Welcome to the Textrader's Help Center

Click on the options in the tab menu to select your specific problem:

How do I create an account?

It's easy! Just follow the steps and the links accordingly.

Create a free Textrader Account.

Click on Get Started.


Enter your email address, choose a username and password and click sign up. Now you can login and begin browsing and searching our extensive library of notes and textbooks!

How to sell your notes and textbooks.

You need to become a merchant to sell on our site. Simply follow the steps outlined here to begin your journey as a merchant with us.

You are all set!
Now you can browse notes and textbooks or Upload your own.

Browse or search for notes or textbooks in the navigation bar above. Or click on the following links:
Browse Notes
Browse Textbooks

Put your notes up for sale here or see the notes help page here for more information.

Put your textbooks up for sale here or see the textbook help page here for more information.

Notes

Here is everything you need to know about our Notes!

Selling notes

To upload notes for sale you must be registered as a TexTrader merchant.

Navigate to Getting Started if you have not yet signed up, or navigate to Becoming a merchant for more information.

Once you are registered as a merchant you can upload notes.

Navigate to your profile tab and select upload notes.
Fill in the required details relating to the notes you want to upload. Attach an electronic copy (PDF) of your notes by clicking on the Browse button and selecting the document on your local machine. Agree to the terms and conditions and click upload.

Your notes are now made available for sale on our website.

If the module or department is not available on our site, simply email us at admin@textrader.co.za and we will add it. Or contact us here.

Buying notes

Search or browse for notes in the notes tab.

Notes have a rating out of five stars. You can view samples of the notes by clicking on “view”.

Once you have found notes to buy.

Click on view and select “buy now” and proceed to checkout or select “add to cart” if you would like to continue shopping. Click on your "cart" and review your purchase. Click on confirm and proceed to checkout when you are happy with your selection.

Paying through payfast

After clicking confirm and proceed to checkout, you will be redirected to the payfast payment system. After the payment is complete you will be redirected to a transaction successful or unsuccessful page. These show that the transaction was successful and that payment was received through payfast and vice versa.

Textbooks

Here is everything you need to know about our Textbooks!

Selling Textbooks

To put a textbook up for sale you must be registered as a TexTrader merchant.

Navigate to Getting Started if you have not yet signed up or registered as a merchant.

Once you are registered as a merchant you can upload your textbooks.

Navigate to your profile tab and select upload textbooks.
Fill in the required details relating to the textbook you want to upload. Attach a picture of your textbook and select upload.

Your textbook is now made available for sale on our website.

If the module or department is not available on our site, simply email us at admin@textrader.co.za and we will add it. Or contact us here.

Buying Textbooks

Search or browse for Textbooks in the Textbook tab.

Textbooks have a rating out of five stars. You can view samples of the Textbooks by clicking on “view”.

Once you have found textbooks to buy.

Click on view and select “buy now” and proceed to checkout or select “add to cart” if you would like to continue shopping. Click on your "cart" and review your purchase. Click on confirm and proceed to checkout when you are happy with your selection. You also have the option of getting the seller to ship the textbook to you or collecting it yourself. Shipping costs an extra R 100. Then pay and you will get an email letting you know how to contact the seller. Contact the seller to organise how to receive the book and then you are done!

Paying through payfast

After clicking confirm and proceed to checkout, you will be redirected to the payfast payment system. After the payment is complete you will be redirected to a transaction successful or unsuccessful page. These show that the transaction was successful and that payment was received through payfast and vice versa.

Shipping

Shipping is the seller's obligation and if shipping is selected then the seller will get an extra R 100 to use in order to ship the textbook to the buyer. You will receive the contact details of each other and can keep in contact that way.

How to remove your textbook

Navigate to your Textbooks under your profile name in the navigation panel. Then all of the textbooks you have bought and uploaded will be shown. To delete a textbook just click 'Delete' next the right one. And voila! Your textbook is gone.

Become a merchant

Becoming a merchant is easy!
Why let your notes, books and knowledge go to waste when you could share them with the world?
Just follow the steps and the links accordingly.

To become a merchant, you need an account.

Sign up for a free account if you haven’t already done so. Navigate to the Getting Started tab for more information.

Next you will need to update your account details.

Navigate to your account and update your banking details so that we can pay you when your books or notes are sold. Make sure you click update details, your page will automatically refresh to show that you are able to author notes and sell textbooks. Please note you will not be able to sell textbooks or notes if your account details are not up to date. We are not responsible for any loss of income.

Put your notes and textbooks up for sale.

You can upload your notes and textbooks by using the following links:

Note Uploader
Textbook Uploader

Having trouble uploading your notes or textbooks? See the respective Notes and Textbook help pages for more information. If you have any problems please contact us here.

Frequently asked Questions?

Here you can find frequently asked questions many of our users have!

After you have been notified that you have sold something on Textrader, it will take up to 5-10 business days for the money to reflect in your account

Yes! It is easy. Just go to your account in the drop-down menu containing your username. Or just follow this link here. You can change the details on your account and just press update details.

On the page that you sign in to textrader.co.za, there is a link that you can click that will redirect you to a reset password page. Here you enter your email address and press send reset link. Go check your emails and follow the link given to reset your password. Change your password and login with the new one.

Please send an email to admin@textrader.co.za and we will see if we can find it for you.

You have probably put blood, sweat and tears in writing your document and now you can earn a little extra money from it. When you share your work, you help someone else to prepare for an exam. A win-win situation. If you receive positive reviews for your document, because it is of good quality, you can earn even more money with them. Also please make sure you don't use any copy right material.

WARNING!

You will lose all your data and documents forever! If you want to keep your documents, save them before you delete your profile. Log in > Click on your username > Account > Delete account

After you have logged into your account, click on the drop-down menu containing your username > Notes > Type in your login details to confirm user identity > and click Download.

After you have downloaded your pdf document open it. It will ask you for a password, this password is the same password used for your user account.