Swappa is raising the cost of their buyer fees for the first time ever
One of the biggest highlights for Swappa is their low buyer fees. Unlike sites such as eBay and Glyde where the seller is the one paying the fee to list the device on their site, buyers pay it on Swappa in the form of a $10 fee. For example, if I listed a phone for $110 on Swappa, the buyer would pay $110 and I would get a $100 profit. At least that's the way things used to be. There are still going to be flat rates for buyers on Swappa, but the cost of those rates is being raised quite a bit.
Today, Swappa introduced what they call "Swappa Market Fees." Rather than paying a $10 flat fee for any kind of device that you're buying on the site, the fee will adjust and change based off of the price of the product being bought. The fees work out in the following manner -
- Product price of $0 - 100 = $5 fee
- Product price of $101 - 300 = $10 fee
- Product price of $301 - 500 = $15 fee
- Produce price of $501 - 700 = $20 fee
- Product price of $701 - 999 = $25 fee
- Product price of $1000+ = $35 fee
The fee will adjust and change based off of the price of the product being bought.
According to Swappa's Founder and CEO Ben Edwards, "As we add additional product lines like Chromebooks, VR and MacBooks, tiered pricing will help us continue to provide the best marketplace, best community, and best support." As a past user of Swappa, the new pricing won't stop me from using the service in the future, but it is a bit irritating to see that famous $10 flat rate being tucked away. The new pricing tiers go into effect on November 1, 2016, but any devices listed on the site between now and then will still retain the same $10 flat fee no matter what its price is.