Trading Up - SwapThing.com Raises the Swap Index

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SwapThing.com releases Version 2, putting the power of mutually beneficial exchange at consumers fingertips.

SwapThing.com releases the second version of their swap platform and barter, the oldest form of commerce, has evolved to a whole new level. This low-cost, high-tech platform for trading goods and services brings barter into the 21st Century. Based on the power of mutually beneficial exchange, the SwapThing community facilitates a vast and varied flow of information, resulting in a huge increase of swap opportunities for its members. Originally established in January 2005, this easy-to-use site has already launched its second version, providing additional content, personalized profiles and a more streamlined swapping process.

The introduction of content-rich spotlight pages for each category, which includes featured items, articles and news feeds, create an experience for users beyond swapping for items and services from their 3 million-plus listings. This inexpensive and convenient site allows its users to “match the things you have for the things you want” The nominal transaction fee is always waived for charitable contributions. Barter is about give and take – SwapThing offers that, and more. This grass roots community with a social conscience offers the give and take – with an added emphasis on the ‘give’.

“As an animal lover, I often moonlight by pet-sitting and grooming. Your site is the perfect way for me to get new business, and it also helped me to get a fabulous new look, by swapping cat grooming for a new hairstyle, Says Jessica Guerrero, from Los Angeles. “I’m also going to be moving next month – time to start perusing the furniture listings!”

Another convenient addition to the SwapThing functionality is the Profile View page, which allows users to customize their personal information and manage their swap transactions from a single location. With easier navigation of items offering and seeking, the profile view provides a faster, more comprehensive view of goods and services, which saves time and further simplifies the swap process.

SwapThing VP of Content, Brian Kohlmeier is excited about the new version and what it offers the users. “With our new version our users can build a stronger community. We rely on member feedback to help us offer the most enjoyable swap experience, and these improvements reflect that.”

About SwapThing

SwapThing, Inc. is a platform that creates and empowers online communities through the exchange of goods and services. With sophisticated search technology and low fees, SwapThing brings swapping mainstream by making it faster, easier and less expensive for individuals and small businesses, creating access they previously had lacked and greatly increasing the market for swaps. SwapThing is headquartered in Cupertino, California. For further information, please visit http://www.swapthing.com.

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