Release Notes – 25 February 2013

Release Date:   Monday 25 Feb 2013 5:00pm

Implemented in this release

‘Buy Now Only’ Listings

Trade Me are making a major change to how Buy Now Only (BNO) listings with multiple quantities work. Currently, when a buyer purchases any quantity the listing closes. In future, the listing will remain active until all of the listing quantity has been sold, or until the scheduled end date.  This means that you can have multiple sales, to different buyers, for a single listing.

You can read more about these changes on Trade Me’s Help Page.

For all sales, buyers will now be presented with a new Purchase reference number  instead of the listing number. We will use this ‘P’ number as the reference on your sales orders. You may need to reword your payment instructions to include this reference change so the right number is on your bank statement.

Watch for an announcement from Trade Me for when this exciting change will take effect.

New Product Sales Metric Chart

A new screen called Product Sales Metrics has been added. You will be able to view the sold quantities, values, profits and margins for the specific product you select.


Occasionally Tradevine is losing authorisation with Xero. We have made some changes to alert you when Tradevine and Xero are not communicating correctly.  We are working hard to resolve the authorisation problem.

Importing Products Changes

There are no importing changes for this release.

What’s Next?

  • We have been making good progress on the API. This will allow you to hook into Tradevine from your own software. Phase one will be limited to approved users and is likely to contain the ability to retrieve sales orders, confirm shipments and adjust inventory.

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, then check out our suggestions page where you can also vote. Otherwise, feel free to drop us a line at with your feedback.