Hitflip releases new features on their swapping site
A short time ago we asked you whether you would like to set
the flip price yourself, and choose your swapping
partner yourself. You (ca. 62% of the members who answered)
We’ve been hard at work updating the site to include this, and
the new site went live at the beginning of this week.
Here’s overview of the most important changes for you:
When inserting an item, you will be able to choose
how many flips you would like to have for it, and to
specify the condition of the item. You also have
the opportunity to give a short description of the
item. We suggest a fair flip price, based on the current retail
price, so you only need to decide the price yourself when you want
to. The new condtions for offered items are called “New, As new,
Good, Acceptable and Incomplete”. Guidelines for entering
your item correctly are on the site.
When choosing an item, you can see different offers
of an item from other Hitflippers in the item detailed
view, inclusive of the condition, the flip price, and the person
offering the item, and can choose your swap partner
in this way yourself.
In future the wishlist will still be used on
Hitflip. Now you can even enter the maximum Flip price
you are willing to pay, the minimum condition of the item,
and the minimum rating of the swap partner. The
“swap now” function is on every page.
Please update your library accordingly
that were already in your library at the time of the change have been
given the condition “good”. The flip price has
stayed the same. Please make any necessary or
desired changes to this, and give a short description of the
To answer the speculation:
Hitflip won’t lose any of its simplicity through the change.
With wishlists for items that are currently not offered, we say
“first come, first served”. Items that
previously were not offered due to too low a valuation, or in a
condition that was not acceptable according to our previous rules,
can now be added by members. Items that were too
highly valued will now be more fairly priced, and so swapped away
from the person offering them. Members who misuse our swap community
will be even more strictly punished, as they will
receive no more items after receiving too many negative ratings.
If something goes wrong with the delivery of the item, or you
receive an item that doesn’t meet the conditions described, the
Hitflip Guarantee will protect you as usual.
More focus on the community
Hitflip’s appearance has also changed with the new features.
Hitflip’s members are now a stronger focus of the site. The
community is an important part of the site, and we have introduced
new features to reflect this, such as a Member
Thinner and quicker
The design of the site has also become thinner and clearer. The
right sidebar is gone, and functions from it are
moved to the top of the page to the member area. The ToDo
lists are also gone. All ToDos can now be seen in the
library or the wish list. Lastly the “new” Hitflip should run