Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Treat Me launched by Trade Me today
Posted on 15-Mar-2011 07:11. | Tags Filed under: News.



Online marketplace Trade Me launched Treat Me today, a stand-alone group-buying site that will initially offer deeply discounted deals in Auckland and Wellington.

Trade Me CEO Jon Macdonald said the idea would harness the rising popularity of web-based group-buying kicked off by Groupon in the USA back in 2008.

“Thanks to businesses like Groupon, coupons and vouchers are back in style. In New Zealand, several sites have sprung up seeking to capitalise on this social e-commerce. With the market still in its infancy we’re confident Treat Me will appeal to Kiwi advertisers and buyers as a place to find a great deal.”

He said Treat Me was a logical addition to Trade Me’s stable. “We’ve always been focused on providing Kiwi consumers with more spending power and helping New Zealand businesses reach additional customers. Group-buying is about exactly the same things.”

Treat Me will benefit from Trade Me’s trusted reputation and broad member base, but will operate as a separate business unit with a dedicated team led by James MacAvoy.

Treat Me negotiates deals that are only activated when a certain number of customers sign up to get the offer. Buyers only pay once the deal goes live.

Initially Treat Me will feature heavily discounted deals on a broad range of services, events & experiences from businesses across Auckland and Wellington, but it has plans to expand into other regions over coming months.

Mr Macdonald said there were deals in the pipeline from restaurants, bars, cinemas, pools, zoos, accommodation and travel providers, day spas and a bunch of other businesses. “Treat Me’s focus is on offers from businesses that provide a great service or experience, rather than tangible goods.”




More information: http://www.treatme.co.nz...

comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Gareth Morgan is a genius
Created by Satch, last reply by benokobi on 9-Dec-2016 19:44 (140 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


NZ Prime Minister John Key Resigns
Created by ajobbins, last reply by elpenguino on 9-Dec-2016 12:44 (217 replies)
Pages... 13 14 15


The President Of The USA - Who do you think?
Created by TimA, last reply by DarthKermit on 8-Dec-2016 16:22 (909 replies)
Pages... 59 60 61


Spark wireless broadband and home /lan access: CGNAT limitations
Created by yokkem, last reply by BarTender on 8-Dec-2016 15:57 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Spark not planning to deploy native IPv6 at all. Ever.
Created by Erayd, last reply by sbiddle on 7-Dec-2016 20:57 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Woooaaahh earthquake 2016-11-14
Created by Fred99, last reply by DarthKermit on 9-Dec-2016 16:16 (471 replies)
Pages... 30 31 32


Wilson's Car Park - When Free is not free
Created by nzkiwiman, last reply by cr250bromo on 9-Dec-2016 09:30 (51 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


JB Hifi Cost & GST Sale - 7th Dec
Created by Finch, last reply by Kopkiwi on 7-Dec-2016 15:11 (16 replies)
Pages... 2