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Changes to business seller fees coming on 2 April 2015:
- Final value fees are changing in all categories. In some categories fees will increase slightly, in others they will decrease.
- The final value fee discount for sellers who provide eBay Premium Service will go down from 15% to 10%. These sellers will continue to enjoy their increased visibility and Premium Service badge.
Coming from summer 2015, the following changes encourage the removal of outdated listings which improves the shopping experience:
- Anchor Shop subscriptions will include 50,000 fixed price listings per month instead of unlimited listings.
What you need to do
Get up to speed with changes to fees.
Changes to final value fees (effective 2 April 2015)
We’ve made changes to final value fees in all categories across eBay.co.uk. Here’s a full breakdown of what’s changing.
|Category||Current final value fee||NEW: Final value fee from 2 April|
All collecting categories
|7.83% - 9.57%||9%|
Business, Office & Industrial
Electronics – Devices
Electronics – Accessories
(e.g. Clothes, Shoes, Watches)
(Max. fee £43.48 - watches only)
(Max. fee £50 - watches only)
|Furniture & Bath |
(e.g. Tables, Beds, Showers)
(Max. fee £34.78)
(Max. fee £40)
|Garden & Patio |
(e.g. Lawnmowers, Fencing, Barbecues)
(Max. fee £43.48)
|Home – Other |
(e.g. Cookware, Clocks, Rugs)
|Holiday & Travel||8.7% |
(Max. fee £34.78)
(Max. fee £40)
(e.g. Baby, Musical instruments, Sporting goods)
(Max. fee £43.48 - Sporting goods only)
(e.g. Books & Magazines, Music, DVDs, Films & TV)
(Max. fee £13.04)
(Max. fee £15)
|Vehicle Parts & Accessories |
(e.g. Motorcycle parts, Car accessories)
|Everything Else |
(e.g. Craft, Pet supplies)
eBay Premium Service final value discounts (effective 2 April 2015)
The final value fee discount for sellers who provide eBay Premium Service is being reduced from 15% to 10%. These sellers will continue to enjoy all other benefits including increased visibility and their eBay Premium Service badge.
Anchor Shop listings (coming summer 2015)
Anchor Shop subscriptions will have 50,000 inclusive fixed price listings each month instead of unlimited listings.
You’ll be able to list more by paying an additional 5p for each listing over your allowance. Alternatively, we’ll be offering an additional Unlimited Listing Pack which can be purchased separately for £250.
Anchor Shop subscribers will still be able to enjoy great benefits including use of our dedicated Customer Service team, free professional listing management tools and Selling Manager Pro, plus discounted international listing rates.
Look out for updates on the outdated listing fee and Anchor Shops listings nearer the time.
Frequently asked questions
Why are business seller fees changing?
There will be small increases to some of our final value fees for business sellers from 2 April. The changes vary by category and, whilst we appreciate these are never welcome, we think our new fee structure is simpler and remains very competitive. Sellers who meet our ‘eBay Premium Service’ criteria receive a number of benefits including increased search visibility which can increase sales. They also benefit from a reduction in final value fees – this will remain in force and reduce from 15% to 10%.
How do these changes affect current listings?
If you create a listing before 2 April, you’ll be charged according to the current fee structure. If you create a listing after 2 April, you’ll be charged according to the new fee structure. For Good ‘Til Cancelled listings, the new fees will apply on the date the listing refreshes.
If you revise an existing listing then your insertion fee and any feature fees charged will have already been charged and so won’t change. However, you’ll be charged the new final value fee if you revise your listing after 2 April.
If you've scheduled a listing to start after 2 April, you’ll be charged according to the new fees. Scheduled listings are charged based on the date they are scheduled to appear on eBay.co.uk – not the date when you create the listing.
If you end an auction early at any time after 2 April, a fee equivalent to a final value fee (calculated based on the item price only) may apply, no matter when the listing was created.
I have an Anchor Shop, how can I calculate if the Unlimited listing option is right for me?
We will let you know further details in advance, including how to calculate whether you’d benefit from this.
What do sellers get for their money?
Our sellers benefit from access to a marketplace where 19 million British shoppers visit each and every month. eBay is a great place to sell and that’s why 200,000 British businesses choose eBay as part of their ecommerce strategy.
One of the key benefits of selling on eBay is access to marketing and technology services that small businesses could not afford to build by themselves, for example our Click & Collect at Argos service, our partnership with Nectar and our award-winning app and mobile website experience.