Book a courier

Book a courier is an easy way to have your items shipped throughout New Zealand.

If you're having problems with a current booking we can help.

Sending a sold listing

  1. Add a courier estimate to your listing using the calculator during the listing process.
  2. Package the item and select ‘Sold’ from ‘My Trade Me’. You don’t need to print a label – just write it on the package.
  3. We'll send tracking information to you and your buyer (if you’re sending a Trade Me purchase).
  4. The courier will pick it up from the address – you don’t even need to be there!

Sending something else

  1. Package the item.
  2. Select ‘Book a courier’ from ‘My Trade Me’. You don’t need to print a label – just write it on the package.
  3. We'll send tracking information to you.
  4. The courier will pick it up from the address – you don’t even need to be there!


Note
: PO Box address cannot be used for pick up or delivery

Packaging your item

You must make sure your item is securely wrapped and won’t get damaged in transit. You don't need to use a postage included bag.

Here are a few tips: 

  • Cardboard boxes, shoe boxes, or robust bags are good options. Wrapping in tissue paper or newspaper isn't suitable.
  • If you’re packaging with a bag make sure your parcel isn’t greater than 5 kg, and that the bag is the correct size.
  • If you're sending in a box, it shouldn’t be heavier than 25 kg or excessively large.


We also restrict categories like firearms, plants and foodstuff.

Parcel size and weight

Make sure your parcel is within these size and weight restrictions:

  • Maximum length is 150 cm
  • Maximum total weight is 25 kg
  • Maximum volume is 0.125 m3

Pick up

Pick up is Monday – Friday. If you’ve left clear, concise pick-up instructions and your parcel is secure and the correct size, you don’t need to be there when the courier arrives. If there’s trouble with your pick up or you need to adjust a booking, contact the courier directly – Aramex (Fastway): 0800 327 8929, Courier Post: 0800 268 743.

If you choose to leave an item for pick up unattended, Trade Me, Courier Post and Aramex (Fastway) have no liability for loss or damage to the item until the courier has applied an electronic scan to the item.

Pricing

Non-rural shipping rates begin at $3.20.

The cost will vary depending on which package type you choose (box or bag), the size and weight of your parcel, the recipient’s address, and whether it requires a signature on delivery.

Your Trade Me Account is charged for any bookings you make, and you can top up your account via credit or debit card as you’re booking a courier.

Note: if you use Autobiller, you'll need to top up your account manually to pay for bookings.

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The ins and outs of sending sold items, or something else, through 'Book a courier'.


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