How Does EBay Make Money?


How much money does eBay make a year?

In the third quarter of last year, eBay reported $3.9 billion in revenue. $1.6 billion, or 41%, of that came from PayPal. The money that eBay makes through PayPal comes through transaction fees from sellers and people who use it to transer money.

How much money do you lose selling on eBay?

After your auction or fixed-price listing ends, eBay charges the Final Value fee to your account in a matter of minutes. Final Value fees on auctions are pretty easy to figure out. If your item sells, you pay eBay 9% of the selling price to a maximum of $50.00.

What percentage does eBay take?


Can you lose money on eBay?

Yes, eBay gets the relisting cost from the seller, but loses a final value fee because a reseller (or anyone else for that matter) doesn’t buy the item. Ebay, you cannot be Amazon because we already have an Amazon.