Swappa is a safe and easy-to-use marketplace for gently used tech. We directly connect buyers and sellers to make sure that you get the most money for your iPhones, MacBooks, Samsung Galaxy phones, cameras, and more.
In order to keep Swappa safe for both buyers and sellers, listings are reviewed by our expert moderation team before they go live. This stringent review process means going through a few additional verification steps typically absent from other used tech marketplaces. Although this doesn’t amount to much time when selling a handful of devices, it can start to add up for business sellers with dozens or even hundreds of listings.
In order to streamline the process for volume sellers and device resellers, we created an inventory listing tool. Dubbed Incoming Inventory, this tool functions as a staging area prior to listing creation, giving volume sellers the flexibility to start the listing process in a non-linear fashion and perform bulk edits on listings with similar device characteristics.
Swappa Incoming Inventory
Incoming Inventory improves the listing process for volume sellers by providing a flexible framework and tools to help speed up the listing process. Whether you are a team of one or have multiple people completing tasks at different stages of the listing process, you can mold the Incoming Inventory workflow to meet your needs.
With Incoming Inventory, you are no longer bound to a linear, start-to-finish listing process. Instead, you can add items and edit device details in bulk. In addition, Incoming Inventory allows you to pause and take breaks at any time — and resume exactly where you left off. This enables you to improve workflow efficiency and increase listing throughput, ultimately benefiting your bottom line.
Incoming Inventory acts as a staging area, allowing sellers to start the listing process in a variety of ways:
- Adding devices individually
- Adding ESN/IMEI numbers for multiple devices at a time
- Importing devices from a spreadsheet
Note: For added convenience, you can also directly import items from WholeCell, an external inventory management system built from the ground up for selling mobile devices.
Once the appropriate inventory items have been added to the staging area, you can (4) import photos and (5) bulk edit listings with similar device characteristics, enabling you to manage inventory items with ease.
Sellers adding devices from external inventory management systems or spreadsheets (.xlsx or .csv format) can further optimize the listing process by importing several key device characteristics such as product name, edition, storage size, carrier, color, condition, and more.
After adding the appropriate device information to the Incoming Inventory menu, you can use the optional Listing Preview function to see what your listing will look like once created. Access the preview function from the Incoming Inventory homepage (shown above) or from the Create Listing page using the Preview button. Once you’ve provided the required information, you can finalize an inventory item to create a listing.
Integration with external inventory management systems
The listing creation process can be further optimized by using an external inventory management system. Swappa recently partnered with WholeCell, a leading end-to-end inventory management solution built from the ground up for mobile devices.
WholeCell customers can now import inventory items directly into Swappa Incoming Inventory with the click of a button, and Swappa orders are automatically populated within WholeCell, facilitating order tracking and management.
WholeCell is also compatible with Swappa B2B Exchange, a new business-to-business marketplace designed for buying and selling devices in bulk. Tight integration between WholeCell and B2B Exchange allows you to easily import your inventory into the exchange and maintain your stock list in real-time.
WholeCell is currently offering a 15-day free trial for Swappa sellers. Click below to learn more.
Swappa is a safe and easy-to-use marketplace for gently used tech. Whether you’re a high-volume cell phone wholesaler or a small business getting started in the world of smartphone resale, Swappa is the best place to sell gently used tech. We directly connect buyers and sellers to make sure that you get the most money for your iPhones, MacBooks, Samsung Galaxy phones, cameras, and more.
Incoming Inventory builds on Swappa’s other business-focused solutions such as B2B Exchange and WholeCell Integration. Incoming Inventory makes the listing creation process more convenient, enabling volume sellers to organize and manage their inventory items with ease. Click the button below to get started today.