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Swap logo in 2014
Swap logo in 2011

Swap.com, formerly SwapTree, is a consumer trading service for pre-owned items operated by Netcycler Inc., a company based in Bolingbrook, Illinois.[1]


Users list items they have and they'd like to receive. A trade, or swap, is initiated when at least two users agree to swap items they have. Swap.com charges a service fee for processing and listing items that are sent to its logistics center, as well as a sales commission. Three-way trades are created when at least one user has something to trade, but wants something other than what their trade partner has to give.[2][3]

The Swap.com Valet Service was introduced in October 2012. The Valet Service lets users trade (buy, sell or swap) kids' items like sports equipment, clothing, toys, and kids' accessories.


  1. ^ Kirsner, Scott (September 5, 2012). "After spending more than $11 million, Boston-based Swap.com acquired by Finnish startup for undisclosed amount". Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Vantz, Ashlee (2006-05-24). "Six startups from the Web 2.0 swamp". The Register. Retrieved May 20, 2009. 
  3. ^ Copeland, Michael V. (2006-05-11). "The eBay of swap, but better". CNN. Retrieved May 20, 2009. 

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