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.

We’ve designed Paperclip to be safe, fun and easy to shop in confidence with like-minded people.


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.

VIEW DEALS ON A MAP AROUND YOU: Browse unwanted stuff around you for sale and swap; offer items, cash or a combination of both to get a deal you want – you can even get stuff for free. With Paperclip, you can browse 2nd hand items for sale locally, and you can use our handy map view to see just how close those items are to you - they could be on your street!

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! Nicholas Louch of South Wales holds the record for fastest time to add an unwanted item, weighing in at just 5.8 seconds. Surely someone can beat this man.

NEGOTIATION HAS NEVER BEEN SO FUN: On the fence about an offer you’ve received? Simply tap the ‘negotiate’ button to make a better deal. You can chat directly with others and make counter-offers within the conversation. 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.

SAY GOODBYE TO UNRESPONSIVE BUYERS AND SELLERS: Ever been bothered by unresponsive buyers and sellers? We take steps to ensure that only responsive buyers and sellers remain on our app, nobody likes a silent Bob.

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?

STUDENTS & UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES: What better way to make some friends at university than selling and swapping your used games console and games, fashion, second hand furniture and even that ‘vintage’ car you got for your 18th birthday?
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What’s New

This is one of those cheeky little interim updates ahead of a huge update next month... we've fixed a few bugs and upgraded our Facebook login.
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Additional information

14 June 2019
Current Version
Requires Android
4.4 and up
Content Rating
Interactive Elements
Users interact, Shares location
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