Swapit is one of the latest platforms to launch in Hong Kong that allows users to buy and sell their used items on a mobile app. Designed in an interface similar to Tinder’s swipe left and right function, with Swapit, you swipe through items that are on sale, right for items you are interested in and left for those you are not. Co-founded by Patrick Kosiol in December 2014, who has over 9 years experience of developing apps for BlackBerry, Android and iOS platforms. Since 2014, Swapit has rapidly grown with over 3,000 Hong Kong users and awarded the Hong Kong CoCoon Pitch in 2015. Now you can sell all your fashion items sitting in your wardrobe and look for pretty much anything second-hand at some seriously discounted prices. People are selling their used electrical gadgets, clothes, shoes, old books, toys, properties, cameras, cars, and gym memberships on Swapit. We spotted a $10,000 couch from Timothy Oulton and iPads at a fraction of their original price on Swapit.
How it works?
After signing up, you upload 3 photos and enter a title, description, price before publishing the item. Buyers can directly chat to sellers to ask about the item to ask about anything regarding the item. Swapit combines GPS location, meaning you are shown on a map which items are for sale in different areas of Hong Kong. If you want to find your exact location of a particular item on sale, just click the “location” and you will be shown a route to the item’s location and the transportation you will need to get to the item. Make payment online and book your time with the tradesperson and once the job is done, rate the tradesperson on the Swapit.