If the growth and popularity of eSWAPZ.com mirrors swapz.co.uk then we expect to gain in excess of 200,000 members within 3 months! Unlike other sites we decided to launch empty and let our members fill it up rather than populate it ourselves with random fake listings. This is based on the huge popularity and addictiveness of our UK site.
London, UK (PRWEB) July 3, 2007
Swapping has never been hotter as eSWAPZ.com launches in the USA on 4th July 2007.
Hot on the heels of its UK sister site, swapz.co.uk, eSWAPZ.com will fill a void in the USA online swapping scene. It's a free to use, fully featured site - users will be able to swap literally anything as long it is legal and desirable to another member.
The site is currently a blank canvas waiting for our USA members to paint their own community. Vic Barr, CTO, says: "If the growth and popularity of eSWAPZ.com mirrors swapz.co.uk then we expect to gain in excess of 200,000 members within 3 months! Unlike other sites we decided to launch empty and let our members fill it up rather than populate it ourselves with random fake listings. This is based on the huge popularity and addictiveness of our UK site."
It's worth remembering that swapping isn't new, it was being done long before money was invented. Now though, with the help of the internet people can list and propose swapz with each other without ever having to trek to the local swap meet.
Apart from fun, there are some deep and equally socio-economic important aspects to eSWAPZ.com:
- An unneeded item's inherent value is now worth more than cash.
- Items are kept out of the bin and go to new loving homes
- There is always the element of surprise - what will I get offered?
- Items no longer loved are needed are kept out of the landfill and given a second life.
Paul Kay the co-founder of swapz.co.uk says: "We are proud to have created the category leading swapping website in the UK and will now do the same, but bigger and better with even more functionality in the USA. Considering this all started with us running the site in our spare time - it's amazing what a pile of old computer accessories and a nagging partner can help you create!
"People regularly cite us as an eBay (auction site) alternative, and although that is flattering, we are not an auction site. What we are striving to build is a community where items are valued and cherished more for their usefulness and desirability than by a cash value alone. Every item we keep from a landfill site somewhere or book that another person gets to read can only help the world we all live in."
They say fashion is a great big circle and the wheel has turned. Swapping is back in fashion only bigger, better and more widely accessible to everybody through the power of web 2.0. For further information please contact: Paul Kay.