WIN a FREE pair of LOUD Headphones!

LOUD Headphones Give Away

Help us spread the word LOUD & CLEAR!

Our buds at LOUD headphones have been helping +swappow out, so we are returning the favor by spreading the word about their killer products. Please help us support LOUD by going to loudheadhphones.com and check out their goods or by asking for them at your local shop.

So, how do win yourself a pair? It’s easy:

1) Tag 3 friends in the LOUD headphones +swappow post on social media
2) Re-post the LOUD image on social media
3) Tag +swappow in the image you posted

This will automatically enter you in the contest to win your very own headphones.
We will draw 3 winners THIS Friday, August 28, 2015!

We PROUDLY and LOUDLY support all those who support doing good things for Action Sports and For Kids.
Thanks for doing the same!

5 Tips for Making Your Products Stand out on +Swappow

It’s easy to make your products stand out in a crowd on +swappow. Here are a few tips that might help make your goods stand out from the crowd and keep people coming back for more.

  1. Make An Impression

Thumbnails are the first thing consumers are going to see when looking for products. Quality photography not only makes your products look their best, but it also signals that you are a trusted and quality seller that cares about what you are presenting. Good lighting is the key to good photography. Choose a natural background to make your products pop. Iron and clean clothing to give them a new life. Use actual people wearing or displaying them too even sometimes.

  1. Tell a Story

Does your product have an interesting story or unique feature? Did you get it someplace cool, did you ride it somewhere people might be stoked to learn about. No rules here. Tell it all. Mention it in the description! Fellow riders might like to know the details that might make a product distinct.

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  1. Get Social

Just put up a new product for sale on +Swappow? Tell your friends to go check it out. Share it on social media. Add a link to the social media outlet of your choice directing new people to your +Swappow product. Share The Ride.

  1. Be Unique

Trying to get your brand off the ground? +Swappow is a great place to start building some buzz and and interest and drive sales. Our users are looking for, not only name brand items, but unique products and brands that you can’t find other places. Do you have a product you know the ride community would love? Post it on +Swappow for free today.

  1. Be Responsive

Since customers can’t physically view products they may ask questions about your products. Quickly responding to customer questions helps to lead to higher customer satisfaction which will bring buyers back to your items and get you good ratings. Being direct about shipping cost and time will help you become a reliable seller and keep customers feeling good while waiting for their package.

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+Swappow and SOS Outreach Program are Collaborating to Share the Ride with Underserved youth!

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We sat down with Seth the Interim Executive Director of SOS Outreach to chat and find out more about how they are sharing the ride. SOS Outreach is a youth development nonprofit that fosters self-confidence, leadership skills, and positive decision making in underserved youth. SOS programs are unique in their use of adventure sports to engage participants for future success. Keep your eye on SOS and  +swappow for future collaborations that get us closer to our goal of getting 10 million kids riding by 2018!

 

Tell us a bit about SOS, who you are, and what you do?

SOS is a 21 year old organization that uses skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, backpacking, and other outdoor adventure sports to engage and excite kids who are at risk and considered underserved youth. We have a program that pairs students with an adult mentor that encourages them to make positive and healthy decisions for a successful future. We use sports to excite, and expand opportunities for kids, as well as to build self-confidence.

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What’s your mission? Your goal?

Our mission is to inspire youth to make positive decisions for a healthy life so youth can be successful. We support and encourage kids to graduate high school using core values. We recruit at-risk kids who are not on track to graduate high school. We have partnered with 150 youth agencies and schools where we identify a teacher that refers the students. We look for students who have academic risks, behavioral risks, personal risks, come from low-income families, or come from single-parent households.


What inspired you to start this program?

SOS originally started when Vail was discussing banning snowboarding on the mountain. We started SOS to give a positive image to snowboarding and to get rid of the negative societal perception of snowboarders at the time. We wanted to show them how action sports can have a positive influence on kids and people in general. We organized snowboarding competitions, then we donated the money from comps to charities. 1995/96 started bringing 40 kids to a 1 day program from Denver up to Vail, and turns out it was successful. In 1997 and 1998 we started our 5 day Learn To Ride Program, in 2001 our program grew to serve over 600 youth, and we were able to start a 4 year SOS University Program which paired students with an adult mentor.

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Tell us how you have impacted kids?

We impact the kids by providing opportunities for them to succeed and set goals for future success. We help them to achieve their goals with adult mentors and a curriculum that gets them involved in the community. Our core values are courage, discipline, integrity, wisdom, compassion, and humility.

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What’s one of your favorite success stories you have seen?

A participant that started in the 5 day program and eventually graduated to the 4 year university is now a finalist for a 4 year scholarship to a great college. He is 1st generation in the US and had what seemed like no opportunities to begin with. He was considered an at risk youth when we first met him. SOS got him involved in the community and now he wants to be a teacher. I am extremely proud of him!

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In your own words, describe any plans you have to work with +swappow?

We are excited because of the passion +swappow has to expand the opportunities for people who wouldn’t be able to get on the hill. We can’t wait to partner with them in the future to further the mission of Sharing the Ride!

“Organizations like SOS inspired us to start Swappow so we are proud to have the opportunity to collaborate with them. We even share the same big vision of helping 10 million kids. We are going about it in two unique ways and they lineup really well with each other. “ Joe Dunnigan,Swappow Founder

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Family plans terminally ill son’s 9th birthday, hopes strangers can help grant his only wish

Check out this touching article about 9 year old Bubby Anderson, a terminally ill child who only has one simple wish for his birthday. He loves mail, specifically stickers. He puts stickers all over his house every chance he gets. We sent him a little care package complete with +swappow stickers to hopefully brighten up his 9th bday. We know that skaters, snowboarders, and surfers always end up with stickers in their hands.If you have any extras send them Bubbys way! Please check out this link and video for more information.

http://fox17online.com/2015/02/03/family-plans-terminally-ill-sons-9th-birthday-hopes-strangers-can-help-grant-his-only-wish/

If you would like to send a mail, cards, or stickers to Bubby for his birthday please consider sending them to the following address:

Bubby Everson
PO BOX 1142
Graham, Washington 98338

The family is also trying to raise money for a special sensory room for Bubby, for more information on that visit their online fundraising
website.

Fox17

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GRAHAM, Washington — Birthdays are a big deal when you are young.

Usually kids dream big, hoping for a new bike or new video game system.

But one Washington State boy has a much simpler wish for his upcoming 9th birthday.

Bubby Everson just wants a little mail.

“He loves mail,” Bubby’s mom Brandi McNerney-Everson told Seattle television station Q13 FOX News. “Even if it`s junk mail we give it to him and we say here Bubby here’s your mail.”

A simple card can make his day.

A card with stickers?

“If there are stickers in it he loves,” says Bubby’s dad Thomas Everson. “He’ll play with the stickers. He’ll put stickers all over the place.”

Bubby’s parents let him put those stickers anywhere he wants, on the walls, on the floors on the windows because it is a reminder for them that each day he…

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