A list of online selling fees for eBay, Depop, and Poshmark

Tremaine Eto
4 min readJul 19, 2021
Photo by Steven Cordes on Unsplash.

If you’re selling items on eBay, Depop, and/or Poshmark — and that can be anything from a first-edition Charizard Pokémon card to that old pair of True Religion jeans that you finally are getting rid of — then you’ll want to be very aware of the fees that come along with it.

Yes, it’s true — if you sell an item for $100, these online platforms take a chunk of it. It’s just the price of business and for them making your item(s) visible around the country and around the world in many cases. Usually when people jokingly mention, “you should sell that on eBay!”, they don’t really factor in the opportunity cost of time spent taking photos, listing the item, buying packing materials, packaging the item, printing out address labels, driving to the post office, and finally, the fees.

…When you add it all up, maybe you shouldn’t sell the Tweety Bird salt and pepper shakers you got for a buck at the neighborhood garage sale.

Having said that, sometimes it makes sense to sell through these platforms even with all of the above; this article will, as of July 18, 2021, also list out the fees in an aggregated area so that you can refer to it handily.

eBay fees

eBay fees first charges an insertion fee in some cases; for most categories, you have 250 free listings a month and a $0.35 insertion fee per item after that. For select Business & Industrial categories, you have a $20 insertion fee. You also will incur a $0.30 as a final value fee upon selling. Then, eBay calculates a percentage of your total sale as another fee.

  • books, magazines, movies & TV, and music categories: 14.55% on total amount of the sale up to $7,500 calculated per item; 2.35% on the portion of the sale over $7,500
  • bullion under the coins and paper money category: 12.35% if total amount of the sale is $7,500 or less (calculated per item); 7% if total amount of the sale is over $7,500 (calculated per item)
  • watches category: 15% on total amount of the sale up to $1,000 calculated per item; 6.5% on the portion of the sale over $1,000 up to $7,500 calculated per item; 3% on the portion of the sale over $7,500
  • sports trading cards, non-sport trading cards, and…
Tremaine Eto

Senior Software Engineer @ Iterable | Previously worked at DIRECTV, AT&T, and Tinder | UCLA Computer Science alumni | Follow me for software engineering tips!