About Swappa

Safety, simplicity, and the human factor make Swappa better

Swappa was created to fight fraud the best way we know how, with real people. Buyers and sellers communicate directly with support from our expert staff. We built the site we wanted to use and it shows.

  • 24/7 support from real people
  • Staff members were customers first
  • Email, Reddit and social support
  • No junk devices allowed
  • Strict listing & ESN review process
  • PayPal protection for buyers & sellers
  • No seller fees
  • Get paid before you ship your device
  • PayPal protection for buyers & sellers
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Sold a Moto 360 about a year ago. Was able to get someone to buy my device immediately. Simple. Fast. Reliable. I truly recommend anyone to Buy or Sell on Swappa. Satisfaction is always Guaranteed!
Ivan R. - Swappa user since 2015
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Ever since Swappa was out to use I've been using it. It is a great site to safely buy and sell phones... When you need a new/used phone at a great price make sure Swappa ...
RandyRKellyJr - Swappa user since 2011
The Swappa Story

Swappa was founded in 2010 by Ben Edwards, a long-time software and mobile developer.

The inspiration for Swappa sparked when Ben had trouble finding a good source for test devices for Android development projects. Turning to eBay and Craigslist proved perilous and time-wasting for buying mobile phones. Blacklisted phones, junk devices, inefficient communication, and downright fraud plagued the antiquated marketplaces.

Knowing there had to be a better way, Swappa began as a side-project to build a better marketplace for buying and selling quality mobile devices. Safety, simplicity, low fees, and the "human factor" made Swappa different then and still do to this day.

From the first Swappa sale (a Motorola Droid) to millions of dollars per month in commerce, Swappa has grown to be the ultimate mobile marketplace. We enjoy creating technology that makes it easy for people to directly sell devices to other consumers and everything we do revolves around this concept.

Quick Facts about Swappa
  • Over $4,000,000 worth of mobile devices are sold on Swappa each month (as of October 2015)
  • 2015: Over $43,000,000 worth of devices sold
  • 2014: Over $23,000,000 worth of devices sold
  • 2013: Over $7,000,000 worth of devices sold
  • 2012: Over $1,000,000 worth of devices sold
  • 2011: Over $500,000 worth of devices sold
  • Swappa launched in December 2010
Ben Edwards
Founder & CEO
Lucas Freeman
Director of Support & Staff
Michael Lipson
Director of Technology
Ward Johnsmeyer
Director of Business Development
Jennifer Hoyt
Director of Marketing