Regtrader provides a way for anyone selling one or more number plates to have them included in searches made by Regfinder.
This service is free for anyone to use and you can advertise as many plates as you like.
If you've not used Regtrader before you first need to create an account. Select the New Account option.
Enter the email address you would like to use to access the account in future. This must be an existing, valid email address that you have access to. It must not be an email address used on another Regtrader account however it can be an email address used on an existing Regfinder search account.
Your password is is generated for you and emailed to your email address.
Next read our terms and conditions and check the I AGREE box, if you agree. You cannot apply for an account if you do not agree.
Click on 'Sign Up'. If all goes well you should see a 'Welcome to Regfinder' message.
You can now begin to add the registrations you wish to advertise on Regfinder.
If you've already created a Regtrader account choose the 'Login' option at the top.
Enter the email address you used to create the account
Enter the password you were sent when you created the account
If you've forgotten your password just check the 'Forgotten your password' checkbox
Press on Sign In, this will log you in and display the list of number plates you currently have for sale on Regfinder.
Adding a Registration number to Regtrader
Once you've created your account and/or logged in you can begin to add one or more number plates to your account.
The plate editor (see left) by default has no plates added to it.
Click on the Registration field and type in the VRM (Vehicle Registration Mark) of the number plate you wish to sell. This needs to be the real registration mark, not your impression of it.
In the Sale Price field enter the price you'd like to get for the plate in GB Pounds. Regrader does not accept or require decimal points or commas.
In the Word/Name field you can enter your impression of the number plate. This can be the word or name it resembles, initals, vehicle model, whatever you think it matches the best.
If you think your number plate fits into a Regfinder word category then check the Cat/Subcat box. You can then choose the category you'd like the word placed in on the tree list. This is optional, if you do not assign a category the plate will still be searched by Regfinder based on the VRM characters and the word/name you entered.
Now click on Add/Update to add the number plate to the list of plates at the bottom of the editor.
Repeat this process for all the number plates you wish to sell.
Adding Many Number Plates to Regtrader
The editor can also accept a text list of all your number plates. The list of plates needs to be formatted as comma delimited in the format:
To add the text, copy it to the clipboard from a text editor, then paste it into the editor's text field, remove the default text if it still there.
If your the text is correctly formatted click 'Add' to add all the plates to the list at the bottom of the editor.
If the editor reports an error, go back and check text for formatting errors.
Once your plates are added, scroll through the list to check that all the details are correct.
At this stage you might also want to apply categories to each plate, click on the 'Add or edit plates' tab, select a plate from the list by clicking on it, check the Cat/Subcat box, choose a category from the tree and then click on 'Add/Update'.
Repeat this process for each number plate in the list.
Choosing How Buyers Contact Me
The 'Send buyers to' editor option defaults to 'my email address' which means that potential buyers are prompted to send an email message to your address about the number plate they wish to buy. You may however prefer that buyers are sent to your web site instead, if so select the 'my web site' button then enter the site address in the URL: field.
Submitting your Number Plates to Regfinder
Once you've added number plates to the list, checked the details and applied categories where necessary you can Submit them to your Regtrader account.
Press the Submit button, at this stage your plates are uploaded and checked. If there are issues with any of the number plates you are returned a report detailing what the issues were. Your successful plates are now in a queue, we quality check all number plates prior giving the search engine access to them, for service quality and abuse purposes, this usually takes less than a few hours.