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Trade Me is getting a new look after staying stale for the last twenty years. Members will be set to see the rollout of the new redesign within a few weeks time.
If members do not want to wait, they can try it out and will be able to browse listings on the website with the new modernised design.
Faster load times and a modern web experience will bring a new experience for users.
Chief Technology Officier Paolo Ragone says the redesign will make Trade Me more helpful, smart and simple.
“We’re always trying to help Kiwis find what they’re searching for faster than before, and our new-look site will do just that,” he said.
The site has been a place for Kiwis to buy and sell their used or new possessions by giving them a second life.
They’d rebuilt the site from scratch and considered important bits along the way to make the experience better.
“The new site aims to make it easier to find things, help us share new products and features faster, speed up the listing process, and be accessible for all New Zealanders,” Mr Ragone said.
“It will also deliver a more consistent journey for the 670,000 Kiwis who visit the site every day, as Trade Me will now look, feel and, most importantly, work the same way on all devices.”
“This is something we’ve been working on for a while; it’s not easy to change something like this when you’ve got hundreds of thousands of people visiting you every day. We’re stoked to have the new-look Trade Me out in the world, making it easier for Kiwis to buy, sell, and so much more every day.”
“While this is a huge milestone for Trade Me, it’s certainly not the end of our site’s evolution, and we will continue to invest in optimising the experience for our millions of members.”
All members will be switched over to the new design in July, including for mobile devices.
Image: SUPPLIED/Trade Me
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