Next Generation Swapping Replaces Swap.com Media Swapping Service

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Swap.com, the pioneer of online item swapping services, is proud to introduce its advanced next generation swapping and online consignment platform called Swap.com Valet Service to new categories of tradable items. The new service replaces the traditional Swap.com Media service on April 30th.

"Swap.com replaces self-service online swapping with a next-generation service concept that redefines online consignment services." Juha Koponen, Co-Founder and CEO

The Swap.com Valet Service redefines online consignment services and makes trading of pre-owned items more convenient, safer and more profitable than ever before. Items can be swapped, bought, and sold.

The Swap.com Media swapping service was originally known as Swaptree. As user requirements have changed over the years, Swap.com decided it was time to create a service that is more aligned with the customer expectations and business models of today. The Swap.com Media service has been the world's largest swapping service for books, movies, music and games, and it has served over a million users for almost a decade. The company believes the new Swap.com Valet Service will take online swapping to a whole new level and even greater popularity.

The Swap.com Valet Service offers a superior level of convenience compared with the old self-service concept. The Valet Service does almost everything on behalf of the customer. The customer simply sends items to the Valet Service, and Swap.com does the rest. Swap.com will sort, photograph and list the items on the website, it will safely store them in the logistics center, manage payments, and finally ship the items to the buyer. Another enhancement is the option to sell and buy items, as an alternative to swapping. The customer gets to set the sales price herself.

The Valet Service was initially launched in November 2012 for trading childrens’ items. The service is now expanding to include DVD's, video games and books for grown-ups, too.

The Swap.com Valet Service improves the safety of transactions. All items in the Valet Service will be centrally stored in the company's logistics center, which allows Swap.com to ensure that all traded items exist and that they are shipped within one business day. Sold items, however, are only shipped after payment has been received, which guarantees the owner won't have to worry about getting paid.

The Valet Service can be found at http://www.swap.com. The new service is available immediately, and the old Media service is available until April 30th, 2013.

About Swap.com and Netcycler:
The Swap.com Valet Service re-defines online consignment services and makes trading of pre-owned items more convenient, safe and profitable than ever before. The Swap.com service is owned by Netcycler, a cleantech company, since August 2012. Netcycler, with Europe's largest base of online swapping users, is a Finnish start-up company that currently offers item swapping services in the US, UK, Germany, and Finland to more than 600 000 registered users. No other service in this market is known to have a larger user base anywhere on the planet. The company is based in Helsinki, Finland, and Addison, Illinois. The services can be found at http://www.swap.com (US) and http://www.netcycler.co.uk (Europe).

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