November Newsletter

The Christmas season is truly upon us and sales are starting to pick up as consumers start stuffing their stockings. We took a look at last years sales profile and overall saw that sales doubled during December, took a break over New Year and were back to normal by the 2nd week of January.

So now is the time to review your copy and make sure everything is listed to ensure that you don’t miss out during this lucrative period.

Sales Nov-Jan 2012-13


  • Next Release
  • Tip of the Day
  • Survey Results
  • Courier Solutions

Next Release

We are just putting together the final touches for our next release which should be out within the next week or so. This is packed with many requested goodies including:

  • Order Consolidation/Combined Shipping
  • Shipping Templates
  • Listing intervals to enable them to be ‘dripped’ on to Trade Me
  • An area for notes on the Dashboard
  • Support for Clearance Tags

plus many more tweaks and improvements

Tip of the Day

Check out our Facebook page. Our ‘Tip of the Day’ gives helpful hints on how to get more out of Tradevine. If you ‘like’ our page you will see these automatically in your feed. We also tweet these on Twitter

Customer Survey

A big thank you to everyone who filled in our recent survey and congratulation to jansen_audio, the winner of the prize draw.

Looking at your opinions we have concluded that the vast proportion of you are very happy with Tradevine and think it represents great value for money.

More importantly, you have told us where we can improve, in particular we need to have a look at:

  • importing/exporting data
  • creating products
  • getting started with Tradevine

We’ll be looking to address these areas in the coming months. Remember we always welcome suggestions on how we can improve.

Courier Solutions

We released the Tradevine API a little earlier in the year and we look with interest at those that have integrated into Tradevine. There have been a couple of stand-out projects that you should take a look at, both aim to save you money on your courier charges.


StarShipIt allows you to print shipping labels directly from your Tradevine orders, and supports most domestic and international couriers.

Their new Magneto-Tradevine tool allows you to import stock items and sync stock numbers between these two platforms.


As NZ’s largest courier and freight aggregator, we at goSweetSpot provide you with attractive rates via our freight management system for services from our carefully selected domestic & international supplier partners.

goSweetSpot is all about introducing time and effort efficiencies, plus cost savings and visibility for you and your business.

That’s about it for our this month. Just before we go here are a couple of useful links:

  • Like us on Facebook
  • Follow us on Twitter for up to the minute info
  • Our online help section pretty is comprehensive – if you get stuck start here
  • Post ideas on how we can make Tradevine even more awesome

Good luck with your Christmas sales.


The Tradevine team at Trade Me