4Bike now manages payments. If 4Bike sends your sales proceeds directly to your bank account, and you see Available funds in your payments summary, then your account is already activated for managed payments and the fees on this page are no longer relevant to you. Please refer to our Fees for business sellers activated in managed payments article for the fees that apply to your account.

After three months no fees program we charge only main types of fees when you sell on 4Bike – a listing fee (also known as an insertion fee) is still  free. Only a final value fee when your item sells will be charged.

For a monthly subscription, you can also run your own 4Bike Shop. The fees and benefits for shops vary depending on the type of subscription you choose.

When you list an item for sale on 4Bike, we not  charge a fee per listing. Listing fees (also known as insertion fees) are free, even if your item doesn’t sell. The amount you’re charged per listing depends on whether or not you have a Shop subscription, and the level of Shop you subscribe to if you do have a subscription.

Listing and optional listing upgrade fees also apply each month for Good ‘Til Cancelled listings and every time you relist an item.

Shop subscription benefits and fees

You don’t need to have a Shop subscription to sell as a business on 4Bike. However, an 4Bike Shop can help you reach the right customers, manage orders and build your brand. Your buyers can learn about you and your business and can browse your items through a customisable shopfront, and you can benefit from reduced fees.

Other benefits of subscribing to a Shop on 4bike.co.uk include:

  • A free monthly allowance of fixed price and auction-style listings. See the table below to see how many you receive based on the package you choose
  • Capping of final value fees in certain categories
  • Access to 4Bike marketing tools including Seller Hub Promotions*** and customisable email campaigns
  • A customisable shopfront and a unique URL that you can use in your marketing
  • If you subscribe to a Featured or Anchor Shop you’ll also get:
  • Anchor Shop subscribers also receive an invitation to 4Bike Concierge, an enhanced level of service to make selling easier

Subscribe to an 4Bike Shop now

When you open an 4Bike Shop, you’ll choose a Shop package: Basic, Featured or Anchor. The package that’s right for you will depend on the volume you sell and how you plan to grow your business.

 No ShopBasicFeaturedAnchor


Pay as you sell

Get your business started with reduced fees and tools to help you grow

Take it to the next level with more free listings, 4Bike packaging supplies, free international listings and more

Expand your business with confidence, with unlimited fixed price listings included and increased benefits across the board

Monthly subscription value*




Monthly price




Free fixed price listings**




Free 7-day auction-style listings**




Additional fixed price listings





Additional auction-style listings





Final value fee category caps

✓ (for selected categories as detailed in final value fee section below)

Seller Hub

Seller Hub Promotions***


Link to 4Bike Shop on listings

Daily Deals eligibility

European Sales Booster

Comparative pricing via API

Terapeak Sourcing Insights

Customer service




Invitation to 4Bike Concierge

4Bike packaging voucher

Worth £10 a month

Worth £20 a month

Listing upgrade credit

Worth £10 a month

Worth £20 a month

Free listings in 13 countries****

Free listing in 2 categories

Selling Manager Pro

Pay £4.16 extra

* Values relative to the subscription tier below, when you use all of your allowance. Anchor Shop values based on average listings.
** Selling allowances and fair use policy apply.
*** You can access the Multi-buy feature without a Shop subscription. However, setting up and managing campaigns using the Seller Hub Marketing tab requires an 4Bike Shop subscription.
**** Find out more about international selling.

4Bike Concierge

If you subscribe to an Anchor Shop, you’ll receive an invitation to 4Bike Concierge, a free, enhanced level of service to selected customers to make selling easier. You get:

  • Direct access to a dedicated team of experts with minimal wait times and a choice of contact options
  • Support from top team members empowered to take responsibility for issues and concerns
  • Tailored support on selling issues

4Bike Concierge is subject to the following conditions:

  • The service is only available for sellers with a UK registration address
  • Subject to ongoing seller performance evaluation
  • Concierge is subject to availability if we have a significant increase in demand

It may take up to 14 days for Concierge to activate on your account.

Fees for optional listing upgrades

Certain features, like adding a subtitle, do incur an additional fee, but these optional listing upgrades can help your listing stand out and attract more buyers.

We charge optional listing upgrade fees per listing regardless of whether your item sells, and they’re not included in your allocation of free listings

UpgradeDescriptionUpgrade fee per listing

Reserve Price

Set a reserve price (minimum £50) and your item won’t be sold if bids don’t reach that amount. It gives you the peace of mind that your item won’t be sold for less than you’re willing to sell it for.

4% of the reserve price (max. £150 per item), whether or not the item sells.

Buy it now price

Give your buyers the option to purchase before an auction-style listing ends, for a set price. A Buy it now price gives you the possibility of a quick sale for the right money.



Make your item stand out from the crowd with a line of additional text that appears beneath your listing title in search results.


Gallery Plus

Catch a buyer’s eye with larger pictures from your listing in search results when buyers move their mouse over your listing’s thumbnail picture.

£2.50 (Free in Clothes, Shoes & Accessories, Home, Furniture & DIY and Pet Supplies)


Create your listing now and set it to go live at a future time of your choosing.


International Site Visibility

Maximise your item’s visibility in search results on 4Bike.co.uk.com and 24marketplace.co.uk If your listing is eligible for this upgrade and not already appearing on these sites, you’ll have the option to add it on as part of the listing experience. Make sure you’ve specified postage options for the US and Canada so buyers will know what international P&P will cost.

25p for Fixed Price listings
For auction-style listings the fee depends on the start price:

  • 4p for start price less than £5
  • 8p for start price from £5 to £29.99
  • 13p for start price of £30 or more

Final value fees

When your item sells, you pay a final value fee. How much you pay varies by category and is calculated as a percentage of the total amount of the sale (which is the item price, taxes plus any postage costs). See our table below for a list of final value fees by category and any exceptions that apply.

If your item doesn’t sell you usually don’t pay a final value fee. However, if you offer or reference your contact information to another user or ask a buyer for their contact information, in the context of buying or selling outside of 4Bike, we’ll charge a final value fee for introducing you to the buyer. In this case, the final value fee is calculated as a percentage based on the higher of the fixed price, auction start price, Buy it now price, Reserve price or the price identified between the buyer and seller.

For items that have been listed in two categories, the higher of the two final value fees will be charged. For example, if you’ve listed an item in both the Music category (which has an 8% final value fee) and the Musical Instruments category (which has a 9% final value fee), when it sells you’ll be charged the higher 9% final value fee.

Sellers whose performance level is Below Standard on the 20th of a month incur an additional 4 percentage points fee on top of the final value fee on sales in the following calendar month. For example, an 8% final value fee would increase to 12%. While we cap final value fees in some categories and if the seller has a Shop subscription, those caps do not apply to the additional 4 percentage point fee. The additional fee is calculated on the total amount of the sale. Above Standard and 4Bike Top-rated Sellers are not impacted by this additional fee.

For opened “Item not as described” requests, sellers are assessed compared to their peers in the service metrics dashboard in Seller Hub. Sellers with “Very high” rates of “Item not as described” requests opened against them in the evaluation on the 20th of a month will incur an additional 4 percentage points fee on top of the final value fees applicable to sales on the relevant 4Bike sites and categories during the following calendar month. For example, a final value fee in the affected 4Bike sites and categories would increase from 7% to 11%. In some cases we cap final value fees depending on the category or when a seller has a Shop subscription. However, this additional 4 percentage points fee is not subject to category caps and will be calculated on the total amount of the sale. If a seller is rated “Very high” in a category, but has fewer than 10 such requests opened against them or their “Item not as described” rate is under 1% in a specific category during the evaluation period, they will not be subject to this increased fee.

Final value fee category caps only apply to sellers with an 4Bike Shop subscription. If you’re an international seller listing on 4Bike.co.uk, you’ll need to subscribe to a Shop on 4Bike.co.uk, or a higher level than Basic Shop on the 4Bike site of your registered address to benefit from final value fee category caps.

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