A marketplace application that allows you to buy and sell goods and services on your phone using SMS.
Want to sell your house or mobile? Post your ad on Google Trader so that people who want to buy what you want to sell can easily find you. Looking for a job? Search for jobs by location or vocation – or look for transportation (car, motorcycle, boda) to get you to your job – on Google Trader.
Use Google Trader to find anything that you need to have, or want to sell or trade.
BUY toyota accra
Text your query to 6007
1 seller for “toyota Accra”: A) Toyota Highlander, low mileage, $8000, call Terry at 077-123456
Google Trader returns relevant results
Once you’ve registered, you can start listing the items you have for sale.
Send REGISTER to 6007 (only required once per number)
Thanks for joining. To sell an item reply with SELL and details about the item. By doing so you agree to terms…
Confirmation that you’ve been registered
SELL Nokia 1305 GHS.20 Accra call Joe at 0781234567
Post the item you want to sell on Google Trader
Thank you! Your post will soon be seen by other buyers and sellers on 6007. Reply with HELP for more options.
Confirmation that your post has been accepted
How much does it cost to post an item on Google Trader?
Google Trader is free! However, standard rates apply for all SMSes that you send.
How do I look for items to buy?
You can search for items by sending a message to 6007. This message must start with the word BUY, followed by the words that you would like to search for. For example, to search for electronics, you would send “BUY electronics” to 6007. To search for used Toyotas for sale, you might send “BUY toyota” to 6007
If you are only interested in items near you, enter the name of your city or town as part of the query. For example, “BUY toyota accra” will only display items that are available within 50 kilometers of Accra.
How do I post an item to sell?
To sell items on your phone, you must first register to sell. This is easily done by sending the word REGISTER to 6007. You only need to do this once, and then you can sell as many items as you like. You can post your item for sale by sending a message describing the item to the number 6007. This message must start with the word SELL, followed by a description of the item, the price, and a way to contact you. If you don't include a phone number or email address in your post, Google Trader will automatically add this information to the end of your post. For example, to sell your Nokia phone, you might send “SELL Nokia 1305 GHS.20 Accra call Joe at 0781234567” to 6007.
How do I see the items that I have available to sell?
To see the items that you have for sale on your phone, SMS the word LIST to 6007.
How do I delete an item that I have made available to sell?
To delete an item on your phone, SMS the word DELETE to 6007 to receive a list of your items for sale. Note the number in front of the item that you wish to delete, then SMS the word DELETE followed by that number. For example, to delete the first item in your list, you would send “DELETE 1” to 6007.
How do I change an item that I have made available to sell?
There is no way to edit an item on your phone. If you need to change an item, you need to delete it and then post it again.
What can I post to Google Trader?
You can post almost anything as long as your items are consistent with our Program Policies. For example, your post must comply with all applicable laws and regulations in your country.
How to report a policy violation
To report a bad item, SMS the word REPORT, followed by the letter in front of the item, to 6007. For example, if you wanted to report the first item from a search as inappropriate, “SMS REPORT A” to 6007.
Which languages does Google Trader support?
You can describe your items in any language that you like, but our service is currently available in English. We look forward to offering more language options in the future.