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Frequently Asked Questions About the Discogs Selling Fee Change

Discogs has made significant investments in recent years to ensure compliance with various regulatory programs, including tax support and privacy protection. These efforts have ensured a trusted international marketplace for buying and selling music, but they also come with real costs to provide these valuable services.

After careful consideration, we are updating our selling fees for the first time in over 10 years. The selling fee will change from 8% to 9% on May 22, 2023. The new 9% selling fee applies to both the item and shipping costs.

This increase will help us continue to devote resources to maintaining the Discogs Marketplace and develop better tools for collecting, selling, and enjoying music.

We understand that any adjustment to fees can be disruptive and we will help you navigate this change. Below is an extensive FAQ to help you understand the selling fee adjustment, the reason for the decision, and how this change may affect sellers like you.

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  • What is the Discogs selling fee?
  • Why is Discogs increasing selling fees?
  • How is the selling fee changing?
  • Does the selling fee apply to individual items or the order total?
  • When does this change take effect?
  • Does the selling fee apply to the order value or the item value?
  • Does Discogs charge a fee to list items for sale?
  • Do I have to take any action?


  • How will the selling fee change affect my business?
  • If I want to protect my business’s margins, how should I adjust the prices in my inventory?
  • How do I update the prices of multiple items in my inventory at the same time?


  • Does the new 9% selling fee apply to shipping?
  • Am I allowed to change shipping costs to cover the increase in selling fees?
  • How does the selling fee apply to free shipping?
  • I don’t want to sell to regions where shipping costs are too high. How do I stop selling to specific regions?

Minimum and Maximum Fees

  • Are the minimum or maximum fee changing?
  • How much does an item cost to trigger the minimum and maximum fees?


  • If I refund an order, will I receive a refund for the selling fee?
  • What happens if I refund an order created with the previous selling fee structure? Will I get 8% or 9% back?

Taxes and Other Fees

  • Does the selling fee apply to taxes or other associated costs?
  • What is the “Partner Commission” or “Partner Fee”?
  • Will the “Partner Fee” or “Partner Commission” structure that I see in PayPal look different?


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