# Etsy Fee Calculators

### by Spacefem

Here are some simple online fee calculators for Etsy sellers to help you determine what you're paying in fees, what prices to set to achieve a given revenue after fees, or even your profit margin after fees and supply costs.

### Basic fee calculator

 Item price: Shipping price: Quantity: (Number of separate listings in this transaction) Payment method: [?] Etsy direct checkout (\$0.25 + 3%) Paypal (\$0.30 + 2.9%) Paypal international (\$0.30 + 4.9%) Paypal micro (\$0.05 + 5%) None/other Etsy listing fee: (\$0.20 per listing) Etsy transaction fee: (3.5%) Payment processing fee: Total minus all fees: Total minus fees & original shipping:

### Reverse fee calculator

 Target revenue: Payment method: [?] Etsy direct checkout (\$0.25 + 3%) Paypal (\$0.30 + 2.9%) Paypal international (\$0.30 + 4.9%) Paypal micro (\$0.05 + 5%) None (Listing fee only) Item price:

### Profit Margin Calculator

So this is sort of random, buy my dad told me nothing is worth selling for under a 30% profit margin. I think Etsy says to make sure you're making \$50 an hour, or something crazy like that... it's in their interest to see some higher prices though. You can change the names of your supplies and leave as many fields blank as you'd like.
 Supplies Total item price paid by customer: Shipping price paid by customer: Actual shipping price paid by you: Number of Etsy listings in the transaction: (this doesn't multiply any of the numbers you put in, just adds additional 20 cent listing fees) Payment method: [?] Etsy direct checkout (\$0.25 + 3%) Paypal (\$0.30 + 2.9%) Paypal international (\$0.30 + 4.9%) Paypal micro (\$0.05 + 5%) None/other Total supply cost Etsy Listing fee: (\$0.20 + 3.5%) Payment fee: Revenue (item price + shipping) Profit: Profit margin: (Net Profit/Revenue)

### Notes & Tips

The reason I ask for the item price and shipping price separately is that Etsy's listing fees are charged on the item price, but transaction/payment fees are charged on the entire price. My advice is to always consider this when setting your shipping prices... it's not just shipping, it's the label, the envelope, gas to get you to the post office if it comes to that, and that 3% transaction fee. So if the post office charges you \$5.05 to send that priority flat rate mail envelope (hey, free envelope!) your customer needs to pay you \$5.21 to cover it.

#### Formulas

• Listing fees = .2+[item price]*.035
• Etsy direct checkout transaction fee = 0.25+[total price]*.03
• Paypal standard transaction fee = 0.30+[total price]*.029
• Paypal international transaction fee = 0.30+[total price]*.049
• Paypal micro transaction fee = 0.05+[total price]*.05
• Reverse fees with Etsy direct checkout = (0.20+0.25+target)/(1-0.03-0.035) = (target + 0.45)/(0.935)
• Reverse fees with Paypal standard = (0.20+0.30+target)/(1-0.029-0.035) = (target + 0.50)/(0.936)
• Reverse fees with Paypal international = (0.20+0.30+target)/(1-0.049-0.035) = (target + 0.50)/(0.916)
• Reverse fees with Etsy direct checkout = (0.20+0.05+target)/(1-0.05-0.035) = (target + 0.25)/(0.915)

#### Payment method notes

Paypal micro is a special paypal account that you can set up if you think most of your transactions will only be a few dollars, not something customers choose. If your paypal is set up as a micro account, it will always be cheaper for you if your customers choose it for transactions under \$12. If the transaction is over \$12, it'd be cheaper for them to choose Direct Checkout.

If you have a standard paypal account, you'll pay lower fees with Etsy Direct Checkout if the price is under \$50, lower fees with Paypal if the price is under \$50.

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