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eBay Fee Update: Pictures Now Free

Per eBay’s 2012 Spring Seller Update, eBay now offers free pictures on all listings (excluding eBay Motors) effective July 2, 2012.  Our eBay Calculators (both new and original versions) have been updated to reflect this change.  Specifically, the Picture Count drop-downs and Picture Pack upgrade options have been removed from the calculators since pictures no longer incur fees.  This completes the last of the two fee updates slated for Spring (the first occurred on May 1st and involved raising the maximum final value fee for Auctions from $100 to $250).  eBay’s fees page contains this information as well.

Before this update, eBay allowed one picture for free and charged 15¢ for each additional image. The now retired Picture Pack upgrade allowed sellers to include between 1-6 pictures for 75¢, or 7-12 pictures for $1:

Picture Hosting Fees Retired

The Gallery Plus feature, which enhances pictures in eBay’s search results, hasn’t changed and is still charged a fee of 35¢ for listings that last up to ten days, or $1 for thirty-day fixed price listings (excluding listings in the Collectibles, Art, Pottery & Glass, and Antiques categories).

eBay UK Calculator

As we eagerly await the upcoming London 2012 Games, we made an interesting observation about the country that will host the next Olympics.  The United Kingdom is where we receive the second most visitors from–after the United States–making up almost 5% of our visits.  However, most visitors from the UK leave immediately (bounce) probably because they don’t find our primarily US-based tools useful.  We hope to change that with the newest addition to our eBay Calculator family, the eBay United Kingdom Fee and Profit Calculator.

eBay UK Calculator Screenshot

This calculator is designed to work specifically with eBay UK’s fee schedule.  It works just like our eBay US Calculator, supporting the common listing inputs as well as its own settings including Private or Business seller types, PayPal rates, and Top-rated seller tiers specific to eBay UK.

Let the eBay UK fee calculations begin!

International Fees added to PayPal Calculator

The PayPal Fee Calculator now supports the option to calculate the PayPal fees for the following countries and regions:


Use any of the links above to go directly to the PayPal Calculator for that country or region.  If there are any other countries or regions you’d like to calculate the PayPal fees for, comment to let us know.

PayPal Calculator country selection

Select the fee rate for a country or region.

Here are links to PayPal’s fees pages: