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Calculate merchant account, credit card processing fees


Hello, welcome to The Fee Calculator! I started this site almost 10 years ago in 2005 after getting tired of figuring out by hand how much PayPal would take from each transaction when I was doing business. It has remained almost completely unchanged since that initial launch, so I decided it was finally time to give it an update, and launched the current iteration in August of 2014.

The functionality of this new version is vastly improved. For one thing it's all in Javascript so you get the result in the browser without waiting for the page to reload like before. Also, I added many different calculations for the various levels of PayPal accounts, in addition to the standard 2.9% + $.30 per transaction of the standard account. You can access these calculations by pushing the "Advanced Calculations" button at the bottom of the screen. I also reduced the input boxes down to one to simplify the interface. You're now automatically given both types of results with only one amount entered.

Thanks to everyone that has been visiting the site over the years, and I hope you find this new version even more useful and easy to use. Please feel free to if you have any comments or questions about the site!

Version history

2.0.1: 24 August 2014 - Fixed the validation of the entry form to work on more browsers and be more accurate. Minor design changes.

2.0: August 2014 - Simpler usage, result without reloading page, additional calculations for different levels of PayPal accounts, new design, added calculations for Stripe.

1.0: 2005 - 2014 - Old site pictured above.