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February 20, 2023 - No Comments!

Say hello to the new Paperclip Help Centre

We're always striving to make buying and selling easier for our trading community. We also want our members to feel secure when making purchases on our marketplace and to feel supported throughout their journey on Paperclip. With that in mind, we've created a one-stop support centre to help our members have the best experience possible when using our platform and resolve any queries quickly and effectively.

New to Paperclip?

If you're new to us, or considering joining our community, you'll want to head over to the 'Getting Started' section of the Help Centre.

Here you can find out info on what Paperclip is, our values and the causes we care about. From there you can follow our step-by-step guide to signing up and creating a profile on our platform.

Finding what you need

Next, you might want to check out the 'Browsing Paperclip' articles. With so many preloved items added to our marketplace everyday, it's a good idea to get the low-down on how our feed works.

You'll find information about following other Paperclip users and filtering items to maximise the chances of finding something you love! You'll also get a quick walkthrough of how you can bookmark items you may want to view later.

Buying and selling

The reason why you're here, right? This next section will take you through the process of adding your items for sale. From categorising to organising postage, we've made this bit as straight forward as possible. You'll even find some handy tips on how best to showcase your items with the images you add, maximising your chance of making sale.

There's also some information on the stuff you can't sell on the platform. Most of the items listed here are common sense, but it's a good idea to double-check this section if you're not sure about the product you wish to sell.

Now, if you're looking to purchase items on the marketplace, we have everything you need to know about making an offer, buying and tracking the status of the items in your Trade Centre. You can also find out more about giving feedback and leaving reviews.

Taking security seriously

These next two sections are must-reads for anyone joining the platform...

The safety of our users is of paramount importance. If you head to the 'Safety' tab on the Help Centre, you'll be linked to five articles. The first is a list of our Safety Tips. The vast, vast majority of the transactions made on Paperclip go smoothly and without incident, it's always best to be careful. If you're meeting up in person to collect an item, we have a list of suggestions for keeping yourself (and your money) safe.

Though we use a mixture of both human and AI to maintain and monitor Paperclip to ensure it is a safe and clean environment, we always ask our users to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to our team.

Directly above the 'Safety' tab, you'll find a section called 'Online Payments'.

This is the place where you'll find more information about setting up your Paperclip Wallet, managing online payments and withdrawing money to your bank account.

Getting in touch

The new Help Centre should give you guidance on pretty much anything you'll come across on your journey with us. However, if you can't find an answer or you'd like to speak to one of our team about someone else, you can click the 'Contact Us' button at the bottom of the page.

Once you click the button, you'll open a dialogue with one a member of our Support Team - not a chat bot. You can then chat directly with a Customer Success Specialist who will work with you to resolve your query in a timely manner.

What's next?

We're always working on new and exciting updates to our platform, and looking at ways to reward our community. Stay tuned to our blog for more...

Have you tried the new Help Centre? We'd love to hear about your experience or if you think there might have been something we've missed, let us know in the comments below.

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Published by: Laurence in New Feature

July 22, 2022 - No Comments!

Spotlight on: Summer ’22 update

Good evening blogosphere!

We're bringing you another exciting update from PCHQ...

Here at Paperclip, our team are always striving to provide our beloved trading community with best user experience possible. We've been collecting feedback from our users, new and old, to find out what's working well and what we can improve on. We found some potential quick-wins (small tweaks to the platform that'll help our users save time searching and categorising their items) but also some more 'weighty' modifications to the platform that we'll be working on throughout the summer.

That being said, the latest version of Paperclip comes strapped with a load of new features to make the browsing, buying and selling processes quicker and easier than ever before.

User Bios

First off, we have User Bios. This long-awaited addition to the platform has been requested by a number of our top sellers. If you're one of our users who's adding dozens, even hundreds of items, to their social inventory, it's a good idea to let potential buyers know what to expect before they embark on an epic scrolling session.

Likewise, if you're off on your summer hols and want to let buyers you might be a little while getting back to them, this is a perfect place to leave a short note.

As always, we've tried to make the process of setting and changing your bio and quick and easy as possible...

All you need to do is head to your profile and click the 'Settings' tab. If you've updated your app, you'll now see a new option; 'Bio'. Select the option and add up to 120 characters...and yes, emojis are permitted.

User profile items search

You now have ability to search your own and others' for sale and inactive items!

Let's say you're loving a seller's trainer collection, but you want to see if they have a pair of brogues for sale, you can just tap it into the search bar and you'll get your answer straight away.

You can also quickly locate your own items that're for sale or marked as inactive by repeating the process on your own Profile.

Add your item directly to a group

This next update can maximise your chances of finding a new home for your preloved items and save you a heap of time...

Now when you're adding an item for sale, you'll be given the option to add it directly into the groups you own and the ones you are a member of. Rather than having to head over to each group individually and add your items once they've been listed on your profile, now you can do it as part of the 'add item process'. Not only that, but Paperclip will suggest to you a list of groups we think might appreciate the listing.

Paperclip Groups have already proven to be a really effective way of getting your items in front of the right people. They've also helped countless buyers find what their looking for in these micro-marketplace for likeminded individuals.

For a deep dive on Paperclip Groups, check out our Spotlight on: Paperclip Groups blog post from a little while back.

Rest assured, we're not stopping here. We have a whole load of new features in development and another update on the horizon. Make sure you stay tuned to our blog for all the latest news from Paperclip HQ.

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Published by: Laurence in New Feature

November 30, 2020 - No Comments!

Buying and selling just got easier…

Big news from Paperclip HQ!

It's been a little while since our last big update, but this one's well worth waiting for...

Not only have we given our marketplace a makeover, but we have made it even easier to buy, sell, and swap with the UK's most trusted trading community!

Safe & speedy payments

You can now pay (and accept payments) for items by debit and credit card.

All you need to do to get started is head to 'settings' and set up your Paperclip Wallet. You can link your chosen card to your account and pay for your new items from the comfort of your own home.

Likewise, if you're selling your stuff, there's no need to meet up face-to-face or use a third party to receive your hard-earned cash. You can arrange delivery with the buyer and once they have received your item, funds will be available in your Paperclip Wallet. You can then withdraw funds to your chosen account. Job done.

No cash, no fuss, and most importantly, no contact.

A new look...

We've had a makeover!

Though we've added a whole load of new options for buying and selling, we've made sure the app looks great and is still super easy to use.

As well as the new settings sections for payments and the changes to the onboarding process, you may notice some small changes to your homepage. We're always striving to make your trading experience as secure and as straightforward as it possibly can be.

Power to the students!

If you are a user of our campus marketplaces, you can now buy and sell with students other unis as well as the general public! This means that there are more items for you to browse and a much greater chance of you finding a new home for your unloved items.

Save money, make money, feel great about it. Rediscover the Paperclip marketplace today.

Download the app on for iOS here, or for Android - click here.

For more Paperclip updates, follow us on Twitter.

Published by: Laurence in New Feature, News

June 9, 2020 - No Comments!

Paperclip to the rescue; introducing the Digital Welcome Pack

Good afternoon to all our readers, followers and marketplace users. We hope you're all keeping well and staying safe during these difficult times.

With the current uncertainty surrounding the resumption of teaching at HE institutions in the UK, a number of universities are moving towards distance learning for the next semester. Other unis have already committed to delivering the entire 2020/21 academic year online. With this in mind, the chances of Fresher's Fairs running at full capacity (if at all), are pretty slim.

Saving Freshers' 2020

It's no secret that Fresher's Fairs are notoriously busy and chaotic events; with dozens of societies, clubs and promoters eager to impress on the biggest day on the Students' Union calendar. Sadly, running such events is just not compatible with the current social distancing guidelines.

Fear not, however, as the team at HQ have come up with a plan to make sure students starting uni in September wont miss out on the deals, discounts and freebies they have come to expect from their Freshers' Fair.

The team have spent the last month putting together a free Digital Welcome Pack for all students in the UK...

So, what's inside?

After weeks of shortlisting and contacting different brands popular with students, we settled on 30x deals, discounts and freebies to distribute. Students will be able enjoy a free six month trial of Amazon Prime as well as tasty discount on their takeaways when using UberEats.

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Those who sign up to the Welcome Pack will also receive a discount code for their first trip with Ola cabs in addition to 27x other goodies that'll be revealed throughout the summer.

How do I claim my pack?

All you need to do is head to and add your name, uni, year of study and email address. Not got your uni email account yet? No problem, you can use any personal email to sign up.

Packs will be sent out via email on the 20th August 2020.

Can't wait that long?

If you refer a friend, you will get early access to the Welcome Pack and the chance to win a £50 Paperclip voucher valid on all of our marketplaces.

Refer 3 to be entered our £200 uni essentials competition or 10 to be in with the chance of winning £500 in cold, hard cash.

That's not all, join the 'Paperclip 100 club' with 100 referrals and we will send you a £25 Amazon voucher to spend on anything you want!


Last week, we gave our friends at the Bee Money Savvy a sneak peak of the new pack. You can check out their Guide to Freshers' here. We will be dropping hints as to what deals to expect in the Welcome Pack over the next few months, so stay tuned for more...

Be sure to follow us on Twitter for more updates about the Digital Welcome Pack and everything else Paperclip.

Published by: Laurence in New Feature, News

August 5, 2019 - No Comments!

Paperclip: Version 3 is go!

Here at Paperclip, we're always thinking of new ways to improve the experience for our fabulous users. Our Design and Development teams have been working tirelessly throughout the start of the year, drawing from user feedback, to create the perfect buying and selling platform. So, it is with great excitement, that we can finally reveal a shiny new version of the Paperclip marketplace...

So what's new?

The team have been working to add new features and improve the Paperclip user journey. There’s a lot more to it than meets the eye, so here’s a brief explanation of what’s new:

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  • Take control of your offers –you can now view and manage all your individual offers and how many views your item has had. Choose to accept, decline or message about the offer any time whilst the offer is still active.

  • Buying and selling icons - help you keep track of your activity – beforehand, all item activity was placed under one icon which was combined to be the “trading centre”. After listening to feedback, it was clear that this was too confusing for users.

  • Notifications all in one place -  now your messages and notifications are under one icon for a cleaner and clearer user experience.

  • Add item listings into a chat – remind your buyer/seller what item you are discussing by featuring it in your messaging thread and provide further photos if needed rather than changing your original listing.

Speaking about the new improvements to the platform, our Front-end Developer Harry said, "With the new version, Paperclip has taken invaluable feedback given by our user base and used it to make our marketplaces even better. We've revolutionized the trading experience with an aim to put ease of use at it's forefront, whilst supercharging their ability to monitor and interact with other buyers and sellers with speed and clarity across an altogether more streamlined platform."

Marketing Manager Justin added, "It's great to have the new version of the marketplace up and running before our busy Fresher's period! The feedback we had from our users has shaped Version 3 and we're really grateful for those who took the time to tell us what they loved (and what they didn't) about V2."

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The new Buying and Selling screens

Whether you are a student, or a member of the global marketplace, we want to thank you for your feedback which has enabled us improve the Paperclip user experience. We're constantly looking for ways to expand the platform and give you more of what you want, so feel free to get in touch with your thoughts at:

Keep up the latest news from Paperclip HQ, follow us on Facebook.

Published by: Laurence in New Feature, News

July 24, 2019 - No Comments!

Introducing Paperclip school marketplaces

Since the launch of our first university marketplaces last year, Paperclip HQ has been bombarded with requests for a new platform enabling school parents to buy and sell items for themselves or their children in a safe environment.

In short: you spoke, we listened.

After doing some digging online, we found that in a recent survey, almost half of parents stated that they had concerns about the cost of kitting out their children for the new academic year. That's no surprise considering things like uniform, classroom equipment and PE kit can quickly add up, with parents on average spending £250 on each of their children!

Paperclip set out to solve the problem faced by parents across the country. We wanted to create a platform that would save parents time and money, foster a sense of community and most importantly, ensure that children have all they need for school.

Building the school marketplace

Soon our Design and Dev' teams began working on safe and easy-to-use platform designed with the busy lives of parents in mind. Like our university marketplaces, we wanted their schools counterparts to be customised for who it'd be serving. This would allow for schools and colleges to have their own branding and colour scheme for the marketplace, as well as their own choice of URL.

Within a few weeks, we were testing the new platform internally. After some minor tweaks (and a few sleepless nights) we are able to announce Paperclip school marketplaces open for business!

On the new platform, parents can make offers on items from other parents nearby, or can add their own items for sale, swap or collection. The marketplace allows buyers and sellers to communicate via. our in-built messaging service, where they can agree terms of the trade themselves.

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Try our school marketplace FREE for a full year

Like the global, corporate and university marketplaces, our school platforms allow users to join and create their own micro-marketplaces. These smaller marketplace groups can be based on interests, school year or just for general hobbies.

How to get started

You can get started in minutes, and it's totally FREE!

Creating a marketplace for your school could not be easier, all you need to do is follow the steps below:

1.) Complete the sign-up form
2.) Receive your marketplace within 48 hours
3.) Promote the marketplace to parents (don't worry we have you covered!)

Upon receipt of your marketplace, you’ll receive a guide on how to get the most out of the marketplace as well as some marketing material you can use to help spread the word around school!

Good to know

For every school that signs up before 31 July 2019, we will provide a FREE marketplace for the entire academic year. The trial ends 31 July 2020.

Paperclip takes care of the everyday running and maintenance of the marketplace. This includes; answering questions, solving problems and moderating the site. You just need to let your parents know about it.

With all our school marketplaces; safety and security are our key priorities. With a number of verification checks in place you can rest assured we'll keep you safe online.

Oh, and our legal team have assisted in ensuring that all of our data handling processes are completely GDPR-compliant.

Don't delay, register for a free marketplace today!

Published by: Laurence in New Feature, News

July 11, 2019 - 1 comment.

Saving students throughout the summer

University might be over for the year, but our student marketplace users can still take advantage of a huge range of exclusive student deals and discounts...

Last term, users up and down the country made use of discount codes for theme parks, hotels and beach wear in preparation for summer 2019. This month we're back with a whole host of exciting new student deals.

Through our partners at StudentBeans, our student marketplace users can now enjoy a tasty 30% off their bill at Pizza Express nationwide! Mains, desserts and drinks are all covered making it a perfect treat for those lazy Summer afternoons. To access the deal, just head to the 'Deals and Discounts' section on your marketplace homepage and follow the link.

Whilst you're there, take advantage of a massive 50% off all items at online fashion retailer I Saw It First!

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Enjoy 50% off at I Saw It First

The talk of the town since their collaboration with ITV's Love Island, I Saw It First add hundreds of new styles to their website every week. Follow the link and enjoy half price off everything in stock today.

Due to popular demand, we've also extended the the free Amazon Prime deal for the rest of the Summer. This gives student users a huge six month of Student Prime totally free. Users can enjoy next day delivery on millions of items, stream thousands of movies and TV shows as well as getting access to even more exclusive student offers!

Selected student marketplaces can also get a free toothbrush set at Brushbox or a tidy 15% discount when they go direct to the Farah website.

But that's not all...

From Monday, users of our UCL and Brunel Union marketplaces can also enjoy an exclusive discount code for applicable for all active wear products at the online retailer Distance.

Next month, university marketplace users will be treated to a fresh set of deals and discounts including money off food, apparel and more!

Keep up to date with the latest news from Paperclip HQ by following us on Twitter.

Published by: Laurence in New Feature, News

November 17, 2017 - No Comments!

Launching Paperclip web version

Web version launch

Happy Friday Blogosphere,

Hot on the heels of the release of version 2.0 of our app, the team at Paperclip HQ are excited to announce the launch the new web version of our marketplace.

After months of designing, testing, testing and more testing, the online version is finally here. Let's us talk you through our process and some of the features of our new project...


We began work on the web version all the way back in January of this year. We began exploring what options were available for potential users who were less likely to use an application, but still wanted to access our marketplace. After a lengthy analysis of the competition, we found that almost all surveyed users all had similar gripes.

What's the problem?

Turns out there wasn't one problem with the 'marketplace market', there were three:

1.) Fees explosion

Type 'avoid' into Google and you are hit with a number of suggestions, but you can guarantee 'avoid eBay fees' will top that list.

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Type in eBay and the picture becomes even clearer...

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Search any of the above, and you are confronted with a myriad blogs speculating and pontificating about said fees.

One thing was clear, users of the popular online marketplace were talking and Paperclip heard you loud and clear!

We decided to replicate our no fee concept across all versions of the marketplace: free to use, no listing fees, no transaction fees, no deductions from the price you agree!

2.) Outdated interfaces

Complacency from the market leaders has meant that buyers and sellers haven't seen any real improvements in their user experience since they first logged in ten years ago.

We at Paperclip have always taken great pride our style, branding and ease of access for the end user.

The team worked day and night to transfer Paperclip's bright, clean and easy to use style from the app to the web version. We created a beautiful, totally bespoke interface with a focus on both style and functionality.

3.) Death by ad


It turns out users don't like them.

Our web version doesn't have ads. Simple.

The road to revolution

For a project of this size, the Paperclip army needed reinforcements. We managed to find some top home-grown talent in Gethin and Harry, two front end web developers with experience working with some great domestic start-ups. We had to look a little further for our CTO, Petr. Petr hails from Brno in the Czech Republic and was certainly the right man for the job.

In April, we got together with Steve, our talented graphic designer and began creating our new version.

Six months later we began testing the platform. Then we kept testing. And then we tested some more.

Launching Paperclip web version

After a few minor hiccups, we were ready to bring the version to market.

From today, users can buy, sell and swap from their PC, Mac, tablet, phone or any other device.

Wanna try for yourself? Click to access the marketplace here.



Published by: Rich Woolley in New Feature, News

May 22, 2017 - No Comments!

Version 2.0 is here!

After nearly a year of design, development, and testing, our shiny new version 2.0 is finally available on iPhone and Android!

"But what's new - how can you actually improve upon the nouveau-marketplace app status quo?" perhaps some might ask...

Well, let me tell you a story son.

Prior to starting our design phase for v2.0, we spoke to a bunch of our most devoted users, looked at all of our user behaviour data, held focus groups and sent out surveys to our target user groups (Mothers and Students). The result was a decent idea of what was missing with both traditional and upcoming marketplaces - a ton of features and functions that users actually want. So then we got to work, and a year later it's finally live!

So what's new for version 2.0?

NEW INTERFACE & DESIGN: Our resident design surgeon, Dr. Roberts, has completely redesigned the layout of Paperclip to create a refined user experience. The results speak for themselves.

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REMOVED PRICES: Removing prices means you have a better chance of getting more for the items you are selling, it also eliminates annoying seller-inflated prices which put folk off buying an item. Sellers can still set a minimum price, which means they'll only receive offers above the set price - but buyers won't get to see this. A lot of user feedback and data pointed towards this decision.

The ultimate ambition with removing the price is;

To encourage buyers to make offers which they deem are fair, without being influenced by a guide price. You don't see a price tag on your friend's unwanted iPhone do you?

  1. To emphasize the value of everyday items laying unused around your home - many people see a currency symbol and immediately think about making cash offers, neglecting the fact that they're surrounded by unwanted items which are essentially 'cash on the shelf'
  2. To get buyers and sellers to negotiate and engage in real-life negotiation processes

We wrote an article about this here - if you get turned on by stats you're in for a satisfying afternoon.

MAKE YOUR OWN MARKETPLACE WITH PAPERCLIP GROUPS: This one's a bit of a game-changer as far as we're concerned... and something that probably took the longest to get right in terms of development. You can now create a private or public marketplace for your friends, family, university, community - anything you like really. Again, a lot of data pointed towards adding this feature, and the only way to currently do this with existing platforms is via Facebook Groups (did you know that there are 200 million of them!?). Just 9% of those surveyed felt comfortable sharing their secondhand buying and selling habits with friends and family on Facebook. To put it succinctly, we're going to do for those 200 million Facebook Buy/Sell groups what Eventbrite did for Facebook Events - add a transaction process, advanced verification processes, and most importantly... take them off Facebook!

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Paperclip Groups are like Facebook Buy/Sell Groups, but on steroids, which is kind of apt because Paperclip is based in Wales, the juice capital of the world.

NEGOTIATE: With Paperclip version 2.0, you are not limited to only being able to accept or decline an offer. You can now negotiate, which means you don’t have to keep declining an offer until you get what you want. You can send a counter-offer to the buyer indicating what you are willing to accept, it is then on them to accept, decline, or negotiate again. This is how we do it in life so why not bring it to the 21st century?

TRADE CENTRE: A dedicated and easy to use transaction section, which automatically filters all your offers, messages, and notifications into buying and selling… you’re welcome.

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Our newly introduced Trade Centre section helps you manage all of your offers, messages, notifications and transactions all in one place, handy eh?


RESPONSE RATES & REVIEWS: Unresponsive users and time-wasters are one of the biggest problems with marketplace. We trawled through hundreds of reviews from other marketplace platforms and gained a lot of insight; problems with unresponsive buyers and sellers were among the most common reasons for negative reviews. We have added several new features to prevent this from happening, and to help manage expectations with inactive buyers and sellers. Every Paperclip user now has a response rate, which falls if they fail to respond to other users within an appropriate time. We have also opened up the review process so you can leave a user review at any time, not just after a trade has been completed.

ADVANCED VERIFICATION: Safety has never been more important to us, with more items and users being added to Paperclip each week than ever before. Indeed, one of our co-founders recently wrote an article claiming that 'trust is the new currency in the economy' - he has absolutely no clue what he's talking about of course, but he does have a good point... trust is important.  For this reason, we've added some enhanced security and verification settings. In short, you can now verify your account via Facebook, email, and SMS - and you can check the verification status of other buyers and sellers on their profile. I'm not going to lie to your pretty faces and tell you that we spent hours researching trust processes, we basically we took a look at how other sharing economy based startups such as Uber and Airbnb were solving the trust issue... and emulated their verification processes.

So there you go, after nearly a year of design and development we've finally released a product that we're proud of; a purpose-built marketplace based on extensive user feedback, with innovative features that we can proudly say you won't find elsewhere.

Download Paperclip v2.0 today for: Android | iPhone

So what's next?

We'll be starting slow with the ramp-up for this version; we'll take a month's worth of user behaviour and feedback to refine the user experience for a version 2.1 release in June, and then we'll start cracking on with some rather serious new features for 2.2 and beyond, which should put us in a strong position to take over Wales / the UK / Europe / the world within the next decade. Or something like that.

As always, we'd love to hear about how you're finding the version 2.0; whether it's a bug, a new feature, or just something you'd like to rant about, give us a shout at!


Published by: Rich Woolley in Features, New Feature, News

March 23, 2017 - 1 comment.

Marketplace behavioral insights and how they’ve shaped version 2.0

As part of releasing our new version, we took time to review all of the data that we’d gathered from running a marketplace platform. We looked in depth at everything, and no stone was left unturned.

Other than significant brand, UI and UX overhaul, there are two main outcomes reflected in our v2.0 release. Rather than overload your puny earthling brains with both revelations simultaneously, we’ve focused on sharing the first major change in this article…

Removing the price from Paperclip

We’ve removed the price from our marketplace. This means that you’ll no longer see a ‘guide price’ on items in the app. Of course this could be a ridiculous move, but below is our rationale for such a bold move;

Our proprietary user data, combined with insights collected from user surveys and focus groups all pointed towards removing the price.

We found that;

  • 88% of buyers lowballed the hell out of sellers in their initial offers. Whilst this is, of course, a fundamental to negotiation, we realised that price served as an upper boundary to negotiation
  • 12% of buyers made a cash offer for the actual price; which means that sellers never get more than their list price for the item they’re selling
  • 82% of buyers indicated that a high price was actually putting them off making an offer, while…
  • 60% of buyers admitted to inflating their list prices, knowing that they’d get lowballed
  • 68% of people saw the £ sign and their first thoughts were on a monetary transaction; they forgot all about the massive value that they have just laying about their attic. In other words – people forget all about swapping when they see a price, because money is quite literally on their mind

With the above in mind, it’s clear that having the price on the marketplace was causing bounded rationality in a sense, and so we’ve made a bold decision… and that decision is to remove the price.

Asides from the statistical wet-dream outlined above, what are the benefits of this to the end Paperclip user?

GREATER SATISFACTION, LESS RESENTMENT: It’s psychology, innit. Just bear with me on this while I explain, using a role play scenario;

You’re a buyer that wants to get £50 for a spare bike that you have. Now that your price is hidden from the buyers, you’re likely to receive bids anywhere from £10 to £100 for that bike. Therefore, if Johnny Buyer wants to bid £60 for your bike, and you accept, you’re both going to be happy. Why? Because Johnny Buyer is getting the bike for a price that they are prepared to pay for it, and Sarah Seller is selling her bike for more than she expected to get out of it. So everybody is happy, and it’s all because the price is removed.


In an effort to prevent these low-ball offers, we’ve also introduced some handy, advanced item features;

  • Offer preferences: you’ll now be able to state your preference of offers (ie. cash only, swaps, cash plus swaps, etc)

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Steve told me to update the wording of this notification message, totally forgot.

  • Minimum bid price: when selling an item, you can now enter a price that you’re not willing to sell below. This price will be invisible to buyers, and if anyone tries to make an offer below that bid price they’ll be kindly (but firmly) requested to up their offer, saving you the hassle of telling them that yourself

So there you go, a couple of rational reasons for removing the price.

What are your thoughts on this? Feel free to send any feedback to us at or on our Facebook page.

– we welcome your feedback, even if it’s a simple ‘I like banana pancakes’.

Published by: Rich Woolley in Features, New Feature