# Order types

Merkle RFQ has 2 types of orders:

`maximize_out`

: when a trader wants to maximize the output of their trade given a fixed amount in. For example, a trader wants to sell 1 ETH to as much USDC as possible.`minimize_in`

: when a trader wants to minimize the amount needed to buy a fixed amount of output. For example, a trader wants to buy 1 ETH for as little USDC as possible.

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