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Trade Me sees 20% campaign performance improvement using new tools
Last month
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New Zealand's largest online auction site, Trade Me, has improved campaign performance by 20% using AI predictive models and tools to optimise personalisation.
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4000+ unwanted gifts listed on Trade Me by Boxing Day
Thu, 29th Dec 2022
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By 9am on Boxing Day, 4,300 presents had been listed on the online marketplace, including an empty Roses chocolates wrapper of ‘disappointment’.
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Rubber Monkey gears up for Aussie market with latest capital raise
Wed, 6th Jul 2022
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Rubber Monkey is seeking to raise up to NZ$2.5 million of new capital through online investment platform, Snowball Effect.
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Online auction to help struggling Kiwi hospo businesses
Sun, 14th Nov 2021
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Hospitality businesses in New Zealand are getting a helping hand through an online auction called Hands Up 4 Hospo.
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Trade Me hands less customer info over to authorities according to Transparency Report
Thu, 12th Aug 2021
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Trade Me reduces customer data releases to Police and government agencies, with a 14% drop in requests from previous year.
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Top Trade Me listings of 2020 revealed
Tue, 5th Jan 2021
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Trade Me's top Marketplace listings of 2020 in New Zealand were all inspired by COVID-19, according to the buy and sell platform.
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Trade Me outlaws all 'non-essential' items, announces strict new guidelines
Tue, 7th Apr 2020
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Trade Me limits sales to essential goods during NZ level 4 lockdown.
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Slack hires new head of APAC as remote working business booms
Fri, 27th Mar 2020
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Slack has reported that in the past seven weeks, more than 7,000 new companies have signed up to Slack as remote working becomes the new norm.
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Trade Me announces full migration to cloud with Google Cloud partnership
Mon, 23rd Mar 2020
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The online auction website says the move will migrate all systems and applications off its on-premise data centres and fully migrate to the cloud.
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GirlBoss Awards celebrate NZ's trailblazing young women
Wed, 18th Sep 2019
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This year’s winners hailed from all corners of New Zealand including Dunedin, Wellington, Kāpiti, Taupō, Coromandel, and Auckland.
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Trade Me releases 7th annual Transparency Report, data requests down 24%
Tue, 3rd Sep 2019
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NZ data requests to Trade Me drop 24%; firm champions transparency.
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The Tech Life Project takes Year 6 girls to Xero & Trade Me HQ
Thu, 1st Aug 2019
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Christchurch Girls delve into tech at Trade Me & Xero, eyeing IT futures.
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Kiwis warming up to electric vehicles, cost remains barrier
Tue, 30th Jul 2019
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74% of Kiwis eye EVs, high cost curbs appeal.
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Trade Me and GirlBoss kick off GirlBoss Awards for 2019
Wed, 10th Jul 2019
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Nominations are open for the 2019 GirlBoss Awards, celebrating young Kiwi women shaping the future of New Zealand.
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Trade Me backs the Wonder Project to inspire Kiwi kids
Tue, 25th Jun 2019
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The Wonder Project aims to get children excited about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in a way that’s both fun and engaging.
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Shareholders vote 'yes' to Trade Me sale
Thu, 4th Apr 2019
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In a vote cast yesterday, 66.08% of the 396,973,029 shares voted. Of those, 99.29% were in favour of the acquisition. 0.71% voted against.
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Samsung & Trade Me offer AI-powered shopping
Thu, 14th Feb 2019
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Trade Me teams up with Samsung for AI-driven shopping in NZ.
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Apax Partners wins bidding war for Trade Me buyout
Fri, 14th Dec 2018
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Trade Me nods to Apax buyout at $6.45/shr as Hellman-Friedman exits fray.
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5c more per share: Trade Me bidding war heats up
Fri, 7th Dec 2018
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Trade Me's bid war heats up as Hellman - Friedman offers NZ$6.45/share.
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Trade Me receives $2.54 billion takeover bid
Wed, 21st Nov 2018
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Trade Me mulls $2.54bn takeover bid by Apax Partners, shares surge.
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Trade Me rakes in 'record' 6.6% annual growth rate
Thu, 23rd Aug 2018
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Trade Me is celebrating another year of what it is calling ‘record revenue and profit’ for FY18, with increases up in all areas of the business.
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Kiwis nervous about self-driving cars & electric vehicles, survey finds
Tue, 14th Aug 2018
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Almost two-thirds of Kiwis are worried about autonomous vehicles, with women (74%) significantly more skeptical than men (56%).
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GirlBoss Awards calls forth NZ's trailblazing young females
Thu, 26th Jul 2018
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GirlBoss & TradeMe seek NZ's young female changemakers for awards. #GirlBossAwards #Empowerment.
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Trade Me CEO to step down by the end of the year - search begins for replacement
Tue, 26th Jun 2018
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Trade Me CEO Jon Macdonald announces departure, confident in firm's future after transformative tenure.