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Swap Site Updates!

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Swap Site Updates June 2015

We just did a few swap site updates thanks to your suggestions! (As always, thank you so much for all the feedback on how to improve the swap site – keep the ideas coming!)

Here are the updates:

1) As pictured above, you can now view swappers who follow your listings. (Sort of like half of swap matchmaker!) Also good to know – swappers you follow will show up first in this list.

2) Expiration dates are now required for food listings

3) Expiration dates are now encouraged for beauty listings. (Not every beauty product comes with an expiration date, so this is more of a reminder to add that info if you have it).

Let me know if you have any questions!


Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Liz: What would be nice, is if there is a charity, or non profit group that is looking for certain items, makeup, nail polish, clothing, that type of thing that msa swappers could send all their donations to that one place. Items I’m not using and am sick of seeing, I normally ad as extras in a box. Yet ideally I would like to send them to a group that will use them.

    • This is a great idea! Like a woman’s shelter or organization who helps with job placement and interview readiness.

  2. Hi Liz, this is really a great feature. I have some time today, and I thought I go through all 33 pages of listing, and notice a few things.
    At first, I thought I saw some duplicates, that is some of the people is showing up a few times. I thought that was odd, and go check again.
    So, what I see is, if a person follow 2 or more items, some even follow 3 or 4, that same person is showing up multiple times my list. Not sure if this happen to others. Is this something that can be improve in the future?

    • Thanks for letting me know about this – we’ll look into it! 🙂

  3. I would love to be able to Block certain users. I interact with so many traders that it can be hard to remember everyone. There are some people that just based on their comments, I know our personalities won’t be a good fit….or they keep requesting and never have anything I want. I would save me a lot of time if their items didn’t appear in my feed and my items didn’t appear in theirs. Sounds complicated, huh? 🙂 Just putting it out there!

  4. Could you do something with the search feature? Keywords etc. it only works for me about 30% of the time. Definitely my biggest complaint. Like the newest update!

    • I agree! The search function is useless as it is now.

    • I agree – that is my biggest complaint as well. You have to know exactly how someone chose to list something if you want to look for it. If someone puts a dash in a name and you don’t know that, it won’t bring it up. For instance, If I want to find Julep Becca, and someone listed it as Julep – Becca, it won’t bring it up. I do manage to do kind of a keyword search, but then you have to click on each individual option it brings up, and sometimes it’s numerous. Like if I want to look for Jelly Pong Pong Glow Getter, 3 options come up, and I have to look at each one individually, even though the names are all very similar.

    • I agree!! Makes it difficult and you end up with 10 listings for the same thing. Would make it so much better!

  5. I found out that I have several items that no one is following. Wondering if I should just use them as “extras” for someone. But one of them is valued at $13! There are over 100 of this item available, and no one is following it. I went to eBay, and people are selling it for like $3.00. 🙁
    But I’m loving being able to see how popular items are, and I’ve had a huge increase in swap requests starting yesterday. Keeps things interesting!

    • I have had an increase in swap requests too!

  6. I am so excited I got approved for the swap site!! Thank you so much Liz, I am really excited to start looking through and figuring out how this works!

  7. That’ great, thanks. Seems like it would also be very useful to find out who are the users following a particular items I listed, if we particularly wanted to swap something out. Otherwise, the list of swappers could be very long to sort through.

  8. O good the user following listing shows up on mobile unlike the “swapmatchmaker” that’s awesome!!!

    • Yes! I wish swap matchmaker showed up on mobile, too. I only have mobile access on weekends.

  9. Wow, I love this new listing follower so much! Yay!

  10. This is something I have thought a lot but never asked for. It would be great if my tracking link was active just like the one that is sent to me. I check to see if what I sent is delivered about as much as I check tracking on what is sent to me!

    • Agreed – I’d love it if my tracking links were activated, as well! It would definitely save me some time.

      • totally agreed!

      • YES!

    • I agree as well.

  11. Hi Liz,

    How hard would it be to add a feature that would allow us to cancel multiple swaps at one time instead of clicking into each one separately and cancelling? I know sometimes when I add a new ‘hot’ item I am inundated with Swap requests and it takes forever to go through and cancel each one…but if I don’t they just clog up my swap list and others i am interested in get lost so to speak in the shuffle.

  12. Thanks

  13. Liz, this update is just PERFECT!!! This is exactly what I’ve been wanting in the swap site for a while! Thank you so much! 🙂

  14. Awesome!! Thank you! 🙂

  15. Awesome updates, I’m excited about number one.

    Side note- did you decide to post the organization examples from subscribers post? I don’t remember seeing it.

    • I’ve been wondering about that, too!

    • Liz I’d love to hear where you’re going with the organization post!

  16. I was wishing for this too. But-I would also like to see how many people follow any listing, not just my own. This information might help me understand the relative value of an item from a supply and demand perspective.

  17. These are great updates! I was just thinking today how nice it would be to be able to see who follows my listings, not knowing others had already requested it. 🙂

  18. Super awesome update, thank you!

  19. I have a suggestion as to something that can be added; a response to ratings, or an ability to update a rating.

    • Agreed.

  20. I have seriously been thinking about this since I joined! I often went to “popular” items (that had more than 30 listings) to scroll through to see if anyone followed things that I had listed. I never asked for it because i don’t like to pester and the swap site is already my addiction so I really have no complaints. However, this is a wonderful addition! Thanks so much, Liz!

    • I did the same thing constantly – look in at the popular items and then I decided what the heck let me email them! It’s so great they are so responsive to ideas!

    • Oh, yeah, I did that too!

  21. OMG, I was JUST wishing we had this feature! Awesome!!! 😀

  22. This is awesome! I’ve been wishing for this! However……………………it isn’t working! I just did mine, and the products it shows that they want are items I don’t have at all! 🙁 Is it pulling data from the wrong place?

    • Okay, I just tried again, and it is showing up correctly. It must have been a momentary glitch. This is so awesome! Thank you! 🙂

      • Phew! Glad it is working 🙂

  23. YAY!!! I emailed your husband about this on Monday! Can’t believe you got it done so fast!!! I have been dying for this feature for ages! YAY YAY YAY! Thanks Liz & Eric!

    Also I have a couple other ideas. Can I email him?

    Love this site more and more!


    • Sure – thanks so much! 🙂

      • I am embarrassingly addicted to your site

        • Me too! I’m eating through a ton of mobile data every month. :/

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