Paperclip is the only online classifieds marketplace that allows you to buy, sell, swap, and freecycle with other people nearby, as well as within dedicated shopping communities.

Choose from our range of University Marketplaces (dedicated to meet and trade with Uni peers) or the Open Marketplace (UK wide platform).


MAKE YOUR OWN MARKETPLACE: Imagine being able to create or join your own marketplace with your friends, family, street or school… well now you can! Paperclip Groups are private and public trading groups around you, which allow you to buy, sell, swap and freecycle with only trusted members within that community. If you don’t find exactly what you want you can always add an Item Request to the group for others to respond to – you never know what’s round the corner.

SELL STUFF QUICKLY, FOR FREE: It takes just seconds to add an unloved item for sale or swap. All you have to do is take a picture, name your item, assign a category, and you’re away!

NEGOTIATION HAS NEVER BEEN SO FUN: On the fence about an offer you’ve received? Simply accept or decline the offer. Don't be shy and use our direct messaging to agree on a deal which suits both parties. Paperclip is the only app that encourages you to negotiate rather than just saying yes or no, the way shopping should be.

FOLLOW YOUR FAVOURITE SELLERS: Paperclip is social as well as local, we encourage our buyers and sellers to chat to each other using the in-app chat before making a trade, as well as being able to follow your friends and traders you like.

ADVANCED VERIFICATION AND TRUST: Verify your account with a phone number, email, and Facebook. Deal with only verified sellers for an additional layer of trust and security when making deals online.

24/7 CUSTOMER SUPPORT: Our dedicated customer support team is always on hand to answer any questions or issues that arise during your experience on our shopping app.


FRIENDS AND FAMILY: Create or join your own private marketplace for family and friends! It takes just seconds to add vintage clothes, gadgets, fashion accessories, 2nd hand electronics, and used books. Once they’re online you can sell and swap them amongst your nearest and dearest.

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Get your neighbours, street, or apartment building involved and trade all of your preloved bikes, TVs and furniture with trusted people locally within your community.

SCHOOLS AND MOTHERS: Kids grow up so fast these days, and so why not make or join a group to trade their outgrown clothes, 2nd hand accessories, unwanted toys and prams with other parents nearby?
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What's New

This update includes bug fixes and improvements to make your experience better than ever before!
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Additional Information

August 28, 2019
Current Version
Requires Android
5.0 and up
Content Rating
Interactive Elements
Users Interact, Shares Location
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