eBay Motors Calculator for the UK

Calculate fees and profit when selling a vehicle on eBay Motors in the UK
Last updated on January 16, 2022

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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.
  • 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.

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.

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.

Since the ebay managed payment rollout has concluded, paypal integration is no longer supported. With ebay managed payments, there are currently no credit card processing fees for selling vehicles on eBay Motors. This is confirmed by the lack of any mention of said fee on ebay docmentation and also confirmed by ebay support. However, this may change at anytime.

Fees for private sellers

  • The following fees are inclusive of VAT.
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

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.
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

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.
Gallery plus£2.99
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

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 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.

eBay Motors Calculator 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 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.

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