The Sims Freeplay- Simtown Market

The simtown market has been added to the October 2016 update of the sims freeplay. If you have finished upgrading all the workstations at a profession workplace and have been wondering if there is any point in sending your sims to work to collect resources or if you have reached your limit on the resources you can store, and find it a waste just to sell them- then this update is for you!

The simtown market allows you to use these spare resources to earn prizes! You earn market points by shipping market orders (these orders are made from resources, for example, you may be asked to ship 1 coffee and 2 popcorns) The more orders you ship, the more market points you earn, meaning the more prizes you will unlock!

The more developed your workplace is (the more workstations you have built/upgraded) the more market points you will earn as you will receive a bonus %

Couriers appear at the workplace and they need to be helped by a sim who works in that profession. Like helping a normal sim in this profession, when you complete all the tasks and help the courier you earn market tokens but there is a time limit in which you will need to help them in otherwise they will leave and you won’t receive the tokens.

NOTE: it costs SPs to speed up helping the courier- not LPs

Shipping tokens earns you a lot more points than shipping normal resources but you can only store 3 so you have to use them to collect more!


Simtown Market Tutorial– completing the tutorial unlocks access to regular special events, allowing you to earn prizes you previously missed out on or completely new prizes!

NOTE: you cannot start the tutorial until there is an event available- check in your goal tab to see if an event has started or is coming soon!

  • View the Simtown market (go to the Movie Studio (this may be a different profession workplace if you complete this tutorial during a different event) and click on the symbol of the person holding a parcel)

  • Complete a market order (again view the simtown market and click on a box and select ship order)

  • View the workplace overview (this is the button in the left hand corner of your screen while you are at the movie studio)

  • Start helping a courier- the courier will arrive at the movie studio:

(a sim needs to be working at the studio to be able to help the courier- the same way you help other sims at a profession workplace)

  • Spend a market token (go to the simtown market again, click on the box and select ship order)




Special Events- I am not going to be creating a post each time a new one is released as I believe they will all work in the same way

All you need to do is ship market orders and earn market points to fill up the bar in the time limit. Each time you reach a line on the bar you will receive a prize! The green is your current progress towards the prizes.

Most of the prizes are different for everyone as it depends what you have already unlocked but the grand prize is a new item so that is probably the same for everyone!

If you have completed all the current orders you will need to wait 30 minutes for new ones to appear or skip waiting for 10SPs- you can also unlock new slots for SPs!

Currently I am still upgrading my workstations so I probably won’t be using this too much unless I cannot collect new items without selling my resources but I think it is a great idea!

Time Extension Event- this works the same as the other events but instead of just using resources from one profession you can ship resources from all professions and the grand prize for completing this is a time extension which can be used if you run out of time on a quest or hobby- previously only available as a VIP perk


If I’m on the last task helping a courier will he stay if the time runs out?

He doesn’t seem to stay anymore annoyingly! (let me know if this changes again!)

If you unlock an extra slot costing social points in the market event does it stay unlocked for future events?

Yes, they will stay unlocked

Can I save courier tokens for the next event?

Yes you can!

Does the courier arrive at a specific time?

The courier doesn’t seem to appear at a certain time, you need to have a sim working and the more customers you get through the more chance you have of seeing the courier

Thanks for reading!



147 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Simtown Market

    • I’m not sure sorry, I don’t tend to do the tasks if I don’t have enough time, I would suggest you don’t go on the game until 2 hours has passed and hopefully it will complete!

  1. Ugh! I spent a lot of time (9 days) on thr black dishwasher special event. I go to place it in one of my homes only to find out I only unlocked it. It cost 23 SP’s! 😡

    • I’m doing a timed event right now and I keep getting market orders that are just if I watch an ad I get points, except whenever I click on them when they pop up, they say that they’ve expired (even if they had just poped up) but they won’t go away! So I have to dismiss the order and wait like 2 hours to get a new one! Has anyone else had this problem or knows how to fix it?

      • This is the third time I have posted this comment and have not had any response “I completed the recent simtown market event and won the winter coats, but I never received them”
        Also, I tried to contact firemonkeys about this issue but was unable to sign up.

      • Sorry but I have not had the chance to go through my comments since you posted until now. Unfortunately I cannot fix technical issues like this so you will have to contact them, do you have facebook or twitter? You could try and contact them on one of those but say you cannot sign up to contact support otherwise they will just direct you there.

    • The courier doesn’t seem to appear at a certain time, you need to have a sim working and the more customers you get through the more chance you have of seeing the courier.

  2. I can’t figure out how to get the game to use my hard-earned token to ship an oder. It will show I have one when I’ve really earned two, but the only “shipping options” are work resources. Help?

  3. I missed the black grand piano on simtown event. Is there any chance this prize will show up again?

    • Yes it will be back, I have had the grand piano one appear a lot because I don’t complete these, the prizes are different for everyone so it is impossible to say when it will be back but it will be one day

    • First off let me say, I really appreciate all your posts! They always have great info. They have switched it back so if you are doing the last task & the couriers time clock runs out, he just leaves & you’ve wasted your time trying to complete the task. Plus if you aren’t with your sim when they complete the last task & the courier’s time runs out, you’re out the coin as well. Very frustrating.

  4. “Q: If I’m on the last task helping a courier will he stay if the time runs out?A: He doesn’t seem to stay anymore, annoyingly!”
    Just sharing; when I’m doing the last task which requires 1 hr 10 mins but the courier leaves in 40 minutes, I’ll still get the token as long as I don’t go to the workplace but only after 1 hour+ has passed. Been doing it since the previous 5 simtown market events ^^

  5. I can’t find the white stretch SUV I won from simtown market. Any suggestions on how to locate it in storage? Thank you!

  6. Hi! Thank you so much for your blog ❤ I am new to Professions and the Marketplace, if I have Sims working at all 3 professions will their resources all go towards the Marketplace prize? I currently have just 1 sim working so I'd like to speed up my progress, if you have advice?

    • You’re welcome! You will get different shipments that require resources from different profession careers, it shows you on the box the icon of the career that shipment requires resources for. The best way to speed up the progress is by having more than one sim working, if you are fairly new to the game or don’t have many sims yet to be able to complete these then I would just leave them for now as simtown market events always come back again if you don’t manage to complete them the first time

  7. I currently have all 3 tokens and a 4 that I can’t collect! How do I spend my tokens when they don’t come up in the shipment

  8. I just finished the most recent market event for picnic baskets but I can’t figure out where they are. Do you know?

  9. HI I just completed the Sims Market and I cant find the reanimated and the Fairy outfits , could you please tell me where to find them TY

  10. I have most of my professional workplaces almost upgrade to 100%, now I haven’t seen the market open in weeks. Is it because I have to police station at 100%? Is it a glitch?

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