Archive for August 2012 announcements
Spring is almost here and it’s the perfect time to have a clean-out. We’d like to help you out, so all general items auctions with $1 as the start and reserve price will have free Gallery* from Sunday 2 September.
The Gallery feature is a great way to get more eyes on your listing, and combined with $1 reserve you’ll attract more bids and increase the chances of getting a good price for your item. We held a similar promotion last year and it was a great success for both sellers and buyers.
So get cracking and list those weird and not so weird knick-knacks that have been hanging about since who-knows-when, and enjoy our spring Gallery feature promotion right through until 11:59pm on Tuesday 16 October. More...
We’ve proudly signed on again as a sponsor of the Wellington Zoo Trust, extending our relationship with the Zoo which began in 2010. We think it is a great fit for Trade Me, and the Zoo team understand that engaging with the large and active Trade Me community is a cool way to help raise the profile of the great work they do in Newtown and beyond.
Wellington Zoo have some neat attractions, and one we’re getting in behind is The Twilight Te Ao Mahina, the Zoo’s home for kiwi and tuatara. We’re also helping out with the Zoo’s kiwi advocacy and protection work.
Over time you may see more cool Zoo auctions pop up, like their recent auction to name a quartet of meerkats: the winning bidder came up with Runako & Sid (boys), and Hanna & Edda (girls). Keep your eye out for more on this front too. More...
UPDATE (10:07am): We have now resolved this issue.
We are aware of an issue on the site that is preventing some members from placing feedback.
We are working on a fix and hope to have it resolved shortly. More...
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 bunch of changes to the Mobile phones category to better reflect the range of products available. We’re adding a lot of new accessory categories and a specific section for replacement parts and components. We’re also removing the carrier-specific categories to make browsing for devices easier. You can expect to see these changes effective from Monday 10 September.
You may have noticed Kev the Kiwi dressed up in his chef outfit – he’s putting his best baking foot forward for SPCA Cupcake Day, and so are we!
Cupcake Day is a fun, community-driven annual fundraiser for the SPCA. Here at Trade Me, a bunch of our staff don their baking apparel and get busy baking for the benefit of our wonderful animal friends.