eBay Motors Calculator for the UK

Calculate fees and profit when selling a vehicle on eBay Motors in the UK
Last updated on September 30, 2021

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Summary

Enter your values into the calculator above to calculate your fees and profit when selling on eBay Motors 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 a vehicle for 0 on eBay Motors in the UK, which you originally acquired for 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

  • This calculator is only for calculating fees and profits when selling vehicles on eBay Motors with ebay.co.uk in the UK. If you're looking to sell non-vehicle items like parts and accessories under the eBay Motors category, please check out our normal eBay Calculator for ebay.co.uk.
  • * Paypal organizes their international regions into different groups. They are Canada & US, Europe I, Europe II, Northern Europe, and the Rest of the World. You can find a list of regions in each region group below in the details about paypal fees section.
  • If you're using paypal as your payment processor and you make an international sale, both the percentage portion and the fixed portion of the paypal fee will vary based on the location of the buyer. The percentage portion will vary based on the region group while the fixed portion 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 Pound Sterling. (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 Motors in the UK?

Fees vary based on the type of seller you are, the type of listing you choose, the selling price of the vehicle, and the options, if any, you select for your listing.

What percentage does eBay Motors in the UK take?

The listing fee is a small fixed fee while the final value fee is 0.9% for private sellers and 1.0% for business sellers. Additionally, the final value fee has both a minimum cap and a maximum cap. In many cases, the final value fee percentage may end up lower because of the max cap.

How much do eBay Motors in the UK and paypal take in fees?

For eBay Motors, fees are small with most of them under £50 while for paypal, the fee is 2.9% + £0.30 for domestic sales. If, on the other hand, you're collecting your payment in cash and not using paypal, your paypal fees will obviously be zero.

Do eBay Motor fees include VAT in the UK?

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

Details about eBay Motors Fees in the UK

Motors vehicles listings are those within the Cars, Motorcycles & Vehicles categories.

Fees are much simpler when selling vehicles on eBay Motors when compared to selling anything else on ebay, which involves a final value fee that varies based on a multitude of factors.

There are basically just three main fees. They are the listing fee, the final value fee, which varies based on whether you're a private seller or a business seller, and the optional listing upgrade fees.

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

Fees for private sellers

  • The following fees are inclusive of VAT.

Source: ebay.co.uk

Listing TypeListing FeeFinal Value Fee
Classified Ad£19.99N/A
Auction-style£14.991% of the final transaction (min. £25, max. £45)
Fixed price£14.99

Source: ebay.co.uk as of September 30, 2021

Fees for business sellers

  • The following fees are exclusive of 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.co.uk

Listing TypeListing FeeFinal Value Fee
Classified Ad£17.99N/A
Auction-style£13.990.9% of the final transaction (min. £21.99, max. £39.49)
Fixed price£13.99

Source: ebay.co.uk as of September 30, 2021

Optional Listing Upgrades

  • Note that the "Buy It Now" and "Reserve Price" upgrades are only available for auction-style listings.
  • For private sellers, the below fees are inclusive of VAT while they are exclusive of VAT for business sellers. 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.co.uk

FeatureFee
Gallery plus£2.99
Subtitle49p
Buy It Now£5.99
Reserve price£9.99

Note that not all listing upgrades are available with every listing tool and not all optional feature upgrades may be displayed across all of ebay's sites, services, applications, and tools.

Source: ebay.co.uk as of September 30, 2021

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.
  • 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 Motor 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.

Details about Paypal Fees in the UK

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

Source: paypal.com/uk

TypeFee Rate
Domestic Sales in the UK2.9% + £0.30
International Sales to Canada & US2.9% + 2.0% + fixed amount (This equals 4.9% + fixed amount)
International Sales to Europe I2.9% + 0.5% + fixed amount (This equals 3.4% + fixed amount)
International Sales to Europe II2.9% + 2.0% + fixed amount (This equals 4.9% + fixed amount)
International Sales to Northern Europe2.9% + 0.5% + fixed amount (This equals 3.4% + fixed amount)
International Sales to Rest of World2.9% + 2.0% + fixed amount (This equals 4.9% + fixed amount)

Source: paypal.com/uk 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/uk 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/uk

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/uk as of September 30, 2021

eBay Motors Calculator Disclaimer

  • Investomatica is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with neither ebay nor paypal.
  • While we try our best to stay up to date with changes in fee rules and structures, we make no guarantee our calculator will always 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. If you have specific questions regarding paypal fees and your paypal account, please directly contact paypal support.

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