Medicines policy

Our policy for selling medicine on Trade Me.

Our policy for selling medicine on Trade Me.


Who can sell medicines?

Medicine sellers must be pre-approved by Trade Me. No other members are able to list medicines on Trade Me.

General criteria:


If you meet these criteria and would like to list medicines on Trade Me, get in touch to apply.

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What kind of medicines can be sold?

  • Medicines that can be listed are those typically sold in supermarkets (known as general sales medicine) and contact lens solution.
  • Pharmacy-only medicines may be sold. Where consultation is required, members should contact the pharmacist via their profile page on the membership. 
  • Prescription medicines are not able to be listed.


Medicines subcategories:

  • Acne & blemish treatments
  • Allery & sinus
  • Cough, cold & flu
  • Creams & lotions
  • Digestion & nausea
  • Eye care (this was renamed from Contact lens solution)
  • Head & hair treatments
  • Pain relief
  • Smoking cessation
  • Other


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  • Sellers registered to list medicines on Trade Me will have this sentence displayed on their seller profile at the bottom of all medicine listings:
    This seller has registered to sell medicines on Trade Me.
  • Listings are Buy Now only as medicines cannot be auctioned.
  • We'll also display this message on all listings:
    Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional. Incorrect use may be harmful. Only registered charge pharmacists can list in this category.

Listings must comply with the following legislation and industry guidelines:


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