on 01-04-2013 08:48 AM
>> All categories are NOT 9%. Many are10% or 11% <<
Many are posting the same incorrect answer over and over again. Don't. Refer (OP's) to the fee table. The 7 or 10 or 11 or 13 percent fee applies to the first $50 in fixed price format. For instance, if an item is sold in the $1,000+ range, the fvf on shipping will be just 2% in fixed price format.
on 01-04-2013 07:48 AM
eBay and PayPal both charge a fee based on the total transaction value.
PayPal takes their percentage all at once, when the buyer pays.
eBay charges their percentage in two installments: (1) on the purchase price at the time of the transaction and (2) on the shipping and handling portion of the payment when the buyer pays. Before that point, eBay often can't tell what that S&H amount will be. The percentage is the same as for the transaction (e.g., 9% if you don't have a Store and the listing was in Auction format).
on 01-04-2013 08:29 AM
@centerhill: You seem to be looking only at the rates for fixed-price listings. As I specified, the FVF rate is 9% if you don't have a Store and the listing was in Auction format.
The variations in FVF rate apply only to listings in the fixed price format.
Store subscribers pay a lower FVF on auction-format listings (i.e., 7.5% of the first $50 and 4% of $50-$1000).