Buying & selling guides

Our guides will help to make buying and selling on Trade Me easy, fun, and worthwhile! 

Buying guides

Tips and tricks to help you have a great shopping experience on Trade Me Marketplace.

Buying guide | 7 min read
A guide to shopping on Trade Me

Whether you’re searching for something specific or are happy browsing, Trade Me is an easy and safe place to shop.

Buying guide | 5 min read
Tools and tips to buy with confidence

As a safe and most trustworthy online marketplace for kiwis, these are our top tips to help you browse and buy.

Buying guide | 5 min read
Tips for finding the perfect listing

With thousands of items listed daily, we’re sure you can find the perfect listing on Trade Me.

Selling guides

Tips and tricks for a successful sale on Trade Me Marketplace.

Selling guide | 5 min read
Top tips for speedy sales

To maximise your listings’ potential and minimise the need to relist, we’ve collated our top tips for selling quickly.

Selling guide | 5 min read
How to get the best price for your item

Our listing and pricing tips will help you get the best price for any item you're selling.

Selling guide | 5 min read
Create a great listing to improve your chances of selling

Whether you want your sale to be easy, quick or lucrative, your listing needs to be great quality.

Trade Me tools

Our handy tools to make buying and selling on Trade Me easier, safer and faster.

Trade Me tools | 4 min read
Make shipping easy with ‘Book a courier’

Get your item from A to B with our courier service, whether you've sold something onsite or not.

Trade Me tools | 5 min read
Buying and selling with Ping

With Ping instant payments, buying and selling on Trade Me is easy, fast and safe.

Trade Me tools | 4 min read
Buying & selling with Afterpay

Buy now, pay later - get what you want today, and pay it off in four, fortnightly, interest-free payments.