"Swapstyle.com has been a life saver for me! I'm a single mum and I no longer have to spend money on clothes for myself and my children, its saved me hundreds and I've made some fantastic friends" Katrina Jersey
"It feels so good to save money and the planet at the same time, thanks swapstyle!" Rebecca, California
Swapstyle.com is proud to have forged the way for swapping online.
Now in its 9th year swapstyle.com is the world’s largest and most popular FREE online fashion swap site with over 55,000 ACTIVE members from all over the world, and over 4 million items swapped! It is the largest world wide wardrobe and it’s open 24/7!
It’s the fun, FREE, and eco-friendly way to save money and refresh your closet!
A recent study by Goodwill Industries found that 23.8 billion pounds of clothing and textiles end up in US landfills every year! And that is just in the US alone.
Swapping on swapstyle.com offers an alternative that's healthy for the planet and your bank account, we like to call it 'guilt free shopping'
How do you swap?
It’s easy! Simply follow the steps below and you will soon be swapping with women from all over the world, looking gorgeous and saving $$ in the process!
Its FREE to be a member on swapstyle.com so what are you waiting for?
Your profile is your own personal home page, a space where you can introduce yourself and let other members know your swapping style. When you want to do anything swap related, the 'SWAP MY STYLE' button in the top menu bar is your go to button! Take pictures of your items with a digital camera or a phone with a good quality image. Make sure your items are in good, clean condition with no rips, tears or stains - and have the wrinkles ironed out.
You can also list your swap rules and wants, upload a profile image to share your amazing swappers glow, show case your swap items, view your wish list, and communicate with other members. Keep it friendly and as detailed as possible!
How do I edit my profile page, password, address & email?
Mouse over the 'PROFILE' button in the top menu bar, a drop down menu will appear, click on the 'Edit My Profile' button.
Edit your details then click save at the bottom of the screen and you’re done!
A drop down menu will appear when you mouse over it, with the following choices:
Swap Front: This takes you to the main swapping page where you can browse all the swap categories.
Search: Do you want to search for items in your size / country or a particular color or brand? If so utilise the search button.
Add Swap Item: This is where it gets really exciting! When ever you want to upload a swap item, click the 'Add Swap Item' button and follow the prompts on the page.
My Swap Items: This takes you to your swap items page, listing all of the swap items you have listed to date.
My Swap Offers: This is where you will find any swap offers that have come through.
My Wish List: This is your own personal wish list, showing other members items that you are lusting over.
Sometimes swappers will state that they will only swap an item in return for something on their 'wish list' this is when you would check their wish list to see if you have anything listed there.
Add Wish: This is where you can add your wish list items
Send Tokens: This is where you send tokens once you have completed a swap.
My Tokens: 'My Tokens' shows the feedback tokens you have received from other members from completed swaps.
Its highly recommended that you take pictures of your swap items being worn. Clothes look 100% when shown on a body as opposed to laying flat. It gives other swappers a better idea of the fit and the sizing and the way the fabric sits when being worn.
You can also take pictures of your swap items laying flat on a clean clear surface or hanging on a clothes hanger.
Take a shot from the front and the back of the item, and if there are any details that you would like to point out, take some extra close up shots. Upload the images to your computer and you’re ready to get started!
Want to manage / remove or edit your swap items?
Click on ‘Swap My Style’ in the top menu bar, then choose ‘My Swap Items’ from the drop down menu. Here you can edit the information and images in your swap items, and delete swap items.
When you want to do anything swap related, the 'SWAP MY STYLE' button in the top menu bar is your go to button!
Take pictures of your items with a digital camera or a phone with a good quality image. Make sure your items are in good, clean condition with no rips, tears or stains - and have the wrinkles ironed out.
Click on the ‘Swap My Style’ button on the top menu bar, click ‘Add swap item’ and follow the prompts.
You will be asked to fill in the size, fabric, style of the item. Add a description and some images.
Get creative with the description, there is nothing more uninspiring that a description that reads: "Top, pink worn once" yawn....
This is your chance to really market your item!
For example, let the other swappers know about the texture of the fabric. Is it soft and warm, is it sheer, is the color true to the images you provided or did the flash wash the color out a little?
What is the condition of the item like? Is there a small mark or tear that people should know about? If so, be sure to describe the fault in as much detail as possible.
It is important to be as honest and clear with your description as possible. It will save you time and energy if you are open from the beginning about any faults. If you neglect detailing any garment faults, you will only disappoint the other swapper and its highly likely they will leave you negative feedback, which can make it difficult for you to gain other swappers trust in the future, which results in, you guessed it, no swaps!
Get ready for a swap addiction!
Once you have uploaded an item, you may feel a strange sensation come over you, don't be alarmed, its a case of swappers addiction which can easily be satisfied every time you receive a parcel from a swapstyle member!
Off course you do! That's the best bit!
Click on the Offer To Review button in the black alert bar or click on
‘Swap My Style’ in the top menu bar, then choose 'My Swap Offers' from the drop down menu. There you will find your swap offers in all their glory.
You can now decide if you would like to accept or decline the offer, follow the prompts.
Want to view or edit your wish list, or embed your wish list on your personal blog or another website?
Click on ‘Swap My Style’ in the top menu, then choose 'my wish list' from the drop down menu. Here you can edit remove or add your wish list items.
To make things easier there is a black alert bar running under the main menu bar. Here you will find alerts when you receive a new swap offer, message or you need to post a parcel or give a feedback token.
Being address verified shows other members that you are a trusted and dedicated member of the Swapstyle community. We highly suggest that you only swap with verified members.
Becoming an address verified member also shows that you appreciate the service that swapstyle.com provides, and that you want to help keep the site running by putting a contribution towards the server costs and general fees.
Click here to become verified today
How does it work?
Simply click the button below, pay a small one time fee of US$10 using PayPal or credit card, and then you will be sent a letter to your postal address that contains a unique code.
Once you receive this letter follow the prompts and your done!
From that moment on it will show that you are a verified member on your personal home page and on every item that you list.
Many swappers with quality items will only swap with verified members, so ensure that you become a verified member today, and enjoy being a part of the gorgeous swapstyle community!
To browse through the other swap items on the site simply click the
‘Swap My Style’ button in the top navigation bar, then choose ‘Swap Front’ from the drop down menu.
You can browse through all the latest items that have been put up by clicking the ‘View All Latest Listings’ button in the swap front, or you can browse items via category.
Once you have clicked through to either the latest listings or a category, you can choose to filter just the swap items listed from your country, or you can search worldwide. You can also filter for size / color and more.
Its highly recommended that you only swap with members that have taken the time to become 'Address Verified'
By paying a one time small fee of US$10 a member can have a letter containing a unique code sent to their postal address. This helps to create a trusting swap community and reduce swap lifting.
Generally if someone has been conscientious and respectful enough to support the community they are a part of, you can rest assured that they will be more likely to be a honest and thoughtful swapper.
If something doesn't’t feel right, it probably isn't!
Always check member’s tokens before swapping. If they have a negative token it is your choice if you want to go ahead and swap with them.
Also be sure to check that they don’t have a number of tokens from just one or two other unverified members, as they may be trying to trick you, and have simply created two swapping accounts so they can give themselves tokens.
Sounds sneaky I know, but unfortunately very occasionally you may come across a swapper that will be trying to do the wrong thing.
If you keep your wits about you, you will soon instinctively know when someone is honest or dodgy. Just remember, if something doesn't’t feel right, it probably isn't!
Make friends in the forums and use your common sense. Soon you will get to know other members on the site and you will become a part of the thriving swapping community here.
So you've fallen in love with an item? Great!
The person to whom you've sent the swap request will receive an email notifying them that you would like to swap with them.
They will also receive a link to take them to your swap request on the site.
They will then see the item that you are wanting and they will automatically be taken to your swap items to see if there is anything that they would like to swap for. If they don't see anything on your list that they want, they will click ‘decline’, and you will receive an email to let you know that they have declined your swap offer.
If they do want to swap they will check the boxes next to the items that they want to swap for and send it back to you to review. If you are happy with their swap offer, you simply click ‘Confirm Swap’ and You’re on your way to receiving a gorgeous swap item in the post!
Follow the prompts, exchange your postal addresses via the internal mailing system.
You will see an 'Actions' button on the right hand side of the swap information. Here you can mark if your swap has been sent / received, or re list the item if the swap falls through.
Feedback tokens are an important reputation system that allows other swappers to decide if you are a trustworthy person to swap with.
A swapper has less tokens than you? THEY SEND FIRST!
If you want to swap items with a new user who has less tokens than you, or none at all, we highly recommend you get them to send out their part of the swap first. No matter how nice they may seem, it is an important part of the swap process. If they don't respect your wishes and try to get you to go against our recommendation, then we would suggest you ask yourself if you really want to swap with someone who doesn't respect your wishes.
A good trustworthy swapper should be happy that you are following the swap etiquette and totally understand why you would want, and expect, them to send their side of the swap out first.
Once they get to know swapstyle.com they will then appreciate why you requested that they send their part first. It’s for the best of all concerned in the long run. If they question you, simply send them to this page, so they can have a read through and get better acquainted with the token etiquette.
Please don’t feel obliged to be trusting and to agree to send your item out at the same time. We are all new on this site at some point. As a newbie it is part of the package that you will need to send your side of the swap out first, until you have built up some good tokens.
Swapping is all about having fun, saving money, saving the planet, making friends, and of course fashion! All we ask is that you make the most of swapstyle.com becoming a part of the community, and helping it to be a space online where everyone feels welcome, happy and at home.
We are so happy that you have become a part of the swapstyle.com community, consider this your virtual home / closet, you are so welcome here it makes us giddy just thinking about it!
Now hurry up and get swapping ;)
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