How to Swap
How Does It Work?
First become a member and register....it's quick and easy.
Secondly take some time to explore the site... you can use this site in so many different ways.
Swap or Trade (exchange items with or without cash)
Buy or Sell (list goods or services for sale and buy with cash)
Rent or Hire (Hire out some of your stuff to earn income or rent something instead of buying it)
Giveaway (Give stuff away that you want to get rid of)
Fundraise (Raise funds for your School, Registered non Profit group or Registered Charity)
Ask for stuff that you want (Create a Wanted Listing for something you want or have been looking for)
Advertise garage sales, swap meets etc. (Advertise an Event)
How Do I Create a Listing?
Step One - Create a listing for Goods or Services/Skills (I Have) that you may have or create a Wanted Listing for Goods/Services that you want (I Want).
Step Two - You can assign multiple categories to a listing so your listing gets more exposure to people. Example: A "Catering Service" listing, could be categorised under "Business Services", "Food & Beverage", and "Weddings"
Step Three - Put detail in your listing
Title: Create a clear title for your product or service
Description: Spend time putting a good description about your product or service
Search tags: When people search for an item they want and it is in your search tag, then your listing will display in their search results.
Quantity: The number you have
Dollar value: Put in here how much the listed Good/Service is worth.
Duration: By default, our listings last 6 months unless a successful swap occurs. If your listing is a service or Skills listing, then once a successful swap has been made, your listing will be automatically relisted again and again until it expires after 30 days.
Shipping: Choose one of the Shipping or Pickup options available. You can give additional instructions here... e.g..... pick up only from Hillsborough between 3pm Mon-Wed.
Featured Listing: Having your listing featured on the Home Page (currently Goods & Services Listings only) is an additional way to get great exposure.
Preferred Swap: Here is where you can really get creative. Add in specific keywords of items that you want separated by commas. e.g. iphone 4, iphone 5, ipad, ipad mini, 3 seater couch, leather couch.
Step Four - Upload Pictures: Before you upload, check the size of the picture... if it is too big you may have problems uploading. NB - If you live in a rural area and use 3G or rural wireless, it is best to use low resolution (small file size) images.
Step Five - Check Your Listing & Publish: Review the details of your listing and when happy, push the publish button to take your listing live. If there are any listings that may match your Preferred Swap criteria... they will be instantly displayed for your convenience.
How to Buy or Sell for Cash
Sell: Create a listing for any items or services that you may. Other members will communicate to you via the "Swap Chat" feature and/or make you a cash offer via the cash offer button
Buy: Search listings of what you are looking for (I want)
What Does It Cost?
It is FREE.....This may not always be the case as we may look at introducing Fees at a later stage. But if we do they will be affordable and fair.
We want to encourage everyone to become more sustainable and make it easy to recycle.
So what are you waiting for ... register now and get listing! Be sure to tell your all friends and family and share your listings on facebook.
Tell your friends via about Swap or Trade It!
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