Success fees

Success fees are charged on all auctions that sell for more than $1, in all Marketplace categories.

Casual sellers

Success fees casual sellers
Sold for $1 or less  $0 (no success fee)
Sold for more than $1 7.9% of sale price (maximum success fee = $349)


Intrade sellers

Success fees intrade sellers
Sale price and shipping cost $1 or less  $0 (no success fee)
Sale price and shipping cost more than $1 7.9% of sale price and shipping cost
(maximum success fee = $249)

Want to find out how much you will have to pay?
Calculate success fees

Intrade sellers from 1 November 2021

On 1 November, we’re changing our success fee cap and pricing structure for professional sellers. 

The maximum success fee will go from $249 to $349, and success fees will have a three-tiered pricing structure, based on listing category. The new success fee tiers will be 5.9%, 7.9% and 9.9%.

Success fees in-trade sellers
Sale price and shipping cost $1 or less $0 (no success fee)
Sale price and shipping cost more than $1 Category % of sale price + shipping cost (maximum success fee = $349)

Want to find out how much you will have to pay?
Calculate success fees

Success fee category structures

Antiques
All subcategories 9.9%

 

Art
All subcategories 9.9%

 

Baby gear
Clothing, towels, blankets, décor 9.9%
All other subcategories 7.9%

 

Books
All subcategories 9.9%

 

Building & renovation
Heating and cooling 5.9%
All other subcategories 7.9%

 

Business, farming & industry
Clothing and safety wear 9.9%
All other subcategories 7.9%

 

Clothing & fashion
All subcategories 9.9%

 

Computers
Laptops, Desktops, Tablets, Printers, Servers, Components 5.9%
All other subcategories 9.9%

 

Crafts
Sewing machines 5.9%
All other subcategories 9.9%

 

Electronics & photography
Digital cameras, Film cameras, Video cameras, TVs, Projectors, DVD players, GPS devices, Home audio, iPods, MP3 players, Binoculars 5.9%
All other subcategories 9.9%

 

Gaming
Gaming consoles 5.9%
All other subcategories 9.9%

 

Health & beauty
Medical supplies > Face masks 7.9%
Face care > Masks 7.9%
All other subcategories 9.9%

 

Home & living
Fridges, Freezers, Microwaves, Dishwashers, Vacuum cleaners, Washing machines, Dryers, Heating & cooling, Ovens, Coffee machines, Small appliances 5.9%
Food & drink 7.9%
All other subcategories 9.9%

 

Jewellery & watches
Smart watches 5.9%
All other subcategories 9.9%

 

Mobile phones
Mobile phone handsets 5.9%
All other subcategories 9.9%

 

Motors parts
Car parts and accessories, Motorbike parts and accessories, Boat parts and accessories, Trailer parts and accessories, Caravan parts and accessories

7.9%

 

Movies & TV
All subcategories 9.9%

 

Music & instruments
PA, pro audio & DJ equipment 5.9%
Musical instruments 7.9%
All other subcategories 9.9%

 

Pets & animals
All subcategories 7.9%

 

Pottery & glass
All subcategories 9.9%

 

Sports
All subcategories 9.9%

 

Toys & models
All subcategories 7.9%

 

Travel, events & activities
All subcategories 9.9%


Success fee refunds

If a trade doesn't work out, you can apply for a success fee refund.

We contact the buyer and email you the outcome within three days. Refunds appear in your Trade Me account right away.

 

Apply for a success fee refund on our new-look site.

  1. From 'Sold', select the listing.
  2. Under 'If the sale falls through' select 'refund of your success fee'.
  3. Enter the details and select 'Next'.
  1. Head to your 'Sold' page via 'My Trade Me'.
  2. Find the listing you need a refund for, and select the title.
  3. Under 'If the sale falls through...' select 'Let us know'.
  4. Enter the details and select 'Next'.
  1. On the 'Sold summary', under 'If the sale falls through', select 'Find out how'.
  2. Find the listing you need a refund for, and select the title.
  3. Under 'If the sale falls through...' select 'Let us know'.
  4. Enter the details and select 'Next'.
  1. On the 'Sold summary', under 'If the sale falls through', select 'Find out how'.
  2. Find the listing you need a refund for, and select the title.
  3. Under 'If the sale falls through...' select 'Let us know'.
  4. Enter the details and select 'Next'.

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