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Sella Blog - September, 2009


Remember to put all your clocks, watches, mobile phones, computers, car stereos and body clocks forward one hour this weekend before you go to bed on Saturday.

From the Department of Internal Affairs:

New Zealand Daylight Saving commences on the last Sunday in September, when 2.00am becomes 3.00am, and ends on the first Sunday in April the following year, when 3.00am becomes 2.00am.

All sella auctions will be unaffected when we adjust the time on our servers.

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To coincide with World Carfree Day today we’ve left our cars at home and made the Motoring section on sella better organized. It’s now even easier to sell your car or find what you’re looking to buy.

This is the first part of a greatly improved car buying experience coming to sella over the next few months. Stay tuned and remember it’s free to sell your car on sella.

If you have any feedback please let us know.

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100,000 Listings on sella

This morning we hit another milestone.  We now have over 100,000 listings!

Over 100,000 Listings on sella

What a good start to the week!
Be sure to take a peek at the latest listings and get in first or look at the listings about to close and you might pick up a bargain.

Don’t forget to register to bid, buy or sell your items for free!

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New browse menu

The developers are kept on their toes here at sella, continually rolling out new features and functionality. Some of the highlights released early this morning are:

Improved top search bar, with added browsing functionality
“Suggest a similar item link” for expired listings, helping buyers find your listings through Google and other search engines.
New and improved pages in our Help section.
Improvements to post sale results lists as requested by users.
Agent Details, Email & Google Maps have been added to Property Listings.
Plus over 100 [...]

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Loud Shirt Day is this Friday the 18th of September. It’s an annual fundraising appeal for The Hearing House who help give deaf children a voice. On Loud Shirt Day throw away your usual dress rules and step out in your loudest, brightest shirts.

If your wardrobe is more of the quiet type then browse through mens shirts or womans tops on sella.

Check out www.loudshirtday.co.nz for more details (including certificates for the loudest shirt and photos from previous years) and have [...]

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There were some good comments on our last Traffic post with ways we could advertise the site. Well today we’ve gone ahead and put a full page ad in The New Zealand Herald.

You can see it on page B4 of the paper or click here to see the one we’ve got on the wall at sella HQ.

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Almost everyone either lives in Auckland, knows someone in Auckland or has visited at least once and with Tourism Auckland we’ve got some great $1 reserve deals on Auckland activities. The auctions celebrate the 9th of September 2009 (09/09/09), a cool date in itself and even more exciting exactly two years until New Zealand play Tonga at Eden Park in the first match of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Here are 9 from over 30 Auckland auctions:

Explore NZ’s Pride of Auckland [...]

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The New Zealand Craft and Quilt Fair is on this weekend (September 10-13) at the Claudelands Events Centre in Hamilton.

The fair is a complete craft experience with something for everyone including shopping, inspiration and advice. You’ll learn from craft experts and see quilts and other crafts like embroidery, beading, scrapbooking patchwork, knitting, doll making and more.

Why not get ready by browsing through our crafts section? There’s a great selection of scrapbooking and jewellery making supplies plus a whole lot more. [...]

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Check out this fun auction to sponsor a team of special angels participating in the Cure Kids $10 Queenstown Challenge. At sella we think this is a great cause worth supporting.

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After Telethon and our last Growth, Growth and more Growth!! post sella is really kicking into top gear. We finished August with 359,000 unique users making us the 19th most popular site in New Zealand according to Nielsen Online – the first time we’ve cracked the top 20!

We’ve got over 100,000 members on sella now and most exciting for us is how you’re all really engaging with the site. Pageviews doubled in August to almost 6 million and the number [...]

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