Trade Me to launch services search category

Trade Me to launch services search category

Trade Me launching services listings, posing new challenge for indebted directories group

On the block directories business Yellow Pages Group faces new competition with Trade Me launching a services category later this month targeting small business advertisers and consumers wanting to search for service providers.

Auction website Trade Me says its services section will be a place where small businesses can "cost-effectively" advertise their services.

"On the consumer side, Kiwis will be able to search for local businesses, as well as deliver and review the businesses’ feedback," Trade Me says.

Trade Me's move comes as Yellow Pages, whose falling earnings have breached its banking covenants, has been put up for sale by its banks including BNZ, ANZ and Westpac who are owed about NZ$1.7 billion and could recover only about 50 cents in the dollar.

Trade Me says it will work with services focused website NoCowboys to build listings in the services category, as well as working on a range of other activities with Trade Me, including a role as the exclusive third party reseller for the category.

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I agree i have clients that are on No Cowboys that write there on reviews, No Cowboys to me is just a money making scam. 

Phil, indicative bids were due on August 24.

I hear that "complicated" offers were received by last week's deadline for indicative bids in the NZ$600 mln to NZ$700 mln range...

I must agree No Cowboys are the biggest cowboys on the media block at the moment, i have heard of alot of people that write there own reviews. My Tradesman on the other hand i have heard nothing but good about.

It makes me question what the hell is fairfax doing working with No Cowboys, maybe i should join there website and review them

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