Freight Forwarding

Scott W. on Swappa
Scott W.

I have had a question on one of my listings, where I am being asked if I would ship to a "freight forwarding address". I am unfamilar this this? Is this risky? Should I offer this?


Will Verduzco on Swappa
Swappa Staff

Hey there, Scott. First off, thank you for selling on Swappa!

As you already know, Swappa is a US-based marketplace and the vast majority of buyers (and all sellers) reside within the US.

Some international buyers are allowed to place orders on Swappa if certain criteria are met:

  • The buyer must use a freight forwarding service based in the US
  • The buyer must use a US-based financial institution to pay through PayPal

Because Swappa's goal is to make transactions as easy as possible for both parties, and international orders may complicate returns and tracking, we also ask international buyers to contact the seller before purchasing an item and ask if the seller is okay with an international sale and using a freight forwarding service.

Learn more on our FAQ:


I think there is no main logical difference that before purchase buyer must inform into seller that his shipping address is being freight forwarding address, and wait for approve from sellers side.

Ussaualy seller only responsible for shipment from his address into buyers location(address) afther that seller will not have any reason to care for shipment item, buyer what will do already recived item does not care seller. Hence can anyone explain strategy(logic) of before purchase seller must approve address of buyer.

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