Trade Me account

Trade Me credit is used for listings fees and success fees. Funds in your Trade Me account can't be used to pay for items you've won.

If you've topped up your account by accident, we can help.

How to credit your account 

There are a few ways to top up your Trade Me account. To start, select 'Add credit' from your ‘My Trade Me’ page. 

Debit or credit card 

When using a credit or debit card, the amount will appear in your membership immediately. Prepaid gift cards (like Prezzy cards) can't be used.

If you'd rather pay with your card over the phone, give us a call on (04) 803 26 98.

Internet or phone banking

We're a pre-assigned biller with all major banks, so search 'Trade Me' in your bank's list of registered billers to find us. 

It's important that you add your member number (found next to your username on the ‘My Trade Me’ page) and as much of your email address as can for references.

Credit can take up to three working days to appear on your membership.


Select 'Pay by other means' then 'Cheque' from the 'Add credit' page to receive a Cheque Payment Form. 

Please don't send us cash – this will NOT be credited to your Trade Me account.

Credit by cheque can take up to a week to be processed, once it reaches us.

Saved credit card details

You can save card details when topping up your Trade Me account, these can be removed or edited at any time. If you’re interested, check out your options.


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