Examples of fee calculations

Auction-style listing examples

Auction-style listing example 1

You're selling the latest version of a smartphone in used condition using a 10-day duration. You select a starting price of $199, with a Buy It Now price of $400, and you offer free shipping.

You've already listed more than 50 items this month. You are meeting our minimum performance standards.

The item sells immediately for the Buy It Now price of $400. Since you aren't charging the buyer for shipping or any other costs, $400 is the total amount of the sale.

The final value fee is $40, or 10% of $400.

Your total fees for this item:

Example 1
Insertion fee $0.35
Buy It Now fee $0
Final value fee $40.00
Successful auction-style listing insertion fee credit -$0.35
Total fees $40.00

You make $360.00, or approximately 90% of the sale price, not including shipping costs.

Auction-style listing example 2

You're selling a rare vintage camera using a 5-day duration. You select a starting price of $199 and offer calculated shipping. You've listed fewer than 50 items this month. You are meeting our minimum performance standards.

You add the following advanced listing upgrades:

  • To highlight the condition of the camera, you add Gallery Plus.
  • To make your listing available to more customers, you add International Site Visibility.
  • You add a reserve price of $400.

The winning bid for the camera is $7,800. Shipping to the buyer is $30, so the total amount of the sale is $7,830.

The final value fee is $750. (10% of $7,830 is $783, but the maximum charge for auction-style final value fees is $750).

Your total fees for this item:

Example 2
Insertion fee $0.00
Final value fee $750.00
Gallery Plus fee $0.70
International Site Visibility fee $0.40
Reserve price fee (4% of $400) $30.00
Total fees $781.10

You make $7,018.90, or approximately 90% of the sale price.

Fixed price listing examples

Fixed price listing example 1

You're selling a brand new handbag. You select a 7-day duration, with a price of $44.99. You offer a standard and expedited shipping service for buyers to choose from. You've already listed more than 50 items this month. You do not meet our minimum performance standards at the time your item sells.

To attract the attention of more buyers, you add the Value Pack advanced listing upgrade.

The handbag sells and the buyer chooses an expedited shipping service for $12.99. The total amount of the sale is $57.98.

The final value fee is $8.12, or 14% of $57.98

Your total fees for this item:

Example 3
Insertion fee $0.35
Final value fee $8.12
Value Pack $1.15
Total fees $9.62

You make $35.37, or approximately 79% of the sale price.

Fixed price listing example 2

You're selling Business & Industrial equipment in the Printing & Graphic Arts > Commercial Printing Presses category with a 10-day fixed price listing. You select a price of $5,000. You offer local pickup. You are meeting our minimum performance standards.

To attract the attention of more buyers, you add the Value Pack advanced listing upgrade.

The equipment sells and since you aren't charging the buyer for shipping or any other costs, $5,000 is the total amount of the sale.

The final value fee is $100, or 2% of $5,000.

Your total fees for this item:

Example 4
Insertion fee $20.00
Final value fee $100.00
Value Pack fee $3.15
Total fees $123.15

You make $4,876.85, or approximately 98% of the sale price.