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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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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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!

Get Your Swapit Update Today:


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