Book a courier
'Book a courier' now available
At the current alert level, trades should be contactless where possible.
If you've sold an item or have something else to send, use ‘Book a courier’ for an easy, contactless way to get your parcel from A–B.
Please be patient – due to high demand couriers may take longer than expected to pick up or deliver items.
Keep your fellow Kiwis safe – please follow our COVID-19 safe trading guidelines when using 'Book a courier'.
Book a courier with us!
Whether you've sold something on Trade Me, or have something else to send, we've got you covered.
Get our courier mates' rates, save time with home pick-up, and track your parcel with our trusted partners.
Got something to send?
Log in, head to 'My Trade Me', and follow the simple steps below.
Select 'Book a courier'. You'll automatically get our courier mates' rates, starting from $2.89*.
You can use packaging from around the house like a shoe-box or robust shopping bag. It doesn't need to be professional, but does need to be secure!
Add the address details and tracking number to your parcel and leave it on your doorstep or in your letterbox for collection. Track the parcel door to door. Easy!
What our customers say
“Trade Me has got it right with the 'Book a courier' service, it is brilliant! ...
So easy to use, extremely reliable, efficient couriers and cheaper than standard post. This new service has made my life a lot easier, a click of a button and collection is made from my front door step and can be tracked until delivery. Thanks Trade Me! ” – cbland
“What a great enhancement this ‘Book a courier’ function is...
Without any work at my end, I can now access and offer competitive courier rates and options to my Trade Me customers. I no longer need to head to the Post Shop, as with a few clicks of my mouse the courier is ordered and at my front door. All this without me having to research a thing. ” – welcome_back
“ A remarkably easy and convenient facility...
that gives small personal and business sellers access to the kind of discounts in courier charges usually only available to medium and large businesses. ” – cosimo
For more information, check out our 'Book a courier' help page.
Frequently asked questions
Who can use 'Book a courier'?
Anyone with a Trade Me account! Whether you've sold something on Trade Me, or have something else to send, you can take advantage of our mates' rates and door to door service with 'Book a courier'.
Can I only use 'Book a courier' for items I've sold on Trade Me?
Nope! You can use 'Book a courier' to send your parcel, whether it's something you've sold on-site, or something else like a present to a mate.
How do I find 'Book a courier'?
Log in to your Trade Me account, head to 'My Trade Me' and you'll find 'Book a courier'. If you're in our App, you'll find this in the Profile & Account section of 'My Trade Me'.
What type of packaging can I use?
You don't need professional courier bags, but you do need to package your item securely so it won't get damaged in transit. Old cardboard boxes, shoe boxes, or robust envelopes and shopping bags are great – just make sure it's going to get keep what you're sending safe and secure. Wrapping in supermarket bags, tissue paper or newspaper isn't suitable.
Do I need to be home when the courier picks up my parcel?
No, you can leave the parcel in an easy-to-access place like the front door, in your letter box, or on the back porch. Mention this when you're booking, and the courier can pick up the item when you aren't home.
Can I have my parcel picked up from an address other than my home?
Yes, when confirming your booking select the address you would like the item picked up from. It could be your work or friend's house, just add any details about where the item will be left.
How can I use 'Book a courier' for items sold on Trade Me?
When creating a listing you can use our calculator to get courier estimates for your items shipping cost. Once you've sold your item, head to your 'Sold' page or 'My Trade Me' and start your booking from there.
How do I know what shipping costs to charge the buyer if I haven’t booked the courier yet?
When creating a listing you can use our calculator to get courier estimates for your items shipping cost. These can be calculated from your package size and weight and provide multiple estimates for buyers to pay. Note that these are only estimates and may vary based on final courier details.
What happens if I miss a pick-up time or need to change or cancel my booking?
If something goes wrong with pick-up, or you need to change or cancel your booking, you’ll need to directly contact the courier company. Contact details for Courier Post or Fastway will be provided on booking – call them with your tracking number and they’ll give you a hand.
*Rural surcharges apply. Prices will vary depending on the size, packaging and location of the recipient. Maximum parcel weight is 25kg. Carrier exclusions apply on certain goods. Terms and conditions apply.