Popular online marketplace now offers safe way to buy and sell used smart home devices.
Swappa, the rapidly growing human-powered marketplace for used tech, is expanding to include home automation devices with the release of its Home Tech category.
While Swappa has made its mark as a streamlined marketplace for the sale of smartphones, tablets and laptops, it will now offer popular smart home technology such as voice assistants, thermostats, speakers and vacuums from popular brands including Amazon, Google, Sonos and Nest. This timely expansion means access to more affordable home devices for consumers and a market for current owners to sell their devices with no fees.
"We are excited to expand into the booming home tech market and offer a place for users to buy and sell for fair prices," says Swappa CEO and founder Ben Edwards. Booming is certainly the appropriate term. It is estimated that by 2021, 41.3 million homes will be connected to smart devices. Americans are eager to create more convenient, energy-efficient home environments, but of course, a smaller price tag is always attractive.
Swappa was founded in 2010 with the goal of creating a safer and simpler marketplace for the sale of gently used consumer technology. Swappa allows users to buy and sell directly with each other, often without any fees, making it preferable to other marketplaces such as eBay. Buyers and sellers transact safely via PayPal with confidence that all items sold through the site reflect the advertised quality due to the human-powered approval process developed by the Swappa team.