We extend our thanks to Xero for featuring a blog Peter wrote on multichannel selling in New Zealand. If you are a seller on Trade Me, check it out! We believe you find the results of our survey of over 500 Trademe sellers good reading! Read more here.
Monthly Archives: May 2012
Today, Auctionitis released the news that they will cease supporting Auctionitis and Tradar effective 1st July. We have agreed to help Auctionitis customers with a migration to Tradevine should they choose to accept our offer outlined below.
If you have any questions, feel free to call us on 0800 990 990 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Release Notes – 21 May 2012
Recent Changes to Tradevine
Release Date: 21 May 2012
Trade Me Import
You can import products, photos and active listings all at once with a single button-click. It can also be re-run at any time and will either create new products based on any new listings that the system discovers or it will link the new listings to your existing products.
Next and Previous Buttons
We have added Next and Previous buttons on Sales Orders, Purchase Orders and Products. This means you can navigate around these items without having to return to the list screen. If filter or sort criteria have been defined then these will be honoured.
Ability to Add Shipping Notes Before and After Shipping Confirmed
It is now possible to add shipping notes before shipment and also modify them after a shipment has been confirmed.
We have changed the main login screen so that the username and password can be remembered if your browser supports this feature and it is enabled.
Allow an Extra Tracking Number on Shipments
You can now capture and track your additional rural delivery delivery tracking numbers on the Shipments screen .
You can add the customer phone number to the Shipping label. You can change the format of your shipping labels by following the instructions here.
Add Sell Price to Fixed Price Offer Options
The product Selling Price has been added as an option to choose when selecting the price on which to base your Fixed Priced Offers.
McDowall Freight Added
We have added McDowall Freight courier into the Shipped With list. When you save a tracking number, the system will create the link to their tracking page.
We have modified emails sent to the customer to better display your company’s logo.
Grid Bulk Actions
We have redesigned the way we display the bulk actions for items in our lists/grids. This should make them easier to discover.
Key Bug Fixes
- Sales Order Report – Fixed the ‘Balance to Ship’ field
- Increased the length of Product Name in the Shopify Settings.
- Gross Margin calculation fixed on Sales Order screen
- Performance bug on the dashboard
- Stocktake PDF fixed for large documents.
All of these improvements are based on customer feedback. We are planning to release further improvements on a regular basis. Your feedback is vital to ensuring that we’re working on the most important things first. If you have any suggestions or feedback, feel free to drop us a line at email@example.com.
100 000 Trade Me listings and $2 million of sales processed by Tradevine!
Over the weekend, Tradevine achieved 2 significant milestones on behalf of our users:
- the 100 000th Trade Me listing
- $2 million worth of sales orders
We are really pleased with this continuing validation of our service and it is great progress considering we only released the Tradevine application a few months ago.
We’d like to really thank our Users for their valuable contributions and feedback to date. It’s great working with you all and we’ll continue to roll out new features and enhancements based on your requirements.
Xero Maintenance Sunday 13th May @ 4am
On Sunday 13th May Xero will be performing system maintenance. It is scheduled to start at 4am and last up to 2 hours. You can read more on the Xero site here.
If your Tradevine account is linked to Xero this may mean that there are delays in processing invoices during this time. Once the Xero update is complete Tradevine will automatically process the delayed invoices.
If you have any more questions please call us on 0800 990 990.
Starship – Staff CharityMob
We all have community responsibility such as preserving the environment and supporting community causes.
So we, the staff at Tradevine have got together and raised $500 for Starship Children’s Health. We wanted to help ensure that Starship remains a world class medical facility for all of New Zealand’s children by supporting their current initiatives.
Starship is a fabulous cause so we approached our CEO to see if our company would match our donation. Our company has agreed to not only match our staff contribution but to potentially double it!
Here is where you come in…
To help us raise another $1000 for Starship simply ‘like’ our facebook page and for every like we get (up to 500) our company has agreed to donate $2.00.
With a simple click below you can help us raise another $1000 for Starship! Spread the word!
From the Team at Tradevine
Evan, Nigel, Jeff, Alan, Phil1, Dean, Sandy, Vicky, Chris, Phil2
Revised Trade Me Pay Now Fees
With effect from today Trade Me have changed the Pay Now commission rate for Top Sellers.
Previously the amount was 0.95%, the revised rate is 1.65%.
If you use Tradevine and Xero It is important to change the setting in Tradevine to reflect the new amount.
Go to ‘Settings -> Selling Channels’ and select your Trade Me selling channel. Then open the ‘Payment and Shipping’ section and adjust the Pay Now commission field.
If you have any questions then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0800 990 990
The Press – EasyTrade helps Trade Me sellers
Christchurch entrepreneur Peter Montgomery has formed a team of 12 software builders to develop a system that helps large scale sellers on Trade Me keep tabs on their sales and invoicing. Read full article here.
Tradevine to present at Trade Me Top Seller Conference 22nd May 2012
We’re pleased to be presenting at this year’s Top Seller conference at the Ellerslie Racecourse in Auckland on the 22nd May. There is a must see key note address by Trade Me Chairman David Kirk followed by a number of other speakers including our fulfilment partner, Brightstar NZ (represented by Haymon Keeler). Our slot kicks off at 1.45pm. Come and see us at the conference and receive a special promotional offer from New Zealand Post when you sign up and use Tradevine. We’re really excited to be part of this conference and look forward to meeting big sellers and sharing our story.
More information on the conference can be found here.
Tradevine is at Retail Australasia 23rd May 2012
Wow, look at this line up of speakers!
This is surely the Retail event of 2012 and Tradevine will be there! Retail Australasia is being held at the Aotea Convention Centre on the 23rd and 24th May and we’ve taken an exhibition stand with Brightstar. What a fantastic opportunity to meet and hear from New Zealand’s leading retailers!