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This article was published on October 7, 2010

Saasu gives sellers on TradeMe, New Zealand’s answer to Ebay, an early Christmas present

Saasu gives sellers on TradeMe, New Zealand’s answer to Ebay, an early Christmas present
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Kim Heras is a Sydney-based technology writer and entrepreneur. His passions include the Australian startup industry, innovation and the Kim Heras is a Sydney-based technology writer and entrepreneur. His passions include the Australian startup industry, innovation and the web as an enabler of change. You can follow Kim on twitter - @kimheras

Australian developer, OneSaaS and online accounting startup Saasu, have done the more serious sellers on TradeMe, New Zealand’s answer to Ebay, a massive favour before Christmas.

They’ve enabled the  integration of Saasu’s leading cloud-based accounting system with the TradeMe API to ensure that sellers can now run fully automated accounting and order flow systems front-ended by their TradeMe stores.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that because it’s based in New Zealand, and isn’t Ebay, that TradeMe isn’t significant.

The company, which was founded in 1999, is the second most visited site in New Zealand (after Google) and was sold to Fairfax media in 2006 for NZ$700 Million (approximately $US430M at the time). It also competes directly with Google New Zealand and blows it out of the water in terms of visits and revenues.

Saasu is also a growing success story in the online accounting space, winning customers and partners away from all major accounting platforms it competes against

The integration of the two brings a new level of professionalism and automation to TradeMe sellers.

Saasu CEO, marc Lehmann explains this a little further:

“The connector between Saasu and Trade Me is very liberating. It removes the shackles businesses have suffered for too long. Keying data manually into older style accounting systems has to end. Even bank feeds are insufficient for this type of business which demands real-time, inventory based transactional information to process orders.”

That’s great news for TradeMe sellers and great news for OneSaas and Saasu, as their services are made available to a a huge new group of potential customers.