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Five unexpected things that are trending, according to TradeMe

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  • March 17, 2016
  • Jonathan Cotton
Five unexpected things that are trending, according to TradeMe

Who doesn’t love online auction site TradeMe? Whether you’re buying, selling, arguing in the comments section or just wasting time waiting for the bus, TradeMe is about as close as it gets to a Kiwi online institution. But there’s more to TradeMe than discount mopeds and second-hand baby clothes. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find a very accurate thermometer for the preclusions, interests and obsessions driving the Kiwi mood at any given moment.

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Trendwatch: Drones are still flying off the shelves

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  • February 23, 2016
  • Ahmed Bashir
Trendwatch: Drones are still flying off the shelves

If there was any thoughts about drones being just a fad, data from Trade Me proves otherwise. The remote controlled flying objects are still in hot demand by consumers, with listings on its site for drones increasing 118 percent in January.

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Trade Me chases up Dick Smith non-deliveries

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  • January 14, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Trade Me chases up Dick Smith non-deliveries

Some shoppers have goods stuck in limbo after purchasing items from Dick Smith’s Trade Me portal, and the Kiwi company is looking into what it can do. Dick Smith appointed receivers on January 4 after directors placed the Australian group into voluntary administration.

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Trade Me fee change to impact big-ticket sellers

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  • January 12, 2016
  • Elly Strang
Trade Me fee change to impact big-ticket sellers

Trade Me has announced today it is changing its pricing structure from February 1, making it cheaper to list low-cost items and more expensive for high-cost items. The online buy-and-sell site says the changes will improve the experience for users.

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Retail workplaces are among New Zealand's best

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  • September 29, 2015
  • Sarah Dunn
Retail workplaces are among New Zealand's best

Several retailers including Warehouse Stationery, Flight Centre and Trade Me, have made the finalists in the annual IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Survey and Awards for 2015. The results were announced on Friday – more than 30,000 employees from 193 New Zealand organisations took part. Forty one workplaces made the finals.

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Brought to you by Haystack: A recruiter looks behind the scenes at Trade Me

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  • September 4, 2015
  • Alen Levis
Brought to you by Haystack: A recruiter looks behind the scenes at Trade Me

Alen Levis is the creator of Haystack Jobs, an app which allows employers to hire staff using mobile devices. Retailers experience high staffing turnover compared to other employers, with an average rate of 29.8 percent. As part of a content partnership, Levis looks into what makes Trade Me such an effective employer.

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Creating new fit-outs from unwanted wood

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  • September 3, 2015
  • Sarah Burke
Creating new fit-outs from unwanted wood

Starting with unwanted pallets from his father’s farm and using his grandfather’s old Dutch woodworking tools, Paul Roest has created a business fitting out retail stores using upcycled materials.

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Battle of the online buy and sells

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  • August 19, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Battle of the online buy and sells

Trade Me might have been the first to put a stake in online buying and selling in 1999, but new sites are cropping up by the dozen. We see if Trade Me’s under threat by the newcomers.

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Cash Converters' new look

  • News
  • July 14, 2015
  • Sarah Dunn
Cash Converters' new look

Trade Me is New Zealand’s fifth favourite website, behind only Youtube, Facebook and various incarnations of Google. It was also the number one most influential retail player in Ipsos’ latest poll. So, if privately buying and selling secondhand items is so popular right now, then where does Cash Converters fit in?

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Almost two million Kiwis shopped online last year

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  • July 8, 2015
  • Sarah Dunn
Almost two million Kiwis shopped online last year

The latest data from Nielsen shows ecommerce has truly entered the mainstream. New Zealanders now buy 18.2 million items each year, to the value of $4.6 billion, and this figure is expected to rise to $4.8 billion by the end of this year.

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