eBay Business Fee Structure - dummies

By Marsha Collier

When you have an eBay Store, other fees are involved in addition to the monthly fee, you’ll have to take note of, options fees, and Final Value Fees. These fees are different for eBay Store sellers than for those selling on eBay without a Store.

Items sold by eBay Store owners carry a similar fee structure as items listed on the eBay site, but the actual numbers and percentages are different. The difference in cost helps you decide which items to put in your store, your auctions, or on your website. Knowing the prices in upfront helps you to decide what you need to get for each item in the different sales formats.

Upgrade Auctions – All durations ($) Fixed Price 3, 5, 7 and 10 day Fixed Price 30 days and Good Till cancelled
Gallery Plus 0.35 0.35 1.00
Item subtitle 0.50 0.50 1.50
Listing Designer 0.10 0.10 0.10
Bold 2.00 2.00 2.00
Value Pack
(Gallery Plus, Listing Designer, and Subtitle)
0.65 0.65 2.00

Keep an eye on which category you choose, because that also makes a difference.

Categories Final Value Fee
(Maximum $250)
Computers/Tablets & Networking
Video Game Consoles
Consumer Electronics
Cameras & Photos
Musical Instruments & Gear
Coins & Paper Money
Motors Parts & Accessories 8%
Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 9%
Collectibles 9%
Home & Garden 9%
Camera & Photo Accessories 9%
Cell Phone Accessories 9%
All Other Categories 9%

Upper-level eBay Stores get Selling Manager Pro for free. The Basic eBay Store gives you free use of Selling Manager. You have to go to the Selling Manager sign-up page and sign up. As a Store owner, you won’t be charged, but you must go through the sign-up process to avail yourself of these great tools.