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SwapTree

Online Item Swapping Marketplace


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Published 02/10/2009 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
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What can you use the app for?

SwapTree is a website where you can swap your DVD’s, CD’s and books with people all around the country. This makes it easy to get rid of things that you don’t want any more without having to throw them away. When you sign up to the site you are given the option of creating a list of things that you have and want to swap with people. You can also search for things that you might want and add them to another list. When swapping anything the software automatically calculates what you could receive. You can then select the item that you want to receive and print the postage off on your computer. Being able to print postage on your computer means that you don’t have to worry about visiting the post office.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

SwapTree is becoming a very popular way to swap things that you no longer want with people from all around the country. Quite often many people only want to watch a DVD once, and then swap it for something else to watch. With the current economic climate this site is doing very well as people only have to pay the postage to get a brand new DVD to watch. SwapTree.com was renamed to Swap.com in August 2010.

What are the differences to other apps?

Most people will sell things that they don’t want on eBay and other auction websites, and these are perhaps the biggest competitors of SwapTree. However SwapTree is much easier to use, rather than having to list your item and pay eBay fees, you are free to put your item on the site for free. If you manage to swap it then you don’t even need to visit the post office, you can print the postage directly from your computer so you can spend time doing the more important things in life.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

SwapTree is very easy to use and you can quickly find people that have something you want and that want to swap with you. Simply search through the many different products and then click whether you want the item, or whether you have it. If you already have the item then the software will search through people looking to trade and give you a list of possible options. If both people agree to a trade then the postage can be printed and the trade takes place.

How does the registration process work?

If you want to trade items on SwapTree then you will need to register for an account. All accounts are completely free. Simply click the “Join Now” link at the top left of the page, just under the SwapTree logo. You have to be over 13 years old to register on the site and you will have to enter your name and email address. You are then taken through adding your have list and adding items to your want list.

What does it cost to use the application?

Using SwapTree is completely free; the site itself is supported by adverts. If you do want to trade items then you will have to pay the postage amount however this is very convenient as you don’t have to leave your home.

Who would you recommend the application to?

SwapTree is a great way to trade items with other people all around America without having to pay expensive fees to list them on auction sites. This is a very popular site with thousands of different items to swap, so it’s a good idea to spend some time looking to find what you want.

  • Swap things that you no longer want with people
  • Get something you want without having to pay for it
  • Swap books, CD’s and DVD’s
  • Postage printed from your computer so you don’t need to visit the post office
  • Protect the environment by not throwing things away


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