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Paying your eBay selling fees

Selling fees are charges for selling your items on eBay, such as insertion fees, final value fees, and fees for optional listing features. Learn more about selling fees

How to pay

You can make a payment or change your payment method at any time in My eBay.

To make a onetime payment:
  1. Go to My eBay. You may need to sign in.

  2. Click the Account tab.

  3. Under Payment methods for Seller Fees, click the one-time payment link.

  4. Choose the payment method you'd like to use and follow the instructions to make your payment.

To view or change your automatic payment method:
  1. Go to My eBay. You may need to sign in.

  2. Click the Account tab.

  3. Your automatic payment method is shown under Payment methods for Seller Fees. Click the Change the automatic payment method link to make changes.

  4. Choose the payment method you'd like to add or update, and follow the instructions.

Learn more about making a one-time payment and updating your monthly automatic payments.

Payment methods

eBay offers these 4 methods for you to pay your selling fees:

PayPal (monthly and onetime payments)

  • PayPal is a safe, convenient way to automatically pay your eBay fees.

  • When you sign up for automatic PayPal payments, your invoice amount will automatically be deducted from your PayPal account within 15-17 days after your receive your invoice.

  • You can make a one-time payment via PayPal at any time.

Direct debit (monthly and one-time payments)

  • Direct debit is an easy option to make regular payments on your eBay account.

  • When you set up direct debit for automatic monthly payments, your invoice amount will be deducted from your bank account within 5-12 days after you receive your invoice.
    You'll need to enter your bank account number and sort code, and eBay will automatically send a request to your Bank/Building Society to obtain authority to deduct your monthly invoice amount from your account.
    Please allow for 19 days for your bank account information to be approved and established for automatic monthly payments.

  • If you've set up direct debit as an automated payment method, you can also use direct debit to make a one-time payment.

  • Please note that all direct debit payments that are declined by your Bank are subject to a £5.00 administration fee.

Credit card (monthly and one-time payments)

  • eBay will automatically charge your invoice amount directly to your credit card within 7-10 days after you receive your invoice.

  • Even if you have a different automated payment method on file, you can still make a one-time payment using a credit card.

Cheque and postal orders (onetime payments)

  • When making a onetime payment by cheque or postal order, you need to include a payment coupon and send your payment to the address on the coupon.

  • After they are received, cheque and postal order payments take 7-10 working days to process and post to your account. Please remember that this does not include weekends and holidays.

Note: If you don't have an automatic payment method set up, you won't be able to list items on eBay. This also applies if you've set up a direct debit, but it hasn't yet been authorised by your bank (which may take up to 19 days from when you submit your bank account details).

Your payment due date

eBay will generate an invoice if you have activity on your seller account and/or a balance due of more than £1.00.

You'll need to pay your invoice balance in full each month to keep your account up to date. If you don't keep your account current, your account may be suspended for non-payment and you may be responsible for collection costs.

The payment due date is determined by the date eBay generates your invoice (either the 15th of the month or the last day of the month). For information on payment requirements, late fees, and payment schedules, see Your payment processing and due date.

Viewing your account activity

You can view all recent activity on your seller account (fees, payments, credits, etc.) and your invoices in My eBay.

To see your seller account page:
  1. Go to My eBay. You may need to sign in.

  2. Place your pointer over the Account tab, and then click the Seller Account link.

To see an invoice:
  1. Go to the Seller Account page in My eBay as described above.

  2. In the Invoices section near the top of the page, select a past invoice from Select Invoice drop down menu.

  3. Click the Go button.

Get more help with looking at your account activity and viewing your invoices.

Credits and refunds

You can receive credit on your account under certain conditions.

If your account has a credit balance, you can ask us to send you a refund.

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