About Swappa

Swappa is a user-to-user marketplace for gently used technology.
Safety, simplicity, and the human factor make Swappa better.

People powered

On Swappa you buy and sell directly with other users. Cutting out the middleman means you join a community market with the best prices and highest value.

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PayPal protections

Buyers and sellers transact safely and directly using PayPal. Extensive buyer and seller protections keep both parties safe. And sellers get paid fast.

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No junk

To keep our marketplace safe, we don’t allow broken items. Every product has listing requirements and an approval process to ensure confident shopping.

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Free selling

Sellers don't pay fees to Swappa. Buyers sometimes pay a small fee that is included in the sale price. Either way, everyone saves money over eBay.

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Fast payment

On Swappa your listing is not considered sold until you are paid. And we don’t make you wait to receive your money as a first time seller. You will have payment before you ship.

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Helpful staff

Swappa has fantastic support. Our moderators keep an eye on things to ensure listings meet our strict quality criteria. And we're quick to answer questions.

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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 used tech 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.

Some Swappa Facts

Swappa's growth means more money in the pockets of our users.

$7,000,000+
Monthly seller proceeds
$60,000,000
2016 seller proceeds
$43,000,000
2015 seller proceeds
$23,000,000
2014 seller proceeds
$7,000,000
2013 seller proceeds
$1,000,000
2012 seller proceeds
$500,000
2011 seller proceeds
Swappa Launch
December 2010

People Power Swappa

Our team is spread out all over the world. Meet the whole team

Ben Edwards
Founder & CEO
Lucas F.
Director of Support
Michael Lipson
Director of Technology
Ward Johnsmeyer
Chief Business Development Officer
Wesley T.
Senior Administrator, Analyst