Buy sell & swap locally . Paperclip

We help busy parents
buy & sell together

Our school marketplaces enable school parents to buy and sell items for themselves or their children in a safe environment.
Free for a year if you sign up before 31 July 2020

Paperclip solves a problem faced by most parents

In a recent study, almost half of parents stated that they had concerns about the cost of kitting out their children for the new academic year. Things like school equipment, uniform and PE kit can quickly add up, with parents on average spending £250 on each of their children.

Paperclip can help alleviate this pain, and many others that parents face by;

  • Saving parents time and money
  • Fostering a sense of community
  • Ensuring children have all they need


Buy, Sell, Swap, Freecycle

Parents can make offers on items from other parents nearby, or can add their own items for sale, swap or collection


Buyers and sellers communicate via our in-built messaging service to agree terms

Next steps

Creating a marketplace for your school could not be easier, all you have to do is…
Complete the signup form
Receive your marketplace within 48 hours
Promote the marketplace to parents

We take care of the everyday running and maintenance of the marketplace including answering questions, solving problems and moderating the site. You just need to let your parents know about it.

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.

Frequently asked questions

Who is this marketplace for?

Paperclip is bringing parents together as a community and a support network, helping them to provide their children with everything they need for their education and upbringing.

Is it really free?

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

How easy is the marketplace to implement?

The short answer is… it requires next to no effort on your part. All we need from you is a logo, email address and school name.

What about GDPR?

Our legal team have assisted in ensuring that all of our data handling processes are completely GDPR-compliant, we have had no issues in the past across dozens of marketplaces.

What steps have you taken to ensure safety and wellbeing?

Safety and security are our key priorities, with a number of verification checks in place – you can rest assured we'll keep you safe.

Try Paperclip for your school for free