We’ve invested in peer-to-peer lender Harmoney

Written by Paul in General at 12:00pm, Mon 12 Jan 2015

Just a quick announcement to let you know that we have invested in lending platform Harmoney, New Zealand’s first peer-to-peer lending company. Trade Me has acquired a 15 per cent stake.

Peer-to-peer lending is where investors loan money directly to unrelated borrowers via an online platform, rather than the lending occurring via a traditional financial institution like a bank.

Harmoney was founded in July 2013, and is led by consumer finance entrepreneur Neil Roberts. It is currently the only licensed peer-to-peer lender in New Zealand. More...

Payment delays over the New Year holidays

Written by Regan in General at 12:47pm, Tue 30 Dec 2014

Over the New Year holidays, there will be a delay in processing payments to your Trade Me account made by phone or internet banking.

If you pay by these methods please be aware that payments made after 10:00pm Wednesday 31 December will not be processed until Tuesday 6 January.

Have a very Happy New Year!

Selling an unwanted gift?

Written by The Trade Me team in General at 4:00pm, Wed 24 Dec 2014

We've made a small, temporary tweak to the Sell process in preparation for Boxing Day.

Each year from Boxing Day we see lots of people visit the site looking for bargains among the Christmas presents that have missed the mark. We want to make these items easier to list and for buyers to find.

If you’re selling an unwanted gift, you can simply tag your item as an unwanted gift in the Sell process and it will automatically appear in searches for unwanted gifts. More...

Payment delays over the festive season

Written by Sasha in General at 1:08pm, Tue 23 Dec 2014

Over the Christmas holidays, there will be a delay in processing payments to your Trade Me account made by phone or internet banking.

If you pay by these methods please be aware that payments made after 10:00pm Wednesday 24 December will not be processed until Tuesday 30 December.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Photos: General marketplace photo guidelines

Written by The Trade Me team in General at 3:00pm, Thu 18 Dec 2014

Yesterday we announced a new photo policy, however today we’ve updated this to a set of guidelines after listening to the feedback we received from sellers.

We know our buyers love great product photos. In fact a good, clear photo of a product is the single most important way to attract a buyer on Trade Me. For this reason we’ve developed some guidelines that we encourage sellers to follow in order to maximise your sales in Trade Me’s general marketplace.

We encourage our sellers to follow these guidelines when uploading photos of your products in Trade Me’s general marketplace: More...

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