ArcheAge Commerce Guide - Trade Packs and Routes

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Delivering Trading packs is one of the most interesting way to make Archeage Gold

Trading Pack is a package of goods created by player with "Commerce" profession. Once the pack is made your character carries it on his back and can deliver it to the other location in order to sell it there and make money. As you see the general mechanics is simple but many players think that it’s a difficult way to earn gold or Gilda stars. I don’t think so. If you know what to produce and where to deliver it, "Commerce" may bring you a lot of money. This guide will help you to understand mechanics of Commerce in ArcheAge.

How to create a Pack

The first thing you need to know is how to create a package in order to sell it with profit. You will need special Merchant Certificate. This certificate can be bought for 50 silver coins from Crafting Merchant. You can’t craft a package without it.


After you get the certificate you need to gather resources for crafting. Different packs require different resources and list of required resources can be found in "Commerce" crafting menu.


After you collect enough resources and purchase certificate you need to find a special workbench. The easiest way to find a workbench is to use map. Open your map and tick Infrastructure - Specialty Workbench in the filters on the right. This will display what you need.


All crafting actions in ArcheAge require labor power, and "Commerce" profession is not an exception. You will spend 60 Labor Points per each pack created. Thus if you don’t have enough labor you will not be able to craft.


Restrictions

When a pack is finished it restricts your character decreasing his movement speed. You become an easy target for all ranged enemies. They will attack you with their abilities from distance and you may lose the battle. It’s better to place packs on the ground if you want to kill an enemy.

You can drop your pack:

  • You can drop a package on the ground but any other player can pick it up. You can also pick up packs of other players.
  • You can drop it on special territory protected by scarecrow, farm or house in order to save it. This territory can be used by your character and other characters who have access and can’t be stolen by other players, but if you don’t pick it up in 6 days it will disappear.
  • You can place it into a special box on a ship. Merchant ship has 20 boxes, Galleon and Tractor – 4 boxes. Only members of your party are allowed to take packages from a box.

You can’t drop Package:

  • On the territory owned by other player, if you don’t have permission to use it.
  • Inside buildings
  • On the deck of a ship.
  • In the sea. If you get killed in the sea or a ship with your pack in a box was destroyed, all packs will be dropped and any character can pick them up. It’s a basis of piracy in ArcheAge. Players can rob each other.

Merchants and Mounts

After the package is created your character carries it on his back. Now the task is to deliver to the other province to sell it there. But there is one difficulty: your movement speed with goods is very slow. I doubt that it is a good idea to move on foot, and that’s where a mount will help you a lot.


Many of the players prefer to use horse to deliver cargo and they think that horse is the best mount for this. It is a big mistake guys! There is a special mount for merchants – donkey. A donkey is one of the best mount for delivering trade packages because of his movement speed. Just compare: if you carry a trade pack your horse will move 1.8 m/s and donkey 4 m/s. That’s a big difference. Donkey’s basic speed is two times higher.


Moreover, donkey has a special skill that increases his movement speed by 30%. This allows to move even faster.


The reward you receive for delivering your pack depends on the remoteness of the byer from the place where you make a pack. The highest profit can be received from delivering to other island and a ship will help you a lot. There is a special ship for merchants called Merchant Ship. The difference of this ship from others is that there are 20 Trade Pack storages there. You can place 1 pack in 1 storage and thus defend your ship from pirates much better.

Piracy

Pirates is a real threat for all traders and if you are alone you have no chances to complete your deal. Thus it’s better to gather in a group to protect your cargo better. If you have a Merchant Ship you’d better ask your guild mates to help you with delivering. Big guilds usually gather in a large group to protect their merchants.


If you were defeated by pirates the chances to get back your goods are low. When they destroy the ship all cargo from boxes will be dropped and pirates will be able to pick it up. As you see the risk of losing goods is very high and I don’t recommend to deliver goods to the other continent if you don’t have enough people to protect your caravan.


Rewards

Some players say that delivering goods is one of the most profitable activities in ArcheAge. If you know what to produce, how to deliver goods and where to sell, "Commerce" profession can bring you a lot of money. But you should know some basic rules to understand mechanics of making money.


  • Trading Pack can be sold in the other location only. You can’t sell it in the location where you produce it. Thus you will have to go to the other territory anyway.
  • The reward you get depends on the remoteness of the byer from the place where a pack was made. The farther a buyer is located the more money you make. Very often you will get the highest reward for selling pack on other continent or Liberty Island. It’s a risky travel but the reward is worth it.
  • The reward decreases if other players deliver too many packs similar to yours in the location where you want to sell it. For example if there is a great supply of lumber packs in Sanddeep you will get lower reward. If you are going to make stable profits it’s better to choose a place with stable economic situation. Or you need to be fast and lucky to deliver your goods faster than other players.

Trade Packs can be delivered to special NPCs - Gilda Star Trader and Gold Coins Trader and can be exchange for Gilda Stars and Gold. You can find these NPCs using your map; just filter Merchants - Gilda Stars Trader / Gold Coins Trader. These traders are usually standing not far from each other.

If you sell them for gold you receive it 22 hours after the transaction with 5% gain. If you sell them for Gilda Stars you receive the reward immediately.

Where to Sell?

There are 6 locations on each continent where you can sell packs.

West Continent:

  • Solzreed Peninsula
  • Gweonid Forest
  • Marianople
  • Two Crowns
  • Cinderstone Moor
  • Sanddeep

East Continent:

  • Sollis Headlands
  • Mahadevi
  • Villanelle
  • Falcorth Plains
  • Arcus Iris
  • Ynystere

You can also deliver them to the Liberty Island.

Your faction also affects the efficiency of Commerce. If you play as a Western continent member the most profitable place for selling packs is Liberty Island. If you are a member of Eastern Continent the highest profit can be received from delivering to southern regions of Western Continent.

Trade Routes East


Trade Routes West