Online sites such as Amazon and eBay charge nominal fees for listing items on their website. The cost will depend on the size and price of the item if it has priority listing, and the number of days you want to keep it in the auction. Some sites like eBay will waive the listing fee for a certain amount of listings which can help you sell more without cutting into your profits. eBay listing fees and Amazon eBay listing fees vary, so it’s important to understand their differences when discerning which marketplaces are most suitable for your products.
Amazon listing fee
When calculating associated fees, costs and expenses it is highly recommended e-commerce sellers use a Amazon fee calculator. This provides insights into everything from shipping costs to fulfillment fees and options. Some Amazon fees include:
Fulfillment: This fee is based on the size and weight of items that are sold. It includes picking and packing your orders, shipping and handling, customer service, and product returns. Here is the fee structure:
1. Monthly Storage Fee: The monthly cost of storing your products in Amazon’s warehouse. It is based on how much room a product takes up in the warehouse.
2. Referral Fees: Sellers pay a referral fee for each product sold to Amazon and it is a percentage of the total item price.
eBay listing fee
eBay fees are the fees associated with selling a product on an eBay marketplace, and it is crucial sellers use an eBay fee calculator. eBay has two main kinds of costs: insertion and final value. Here are some notes about insertion fees:
Fees can vary: The associated fees can vary based on which category and how many categories in which the seller chooses to list any given item.
Zero Fee Listings: Sellers without eBay stores receive 50 zero insertion fee listings. If you have an eBay store, you will receive more zero insertion fee listings. If you are a private seller, you only receive these zero insertion fees when you list in the country in which you are registered.
Non Refundable: Insertion fees are nonrefundable meaning that if your item doesn’t sell, you still have to pay eBay the insertion fee amount.
Duplicate Listings and Multiple Items: Duplicate listings are subject to fees for both items. Multiple listings with item variations only require one listing fee.