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Insertion fees

About insertion fees

  • An insertion fee is a listing fee, and is the price eBay charges for listing your item for sale

  • This fee is charged to your seller's account at the time of listing

  • As with a newspaper advertisement, you need to pay this basic listing fee, even if your item isn't sold (If your item sells, a final value fee is charged to your seller's account.)

  • Insertion fees are not refundable

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Insertion fees for different listings and categories

The insertion fee may vary, depending on the listing format and category. See the seller fees page for details

T ype of Listing
The type of listing can affect the insertion fee, eg:

  • Single items - Insertion fee is based on the starting price of the item

  • Multiple item listings (auction-type listings) - Insertion fee is the starting or fixed item price multiplied by the quantity of items you offer

  • eBay Motors, Classified ads, Mobile phones, Property and Multiple-item Buy It Now listings have their own Insertion fees

Item categories
Insertion fees can vary by category, and will be displayed when you list your item

Optional listing features
See the seller fees page for various optional listing fees including: 

  • Reserve fees

  • Buy It Now

  • Scheduled listings

  • Format enhancements (Including Bold, Item Subtitle, Highlight)


  • If you set up automatic relisting for your item using the quick listing tool, you're responsible for the insertion fee for the initial listing for that item.

  • Your item will then be relisted up to 3 times with no additional insertion fee.

  • You may end your automatic relisting early.

Free insertion fees

Your first 100 single-quantity auction-style listings in a calendar month won’t be charged an insertion fee if:

  • You are a private seller

  • The item is listed in an eligible category

  • Your starting price is between £0.01 and £0.99

  • You are not a PowerSeller on any eBay site

If your listing is eligible for a £0.00 insertion fee, your insertion fee will appear as 'Free' in the listing form. If you're relisting an item, the relist is eligible for £0.00 insertion fees under the same guidelines as a new listing. All listings (including relisted and cancelled listings) count toward the 100 listings limit.

Only auction-style listings without reserve are eligible. All other fees, including listing upgrade fees (such as bold or listing in two categories) and final value fees, still apply. If you list items in a second category, this will be charged the standard fees for listing in a second category.

eBay Motors, Classfied ads, Mobile phones, Property and Multiple-item Buy It Now listings have their own insertion fees.

Supplemental service fees

Supplemental service feesIf you use supplemental services, charges associated with these services may be included on your seller invoice as fees.

Supplemental services include, but aren't limited to:

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