Getting started swapping with Swapmamas
A few simple steps and you´ll be swapping in no time!
Swapmamas is a one-of-a-kind social community for moms who want to connect, get to know one another, and swap, buy, sell or give away the things no longer use.
Help us spread the word! The more Mamas the merrier!
See what's going on!
To really see how Swapmamas works, you'll want to check out your Dashboard!
Only you can see this page, and watching the latest activity will give you a good feel for how Mamas are using the site.
Now, let's find Mamas in your area, and Mamas with similar interests!Next
Browse local and social groups
Connect with Mamas in your area and get to know Mamas who share your interests!
One of the best ways to get involved in the Swapmamas community is to join one or more of the many diverse groups created by members.
Don't see your city or special interest on the list? Feel free to start a group! Just click the "Add Group" link on either the Local Groups page, the Social Groups page, or the dropdown menu under the 'Groups' link. You'll have the option to make your new group public or private.
Now the most important step -- time to add photos!Next
Upload photos and let Mamas know what you have to swap or gift, and what you're looking for.
Before you can swap, you need to post photos of your items. To upload photos one at a time, click the SELL/SWAP NOW link in the left corner of the site.
To upload more than one item, you can save a bit of time by using the Image Library option. (You'll see the blue text link on the SELL/SWAP NOW page.) Think of the Image LIbrary as a "holding bay" -- a place to store your images until you're ready to post them. Your Image Library is private and only visible to you.
Once your photos are in your library, and you're ready to post, click the SELL/SWAP NOW link again, and choose the blue "From Image Library" text link. (You'll need to post items individually to their appropriate categories, in order for Mamas to see them.)
Next, the fun part -- seeing what everyone has up for swap! (Careful, it's addictive ...)Next
Check out everything that's up for swap, items that Mamas are giving away for free, and things Mamas are looking for.
To see up-to-the minute items, click the SHOP link at the top of the page. Once on the SHOP page, you'll see a filter box that says "Editor's Picks" -- click this dropdown menu and choose your view.
Here's what you've been waiting for, Mama. Let's learn how to start a swap!Next
Start a Swap Conversation
See something you like? Here's how to get it!
See an item you like? Click the image to see more details and start a conversation. When you click the blue "Start a Conversation" button, it will let the owner know you're interested in swapping.
You'll know if someone has started a Swap Conversation with you by checking two places: The Swap Requests link which appears under the Inbox link; and on your Dashboard in your Swap Manager.
Click the Swap Requests link to see details and to view the new Swap Conversation.
Once in the conversation, click the View Swap Items/Wishlist button by your swapmate's photo to see what she's looking for.
If you see something of hers that you like, let her know in the Comments section.
Once you've worked out an agreement, just follow the steps in the timeline to complete your swap!
If it doesn't look like the swap will work out (and don't worry if it doesn't -- no one will take offense if you don't want to swap!), you may click the CLOSE CONVERSATION button and the swap will be cancelled.
Need more help?
Make sure to check our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page. Still stuck? The Mamas are famously helpful. Try posting your question as a status update on your page. Chances are, you'll get your answer before you can say "I <3 Swapmamas." (The Swapmamas Help Center group is also a great resource.)
Of course, feel free to email us your questions any time, using our Contact form, located under the About tab at the top of the page. We're here to help!