What Is a Delivery Transaction Fee?

In your Payment account, you may see a delivery transaction fee under Recent activities if you charge postage for items in your shop. The delivery transaction fee is a 5% transaction fee on the cost of postage, which we introduced on 1st July 2018. This is similar to the 5% transaction fee on the item price.

Applying the transaction fee to postage is a standard practice in e-commerce marketplaces. The delivery transaction fee ensures that the standard 5% transaction fee applies to the entire price that you charge to the buyer. It also helps to remove any incentive to have disproportionate postage prices.

For example: You sell an item on Etsy that costs 30 GBP, and 5 GBP for postage. You’ll pay 5% of the transaction cost and 5% of the delivery transaction cost. This is the same as the 5% transaction fee on a 35 GBP item with free delivery.

Learn more about how to price your postage competitively.

Learn more about fees for selling on Etsy.

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