What is a Regulatory Operating Fee?

As of July 1, 2021, sellers in certain countries are charged a small Regulatory Operating fee in addition to current selling costs. This fee is a percentage applied to the item price and shipping cost (including gift wrap and personalization costs, if applicable) and will vary based on seller location. 

The cost of doing business in many countries has recently increased due to new regulations, such as Digital Services Tax.

The Regulatory Operating fee will help ensure that we’re able to continue to offer our services to sellers in these areas.

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Which countries will be charged a Regulatory Operating fee? 

Sellers in these countries will be charged the following Regulatory Operating fees, which are charged on the item price plus shipping cost and gift wrap:


United Kingdom











These fees will be visible on your Payment account, along with your other seller fees. 

Will I have to pay VAT on these fees? 

The Regulatory Operating fee will be subject to VAT where applicable. Learn more about VAT on seller fees. 

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