Technology-based insights agency Perceptive picks up new research work with Trade Me

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Technology-based insights agency Perceptive picks up new research work with Trade Me

Australiasian technology-based insights agency, Perceptive, has secured a new project with Trade Me, which will see them delve into a combination of focus group research and a quantitative usage and attitude survey.


The new project aims to understand how New Zealand consumers are using online marketplace platforms, their purchasing behaviour, needs and motivations, especially in a post-Covid landscape.

The research work is now underway and will build on a brand tracking programme that Perceptive has been developing alongside Trade Me since 2016.

Says Tina Narsey, senior marketing manager of Trade Me Marketplace: “As New Zealand’s largest online auction and classifieds website we are always looking for ways to improve our customer experience and innovate our offerings.

“This new project with Perceptive is something we have been looking forward to as it not only builds on some of the transformational work we are currently doing within the organisation but the brand tracking research we’ve had in place for six years, which will provide us with an even deeper understanding of what our customers want and need from Trade Me.”

Says Ange Dunn, business director, Perceptive: “The team are always excited to be taking on new projects and continuing research with such an iconic Kiwi brand like Trade Me.

“Being able to continue a relationship with a brand for six years and build on existing knowledge is incredibly insightful and exciting and you get to see trends and data that simply does not exist with a one-off campaign.”

Says Daniel Shaw, managing director, Perceptive: “We are hugely impressed with the strategic thinking and customer focus that the Trade Me team bring to the table with research projects like this and look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Tina and her team well into the future.”