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If you’re like me, no matter how much you try to cut down on the clutter, you still wind up with too much “stuff”. Even when I lived in the travel trailer, I had way too many things for the space I had. It is beginning to pile up around here in the new house now. So, when I heard about Swapdom, I said yes right away. I may wind up at the end with the same number of items, but if I can make a swap of something I am not using for something I will use, then that is a step in the right direction.
Swapdom is a website where you can list items you have to trade, and the only cost to you is a small $1-$2 fee, plus what it costs you to ship the item you are swapping to the recipient. The person who is trading with you will pay the cost of shipping their item to you.
What Is Swapdom?
Swapdom is an online marketplace where you can list items you own, that you would like to trade for something else. In a traditional swap, you and one other person agree on the terms of the swap, and then exchange whatever it is that you agreed to. At Swapdom, the person who gets what you have to swap may not be the same person who has the item you want to receive. The folks at Swapdom will work behind the scenes to make sure you get the item you want and match you up with someone who has that item.
First, it was fashion. Then, baby and kids’ gear. Now, Swapdom, a one-of-a-kind online exchange system, is opening its marketplace to home goods. Beginning May 12, users can swap items from every room in the house in exchange for other home goods, fashion finds, or baby and kids’ gear. It’s a win-win-win for swappers and a big step forward for the sharing economy.
Engineered to make swapping easy and efficient, users simply request items they love, tell Swapdom what they would like to offer in exchange, and then let the site organize a multi-person swap for them. All of this is done for nothing more than the cost of shipping and a small $1-$2 fee.
How It Works
“Swapdom is an efficient tool that finds multi-party swaps. Our algorithm is a vital component for peer to peer exchange,” said Petros Georgopoulos, co-founder and CEO of Swapdom. “Adding the home goods marketplace is a natural progression of how our site continues to grow. In five years’ time, when people think of peer-to-peer exchange, we want them to think of Swapdom.”
Founded in August 2013 and based in Thessaloniki, Greece, and San Francisco, California, Swapdom is an innovative online exchange system for the sharing economy driven by the power of the crowd. Designed to make swapping unbelievably easy and efficient, Swapdom is a new way to find one-of-a-kind previously owned items. Users simply request items they love, tell Swapdom what they’d offer in exchange, and then sit back and let Swapdom organize a multi-person swap for them.
I’ve already uploaded a few items of my own to swap. You can see the items I have to swap here. I really want a bread machine that is good for baking gluten free breads, so if you have one of those you want to get rid of, you can upload it to Swapdom and we can get swapping!
Swapdom Team Tidy Challenge
Today at 10:00 a.m, the Swapdom team will be launching the Swapdom Team Tidy Challenge, is a 4-week event to introduce the Home Swapping category and to get swappers excited about spring cleaning. Every week the Team Tidy Challenge will focus on a different part of the house. You’ll be encouraged to tackle a separate room each week, and upload that stuff to Swapdom. One random person who uploads an item to each week’s featured category will win free shipping on their next swap. It’s a chance to organize your space, clear out the clutter, and reward yourself for work by swapping for great stuff you’ll actually use!
Here are the areas that the Swapdom Team Tidy Challenge will focus on each week:
And Speaking of Rewards:
With the new Swapdom badge system, you can win prizes for making swaps! That is a great idea to me, because you get to swap for something you want, and win something for doing it. You can win gift cards to Amazon, Fandango, and Etsy just for doing what you do already. Learn more about Badges here.
Oh, and if you have a bread machine you want to swap, please list it on Swapdom and let me know!