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What are Maker and Taker fees?
Important:

Fee schedule volume-based discounts are based on crypto trading volume only. Making purchases using the Buy Crypto widget, Kraken app as well as trading stablecoin and FX pairs on our order books does not contribute to the fee schedule 30-day volume.

The maker and taker model is a way to differentiate fees between trade orders that provide liquidity ("maker orders") and take away liquidity ("taker orders"). Maker and taker trade orders are charged different fees. 

Maker orders
A trade order gets the ​maker​ fee if the trade order is not matched immediately against an order already on the order book, which adds liquidity​.

You can use the post limit order option to ensure that your limit order will be charged the maker fee or be cancelled.

Maker fees start at 0.16% on standard trading pairs, 0.20% on stablecoin and FX pairs and can go as low as 0.00% depending on your current 30-day trading volume.

Taker orders
A trade order gets the ​taker​ fee if the trade order is matched immediately against an order already on the order book, which removes liquidity​.

All market orders will execute immediately, and will be charged the taker fee. This includes conditional orders that convert to a market order, such as a stop loss order and a take profit order.

Taker fees start at 0.26% on standard trading pairs, 0.20% on stablecoin and FX pairs and can go as low as 0.10% on standard pairs or 0.001% on stablecoin and FX pairs.

The decimal and thousands separators shown in this article may differ from the formats displayed on our trading platforms. Review our article on how we use points and commas for more information.