Allied Press Partners with Free Classified Site
Allied Press Partners with Free Classified Site Postanote.co.nz
Allied Press Ltd. is now the majority shareholder of Post A Note, the free classified website and mobile app.
Based in theSouth island, Post A Note is a community-based website that allows New Zealanders to connect and buy/sell/trade goods, promote events, rent a flat or find a job. In contrast to existing fee-based sites such as Trademe, Postanote.co.nz is completely free for both buyers and sellers.
“Around the world, newspapers continue to engage with their local audiences through printed and digital media everyday. Just as we’ve built our community newspaper network across theSouth Islandduring the past 10 years, this investment will further serve communities and we are delighted to be involved.,” says Sir Julian Smith, Allied Press’s Chairman and Managing Director.
Post A Note has quickly gained a loyal following with its simple approach to selling secondhand goods. The site allows users to buy and sell basically anything as long as it’s legal. A team of moderators regularly monitor the posts to keep the site free from spam and ensure the content is family-friendly.
Being free has had its own odd challenges according to co-founder Nathan Weathington,
“People just didn’t believe us at first. But now everyone understands that we are not an auction site. Post a Note is more like a large community notice board, one that happens to be on your computer and phone. The more listings our users post, the more useful the site becomes to all.”
“We are constantly adjusting the site to meet our users’ needs. The site has basically been designed by the Post a Note community from the ground up,” says Haley McKay, Post A Note’s Dunedin Community Representative.
In order to keep this service free to kiwi’s, Post a Note run’s banner ads on the site to generate revenue.
“The banner ads keep the lights on. But the money generated from buying and selling stays in our users pockets, and in our local communities, which is where it belongs,” says Lynette Diaz, Post A Note’s Christchurch Community Representative.