Sell my number plate privately & Save £££'s
Deal directly with buyers. No middlemen, no commission, more money in your pocket!
- We're the original and best - We've been helping people buy & sell reg plates for over a decade and have had over a million visits!
- Direct contact with buyers - Your ad will allow buyers to get in touch with you directly & arrange the sale privately.
- Save £££'s – Dealers & auction sites take between 10% and 30% commission. With us you keep 100% of your selling price.
- Huge exposure – Your number plate will be seen by thousands who visit us every week, and promoted to over 60,000 fans on social media.
- Expert support – Our expert team are on hand to help with queries, e.g. how to take payment, transfer the registration etc.
We've been used and trusted by thousands, including leading companies and celebrities...
HOW IT WORKS
Create An Advert
Your ad will feature a contact form allowing potential buyers to message you directly.
Unlike with number plate dealers, receive offers with all your potential buyer's contact details.
Arrange Your Sale Privately
Keep 100% of your number plates selling price. No middlemen = no commission.
Join thousands of happy sellers like these and sell your private registration plate today!
Very impressed with Plate Trader, they've helped me sell two reg plates now and were very efficient and professional on both occasions. I would definitely recommend them. For an easy, quick sale these are the guys to use. Thank you very much. For an easy, quick sale these are the guys to use. Thank you very much.
I was told about this site by a friend but was skeptical as I have had great difficulty selling my plate on regular sites like RegTransfers and also eBay.
The whole experience went like a dream. The site is easy to use, has loads of advice on how to safely transfer and get paid and manage the communications.
I sold my plate, BF 13, in 24 hours from listing it to getting the cash in the bank! I could not believe it.
What a refreshing change from eBay (cost fortunes / no offers) and the Reg Co's who sell for Â£X and send you 60-70%!
I think the Premium deal is the best as you get a free valuation and promoted advert.
An excellent service. You know exactly what a potential buyer is offering and then you can deal directly with him or her. A very simple and satisfactory service at low monthly cost. Sold H1 APD approximately one month after listing it. Thoroughly recommended.
I have just sold my plate OO07 AGB via your website and think the service you offer is fantastic. I was a bit put off using you at first because I saw that I had to pay to advertise without knowing if my plate would sell, and I was also concerned about arranging the transfer of the plate myself as I thought this might be complicated.
I needn't have worried though as my plate sold in less than 4 months and the transfer couldn't have been more straightforward.
What I like most about advertising with you is that I set the asking price - I also had it listed on another website but they added £400 commission onto the price which obviously minimised the chances of me selling it.
Fantastic service, keep up the great work.
I would definitely recommend you to anyone buying or selling a number plate. I usually advertise my plates on Pistonheads but I came across your website and its the only dedicated number plate advertising site Ive seen so I thought Id give it a try.
My plate 12 BYD was listed in minutes and it sold in just a month! You have a great website which makes it very easy to sell (or buy) and I like that everything is done online and is really simple. Great service.
I advertised my registration 3 AD on Plate Trader and within one month I received a number of enquiries, and two months completed a £75k sale. I now have a second number advertised with Plate Trader and would definitely recommend them to all private sellers. AD
Sold my plate F6 SHY from the first enquiry after around 6-8 weeks on your site. Very happy, got pretty much what I wanted for it - much lower than valuation admittedly but weighed that up against someone actually being interested to buy it, and it was still over twice what I was offered to 'sell to stock' by another plate selling site.
Thank you for the great service and online guides, and feel free to use this as a testimonial from me on your site.
All the best.
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for selling my number plate T70 BAD for me - in just a week!
At first I didnt understand how your website worked as its different to how I have bought and sold plates in the past, but your video explained everything.
I much prefer the fact that you get direct contact with the buyer and can negotiate a price, for me that really stood out.
I would definitely recommend you to anyone thinking of selling, and will use you again in future.
I have just sold my plate, 6 GYJ via Plate Trader, and was properly impressed with the experience. Having signed up for a free trial, I was pleasantly surprised to discover an email from the company with a PDF certificate, confirming valuation of my number plate. The document contained very thorough market research, so it was clear that quite some effort was put into this - and I had not even paid anything to them yet! The owner of the company is extremely helpful: I asked him a few questions about the plate, and he went out of his way to help, although that was well beyond the ad I put on their website. I placed my advert in March and managed to sell the plate in May, so just under 2 months later! Based on my experience, I would wholeheartedly recommend Plate-Trader.com to anyone wishing to buy or sell their private number plate.
Over the years I've bought various private plates, both personal and business related. As I started to feel like I was growing out of them, I decided to put them up for sale. I'd had some of them for sale with a dealer for 3-4 years and never heard anything but having recently come across Plate Trader, I decided to advertise five plates with them. The whole experience has been brilliant and I've already sold two plates (F1 ECH and F11 ECH) in less than 2 weeks! I now just need a hairdresser to buy my other three (S15 SOR, S155 ORS, S15 ERS)!
An easy to navigate site which allows you to list your plate and have direct contact with buyers. Sold my Aunt's plate 1 AJK via the site, would definitely use it again and highly recommend it, especially if you are serious about selling.
Selling my plate (7271 JH) was quick and easy with Plate-Trader.com, I was a little unsure as I hadn't really heard of them before but having perused their site and some of the other reviews I thought I would give it a go.
There are a few options you can choose to advertise your plate depending on your personal preferences. The one I chose benefited from a valuation and a history of registration numbers which was very interesting but all benefited from the seller being in control. The site allowed me to write a message so potential buyers could see that I would be open to offers etc and this appeared to get the attention of a few watchers and as such the plate was sold to the 2nd person who enquired, this was all done and dusted in less than 2 months. It was also good to read the section on how to actually complete the sale making sure both parties felt secure during the transaction.
I would definitely use them again and would have no obligation recommending them to anyone who, like me, has had a registration sat on other sites for years, the extremely small cost was definitely value for money.
Just sold my registration X400 DMS via your site. It was a very easy process putting the plate on and I knew it was easy to contact you if there were any problems or if I needed to make any alterations to the advertisement. I would definitely recommend you if someone had a plate to sell - its hassle free and won't break the bank. I wish you well with your business and if I ever need to sell a plate again I'll use your services.
Delighted to have had a great offer and subsequently sold TOP 10S for my Father via Plate Trader within a fortnight of listing it. Excellent site which gets great results! Thanks, Plate Trader!
Thank you for your help selling our plate D1 CRB. We did think twice about placing the advert on your site as you charge monthly but we also had the plate on 2 other sites and although they didnt charge, when we saw how much commission they were adding onto the price we thought it was worth giving you a go. Out of the 3 sites we used, yours was the one that got us a buyer so you won hands down. We sold the plate in 6 months so what you are doing is obviously working. We really liked the guides which told us how to complete the payment and the sale and we liked that we were dealing direct with the person who was buying the plate. Wed definitely recommend you to anyone looking to sell!
After our first month with Plate Trader I can report we are very happy with both the results and the service. If you price your plate sensibly you will probably secure a quick sale using this site.
Plate Trader is a pay to advertise, peer to peer site for car registrations. As the seller you are put in contact directly with your potential customer. You find the best price between you, allow them to make you an offer or fix a price and then agree the mechanism for transfer and payment. In my case everything was doable online and via established payment channels with protection. My main concern of using other agencies is you never deal with your customer and there is feedback that is hidden. This is not the case with Plate Trader. The buyer is your customer not theirs. I love the ability to own the process and give my own customer service for my unique registration. I would recommend this and will continue to use it. I have just sold P100 TLA and have already started my second listing.
Thank you for all your help in the successful sale of my number plate, 12 BH. My initial worry was valuing the plate. You solved this problem by valuing it free as part of the first months advertising fee. In the event the valuation exceeded my expectations but was in line with my (professional) purchasers valuation, well done! You also provided help and advice in the actual purchase (delivery of certificate and receipt of payment). All in all you took all the stress out of, what was for me, an unfamiliar and worrying transaction. Thank you.
I came across Plate Trader when looking for a quick, straightforward way of selling my number plate (28 C) without paying huge commissions or it being 'marked up' by dealers to a price level that made it unappealing to buyers. Plate Trader fulfilled my requirements exactly. It is very quick and easy to set up an account (and unlike many web based sales sites, you can still also speak to friendly and helpful staff if you need guidance). My plate was listed immediately and sold within a week. It is fair to say I was realistic about my asking price but nevertheless very happy with what I received and there were no fees attached. I would highly recommend Plate Trader and wish them all future success.
Excellent level of service from the team at Plate Trader. Always on hand to answer and questions. Did a great job of hold my hand with the sale of my plate, C2 KEN. Well done guys!
Found a genuine buyer for my plate ET11 HAD at a realistic price after advertising widely elsewhere. Buyer was happy to pay advertised price after I stood my ground. Excellent relationship with Plate-Trader management who publish my research extensively. Keep up the good work!
I'd definitely recommend Plate Trader. They helped me to sell my plate STE 11Y and were really professional throughout. My only regret is not using Plate Trader earlier as I wasted months with other private plate companies.
I was contacted today through your website and we have completed the sale of M60 SJG in the last few minutes. Thank you very much for helping move the plate on to someone who will use it and for the follow up. I will definitely recommend your site to my friends.
I have been collecting cherished numbers since 1988 and recently decided to advertise some of them for sale on Plate-Trader.com. I have just finalised the sale of one of the plates, CA11 RAY, via Plate Trader. The buyer got in touch and after agreeing a price, he paid me directly by bank transfer. The process was simple and I didn't have to give away any commission (which would have been hundreds of pounds with a dealer). Thanks a million, John.
I was looking for somewhere to sell my number plate and came across your website on the first page of Google which I thought was impressive. I was a bit apprehensive though after seeing all these celebrities on your site because I hadnt heard of you before. I thought Id give you a chance anyway and listed my plate S300 JAK on the site.
Creating the advert was really easy and I then started to get some helpful emails from you with suggestions on keywords and price etc. which was great. I added some more keywords based on your suggestions like Audi S3, Jack, Jacqueline etc. and set the price to Make an offer which I think helped as not long after I got an enquiry about the plate. The first person to enquire actually drove over 250 miles to come and buy the plate from us!
We had been advertising it elsewhere for over a year, but it sold with you guys in just 2 months! Great value for money, the small monthly charge is definitely worth every penny and I would definitely recommend you.
Sold my plate MAX 10P after having advertised on Plate Trader for just a month and a half! The buyer contacted me through the site and after exchanging about 4 emails we agreed a deal.
Once he paid me the the process of transferring the plate was really simple and only took me about half an hour. Fantastic service and Id definitely recommend you.
I placed a Standard Advert for my number plate E15 JMS on Plate Trader in March 2016 and have just sold it now (June 2016). You have lots of clear information on your website on how to complete the sale and Im really pleased with the outcome. I would 100% recommend you to anyone, great service.
Very pleased with the service from Plate Trader. I sold the plate YOU 1N and the process was easy. Also as a private seller, a member of the Plate Trader team advised me on the safest way of processing the transaction. I felt very safe in completing the sale.
Just finalised the sale on my plate R111 CFC after advertising with Plate Trader for 2 months. The whole experience was fantastic. Really easy and straightforward to advertise and to complete the sale myself. I would definitely recommend you.
Very easy to use website. I felt safe giving my payment details & I managed to sell my plate (K1 TJH) during my free trial!
Plate Trader helped me sell 321 T quickly, and were a pleasure to deal with. I would have no hesitation in recommending Plate Trader to anyone looking to sell their plate, with the added benefit of keeping 100% of the selling price, as they don't charge commission like traditional brokers.
Plate Traders service is excellent. I advertised my number plate L13 SSA on the site and was contacted by a potential buyer, however he was skeptical about the process of buying privately. Plate Trader called me in the USA and also liaised with the buyer in the UK to put both parties minds at rest. Im very impressed and appreciate their efforts.
Thanks for everything, great service. My plate JIL 5151 sold with the help of you guys!
Your website works a treat, I get at least a couple of enquiries about my plates every month from it!
Wanting to sell a number plate, I came across Plate Trader purely by chance.. and I'm glad I did! The service was extremely easy to use, information and help readily available and the results speak for themselves....I sold my plate, 831 KRL in less than 8 weeks! Also the buyer, who like me was a complete novice to this, found the whole process so easy. I would thoroughly recommend this site to anyone selling or wanting to buy a number plate.
Very happy to have sold my plate EV11 MAE so quickly. Will definitely be using your website again to either buy or sell a plate
Just sold my number plate, J2 CKV, through Plate-Trader. It was listed for around 2 months, so sold very quickly and it was a simple process and very efficient and a pleasurable experience.
Thanks Plate Trader!
Great site! Thank you. I really wish I had found this site before wasting my time with others. Sold my plate DH11 ANE with Plate Trader in a week!
Excellent transparent, cost-effective way to advertise and sell private plates.....refreshing change. Pity there aren't more sites like this around
Plate Trader were absolutely excellent from start to finish! They were professional and so helpful when I had questions about the sale of our plate (LNM 1). I would recommend them wholeheartedly! Five star service.
I am delighted with the outcome of using Plate trader to sell my private number plate, DA10 COX. I sold it quickly and for a fair price. It was a very simple process with no expensive fees or commission.
I would absolutely recommend this as the method to sell your private number plate and will use them again!
Very simple and sold plate 71 LG within 10 days, offered good advice along the way. Highly recommended.
Sold my plate, S8 NGA, in one day. Great service. Will definitely use again.
Sold K40 SED through Plate Trader and I wish every company was like them, life would be much easier!!
If you want to sell your private plate look no further than Plate Trader. Tried other sites and wasted time and money.
Any queries and they reply quickly to give you helpful and more importantly honest advice. Cant praise them enough.
Easy, straightforward, professional way to buy or sell your number plate. Sold mine (MIL 2491) within a month!
Received an enquiry through the website and sold the plate, T9 ANN, for a price both parties were happy with.
Thank you for your help with selling my plate and I will definitely recommend your website to any friends who need to buy or sell a plate.
This is an exceptionally easy online site to sell your number plate.... or buy. It was the first time I have sold a cherished plate, I was given helpful and accurate information and the plate sold in 3 months which I thought was quick because it was my initials are not particularly special.
I got a good price and was extremely happy from start to finish.
Plate-Trader.com helped me sell a number plate, VE07 NCA, at full asking price for the the great value cost of £9.95. That was the cost of my advertisement for one month. They also gave me a realistic valuation of the number plate, even before I had paid them a single penny.
The plate was sold in the third week. They have great visualisation tools that helped me create a fantastic image of the number plate for my social media advertising too.
Although I did advertise on social media, the enquiry and final sale came directly through Plate-Trader.com itself.
I can not recommend them highly enough... Five stars and some :)
This is by far the best way to sell a private plate, just pay a low annual fee and your plate is immediately online.
Sold my plate, DPS 11, through Plate Trader for full asking price and dealt with the buyer myself for easy transfer. No percentage commission that other companies charge. Very pleased!
Sold 2 CMG via your site. I was very pleased with the service and would definitely use you again as well as recommend you.
Thanks for selling my plate. Your business is fantastic, easy to deal with, attentive, inexpensive (when compared to the others) and most importantly fast. My plate, 77 OL, sold in less than three months. Many thanks, Owen
Absolutely first class, can highly recommend Plate Trader. Sold M14 GGY within 24 hours of advertising it!
Couldn't be happier - sold my plate, JAZ 1241, for full asking price within a month...and no selling fees to pay like other sites.
We have sold the plate (12 R) to a contact that made enquires around the time of your valuation (September 2018). He has constantly made counter offers and yesterday offered an acceptable price. Many thanks to you and your team.
Nice and simple easy to use website. Had a number of enquiries resulting in being offered the price I was looking for. Would use again.
Sold my plate, MIL 420, within 3 months. Clear and easy to use website with not an overload of emails. Highly recommend.
Sold TOM 777E through Plate Trader. Easy to use and great price. Highly recommend them. 1st class.
Frequently asked questions (click to expand)
We all know that when we sell a car privately, we get a better price for
it, and selling a number plate is no different. When you sell privately, you cut out the middlemen (i.e. dealers
or auction websites), so you get your plates true value, and are not giving a percentage of your plates selling
price away in commission or fees.
Number plate dealers are just like car dealers, they want their cut of the deal at your expense! What many of them do is offer you a "free instant valuation" on their website (which is often actually just a figure generated by a computer program) and they will email this to you instantly. Their email is usually along the lines of... "Dear Mr Seller, A123 ABC is £600 to you, no deductions." They will then unless you specifically ask to opt out, advertise your number plate for sale on their website at a much higher price, e.g. £1,000, and when they find a buyer, they'll pocket the £400 difference!!
Selling privately is obviously the way to make sure you get the full value of your number plate, but where do you advertise it and how do you make sure that it is getting seen by the right people? Well, you could try a card in your local supermarket? A local paper? A car forum? But are these places really going to find someone who is looking for the number plate that you are selling? Probably not!
You could list it on eBay, but with listing fees, relisting fees and a 10% Final Value Fee this can end up costing nearly as much as going through a number plate dealer! Their search facility is quite limited which makes it hard for buyers to find your plate, and in our experience buyers tend to look on number plate websites for number plates, not eBay.
Our aim is to provide you with an alternative to number plate dealers or auction websites that demand a percentage of the money from the sale of your registration plate. We allow you to sell your registration plate privately, with no hidden charges or commission, allowing you to keep 100% of your plates selling price.
Place an advert with us and we will continue to advertise your private plate until it's sold (no need to keep relisting). When it does sell, there's no commission taken. Our keyword search facility also lets you select your own keywords that you want your plate to show up in searches for, so you can make sure that your advert gets seen by people who are typing relevant keywords into our search box e.g. James for J44 MES.
Absolutely not. Our mission is to change the way people buy and sell number
plates forever, so our main goal is to help you sell your plate. If we do that, we know that you'll tell your
friends about us and help us to grow even further.
As you'll see from our testimonials, we're also a really friendly bunch and we absolutely pride ourselves on our customers' satisfaction, so you can be assured that we'll look after you.
Finally, we don't tie you into any contracts, so if you're not happy with our service, you can cancel or remove your advert at any time.
This is a question we get asked a lot, and it's a difficult one to answer
as some reg plates can be snapped up very quickly, where others can take many months to even receive an enquiry.
This is because firstly, private registration plates are luxury items that not everyone wants or can afford, but
more importantly because unlike cars, most number plates only appeal to a small number of people to whom they
have a meaning (e.g. the number plate 1 JDS could be hugely appealing to John David Smith, but
would probably mean nothing to you or I).
This is why advertising on websites like eBay, for example, can be so frustrating, as you have to keep relisting your advert and hoping that someone that your registration means something to, will be searching on eBay for a number plate within the short window that your auction is running for. We eliminate that frustration and allow you to continue advertising until your numberplate sells.
As a general rule, the plates that sell quickest are:
• Highly sought after & popular words, names, surnames or initials e.g. S1 NGH
• Dateless number plates e.g KM 1
• Plates with smaller numbers and fewer digits e.g F1 ABC
• Plates that don't need any modifications e.g GE07 RGE
If your number plate doesn't fall into one of these categories, don't despair. You may still be able to sell it quickly if you price it sensibly, and with our advertising costs starting at just £29.95 for a whole year, there's no need to worry about ongoing costs of advertising.
Selling a number plate is no more difficult than selling a car, but many
people are unsure of the process and what forms need to be completed etc. For this reason, we've outlined the
process in a few easy steps below.
The first step is to arrange payment for the registration. For the buyers peace of mind you may want to send them a photograph of your V5, Retention Document or Certificate of Entitlement to prove that you own the plate, but make sure you conceal the certificate number/reference number as it's possible for someone to instantly transfer your private reg to their car using these numbers. For the actual payment, we recommend using a secure service such as Paypal which provides peace of mind and protection to both parties.
With payment completed, you now need to transfer the registration. If it's currently on a vehicle then you should take it off and put it onto a retention certificate. You can do this using the DVLA's new online service here or if you're old fashioned you can complete a V317 application form (available here). It costs £80 to do but this includes the Assignment Fee, meaning that the buyer doesn't have to pay any more fees to put the plate onto their vehicle.
Once the number plate is off the vehicle and 'on retention' you can transfer it to your buyer. The easiest way to do this is to give your buyer the Certificate Number, and direct them to the DVLA website here. This will allow them to assign the registration to their vehicle instantly online and in doing so, will transfer rights/ownership of the registration to them. Alternatively, if they'd prefer the postal method, then you just need to sign & date in Sections 1 & 6 or your Retention Document and post it to the buyer using a trackable postal service. This also allows them to assign the registration to their vehicle and transfers rights/ownership of the registration to them.
Like anything else, a number plate is worth as much as someone is willing
to pay for it. Generally speaking, the less you have to think about what a number plate reads, or the shorter
the plate, the better, although this is not always strictly true. There are many considerations when putting a
monetary value on a particular plate, such as its age, its rarity or exclusivity and what it
Private number plates are a very specialised product, and valuing them can be difficult, that's why we offer a comprehensive number plate valuations service. For just £9.99 you can have your plate independently valued by people with years of experience in the number plate market, and have a certificate to prove it's value! Alternatively, as you can see above, all Premium Adverts placed on our site include a FREE valuation!