If you're selling items 'in trade', the Fair Trading Act 1987 requires that you disclose this to members when you're selling items on Trade Me. This helps consumers understand their rights. If you don't, the Commerce Commission may fine you.
As a general rule, if you make, buy or obtain goods with the intention of selling them it's likely you're in trade. However, if you're listing items on Trade Me that you initially bought or acquired for your own personal use, then you may not be in trade. If you’re doing both, we'd recommend you operate two accounts, one for personal use and one for business.
If you're doing both, to avoid potential confusion for buyers, you'll need to open two accounts, one for personal use and one for business. It's important that you keep these accounts separate. Once you decide to use an account for business, when you label it 'in trade' this change will be permanent.
You can check out our help page to work out whether you're 'in trade' or contact us if you need a hand opening a second account.
If you want to use this account for selling 'in trade', you can change your account status below.Change my in trade status