Just a heads up that Trade Me is going to be unavailable between 2:30am and 3:30am tomorrow morning for scheduled maintenance and upgrades. All auctions that are due to close between 2:30am and 4:30am will be extended by two hours.
We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
We're updating the way Pay Now works to help speed up the transaction process for buyers and sellers.
The key change in this update is that buying and paying will now be a one-step process for buyers. They'll be required to provide delivery details as part of the purchase process. For sellers, it means they'll receive a payment confirmation and the buyer's delivery details all in one email.
Who will be affected?
Right now, this update will only apply to multiple-quantity listings (MQLs) that offer Pay Now as the only payment method. We've chosen these types of listings for the first Pay Now update as both buyers and sellers are keen to cut to the chase, confirm the purchase and complete a quick sale. More...
We've recently updated our Trade Me Message Board policy.
We've made changes to help ensure the basic 'ground rules' are clearly outlined for everyone. We're keen to hear your feedback about the changes, so head along to the sticky post under 'Trade Me Discussion' to have your say.
Go here if you'd like to check out our updated Message Board policy.
On Tuesday we welcomed a keen bunch of students to our Auckland-based office for Workchoice Day, organised by the Workchoice Trust. The aim of the trust is to equip school leavers with the tools to make an informed choice about their future.
Students from Auckland Girls' Grammar and Howick College spent the day listening, learning and asking heaps of questions about what we do and how we do it. Some of our team gave them the low-down on their personal journeys, and how they eventually landed here at Trade Me.
We’re always looking for ways to improve how items are categorised on Trade Me, to better connect buyers and sellers in our marketplace.
As part of that work, we have made a number of changes to the Farming category to better reflect the range of products available. We’ve added a number of new categories and have taken the opportunity to update some of the category labels. In particular, we’ve brought in new categories for:
- Dairy and milking equipment
- Fertilising & pest control
- Hay making
- Livestock health & management
- Pasture & lawn maintenance
- Soil cultivation
- Trailers & transportation More...