The Trading Post in Manor Lords.
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How to trade and sell resources in Manor Lords

Join the global marketplace.

Engaging in trade in Manor Lords is necessary to grow your city and influence. If you're ready to expand your home, here's how to buy, sell, and trade resources in Manor Lords.

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How to build a Trading Post in Manor Lords

To enter the global marketplace in Manor Lords, you need to craft a Trading Post. To do so, click the construction button at the bottom of your screen.

The button for the construction menu in Manor Lords.
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Next, select the "Trade" tab in the construction menu.

The location of the "Trade" button in Manor Lord's construction tab.
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There will be two Trading Post options here. The first is the regular Trading Post, where most of your buying and selling will occur.

The Trading Post in Manor Lords.
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The second is the Livestock Trading Post, where you can buy and sell animals.

The Livestock Trading Post in Manor Lords.
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I recommend building both, particularly since you can purchase Livestock from the Livestock Trading Post for the regular Trading Post.

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How to trade in Manor Lords

The Trading Post and the Livestock Trading Post have the same five categories:

  • General
  • People
  • Advanced
  • Trade
  • Livestock

The three most important are General, People, Advanced, and Trade. Start with the General, which allows you to assign workers to the Trading Post. Assign at least one family to begin Trading.

Assigning a family to work in the Trading Post in Manor Lords.
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The advanced section will allow you to do the same with oxen. If you only have one, I'd recommend leaving it in town for construction.

Assigning Livestock to work at the Trading Post in Manor Lords.
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The Trade Tab is where the actual trading occurs. The trading sections are divided by resource types, but each specific trade consists of 5 elements.

Trading in Manor Lords.
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  • Trade Type - The type of trade is shown in the white box on the left. It allows you to choose between not trading, full trading, importing, or exporting an item.
  • Resource Name - The information in the red box shows you the name of the item that will be traded and its image.
  • Surplus Amount - The numbers in the blue box show how much of an item you currently own and how much you want to have after importing or exporting the resource.
  • Import and Export Price - The green box shows how much an item will be sold for (export price) followed by how much it can be purchased for (import price).
  • Trade Route Price - The yellow box is where players can unlock the trade route for a resource.

Types of Trade in Manor Lords

The four different types of trade in Manor Lords.
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The first trade type is "No Trade", which means you will not buy or sell that item. Selecting "import" means you will buy that item from others while "export" means you will only sell that item. The last trade type is "Full Trade" which means you will both purchase and sell the item in question. The amount of an item you will purchase and sell is determined by the Surplus Amount you register for it.

Trade Surplus

Changing the trade Surplus Amount in Manor Lords.
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The Surplus Amount is the amount of a resource that you want to own. If you're selling an item but want to keep 30 of it in your storage, turn the Surplus Amount to 30. If you're purchasing an animal like a sheep, change the surplus amount to the number of sheep you want to raise.

The ability to purchase trade routes in Manor Lords.
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Change the Surplus Amount by pressing the (-) and (+) indicators or by directly typing the number into the Surplus number.

Related: How to get more Oxen in Manor Lords

Trade Routes in Manor Lords

Every resource in the game has the potential to unlock a Trade Route. Unlocking the Trade Route costs Regional Wealth, which can be obtained by doing things like upgrading the residences in your region. Unlocking a Trade Route makes a Travelling Merchant visit monthly to trade with you for the specific resource you unlocked the route for.

Unlocking a new Trade Route in Manor Lords.
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There are two types of trades, the first being Minor Trades and the second being Major Trades. I've found that Major Trades have much higher export than import prices at the expense of costing a lot of Regional Wealth. To combat this, I recommend using one of your Development Points for the Trade Logistics development perk.

Unlocking the Trade Logistics perk in Manor Lords.
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Now even Major Trades will only have a maximum Regional Wealth cost of 25. This gives you access to Trade Routes in the game that normally cost 60 Regional Wealth or even more. You'll be able to create and sell these expensive materials much earlier on in the game than you would without the perk.

Using the Trade Logistics developmental perk to decrease the price of Trade Routes in Manor Lords.
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