How To Sell Anything

Yes, you can sell anything!

We’ve all been there. We’ve bought too many shoes or phone cases or jackets or jewellery or kids toys or goldfish tanks. Whatever it may be, Swapit is the right place to sell it. Our active community of buyers and sellers is as versatile as it can be. So let’s learn how you can sell your fish tank on Swapit.

1. Post for Sale (or for free)
You can do this in less than 30 seconds.

Open Swapit, click the ➕ button and fill out the listing form. You only need:

  1. At least one photo
  2. Title
  3. Description
  4. Price
  5. Category

That’s it. Now hit the “POST” button and your items gets published instantaneously.

2. Let Swapit Work for You
The beauty of Swapit’s hyperlocal marketplace is, that we find potential buyers for you, nearby. So as soon as you hit the POST button in step 1, our Swapit marketplace platforms goes on the hunt for buyers of your item. May it be some nice high heels, a bracelet or a fish tank, Swapit is looking for someone nearby who is interested in what you’re selling and it will contact the person right away.

Feature Yourself to Get More Views

Only on Swapit it is possible to feature your own items. If you’re selling your one year old MacBook Pro because you’ve recently upgraded to the latest model, you could spend US$1 on featuring your listing on Swapit. This will significantly increase your listing’s exposure and therefore it boosts the chances to sell it quickly. If it’s the first time you’re featuring an item, please have a look at this blog post: Swapit Update: How To Feature Your First Item for Free.

Privately, secure and save.

When buyers are interested, they usually reach out to you directly. Swapit has chat built-in, which provides a secure and safe place to have a private conversation. Rest assured, all information exchanged there is treated confidentially.

1. Receiving an Offer
Potential buyers might send you an offer of an item you’re selling. You can either accept or decline that offer. It is in your sole discretion to sell to that buyer or not.

2. Chat Cross-Language
As a seller you do not have to speak the buyer’s language. Swapit has built-in translation of chat messages, which allow buyers and sellers to communicate across different languages.

While we use latest natural language processing and translation technology, our translations will not be perfect. However, they allow each party to get the gist of the conversation and to safely transact and close this sale.

3. No Fees
Swapit does not charge a fee or commission if you complete your transaction by cash. So if buyer and seller meet up to close a sale, it’s a free-of-charge service provided by Swapit to both parties.

Try it yourself: Post your stuff for sale now

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25 Tips to Sell Your Second Hand Stuff Online

swapit_marketing-dollarSelling your second hand things online is a great way to recover money you have previously spent on those items. At the same time, you also contribute to the environment by actively encouraging people to buy used items instead of purchasing new ones from the store.

There are a variety of websites online as well as places offline, where you can list your stuff for sale. One of the more popular such places is our Swapit Marketplace App. However, generally the rules are all the same and the real trick to finally make your sale, comes from a combination of different techniques you can use to:

  1. Present your product best
  2. Communicate its core purpose
  3. Show the price/value of that product

We’ve put together the probably most comprehensive list of 25 tips that help you close your sale quickly. Some of such tips are geared a bit toward our Swapit Marketplace, but most of them are generally applicable to any marketplace or classified out there. So let’s take a look at the full list of our 25 Tips to Make a Sale:

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How To Get Your Bargain

It’s as easy as cake!

When you open up Swapit, you can either jump right into one of the categories or you can view only all free items or you can simply search for something you might be looking for. It’s quick and easy.

1_img_browse_and_buy_en1. Search
Click the magnifying glass 🔍 and enter your search term, for example “iPhone 7”. Hit search and your results show up.

2. Jump into a Category
Say you’re looking for “Fashion”. There is something we call quick select that you can choose to only view “Fashion” listings nearby. Hit that and you’ll get to see the best deals in your area.

3. Latest Postings in Your City
Swapit is a hyperlocal marketplace, which means you’ll always get to see relevant listings that are nearby. Hit the “Latest” quick select to get a list of all listings that were posted in your city. The most recent one is at the top.

Discover More Ways to Shop

Swapit has been built to be intuitive. So using it feels natural and you’ll discover many new things while you’re browsing our huge catalog of listings. Should there be no listing in your vicinity yet, just list something from your home. You’ll be the first one in your area. So you get the prime spot!

Privately, secure and save.

Getting the bargain you just found through browsing Swapit, is even easier. There are multiple ways to get them. Please have a look below.

3_img_chat_to_trade_en1. Make an Offer
If you’ve found an item you’d like to buy, say some nice shoes 👠👟👞, simply open that item and verify that all information in there is to your satisfaction. Now hit the “Make an Offer” button and you can enter the price you are willing to pay for it.

2. Chat to Buy
If you’re not sure about the price yet, but you’d still like to get the shoes, you can click “Chat to Buy” and start a private conversation with the seller. For example, if you need clarification on the quality or the condition of use.

Rest assured, all conversations between buyers and sellers are confidential and you can safely talk about all issues concerning the products of your interest.

Trade nearby with confidence and possibly your neighbors.

Most buyers and sellers on Swapit actually meet up and do their trade in-person. That allows the buyer to inspect the item before paying the seller. Yet, we are working tirelessly to bring new ways of trading to you – in a safe and trusted environment. Swap on and stay tuned for more ways to trade.

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Follow Swapit on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

swapit-blog_leapWe are quite active on social media, because we want to

  1. share the success of sellers on Swapit
  2. highlight some great posts on Swapit
  3. show how easy it is to buy stuff on Swapit
  4. encourage more people to use second hand products
  5. help increase awareness for re-cycling and up-cycling

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We’d like everyone to share the love and encourage a more sustainable lifestyle.

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Swapit Update: Performance & Stability Improvements

swapit-blog_downloadWe’ve just updated Swapit on iPhone and Android. It’s now ready for you to download.

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Recently, we’ve been working on several bigger changes on our Swapit marketplace platform. It is great that the potential Swapit has, shows in the fact that we are mentioned with other leading e-commerce startups in Hong Kong and that our communities on other social media like Facebook are growing rapidly. Motivated by such great feedback, we are working tirelessly to improve our app by publishing update after update, and making improvements every step of the time.

This current update comes mainly with cosmetic changes as well as performance and stability improvements. An increased number of Swapit users means also an increased challenge in making sure our product works on all supported devices (phones and tablets) out there. We are monitoring closely the performance of Swapit we take swift action should there be any issues on any devices out there.

Current Release Versions:

  • Android:
  • iOS: 1.6.6

Note: We will soon make this latest release on both platforms mandatory for everyone.

Sharing to Facebook Messenger (new on iOS)

On iPhones it is now possible to easily share to Facebook Messenger with just one click of a button. At each item listing you can now see a Facebook Messenger icon, which allows you to click & share that item in the easiest way possible.


REMINDER: How to Feature Your First Item for Free

It’s really simple to get your first item to be featured for free. Just follow these few steps:

  1. Post an item for sale.
  2. View the item (either right after posting, or right from your user profile).
  3. Hit the “FEATURE” button at the bottom.
  4. Open the “Coupon Code” bar.
  5. Enter “FIRSTFEATURE” coupon code into the field and hit “APPLY”.
  6. Click the “Feature Your Listing — FREE”.
  7. Done! Congratulations! Your item is now featured!

Here are these steps in screen shots, so you know exactly what I am referring to:

It’s really that easy. Everyone can use the FIRSTFEATURE coupon code once to feature one of their items.

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Swapit got covered by WHub

swapit-blog-communicationThanks a lot to the great people at WHub! They’ve put together a comprehensive article about 6 E-commerce startups from Hong Kong that raised funds and Swapit is one of those 6 startups!

While Swapit is only one of many e-commerce startups in Hong Kong, we feel honored to be mentioned in the same breath as great companies like GRANA, Shopline, Yeechoo, Bindo and Goxip.

swapit_partners_whubIf you’d like to read the full post, you can do so here: 6 E-commerce startups from Hong Kong that raised funds.

More coverage of Swapit in local and international media can be found here: Swapit Media Coverage

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Swapit Update: How To Feature Your First Item for Free

swapit-blog_downloadWe’ve just updated Swapit again and this time with a great new feature that allows you to enter a coupon code to feature your own stuff for free!

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At our last update we introduced a special “Featured” listing on Swapit. To get featured in that list, we charge a small fee of HK$8 / US$1. However, with the latest Swapit update that just went online on Google Play and the iTunes App Store, you can now also enter a coupon code to feature your listing for free. Everyone who wants to give it a try, can use the following coupon code: Continue reading

Swapit Update: Feature Your Items

swapit-blog_downloadWe’ve just updated Swapit again and this time with a great new feature that gives you the power to feature any of your items all by yourself!

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After our last update with the brand new home of Swapit, we’ve now added a feature many of you have been asking us about: You can now feature your own items inside Swapit.



Getting featured on Swapit is really easy. You can simply open any of the items you’ve posted and click the FEATURE button at the bottom of that screen. Follow the instructions and your item will be featured. At a rock bottom price of $1 per feature, your item will remain featured for a full week on the home screen of Swapit.

Here is how that looks like on the new Swapit home screen:

Large Profile Pictures

Again, due to our users’ great feedback, we’ve now made it possible to view the profile pictures of sellers in big format. That makes it easy for people who want to meet up, to know what the meeting partner looks like before they are at the spot.

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