Using your online account, list your skills, products and resources in our Offerings directory and purchase items other EAST users have listed. Set your price in east, or a combination of east and kiwi $. Account holders have the ability to list an infinite number of skills, resources and products in the Offerings Directory. This is searchable by category or by location. It is easy to branch out and try something new, just be clear to state your experience level in the listing. We also have a printed version of the Trading directory which can be obtained for a small charge.
Buy or sell / Make trades using the east currency:
Your east balance will fluctuate above and below zero as you make trades. The important thing is that you are both contributing to, and benefiting from others in our community. The system is designed to make sure we all stay within manageable limits. Each trade incurs a levy, which is taken from your account in the east currency. EAST LEVY IS CURRENTLY: 4.5% Note: This levy is not lost, it goes right back into the community!
There is no risk to joining!
Get your offerings out there! You can develop, fine tune, and edit them later. You always have the option to turn down jobs if you get too busy.
Responsibilities of Membership
Prospective members will need to meet up with one of the core members for a 10 minute meeting. Here, you will be asked to sign a Membership Agreement, which exists solely to protect the community.
Being a member is free, but we suggest each joining member offers a one time sign up Koha to cover our costs. We currently recommend $15. Listing an offering is free, though each sale incurs a levy. We emphasise that this levy money goes back into the community!
EAST holds limited office hours in order to assist members with trading, to register new members and to assist members in other ways. We are located at the Tairawhiti Environment Centre (TEC), 56 Balance St.
We are a non profit community organisation. We gratefully accept koha to help cover our running costs. This can include money, east money, time, or goods or services for fundraising. Thank you for your support!
Here is our Kiwibank Account if you require it: Account Name:EAST Number: 38-9012-0834054-00 Kiwibank