Swapit Updated: Make an Offer and more…

swapit-blog_filterWe just updated Swapit with a bunch of great new features.

You can get the latest Swapit app from Google Play and the App Store or by simply clicking here: http://get.swapit.la/now

In a nutshell, these are the most important additions: Make an Offer, Duplicate Items, Easy Chat List Access, Easier Social Sharing. They’ve made it to both the iPhone and the Android app.

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We’re always listening to all of your feedback. Not so long ago, we ran a survey with all of you and we’ve receive absolutely great results. This current update of Swapit comes with many of the features you were looking for. Let’s take a look at them in detail.

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The most wanted feature is here! With just one click you can now send an offer to the seller. It’s easy, it’s quick and it’s made for you.

To make an offer, just open any item and hit the “MAKE AN OFFER” button. Adjust the price and hit “SEND”. That’s it.

Give it a try at this great bag from Winsome Lee: Kate Spade Handbag for $680.

DUPLICATE ITEMS
For all of you who are selling similar items, you can now easily duplicate an existing item post and your new item post is completely pre-filled with the content of the item you’re duplicating your item from. Especially some of our power sellers were asking for this feature and we’re happy to make that available to you now.

swapit_screenshots_1-13-1-1_3_chat-listTo duplicate an item, just go to your item list / user profile, select the item you want to duplicate, hit the three dots at the top right corner and select “Duplicate”.

EASY CHAT LIST ACCESS
This is the most convenient way for sellers to get access to all the chats you have open with all potential buyers. It’s a great way to be efficient in your sales process, especially when you have many interested buyers.

EASY SOCIAL SHARING
Sharing is caring and we care a lot. So we made it dead simple to share your item post with your friends. The brand new sharing toolbar in each item makes it easy and accessible by just one click.

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1-click supported are currently Facebook, Twitter, WeChat and LINE. Through the general “Share” button, it’s possible to share through any app that’s installed on your phone.

More social networks will be supported depending on demand. Please tell us which one you’d like us to add here.

 

Have you tried Swapit yet? Give it a try: http://get.swapit.la/now

Smartphone Shipments to Grow 5% in 2016 -APAC is Leading the Way

According to Canalys, global Smartphone shipments are set to grow by about 5% in 2016.

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The great news about this report are the following growth projections for the APAC region:

  • China: ↗️ 13%
  • India: ↗️ 21%
  • Philippines: ↗️ 26%

Smart phone penetration in these markets remains low, meaning there is a big opportunity for vendors. Growth in established markets is harder to find[…]

Source Canalys Report on August 15, 2016.

 

THE SWAPIT PERSPECTIVE

swapit_marketing-chart-growSwapit is a true Asian startup. We’re based in Hong Kong – Asia’s World City – and we’ve launched here locally at first. From the onset, we’ve made it very clear that Swapit will go out of Hong Kong and into other markets. Swapit now supports 148 currencies, multi-locations, Android and iPhone and shows phenomenal growth locally in Hong Kong. Yet, we will definitely go out of Hong Kong and into other densely populated markets.

Smartphone growth rates in China, India and the Philippines are extremely encouraging for us. They clearly demonstrate that there is still a lot of growth left in those markets.

MOBILE ONLY … is the Swapit way to success.

swapit-blog_238-mobileFrom the onset, we wanted to build a truly mobile marketplace. We never even considered to have a full blown desktop website to publish your items, browse items and purchase them. We just believe the world is changing. While “web” is still in people’s minds and many people do like browsing website on a desktop computer (myself included), we also believe that the young generation out there will be truly mobile. Hong Kong for example has a smartphone penetration of more than 200%.

Think of it this way: In 1989 Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. Everyone born in the 90’s and 2000’s are now in their teens, 20’s and some are soon reaching their thirties. They have never experienced a day on this world without the Internet.

In many parts of the world like the above mentioned China, India and Philippines, people’s first – and probably only – contact with the Internet will be on their mobile phone. Many will probably won’t never own a proper desktop computer – maybe a laptop at some point, but pretty much all will own a smartphone. They are using it day in and out with extremely high engagement rates on their favorite apps.

We are building Swapit for that future. A future where mobility is everything, where consumers do all their major transactions on and with their phone, where online-to-offline (O2O) transactions are as common as buying a bottle of water at 7-eleven.

 

Have you tried Swapit yet? Give it a try: http://get.swapit.la/now

 

Swapit Wins Certificate of Merit at Asia Smartphone Apps Contest 2016

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We are proud to announce that Swapit won the Certificate of Merit at the Asia Smartphone Apps Contest 2016.

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So last Thursday, we made our way to the Asia Smartphone Apps Summit, which was held at Cyberport. It was a great opportunity to go on stage and receive our certificate in person. On top of that, we’ve also had a chance to network with other fellow entrepreneurs as well as with new potential investors who where there to find some gems.

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It was great to be back at Cyberport and I am sure, there will be many more events, which we will attend.

Have you tried Swapit yet? It’s free. Check it out at: http://get.swapit.la

Update 2016-06-21: We’ve received some new photos from the organizer. So we replaced our photos. We’ve also added the official award image.

Watch Swapit at the Participants’ Sharing Session of the Asia Smartphone Apps Contest

The Asia Smartphone Apps Contest local participants will be invited to participate in the Participants’ Sharing Session, meeting with industry players, SMEs and stakeholders to promote effective dialogue between potential partners, encouraging business collaboration and partnership among the participants, and across different Asian regions.

swapit-blog_asia-smartphone-apps-contestWe’ve been invited to this sharing session to share our views on the field of Advertising & Marketing, in which Swapit is participating in the Asia Smartphone Apps Contest 2016. This sharing is free and will be held at the Yahoo Townhall in Lee Gardens on 25 May 2016 (11:30 – 13:30). You can sign up here if you’d like to join.

Have you tried Swapit yet? You can get it at: http://get.swapit.la