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September 13, 2011 03:20 ET

Tradepal Introduces Its People-Centric Marketplace at DEMO Fall 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2011) - Tradepal will introduce its social P2P marketplace at DEMO Fall 2011, held September 12-14, 2011 in Santa Clara, CA. Tradepal is a people-centric marketplace that helps users list, discover, share and trade unique items with trusted peers.

A 2011 NPD Group research study reveals that the average U.S. household has $7,000 of unused items. People recognize that it's a hassle to buy or sell online. Existing platforms are not compelling enough for the general public to leverage their huge inventory of unused items and trade online with their peers. Tradepal offers a true alternative to traditional auction and classifieds sites by allowing trusted users with real identities to seamlessly offer cash and/or barter for listed items.

"People are frustrated at the fact that they can't find an online venue to trade their valuable unused items with peers. Today's solutions, whether online marketplaces, classifieds sites, or even pawn shops, are either too sketchy, expensive or both, and certainly not an ideal solution for the mainstream consumer," said Karim Guessous, CEO and Co-founder of Tradepal. "Tradepal is going to make it exciting, safe, and affordable for everyone to trade with their peers online."

"The peer-to-peer marketplace space is one of the last bastions of Web 1.0 still holding out," said Matt Marshall, executive producer, DEMO. "Tradepal is ready to disrupt, and we are delighted to have them present their people-centric marketplace at Demo Fall 2011."

Tradepal Session Agenda at DEMO Fall 2011

  • Karim Guessous, CEO, will be presenting Tradepal as part of the Consumer Technology Track on September 13, 2011 at 3:14 PM.
  • The platform will be available to test drive in the Demonstrator Pavilion at Booth D46.

How It Works
Users simply login with their Facebook identity. Sellers can list an item for free in less than a minute, and, buyers can instantly purchase an item using the BuyNow button. Users can also bargain by offering cash and or barter for a listed item. Tradepal offers free image loading, free item listing, free bartering, free social sharing tools, an instant messaging tool, and a personalized carbon savings calculator. Sellers pay a flat 6% fee on the cash portion of a trade, and payments are powered by PayPal.

About Tradepal
Tradepal is a people-centric marketplace that helps users discover, share and trade unique items with trusted peers. Tradepal offers a true alternative to traditional auction and classifieds sites by allowing trusted users with real identities to offer cash and/or barter for listed items. Users can seamlessly create a profile on Tradepal, list unlimited items for free and start enjoying the benefits of the service. To learn more, visit http://www.tradepal.com.

About DEMO
Produced by the IDG Enterprise events group, the worldwide DEMO conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products innovations, which are hand selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying cutting-edge technologies and helping entrepreneurs secure venture funding and establish critical business. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit http://www.demo.com.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Karim Guessous, CEO
    eMail: Email Contact
    Phone: 305-600-5480

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