It's free to create a general Marketplace listing on Trade Me – within your free listing allowance. Everyone has a minimum allowance of 50 listings.
View your listing allowance on your Sales summary page in My Trade Me.
How it's worked out
Your minimum allowance is 50 free listings, but this can go up based on your sales.
To work it out, take your highest number of weekly sales from the past six weeks, then multiply by five.
For multiple-quantity listings, your allowance is based on the number of purchases made, not units sold.
What happens if I go over my allowance?
There's a $0.10 high-volume listing (HVL) fee for every new listing created, once your allowance has been reached.
This doesn't increase your allowance – the only way to increase your allowance is by increasing sales.
If you're hitting your allowance regularly, consider:
- Using multiple-quantity listings.
- Using multi-variant listings.
- Focusing your inventory on higher-performing items.
These categories don't count toward your listing allowance, and won't be charged a high volume listing fee if you've hit your allowance:
- Lost & Found Pets
- Cars and all other vehicles
- DVDs & Blu-rays
Our listing allowance policy.