A seller is changed a Final Value Fee (FVF) when the item is sold, ends with a winning bid, or is purchased. This fee applies whether or not the sale is completed with the buyer and is generated before the buyer makes a payment.
The FVF is calculated using a percentage. This percentage is based on whether the seller has a Store subscription or not. If a seller does have a Store subscription, the FVF is calculated based on the level of that plan. For complete information about selling fees and eBay Store subscription plans, see the Fee Center Home Page
The Final Value Fee for each order line item is returned by GetSellerTransactions
, and GetOrderTransactions
, regardless of the checkout status.
If a seller requests a Final Value Fee credit, the value of Transaction.FinalValueFee
will not change if a credit is issued. The credit only appears in the seller's account data. Note: The calculation of the Final Value Fee is changing for managed payments sellers, so the value returned in this field should only be considered as an estimated value. The getTransactions method of the Finances API can be used to get accurate Final Value Fee values.
See the Selling fees for managed payments sellers help page for more information about how Final Value Fees are changing for managed payments sellers.