Personal membership

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When you sign up, your personal details need to be accurate – this is how we verify your identity if you need to contact us.

Only your first name and username are displayed on-site, and your email address is shared with members you trade with. Everything else is private.

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  1. Head to the home page, and select ‘Register’.
  2. Select ‘Personal use’, and complete the registration form.
  3. Once you've registered, we'll send you a confirmation email to verify your account.
  1. Download the yellow Trade Me app from the App Store.
  2. Select 'Register'.
  3. Complete the 3 steps. We'll send you a confirmation email. Select 'Verify your account' to activate your membership.
  1. Download the yellow Trade Me app from Google Play.
  2. Select 'Register'.
  3. Complete the 3 steps. We'll send you a confirmation email. Select 'Verify your account' to activate your membership.

If you haven't received your verification email, check out our troubleshooting tips. 

We only allow members to trade from New Zealand or Australia, unless we’ve approved them as an international seller

Why can't I register?

  • Check that your email doesn't have any spaces.
  • Make sure your phone number is formatted correctly, with the right prefix (e.g. 021, 027, etc.) selected.
  • If you've already had an account with us before – you'll need to log into your original membership instead.

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Registering on Trade Me is free and simple – we'll show you how in 3 steps.


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