Announcement

We’re hopping across the ditch to launch ‘Trade Mate’

We’re hopping across the ditch to launch Trade Me in the Australian market next year, under the name Trade Mate.

1 April 2021

We're hopping across the ditch!

We’re pumped to finally announce that we’re hopping across the ditch to launch Trade Me in the Australian market next year, under the name Trade Mate.

The site will have the same functionality, but it will be chock-a-block full of changes to make this a truly ‘Straya experience.

Kev the Kiwi has been replaced by hunk-a-spunk Kel the Kangaroo, and Ping, our instant payment service, has been renamed Pong. You can add listings to your Gander List, search for $1 reserves on the ‘Go for broke’ stripe, and Cool Auctions have become Ripper Listings.

We’ve also changed up our sections to feel more appropriate for the Australian demographic – Marketplace has become ‘Odd Bobs’, Jobs is ‘Yakka’, Motors is simply ‘Utes’, and Property has been changed to ‘Bungalows’.

Trade Mate will launch on 1 April 2022, and we reckon she’s gonna be a beaut. 

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Happy April Fool’s Day, Kiwis ;)