Joshua Hart, Iraqi War Veteran, Afghanistan War Veteran, and father of 5from Buckfield, Maine has come up with this interesting idea which led him to constructand design a website which will connect buyers and sellers within the Maine area in an easier way. The website, launched on the 18th of August, aims to provide a convenient platform to bring the local community together where they can interact with each other and sell or buy in variety of categories.
The idea to create this website ignited two years back when Hart thought of doing something to strengthen the sense of community among the people. Swap-N-Sell is currently free of cost but the creators plan to add Maine business advertisements within the coming year.
The site provides the user to post in variety of categories including miscellaneous items for sale, vehicles, Animal re-homing and much more. Swap-N-Sell can also be used for business related announcements and purchases; to give away free stuff like clothes, appliances, etc.
Other categories like vehicle sales and real estate can also help the user to buy and sell their vehicles and property among the local community. The general community announcements about gatherings, and events can also be made through the site. Moreover, the user can post jobs over this site too and since it is done among the local community it’ll be easier to find interested candidates from the same area.
The website has covered almost all the major categories and seems promising to connect the local community in a better way; also, to extend the categories further, the creators have started a fund raising campaign on Gofundme to make the website more effective.
With the funding received, the site will also add a rating system for business contractors like electricians, plumbers, and contractors (to just name a few) to help the user make an educated decision about services they might hire. Users will be able to chat directly through the website, and all of it without any charges.
The user will also be able to send an offer to the seller directly with one click of a button. The comments and notifications option help the users connect with each other in real time. The funding will also be used to improve the design, make the site more user-friendly and to fix bugs, if any.