Trade Me for iOS makes it easier to bid and buy, view your Watchlist, check your listings, search Trade Me, sell the things you don’t need anymore, and much more while you’re on the go.

The streamlined and personalised interface of the Trade Me for iOS app keeps you up to date with your buying and selling, whether you’re at home or out and about, on whichever iOS device you prefer.

Features on the app give you the ability to:
- search, browse and filter all Trade Me categories
- add, view and remove Watchlist items
- bid on items and use Buy Now
- add items to your Shopping Cart to purchase multiple items at once
- pay using your credit or debit card
- credit your Trade Me account
- save searches as Favourites and view them later
- ask and answer questions
- list items to sell and edit them later
- receive important notifications both within the app and through the Apple push notification service
- 3D Touch quick actions
- pay with Face ID or Touch ID
- split view for iPad
- and we’re adding more all the time.

With our app, you can stay connected to Trade Me, 24 hours a day.

If you love using our app, we'd really appreciate a review. If you have specific feedback, please send us a message at

What's New

Version 20.0

Notifications are now more awesome. They are grouped by listing and you can customise which ones we send you under My Trade Me > Settings > Notifications.

You can now sell your motorboat or yacht from your phone. "But what if I don't own a boat?", I hear you say. We’ve got your back: you can buy a boat from your phone too! (That's not new, we just think you can never have enough boats.)

If you love using our app, we’d really appreciate a review, and keep that feedback coming into

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
1K Ratings
1K Ratings

Editors' Notes

Buy, sell and find just about everything


Easier to use on smaller screens than desktop site

The app is constantly improving which has meant it has come along way from first revisions. Visuals are pretty good and intuitive so you can do most things on the app that you do on the website with a few annoying exceptions which takes a star off an otherwise 5 star review.
Pictures load quickly and you can zoom in on details. You can see description clearly. If you are a seller you can see the buyers details.
Biggest issue currently is you cant reorder or edit photos on a mobile phone etc the ‘drag’ process does not work as intended in the mobile sphere in fact if you accidentally tap edit on a photo it doesnt resize or let you move across to close it so you have to close the app to get out of it. But as I say constantly improving so sure its another planned improvement at some point.


A few quips


Can’t save searches and delete saved searches within app.

Can’t set app to show list of items by default. Always starts off showing grid view. Better for sellers, sure, who have paid to promote their items, but buyers just want the best deal—buyers want to list in order of cheapest first.

Many customers refrain from giving negative feedback because they’re afraid they’ll get negative feedback in return. One way to gauge how good somebody really is is by showing their total sales and purchases. An intelligent customer ratings algorithm would take the ratio of total purchases against positive feedback. The point here is lots of sales with no feedback implies many quietly unhappy customers.

Also, it’s a bit buggy: sometimes I get an alert only to open the app to find there isn’t one, and the general updating of bought, sold etc can take a while to refresh.

Also, when a sale isn’t completed (after having a Trademe rep intervene), the item comes up as sold, and you can still leave feedback.

Also, when you do an advanced search, the settings are lost when you go back to the search later, and you have to change the sort order, category etc again


Trade Me Limited
91.5 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Maori
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
© 2017 Trade Me Ltd


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