General Goods

TradeSafe is here to change how you buy and sell used goods. If you want to buy a Playstation in Boksburg, a kite in Llangebaan or a set of golf clubs in Bloemfontien, TradeSafe is the platform for you.

Online trading is full of fraudsters and with TradeSafe you can protect yourself from them and get the product you want, safely & securely.

Simply find what you want from your favourite online secondhand site and invite your counterpart to trade using the TradeSafe platform. Agree on a price and get all the details, pictures and documents uploaded into the trade. Transfer the funds to the audited Escrow Account and we will notify the seller once the funds have been cleared. They will send the item and you then have a pre-arranged inspection period to make sure you get what was advertised. If you are happy we release the funds. If not, you can renegotiate the terms of the trade or, as a final resort, use our arbitration service. Scams be gone!


Wed, Feb 14 2018
As online fraud in South Africa escalates, buying and selling goods using online platforms places both buyers and sellers at risk. After Jethro O’Brien, CEO and co-founder of, was duped while trying to buy car parts that had been advertised online, his idea for TradeSafe was born.

XAfricaMart launches B2B marketplace with integrated TradeSafe escrow solution

Thu, Jul 13 2017
Our client, an online B2B marketplace was launched yesterday in Johannesburg. XAfricaMart will peruse TradeSafe's API in order to provide secure escrow and payment services to its customer base.

Making trade safe in Africa: Meet TradeSafe

Sun, May 28 2017
Get insight into TradeSafe and how the company is shaping payments

Escrow Services In South Africa

Mon, Oct 31 2016
If you’ve ever tried to buy or sell something through the classifieds, you’ll know that the process is fraught with fraud and worse, potential danger.

Watch out for online payment scams

Tue, Jun 16 2015

Payment scams are once again doing the rounds and sellers are warned to be careful when trading online.

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