Archive for June 2010 announcements

Daily deals start tomorrow!

Written by the Trade Me Team in General at 11:01am, Wed 30 Jun 2010

We’re launching daily deals – hot deals available for a fixed price for one day only. Stock will be limited, and you’ll be able to purchase by credit or debit card.

Daily deals will kick off on the homepage from 10am, Thursday July 1st. Sign up for email alerts now so you don’t miss out!

Check out daily deals

P.S. Would you like your listings to be included in daily deals? Email our daily deals team and we'll be in touch. Please include a contact number, product description, stock availability and pricing information.

White noise on Trade Me

Written by Paul in General at 3:49pm, Mon 28 Jun 2010

As All Whites mania subsides (a little), we thought it might be interesting to have a quick look at the fuss and fanfare driven by our much-celebrated national football team over the past few weeks.

Taking a look at the graph below (click to expand), the peak of interest in terms of searches came the day of the team's superb effort to draw 1-1 with Italy in the dead of the night a week ago. Clearly, Kiwis were showing solidarity with the team, and plenty added their support after an extraordinary effort by the men in white against the reigning world champions.

The top 10 All Whites-related searches over the past couple of weeks are here:

  • All Whites shirt
  • All Whites jersey
  • All Whites bra
  • All Whites football
  • All Whites scarf
  • All Whites signed
  • All Whites flag
  • Nike All Whites
  • All Whites poster
  • All Whites shorts

The most unusual item on the list is of course Tracey's "piece of New Zealand sporting history" in the bronze medal position. As well as making the papers, the world's most famous black bra also featured in The Daily Telegraph's World Cup coverage.

If you're keen to add this quirky piece to your sports memorabilia collection, you'll be in for a late night: it closes in the witching hour tomorrow morning.

Fee changes in Jobs

Written by Keith in Jobs at 11:36am, Thu 24 Jun 2010

On 1 July, the cost to list a job will increase from $99 to $129 (incl. GST). We are also increasing the price of job packs, and the cost to feature a casual or job pack listing will rise from $49 to $69 (incl. GST).

This is our first price increase in nearly two years, and across that time both traffic to the site and average applications per job have more than doubled.

For more information on these price changes, email

Our new bulk listing tool has arrived!

Written by the Trade Me Team in General at 11:19am, Tue 22 Jun 2010

We’ve created a free listing tool, called My Products, to help you easily manage bulk inventory if you sell a lot of items on Trade Me. It automatically manages auctions, so you can run your business more smoothly. We’re making it available to everyone, but we think it will be particularly handy if you’re selling multiple items that are identical or closely related.

Here’s some of the cool stuff that My Products allows you to do:

  • import and update listings in bulk
  • assign a custom SKU/product code
  • set a product to relist and/or automatically send a fixed price offer
  • set an end time for automatically relisted auctions
  • use auto-billing to ensure your products continue to list, even when your Trade Me account is in debt

Check out My Products

New import transaction fee

Written by Nathan in Top Seller at 11:49pm, Sat 19 Jun 2010

Since plenty of Trade Me members are importing all sorts of wonderful (and occasionally weird) things to be sold, we thought we'd pass on some information about an upcoming change to the fees charged by Customs on new imports.

From 1 July 2010, a new import transaction fee of $24.75 ($22.00 plus GST) will be applied to a range of personal imports that attract GST and import duty of $50 or more. This would include items such as jewellery, clothing and electrical appliances.

There will also be a new MAF biosecurity system entry levy of $12.50 (including GST) charged whenever the import transaction fee applies.

For more information on the new fee and the new levy, check out Consumer or New Zealand Customs.

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