|Sun July 19 2020 21:02:50|
eBay Adds Surcharge for International Sales
By: Ina Steiner
Sellers who are studying the new eBay Managed Payments fees should take note of the fact there is a surcharge for selling internationally.
On its help page for "Selling fees for managed payments sellers
," eBay states, "We charge two main types of selling fees: an insertion fee when you create a listing, and a final value fee when your item sells."
But, as a seller pointed out to us, keep scrolling down until you get to "Additional final value fees," and look for the section called "International fee." Sellers in the US who sell to an international buyer will pay a 1.65% surcharge - even if the buyer is registered in another country but is having you mail the item within the United States.
It's not unexpected that eBay would charge higher fees for international sales than domestic ones. eBay sellers not yet enrolled in Managed Payments have to pay a higher fee for international sales when using PayPal.
PayPal payment-processing fees:
- Sales within the US: 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction
- International sales: 4.4% transaction fee plus a fixed fee based on currency received
However, it's difficult to compare eBay payment processing fees and PayPal payment processing fees
, since eBay is lumping commission fees and payment-processing fees together into one "Final Value Fee."
The "International Fee" is one more example - don't let the surcharge catch you by surprise.