Video Game Consoles

#139971

  • 6.9% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to £400 (calculated per item)
  • 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above £400

Wholesale & Job Lots

#40005

12.9%

Everything Else, except subcategories below:

#99

12.9%

  • Memorials & Funerals

#88739

11.9%

Source: ebay.co.uk

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.
  • As far as ebay is concerned, Northern Europe refers to Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden.
Seller TypeEurozone & Northern Europe*US & CanadaAll other countries
Private Seller
(VAT included)
1.26%2.16%2.4%
Business Seller
(VAT not included)
1.05%1.8%2.0%

*Northern Europe: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden.

Source: ebay.co.uk

Promoted Listings Fee

  • Promoted Listings in the UK may have either an upfront flat fee (in other words, a fixed amount), a flat fee per ad click, or a percentage fee based on the ad rate selected by the seller.
  • For percentage based fees, the ad rate is a percentage of the total amount of the sale, which includes shipping. In other words, it's calcuated in the same method as the final value fee. Note that this fee is only charged when a buyer clicks on the promoted listing and purchases the promoted item within 30 days of that click. Additionally, the fee is based on the ad rate that was in effect when the promoted listing was last clicked on by the buyer.
  • If you are using a flat fee, enable the "Other Costs" field in our calculator and enter your fixed fee amount. Otherwise, if you are using a percentage based ad rate, enable the "Promoted Listing" field in our calculator and enter your percentage.
  • If you are a private seller, our calculator will automatically add a VAT of 20% 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 the UK

  • VAT (Value Added Tax) applies to everything including fees and revenue. The default VAT rate is 20%. For more information about VAT rates, please visit the UK'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.
  • 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 the UK

  • You can usually reclaim the VAT paid on goods and services purchased for use in your business. In other words, business sellers can 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 the UK's official government website and consult with a tax professional.

Disclaimer

  • Investomatica is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with ebay.
  • While we try our best to stay up to date with changes in fee rules and structures, we make no guarantee our calculator will be accurate. It is your responsibility to conduct your own due diligence before making any business decision.
  • If you notice that the fees have changed or if you notice a major miscalculation or error with our calculator, feel free to direct message us on twitter and let us know. However, if you have specific questions regarding ebay fees and your ebay account, please directly contact ebay support.

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