Farewell to Rummage 

Written by The Trade Me team in General at 1:30 pm, Wed 20 Aug

A couple of years ago we launched Rummage, a tool that gave us a fun, visual way to browse Trade Me.

Last week we said farewell to this funky feature to allow us to focus on enhancing our core site and mobile apps. If you head to Rummage, you’ll now be redirected back to Trade Me.

We’ve got lots of cool updates in the pipeline to make our site even better, so keep an eye out.

Trade Me financial results out today

Written by The Trade Me team in General at 9:30 am, Wed 20 Aug

Today we delivered our full-year results for the 12 months to 30 June 2014.

If you're interested in finding out more information about the results, or just general information about investing in Trade Me, head on over to the official Trade Me Group investor relations site.

Visit the Trade Me investor relations site now

Ivory and other animals banned from Trade Me

Written by The Trade Me team in General at 10:00 am, Fri 15 Aug

We’ve made a decision to change the rules around the sale of endangered animal parts on Trade Me. The revised rules will come into effect on 17 September 2014.

The ban will affect almost all ivory sales on Trade Me. It also includes parts from animals such as red panda, gorilla, chimpanzee, tigers, lion, leopards, jaguar, cheetah, elephants, dugong, manatees and rhinoceros. All animals listed under the Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora are captured.

We’re doing this as it is the right thing to do. We’ve consulted with a lot of experts in this area, including advocacy groups and the Department of Conservation. This move is in line with international trends.  More...

Trade Me – Who are we?

Written by The Trade Me team in General at 9:30 am, Wed 13 Aug

You might be surprised to learn that Trade Me’s been around for 15 years now. In that time, we’ve grown from 2 members to 20 members to millions of members – it has been an amazing journey. Likewise, our staff has grown from a small room of like-minded folk to a team of over 350 in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. We’re all helping Trade Me do what it is good at – connecting people online to do a deal in a way that is trusted, great value, and pro-consumer.

Along with the good sorts at Stem Creative, we’ve put together a short ‘behind the scenes’ video about the people that make Trade Me tick. Look out for a very dapper appearance by Trade Me founder (and current director) Sam Morgan. We hope you can find 362 seconds of your day to watch it. Oh, and if you’re interested in joining our team, please check out our Careers page.

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We’ve revised our Privacy policy

Written by The Trade Me team in General at 4:30 pm, Thu 31 Jul

We wanted to let you know that we’ve made some changes to our Privacy policy that come into effect today. Most of the changes are to spruce up the language and make it a bit more readable.

However, there is also an important change that relates to the advertisements you see when you visit Trade Me. This change means that we will allow “remarketing” advertising from some advertisers and advertising agencies – previously this had only been done by us.

Remarketing is pretty common around the web. In our case, it will let our advertisers use cookies to reach people who have previously visited Trade Me, and show them relevant ads across the web. More...

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