At the end of 2013, Hipwood co-founded a new, free classified site on the South Island of New Zealand, a concept that had not yet been adopted there. Similar sites such as Trade Me or UK-based Gumtree charge users, while Post a Note earns revenue from banner ads on the site.
In September 2014, Dunedin-based Allied Press, one of New Zealand’s oldest newspaper agencies, then took the majority stake in the site. This partnership with Allied Press has given Post a Note the credibility and resources needed for its expansion strategy to the North Island of New Zealand.
Hipwood and Post a Note are looking forward to a great partnership with Allied Press and the many possibilities this will be opening up for the site and New Zealand’s population.