Swap is a service very similar in concept to Craigslist, however, the big difference is, it’s exclusively for trading one thing for another. The site has seen some success and they have launched an app for iOS.
When it comes to Craigslist, one big downside for people listing products to sell, is often people will message you and ask if you’re interested in trading whatever it is for whatever they have. The price is right there on the listing, but people still don’t pay attention. This service changes that and is definitely for those people, or if you just have something you don’t want to sell, but want to get something else in exchange.
“The site is completely free for everyone to use, and it encourages you to share all of things that you don’t want anymore in hopes that someone else will. You know what they say, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. The site sports 1.5 million listings, so if you’re looking for things to trade for, there’s a good chance that you’ll find something that interests you.”
The app is very simple and straightforward. Users can expect to easily list what they want to trade, add info, upload pictures, and submit. An Android app is currently in the works. Craigslist on the other hand doesn’t have an official app, just third party applications that offer an okay experience.
“Much like eBay, the swappers get peer reviews so that you know how trustworthy someone is before you message them about a potential swap. The messaging system is lightweight and doesn’t require you to follow the person or become friends. Swap is truly an open marketplace for trading things that people don’t want anymore.”
What things would you have to Swap?