What is Swapit?
Swapit turns the marketplace for trading pre-loved items upside down by pro-actively reaching out to potential buyers who are nearby. It's real-time, engaging and just more fun.
With built-in instant messaging, maps & navigation, and the most beautiful user interface, Swapit provides a superior and seamless user experience. Swapit’s award winning trading platform could be described as a cross-bred service of eBay, Foursquare, Pintrest, and the traditional concept of flea markets.
Swapit initially launched in Hong Kong for individual consumers, but has since been extended to 148 currencies. Swapit works best in densely populated places across the globe.
Swapit in a 1-Minute Intro
Ease of Use
Swapit allows you to easily take a photo (think built-in camera, photo gallery, etc), enter a title, description and price and publish the item. It takes less than 30 seconds to list online the items you want to sell, and for potential buyers nearby to be notified instantaneously. Combined with location-reference and immediate communication facilities, sales can be closed quickly and with ease.
Swapit provides notifications in a very immediate manner utilizing PUSH notifications to instantaneously alert users of new items and updates. That allows us to nourish a first-come-first-served culture for fast buying and selling of items with a very immediate approach.
As a seller it is great to let potential buyers know where you're located. So in the best case scenario, you can sell an item to your neighbor. While that's rather unlikely, a location reference on each sale allows buyers to gauge whether that's a convenient location for them to pick up the item or there is a place nearby to meet and complete the sale. This prevents a lot of unnecessary communication that would be required if the buyer did not know the location of the item that's on sale.
Swapit provides a comment system in the same way social networks do. Combined with our immediate PUSH notifications, the expected time-to-sale is optimized to a minimum.
Swapit allows direct person-to-person messaging that utlizes industry-standard PUSH notifications, so you’ll never miss a message to complete a sale.
Patrick is responsible for the numbers to add up at Swapit. Whether it's about customer acquisition, revenue generation, advertising ROI or development costs. Patrick has over 10 years experience in mobile, media & business. He left Germany after his degree in Computer Science to live in China for some years before moving to Hong Kong in 2007. Patrick co-founded S4BB Limited, Sky Drone, Skylab Mobilesystems Limited, TreeCrunch Limited and Slate Takes Limited and is member of all their boards of directors.
Jonas is all about the Swapit bytes. He has over 6 years of experience in creating mobile applications and services. Jonas holds a MSc in Computer Science from LMU Munich and New Media from NUS Singapore.
Jonas has been with S4BB Limited since 2013 and masters all mobile platforms with the excellence of German engineering.
Stephanie loves UI and UX design and has taken charge of everything design-related at Swapit. Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Science from De La Salle University Manila and has previously worked at Hewlett-Packard.
Stephanie has joined the Swapit team in July 2016 to drive our design and user experience to new highs.
Boris advises Swapit on strategic decisions. He is also the co-founder of S4BB Limited, Sky Drone, Skylab Mobilesystems Limited and TreeCrunch Limited. Boris holds a German degree in Computer Science with specialization in Distributed Computing. Besides advising on Swapit, he also mainly runs Sky Drone today.
Vito takes care of Swapit's iOS app development and makes sure our iPhone and iPad users are happy with Swapit. Vito has several years experience in developing mobile applications, predominantly in the iOS field. He received his programming education from IVE Hong Kong in 2014. Before joining the Swapit team in 2016, Vito has been working on iOS apps in the smart home and IoT field.
William takes care of customer relations at Swapit. Before coming to Hong Kong and joining S4BB Limited in 2010, William worked in the United Kingdom at O2 / Telefonica in various positions, as well as in New Zealand and Scotland in similar positions.
William holds a Masters in Information Management Systems.