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Are you always wondering exactly how much it will cost to post an item you’ve listed on sella? Having accurate shipping options saves both buyers and sellers time. Fortunately NZ Post has an excellent calculator that shows you exact times and prices.

Happy selling!

You can even add the calculator to your iGoogle homepage, just click the + above.

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The Scary Washing Machine continues to haunt Mike Whittaker:

For those of you who followed the ‘Scary Washing Machine‘ online auction earlier in the year, you may know that as well as making over $7500 for the 5 children’s charities, a small portion of the ongoing income after the auctions finished and separate to the auctions went towards paying for our honeymoon which we could not afford after we got married.

This was the honeymoon, in beautiful Samoa and we got [...]

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Auctionitis is an easy way for large sellers and stores to list items on sella. Today they’ve released a new software build that improves and automatically creates shipping options for sella auctions.

Also coming this week are improvements to the sale process within Auctionitis that will make it simple to track and manage your sales on sella. For more info or a free trial check out the announcement on the auctionitis blog.

If you’re using Auctionitis to list on other sites now’s [...]

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Wondering what to do with the extra daylight hours?

Maybe the kids want extra pocket money during the school holidays?

Whatever the reason, spring is a great time to clean your house from top to bottom and get rid of things you no longer need or use. Here are 5 tips for running a successful spring auction on sella.

Pictures speak a thousand words and you can have up to 10 photos on sella for free. Make sure they are a good size [...]

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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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