Listia for Android is Here!

The newest addition to our mobile family just hit the Android Market! Now all our users with Android OS phones will be able to enjoy Listia on the go. The app lets you:

  • List any item directly from your phone
  • Search, browse, and discover listings
  • Keep tabs on items in your watch list
  • Review seller profiles before you buy
  • Place bids and win the things you want!
  • Find listings close to you in over 3,000 cities

Additional Android features are in the works, so stay tuned for future updates.

DOWNLOAD THE APP HERE 

Win some great Android OS devices from us!

And check out some of the buzz about our launch here:

Post-Holiday Savings: List-A-Day Promos

The holidays are a wonderful time of year, but can leave us feeling strapped for cash once the merriment is over. Which is why January is the perfect time to trade your unwanted stuff on Listia. You can trade away gifts you didn’t particularly care for to get items that Santa missed on your wishlist. Or trade away extra stuff in your house to get those practical things you need, just to give your wallet a nice breather.

To help everyone kick off their 2012 trades, we’re running listing promos for ten full days. Check out our calendar of categories below, and click here to list an item. 

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Office Giving – Listia Auctions for Charity

In the spirit of our new Charity Campaigns, everyone in the office has volunteered to turn some of their unwanted items into donations for charity. All proceeds of these auctions will be donated to the organizations listed below, check them out and bid for a great cause!

Ngan is giving away some cool jams: Six CDs for Toys for Tots:

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Amir is giving away really really nice Bally Men’s Shoes American Red Cross:

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Kevin giving away the entire Clingfire Trilogy for the Nature Conservancy:

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Big Gee is giving away a super cute Thomas the Tank Toy and a fun Nintendo Gameboy and Wii Game Bundle for The American Cancer Society: 

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James is giving away a Deluxe 12-Game Wooden Chest for Toys for Tots:

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Shane is giving away several prized Magic the Gathering Zombiesfor The Ronald McDonald House:

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Rosie is giving away a Korean Drama DVD Box Set (tear-jerker with subtitles) for the Ronald McDonald House:

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CB is giving away two Firetruck Boy’s 2-Piece Sets for The American Red Cross:

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Little Gee is giving away a festive Holiday Starbucks Mug for The American Red Cross:

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You can turn your own items into donations for charity, or transform credits you already have into charitable stars. DONATE TODAY and help us help others.

Turn Your Unwanted Stuff Into Charitable Donations

The holidays are quickly approaching and it’s a great time to think of those in need. We know it can be difficult to be charitable while our holiday wallets are stretched thin, so we created an easy way for Listians to make dollar donations to charity without spending money.

From now until December 31, you can use your Listia credits to purchase special gift stars for any of our five holiday charities. You can buy stars with credits you already have, or give away your unwanted stuff to benefit a great cause. For every five stars gifted to a charity, Listia will donate one dollar to that organization.

Our five special holiday charities are:

Help us reach our goal of $1,000 for each charity before the end of the month! Together we can show support for these wonderful charities who strive to make our world a safer, cleaner, healthier and more hopeful place.

 

New Feature: Goals

We’re excited to introduce a new feature to Listia: Goals. Goals showcase various tasks you can do around our site to earn bonus credits, XP points, and/or badges. A user can find their goals on the top section of your home page (below “My Activity”) or in the Goals page.

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Some goals are promotional and will come and go with time, while others are given to users because of their progress as a Listia user. For example, when we offer a listing promotion, you will find that information in Goals. When you click on a goal, you will be able to read the requirements and rewards for completing that goal. The below screen shot images are examples of a promotional goal we are currently offering to our users.

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We will be offering more goals as time goes on, so be sure to check back with us!

What goals do you want to see on Listia?

Amir Joins Listia!

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We’re excited to announce our 10th team member of Listia; Amir! He is part of our growing Customer Support team and will help answer any questions you may have.

As a ritual for introducing all of our new employees, we would like to share 5 facts about Amir:

  1. He grew up in Minnesota
  2. Aside from English, he is also fluent in Hebrew
  3. His favorite hobby is photography
  4. He loves hamburgers and pizza (but can’t determine which one is his ultimate favorite)
  5. He loves the snow, but generally frown upon cold weather

If you’re interested in job opportunities with us, visit more details here: www.listia.com/jobs

Leave a comment for Amir and welcome him to the Listia community!

Listia Search Gets A Facelift

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It’s been getting cold outside, but we’ve been in the office burning the midnight oil trying to make Listia better and better.  Today we’re proud to show off our new search page!  There are a couple big changes that we wanted to tell you about so read on … or at least look at the pictures =)

Just want to see it? Go here!

Merged Search & Explore

Depending on how you use Listia you may have spent all your time on the search results page or the explore page.  We’ve consolidated the 2 into one page with 2 different ways to view the results, list and gallery mode.  We realized our explore page needed a little bit of work so we hope you like the update.  At the same time we gave search a nice refreshing facelift that should make it easier to look for cool stuff.  With this update you can pick whichever viewing mode suits your needs.

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Filters & Shipping Options

The advanced search form is now exploded out on the left hand side of the page.  Category filtering is at the top on the left hand side.  Below the categories there will be filters to further narrow down your results.  Currently there is only one checkbox that you can use if you would only like to see auctions with Get It Now.  We’ll be adding more ways to refine your search in the future.

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Finally there is an option to see items that ship to you or items that are available for local pick up.  By default you’ll see items that ship to you with the option to see auctions with free shipping only.  When you click “Local Pickup” you can enter you location and you’ll only see auctions that are available for local pick up near your area.

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Category Select Next To Search

On the search results page we’ve added a category drop down for better visibility on what category you’re currently in.  You can use this as a quick way to switch between categories on your search terms.

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Free Shipping Checkbox Removed

A small change has been made to the auction list page.  The free shipping checkbox has been merged into the shipping type for both US and International shipping.  In the pull down you can now select “Free” when applicable.

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Those are the big changes you’ll see if you visit Listia today!  Stay tuned for some even bigger things in the near future.  And as always, let us know what you think, good or bad!

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