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Turners and Trade Me Team Up

Media Release
12 November 2008

Turners and Trade Me Team Up

Turners Auctions has increased its online footprint by teaming up with Trade Me.

Turners will have up to 4,000 listings at any one time on New Zealand’s most popular website, including cars, trucks, caravans and damaged vehicles, making it one of the largest providers of listings in Trade Me Motors.

This provides customers with increased choices as they look to buy vehicles in a tough market, says Todd Hunter, General Manager Sales and Marketing.

“We realise buyers are increasingly cautious when purchasing cars these days. The combination of Turners’ physical presence with Trade Me’s online strength creates a great partnership. More people are exposed to our inventory which is good for our vendors and buyers.

“We want to make the buying process as simple and convenient as possible and joining with Trade Me is an obvious step towards this.”

Trade Me head of commercial, Mike O’Donnell, agrees and says he’s pleased by the arrangement which was put together over a beer a couple of months ago. “We sat down with the Turners guys and just turned a mind to what might be.

“The movement of car sales to the web has been profound but not all people have the time or skills to market their car properly online. This is what Turners have brought to the table along with a unique ability to house them in showrooms,” he says.

Turners Auctions’ first tranche of vehicles was listed on Trade Me in early October with great customer response. The two companies are now looking at other possibilities for working together both in terms of online auction and other spheres as well.


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