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Welcome!


Poppy Swap is an e-commerce site for herbalists who make their own products. We built this site because we believe that plants and people belong together. You can find everything from laundry soaps to herbal medicines to massage oils to flea baths. Shop with the confidence that these products have been made with care and with ingredients that are safe for the environment.

Poppy Swap supports local trading and small businesses. Our goal is to provide an affordable venue for people who want to get their products on the market. Do you have your grandmother's recipe for curing a sore throat or heirloom seeds to share with us? Get inspired and become a poppy swapper!  

Read more about Poppy Swap here and feel free to visit our blog.

On the forum you can connect with herbalists from all over the world or meet people with a passion for herbs in your own neighborhood.


Shopping


You can search for items on the Home Page or browse items by category. To purchase any item you must register for an account. You never have to enter a credit card. Buy directly from the herbalist using your pay pal account.

Items for Sale- Are priced by the seller. Any communication or question about an item must be directed to the seller.

Searching - There are two ways to search for items, Basic Search and Advanced Search. Basic Search - Accessible from both the Home Page and Browse.
  • Enter Keywords, such as a specific herb, product or username
  • Select appropriate search parameter
    • Title & Description
    • Item #
    • User
  • Click "Search" button
Advanced Search - Accessible by clicking the "Advanced Search" button on the Home Page The following options are available for the Advanced Search:
  • Load Saved Search - Use a previously saved search.
  • Category - Select a specific item category or "All Categories."
  • Search - Enter Keywords or Item #. To search Title & Descriptions check the appropriate box.
  • The following options are available for keyword search:
    • All of these words
    • Any of these words
    • Exactly these words
  • Item Options - Used to search custom item fields.
  • Refine Your Search - Narrow the search. Reduce the number of search results by setting specific searchable properties.
    • Price Range
    • Words to Exclude
    • Listing Type
    • With picture only
    • Listing Options
Press "Search" to activate Advanced Search.

Selling


It is easy to sell your herbal products on Poppy Swap! You will follow an easy guide to set up a storefront and load your products and pictures onto the site. If you get stuck or have a recommendation that would improve your experience please contact us @ info@poppyswap.com. We are happy to help.

Please read the Terms and Conditions of the site carefully for an explanation of our fee structure and the guidelines of stewardship and community that we promote on poppyswap.



There are several visual effects and listing options available. These are optional and may require a fee.
  1. HomePage Gallery Listing- These listings will be randomly selected to be featured on our home page.
  2. Category Featured - The listing will be featured above other items in category listings
  3. Highlight Listing - The listing with have a highlighted background to attract attention.
  4. Bold Listing - The listing title will be displayed with a bold font.
  5. Hit counter - A free service to help track how many views your listing has received.
  6. Auto Relist - Automatically relist an unsold item (a multiple item listing that has had at least one sale will not be auto relisted).
To list items for sale, you must first enter the item information. The following fields are required:
  • Category - This is the category and/or sub-category where your listing will be located.
  • Title - The title of your listing.
  • Quantity - The quantity of goods to be sold or traded.
  • Item Location - The location the items will be shipped from.
  • Detailed Description - Any information about the item(s) for sale or trade. Ingredient list required.
  • Selling Method - Traditional Auction, Dutch Auction, Fixed Price Listing, Classified Ad, Trade Listing
  • Duration of listing- Your listing will automatically be posted for 3 months or until it sells. You may manually remove your post at any time.
  • Price - The cost of goods for sale in the listing.
  • Preferred Currency - For international sales, the price of your item will be displayed in this currency.
  • Payment Required Up-Front - Payment in full is required before your item will be listed, this includes the accrued balance of final value fees, auto-relist fees, and the current item posting fee.
  • End Date - This option becomes available if the Seller is allowed to specify the exact start and end date of the listing.
The following fields are optional:
  • Hit Counter Style
  • Gallery Listing
  • Category Featured
  • Highlight Listing
  • Bold Listing
  • PayPal Email - Supply your PayPal email address and a link will be created for the winning bidder(s) to make a payment.
  • Shipping Cost - The additional charge for shipping and handling the item(s).
  • Who Will Pay Shipping? - Indicate if the Buyer or Seller will pay for the cost of shipping the item(s).
  • Auto Relist - Allows you the option of having your items automatically relist if they go unsold (a multiple item listing that has had at least one sale will not be auto relisted).
  • Upload Base Image - This is the main image for your listing. This image is used if the "Gallery Listing" feature is selected.
Depending on the site configuration, the following fields may also be optional:
  • Start Date - The Seller is allowed to specify the exact start date of the listing.
  • Free Extra Images - Additional images that can be added to the listing without extra fees.
  • Premium Extra Images - Additional images that can be added to the listing for a fee.




Adding Images - You can add images when you list an item. You can also edit a listing to include additional images. Images must be in .jpg or .gif format.
  • .jpg - File format that reduces file size without reducing image quality.
  • .gif - Common file format used specifically for web graphics.
To upload an image (from the 'Sell an Item' form):
  1. Click "Browse"
  2. Locate the image file on your computer
  3. Select the file name
  4. Click "Open"
To change an image (from the 'Sell an Item' form):
  1. Check the box marked "Delete"
  2. Click "Browse"
  3. Locate the image file on your computer
  4. Select the file name
  5. Click "Open"
The images that you choose for your listing can be interchanged. If you do not like the original image order, you can rearrange them by changing their sequence number.




Edit a Listing - Complete listing information can be edited IF:
  • Fixed Price Listing: The items have not been sold
  • The listing is a Classified Ad (coming soon)
If a listing has one of multiple items have sold, the following changes can be made:
  • The Seller can append a note to the item description
  • Listing Options can be added
To Edit a listing:
  1. Login to your account
  2. Access your My Account/My Auctions menu
  3. Select the "Selling" tab
  4. Select [edit item]
  5. Make changes to available fields
  6. Click the button "Save Changes"





Cancel a Listing - There are two ways to cancel an active listing. You can:
  • End the listing early OR
  • Delete the listing
To End a listing early (immediately):
  1. login to your account
  2. Access your My Account/My Auctions menu
  3. Select the "Selling" tab
  4. Select [edit item]
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the Edit Item page
  6. Type the word "End" into the appropriate text field
  7. Click the button "End Early"
To Delete a listing (immediately):
  1. login to your account
  2. Access your My Account/My Auctions menu
  3. Select the "Selling" tab
  4. Select [edit item]
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the Edit Item page
  6. Type the word "Delete" into the appropriate text field
  7. Click the button "Delete Item"
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