Promoting your listing

By increasing the profile of your listings on Trade Me you can increase the number of people that see your listing. There are a number of promotional extras you can select when you list an item for sale:

Marketplace (general items)

See here for Marketplace (general items) promotional extras.


See here for Property promotional extras.


Featured listings ensure that your auctions are at the top of the listings within the category.

The title of bold listings appears in "bold" type in selected categories.

On Gallery listings your main photo appears 2x larger in search results, making it more likely to be seen by buyers.

Feature Combo
With a Feature Combo, you get all of the above - feature, bold and Gallery.

Highlighted listings have a bright yellow border. Highlight is currently available in Motors and Property.

Super Feature
Super Feature displays up to three of your photos in a prominent, large carousel that appears above search results. Listings with Super Feature will also appear on the homepage in the relevant stripe. Super Feature runs for up to 7 days and is available in Motors, Property and in selected General Items categories.

From time to time, Trade Me may test new pricing on listing and promotional fees by raising the price or offering a discount. See our Fees page for more information.

Trade Me reserves the right to remove items from the homepage at its sole discretion.

You can select any of these promotional extras when you are placing a listing. You can also upgrade your listing while it is running by clicking the "promote" link on the listing.

All promotional extras (eg. bold) will run for the duration of your listing, excluding Super Feature which runs for up to 7 days. If you need to relist you'll have the option to keep these extras or remove them from the new listing. If you choose to leave the promotion on your listing there will be a new charge on relist.

View our listing fees to see costs associated with the various promotional extras.

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