Trading just got easier!
Instant messaging on the Trade Me app
We’re always looking for ways we can make buying and selling even easier for Kiwi. Messages makes it fast and easy for members to communicate within the Trade Me app after a purchase or sale has been made.
How it works
Messages is available for trades:
- Listed by a casual seller, in a general Marketplace or Motors category
- Both listed and purchased using the Trade Me app (v108.2 or later, make sure your app is updated)
- Trades won by auction, 'Buy Now' or 'Make an Offer'
Why can’t I send my bank account details?
Our system might have mistaken it for a credit card number. Make sure your account number is formatted correctly with dashes: XX-XXXX-XXXXXXX-XXX
What can I use Messages for?
Message the buyer or seller to organise delivery, payment, exchange phone numbers, addresses, tracking info, etc.
Can I share addresses and contact details in Messages?
Yes you can!
Why can’t I send a message?
You won’t be able to send a message if a member has blocked you from sending messages.
Why is it available for some of my trades but not others?
Messages won't be available if the listing isn't eligible. Professional sellers aren't eligible. To be eligible, the listing must be in a general Marketplace or Motors category, and both listed and purchased on the Trade Me app. If Messages aren't available, you can use email to communicate.
Is Messages available before buying?
To learn more about a listing or the seller, you can ask a question in the Q&A. We don’t have any plans to introduce Messages for pre-purchase communication at this stage.