Sell your number plate privately & Save £££'s

Deal directly with buyers. No middlemen, no commission, more money in your pocket!

How it works

• Deal directly with buyers

• No middlemen, no commission

• Keep 100% of your selling price

• Get seen by a huge audience

Why sell your number plate with us?

  • Your advert will display a contact form which allows buyers to get in touch with you directly.
  • You'll arrange the sale privately and you'll keep 100% of your plates selling price - there are no middlemen so there's no commission or cut taken from your sale.
  • You'll save hundreds or possibly even thousands of pounds compared to selling on auction sites or with dealers (eBay charge a 10% fee & dealers take around 30% commission).
  • You'll have the support of our expert team, who are on hand to help with any queries, such as how to take payment from your buyer, how to transfer the plate into their name, & much more.
  • Your plate will be seen by thousands of number plate buyers who visit this site every week and could reach the top of search engines (see examples).
  • Your plate will be promoted to over 60,000 number plate fans & followers across our social networks.

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Join thousands of happy sellers like these and sell your private registration 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.

    Duncan Bannatyne
    • Duncan Bannatyne OBE D.Sc. DBA
    • Chairman - The Bannatyne Group
  • 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.

    Alan
    • Alan G. Bickley
    • Staffordshire
  • 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 it’s the only dedicated number plate advertising site I’ve seen so I thought I’d 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.

    Greg Wheeler
    • Greg Wheeler
    • Hampshire
  • 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.
    Matt

    Matthew Potter
    • Matthew Potter
    • Leeds
  • Just wanted to say a massive thank you for selling my number plate T70 BAD for me - in just a week!

    At first I didn’t understand how your website worked as it’s 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.

    Bradley Hart
    • Bradley Hart
    • Brighton
  • 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.

    Alexey Sachkov
    • Alexey Sachkov
    • Finchampstead, Berkshire
  • 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.

    Jeff Higgs
    • Jeff Higgs
    • Manchester
  • 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)!

    Derek Fletcher
    • Derek Fletcher
    • Owner of Headhunters Hairdressers, Lancashire
  • 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 - it’s 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.

    “Pam
    • Pam Senter
    • Warwickshire
  • 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 didn’t 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.

    We’d definitely recommend you to anyone looking to sell!

    “Charles
    • Charles Battye
    • Yorkshire
  • 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.

    Andrew Duggan got his number plate valuation with us
    • Gary Whitaker
    • Traderplate Ltd.
  • 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.

    “Neville
    • Neville Karai
    • Gunnersbury, London
  • 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.

    “Bernard
  • 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.

    Clare Scahill
    • Clare Scahill
    • Cheltenham
  • 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!

    David Murray
    • David Murray
    • Director at ADP Diamond Cutting Solutions Ltd, Plymouth
  • 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!

    Mike Oyston
    • Mike Oyston
    • Manchester
  • 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.

    Mark Stelling
    • Mark Stelling
    • London
  • 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.

    Mark Stelling
    • Samantha McCreath
    • Fleet, Hampshire
  • 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.

    John Musgrove
    • John Musgrove
    • Birmingham
  • 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 hadn’t heard of you before. I thought I’d 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.

    Adam Parsons
    • Adam Parsons
    • Blyth, Northumberland
  • 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 I’d definitely recommend you.

    “Brian
    • Brian McLeavy
    • Cheshire
  • 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 I’m really pleased with the outcome. I would 100% recommend you to anyone, great service.

    Joanne
    • Joanne
    • Grantham, Lincolnshire
  • 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.

    Yulia Solodova
    • Yulia Solodova
    • London
  • 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.

    “Dave
    • Dave Champion
    • Peterborough
  • Very easy to use website. I felt safe giving my payment details & I managed to sell my plate (K1 TJH) during my free trial!

    “Melissa
    • Melissa Hussey
    • Surrey
  • 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.

    “Ant
    • Ant W.
    • North Yorkshire
  • Plate Trader’s 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. I’m very impressed and appreciate their efforts.

    Elissa Lithman
    • Elissa Lithman
  • Thanks for everything, great service. My plate JIL 5151 sold with the help of you guys!

    Gavin John
    • Gavin John
    • Caerphilly
  • Your website works a treat, I get at least a couple of enquiries about my plates every month from it!

    Cape Plates
    • Bob O'Donnell
    • Managing Director of CapePlates.co.uk, Gateshead
  • 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.

    Cape Plates
    • Anthony Helmore
    • Rochester, Kent
  • 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

    Cape Plates
    • Amanda Poole
    • Leicester
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  • 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.

    Duncan Bannatyne
    • Duncan Bannatyne OBE D.Sc. DBA
    • Chairman - The Bannatyne Group
  • 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.

    Alan
    • Alan G. Bickley
    • Staffordshire
  • 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 it’s the only dedicated number plate advertising site I’ve seen so I thought I’d 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.

    Greg Wheeler
    • Greg Wheeler
    • Hampshire
  • 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.
    Matt

    Matthew Potter
    • Matthew Potter
    • Leeds
  • Just wanted to say a massive thank you for selling my number plate T70 BAD for me - in just a week!

    At first I didn’t understand how your website worked as it’s 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.

    Bradley Hart
    • Bradley Hart
    • Brighton
  • 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.

    Alexey Sachkov
    • Alexey Sachkov
    • Finchampstead, Berkshire
  • 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.

    Jeff Higgs
    • Jeff Higgs
    • Manchester
  • 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)!

    Derek Fletcher
    • Derek Fletcher
    • Owner of Headhunters Hairdressers, Lancashire
  • 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 - it’s 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.

    “Pam
    • Pam Senter
    • Warwickshire
  • 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 didn’t 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.

    We’d definitely recommend you to anyone looking to sell!

    “Charles
    • Charles Battye
    • Yorkshire
  • 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.

    Andrew Duggan got his number plate valuation with us
    • Gary Whitaker
    • Traderplate Ltd.
  • 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.

    “Neville
    • Neville Karai
    • Gunnersbury, London
  • 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.

    “Bernard
  • 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.

    Clare Scahill
    • Clare Scahill
    • Cheltenham
  • 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!

    David Murray
    • David Murray
    • Director at ADP Diamond Cutting Solutions Ltd, Plymouth
  • 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!

    Mike Oyston
    • Mike Oyston
    • Manchester
  • 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.

    Mark Stelling
    • Mark Stelling
    • London
  • 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.

    Mark Stelling
    • Samantha McCreath
    • Fleet, Hampshire
  • 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.

    John Musgrove
    • John Musgrove
    • Birmingham
  • 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 hadn’t heard of you before. I thought I’d 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.

    Adam Parsons
    • Adam Parsons
    • Blyth, Northumberland
  • 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 I’d definitely recommend you.

    “Brian
    • Brian McLeavy
    • Cheshire
  • 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 I’m really pleased with the outcome. I would 100% recommend you to anyone, great service.

    Joanne
    • Joanne
    • Grantham, Lincolnshire
  • 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.

    Yulia Solodova
    • Yulia Solodova
    • London
  • 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.

    “Dave
    • Dave Champion
    • Peterborough
  • Very easy to use website. I felt safe giving my payment details & I managed to sell my plate (K1 TJH) during my free trial!

    “Melissa
    • Melissa Hussey
    • Surrey
  • 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.

    “Ant
    • Ant W.
    • North Yorkshire
  • Plate Trader’s 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. I’m very impressed and appreciate their efforts.

    Elissa Lithman
    • Elissa Lithman
  • Thanks for everything, great service. My plate JIL 5151 sold with the help of you guys!

    Gavin John
    • Gavin John
    • Caerphilly
  • Your website works a treat, I get at least a couple of enquiries about my plates every month from it!

    Cape Plates
    • Bob O'Donnell
    • Managing Director of CapePlates.co.uk, Gateshead
  • I would like to thank the staff at Plate Trader for the smooth purchase of 6 AVS. Thanks for helping with the paperwork. Great smooth transaction.

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    • G.Singh
    • Wolverhampton
  • I would just like to thank you for your help in purchasing a number plate via your website. I was a little wary at first as I had never bought a plate privately before and when I first went on to the site I didn't realise that is what I had to do. My fears were put at ease by a prompt response to questions asked and even a personal phone call from a member of staff to ease my mind by giving me some further information.

    Being able to communicate with the seller was also a bonus with the seller being able to send me a photo of the certificate. All this made the transaction easy and pleasurable, and buying the plate through Plate Trader saved me a lot of money. Very pleased with the outcome. Thanks, Ian.

    “Ian
    • Ian Railton
    • North Lincolnshire
  • Very impressed with your site/service/system and would have no hesitation recommending it and using it again myself.

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  • I'm happy that your valuations are realistic compared to some of the sales prices quoted online.

    I have 22 RED, 33 RED and 55 RED along with MAD 4S, 21 CD, 3 SED & DOC 70M all of which you have valued and I'm comfortable that those valuations are correct.

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    • Andrew Duggan
  • Thank you for an immediate response to my query and valuing my cherished plate, I am very happy with the valuation you gave.

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  • Just a quick note to say THANK YOU!! Love the plate and your service is brilliant! I will definitely buy from you in future and recommend you to my clients. Again, thank you.

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    • Paloma Fort
    • Owner of Groovie Grooms, Enfield, London
  • Just bought a plate through your site and found the whole experience spot on. I literally just did a search for my name ‘Max’, found the plates listed, contacted the seller of one I liked and arranged the deal via email/text. Was all done in a few days!

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    • Buckinghamshire
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    • Waterford
  • 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.

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    • Leicester
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As you can see from these screenshots, many of our adverts have reached the top of search engines, giving them huge exposure to potential buyers*.

KAR1L advert on Plate-Trader.com at the top of Bing for the search term 'Karl number plate'. BO11LER advert on Plate-Trader.com at the top of Google for the search term 'Boiler number plate'. S88WAY advert on Plate-Trader.com at the top of Bing for the search term 'Subway number plate'. BR07KER advert on Plate-Trader.com at the top of Google for the search term 'Brooker number plate'. R16BY W advert on Plate-Trader.com at the top of Bing for the search term 'Rigby number plate'. RRA661T advert on Plate-Trader.com at the top of Google for the search term 'Rabbit number plate'.

*Although we do have many examples of adverts at the top of search engines for various search terms, we have no control over search engine rankings and cannot guarantee that your advert would achieve the same results.

Frequently asked questions (click to expand)

Should I sell my number plate privately?

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. the dealers or auction websites), so you get your plates true value, and are not giving a percentage of the 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. The 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 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 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 though 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 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.

Are there any risks to selling with you?

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.

How long will it take to sell my plate?

This is a question we get asked a lot, and it's a difficult one to answer as some plates can be snapped up very quickly, where others can take many months to even receive an enquiry. This is because firstly, number 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 plate means something to, will be searching on eBay for a number plate within the short window that your auction is running for. We elimate that frustration and allow you to continue advertising until your plate sells.

As a general rule, the plates that sell the 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 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.

What happens when I find a buyer and we agree a price, how do we complete the sale?

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 the 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 plate 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 the 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 the buyer. The easiest way to do this is to give the 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.

How much is my number plate worth?

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 represents.

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 the plates value! Alternatively, as you can see above, all Premium Adverts placed on our site include a FREE valuation!


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