What does FVF stand for on auction sites?

Final value fee

On auction sites like eBay, FVF stands for "final value fee." This is a fee that the auction site charges sellers after their item sells. It's calculated as a percentage of the final price for which the item sold (typically including shipping and tax).

FVFs are one of the ways that auction sites make money (and thus stay in business). While FVF percentages vary between sites and categories of sales, they typically range between 6 to 15% of an item's final value.


eBay's FVFs have gotten insane recently
Yeah, that's part of why I don't sell there anymore
An eBay seller discussing the platform's fees, including FVF
An eBay seller discussing the platform's fees, including FVF

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Updated November 21, 2023

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