Seller information centre

Pricing and Pay Now

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Pricing for business sellers is tailored to the seller. Please see our basic pricing for an overview.

If you are a large retailer or an experienced international marketplace seller, please get in touch with us to discuss what your pricing options may be.

Pay Now

Pay Now is our secure, fast and cheap payment system that allows your Trade Me buyers to pay by credit or debit card.

Pay Now payments land in your bank account quickly, and buyers provide a delivery address the moment they pay. Behind the scenes, we run a bunch of security checks to help protect you from fraud. So not only is it quicker, it’s safer too.

The standard Trade Me Pay Now charge is 1.95% of the total transaction value.

Payment frequency

  • From your Pay Now account we’ll make payments into your bank account each business day if you have a New Zealand bank account registered to Pay Now.
  • If you have an international bank account registered to Pay Now, we’ll pay into the international account on the first Friday of every month.


We offer an invoicing service to international sellers. This means you’re not required to credit your Trade Me account when success fees are charged, and makes account payments easier to track.

We send invoices at the beginning of each calendar month, and remittance is due by the 20th of the month. We accept direct deposit and all major credit card transactions.


Success fee refund requests can be submitted for any purchases that are unsuccessful. We require the purchase numbers, date and reason for refund on all refund applications before they can be reviewed. The net value of any refunds will be deducted from your invoice.