You may have noticed Kevin the Kiwi sporting a pink shirt today – he’s celebrating Pink Shirt Day, an annual event celebrated throughout New Zealand and around the world.
Pink Shirt Day is aimed at raising awareness about the power to prevent bullying. Its goal is to reduce bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting the development of positive social relationships. For more about Pink Shirt Day, check out the website.
Our staffers here at Trade Me are getting involved too by donning their pink shirts today; keep an eye out on our Facebook page for a picture. If you’d like to share a pic of you and your friends or colleagues wearing your pink shirts, feel free to post it on our Facebook page.
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 are making a number of changes to the Farming category to better reflect the range of products available. We’re adding a number of new categories and taking the opportunity to update some of the category labels. In particular, we’re bringing in new categories for:
- Dairy and milking equipment
- Fertilising & pest control
- Hay making
- Livestock health & management
- Pasture & lawn maintenance
- Soil cultivation
- Trailers & transportation More...
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.
Good news - members with 10 feedback or more are now able to accept payment for sold items using Pay Now. Previously, you needed 50 or more feedback to use this service.
We’re keen for more sellers to experience the benefits of Pay Now, so we've reduced the required feedback rating for members to register. You’ll still need to be Address Verified and have a New Zealand bank account to use Pay Now. If you have any questions about this, drop our customer service team a line.
We’ve made some changes to listing, success and promotional fees for selling vehicles on Trade Me. This includes cars, motorbikes, boats and other vehicles such as aircraft, buses, caravans & motorhomes, earthmoving machinery, horse floats, specialist cars, tractors, trailers, trucks and wrecked cars.
If you are selling a vehicle via a classified, the listing fee range has increased from the current fee range of $39-$59, to $39-$69. The listing fee depends on the asking price and pricing changes are as set out below:
- $39 for an asking price under $1,500 (was $39 for under $1,000 asking price)
- $59 for an asking price between $1,500-$10,000 (was $49 for $1,000-$10,000 asking price)
- $69 for an asking price above $10,000 (was $59 for over $10,000 asking price) More...