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Buying & selling on Trade Me with Afterpay

Get what you want today, and pay it off in four, fortnightly, interest-free payments by using Afterpay on Trade Me.

Last updated: 14 June 2023

How does Afterpay work when buying on Trade Me?

Afterpay makes it possible to get that item you really want, without having to pay the full cost straight away!

Your payment is split over four equal fortnightly payments, it’s interest free, and it’s free to use – as long as you pay on time. Also, any purchase made with Afterpay makes you eligible for our Buyer Protection policy which means you’re covered if something goes wrong.

How to pay with Afterpay on Trade Me

Once you’ve found an item that offers Afterpay and have selected ‘Buy Now’ or won the auction, simply select ‘Afterpay’ as your payment option.

You’ll be taken to the Afterpay website where you sign in securely (or if it’s your first time, then you’ll follow some simple steps to sign up). Confirm your first payment and you’ll be taken back to Trade Me.

How you’ll to know when Trade Me Afterpay payments are due

You’ll get an email from Afterpay with your payment schedule and your remaining payments will be charged automatically each fortnight – you’ll get notifications from Afterpay too so there are no surprises.

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Selling on Trade Me with Afterpay

By adding Afterpay to your listing, you’ll be giving buyers the ability to make a decision to buy without having to pay the full cost straight away. It might be just the thing to make your listings stand out. If you’ve relisted a few times, try adding Afterpay to help it sell!

How Afterpay works for Trade Me sellers

When a buyer pays for your item with Afterpay, you’ll get paid within three business days, and there’s no hassle having to arrange payment – Afterpay organises the remaining payments directly with the buyer.

It costs 4.95% of the total purchase, including shipping costs to sell your stuff with Afterpay. This fee is additional to any success fees you incur on a sale and you can check out your recent sales on your Pay Now and Afterpay statement.

What you can sell on Trade Me using Afterpay

You can use Afterpay as a payment option on Marketplace listings valued up to $2000 when you list on our desktop site. There are some category restrictions which may either stop certain members from using Afterpay, or not allow Afterpay as a payment option.

Setting up Afterpay on Trade Me

To get started and set yourself up to sell using Afterpay, you’ll need to register for Pay Now. Once you’re up and running, simply add Afterpay as an option when you’re setting up your next listing!

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