How to get the Trade Tab
When you start playing Castle Empire Online (or Settlers Online) you do not have a Trade Tab next to your Chat Tabs. You can get this by building a Branch Office using one of the following two methods:
- When you reach Level 17, you can build a Trade Office (180 Hardwood Planks, 180 Marble).
- Purchase a Trade Office from the Gem Store for 450 Gems.
How to trade with the general market
- Buy: Simply go to the Trade Office, press Update to see current offers, and select an offer and press "Accept offer" to buy. Resources will be received immediately.
- Sell: Click "Place Offer" in the selling tab, and specify what you want to sell, and what you'd like in return. Once posted, it will advertise for 6 hours. Once you got one hit, the resources will be credited to you immediately.
How to trade with a specific person
You need to add the person as a friend first, once added, you must wait 24 hours before direct trading. But once you have waited: click their name in Chat or on your Friends list, and select Trade. Specify the amounts desired and send the trade request.