THE BARTER COMPANY: Barter is Smarter

Save cash, gain new customers, grow your business….

Barter Basics

The Barter Company (TBC) provides businesses with an alternative currency network by using barter dollars instead of cash to handle your transactions.

How does barter work?
By using The Barter Company’s client network, you can spend your barter dollars instead of cash to buy the items and services you and your business need. We act as a third-party records keeper, providing clients with monthly statements that reflect all barter purchases, sales, and current barter balance.

What if I need help?
Every client of The Barter Company has a personal trade coordinator who helps them every step of the way. Trade coordinators assist clients to use the barter system as effectively as possible and even help market your company within the barter network.

Does it cost anything to join?
The initial investment to join The Barter Company is usually $395, however we are waiving this fee for 30 days during our Summer promotion! We earn our income by charging a cash transaction fee of 7.5% on each transaction (we don’t earn anything unless you buy or sell). A monthly charge of $15 cash and $15 trade takes place each month. The Barter Company does not charge an annual fee.

Can I turn down a barter job?
Yes, barter is best used to fill in gaps when you don’t have cash business. However, you can’t earn barter dollars in your account unless you accept barter jobs. A good ratio is to have 5-10% barter business (depending on your business size) balanced with 90-95% cash business.

How do you monitor the users in your barter system?
The Barter Company has individuals who act as barter "police" who monitor transactions and help make sure all members play by the rules. Our trade coordinators are also available to help with transactions or questions that might arise during the trade.

What Are The Benefits of Barter?

Barter Generates NEW Customers

This allows you to expand your market and maintain your cash-paying customers. This is incremental business-customers who bypass competing businesses to do business with you.

Barter Conserves Cash

Barter creates new customers because buyers are motivated to pay with their products or services and save cash. Simply put: if you had to make a purchase for $1000, would you rather write a check or pay with an equal amount of your product/service at its normal selling price to a new customer? Most businesses prefer to barter and conserve cash.

Barter Increases Profitability

Barter customers pay retail prices, so you get the full value of your goods and services.

Barter Moves Excess Inventory

Retailers must keep their inventory moving and our customers shop for the most current merchandise each season. The Barter Company will bring you buyers to move excess inventory, eliminating the advertising costs and heavy discounting otherwise needed to accomplish this.

Manufacturers/Wholesalers

Barter Coordinates The Selling Of Surplus Inventory: We negotiate for you to receive either the going price in the marketplace or your normal selling price to distributors. This allows you to maintain your current pricing integrity and upgrade your return on investment.

Networking Expands Your Customer Base

Barter customers will bring you all the cash referrals that your present clients bring. You will gain new cash paying-customers too-as long as you give your barter customers the same great services and pricing you offer everyone else.

Increase Productivity By Filling Downtime and Unused Capacity

Service Business

Increase billable hours! If you are not at 100% capacity 12 months a year and you can handle new customers, we can help you fill your free time with your business opportunities. And now you will have trade dollars to purchase what you need.

Hotels

Suppose you have 10 vacant rooms at $100 a night and you need a new brochure for $1000. Barter provides a way for you to buy your brochure, fill your rooms (at your cost), and maintain your cash income.

Manufacturers

If you are currently operating at 90% capacity, going to 93% changes very little in the cost of production. Wouldn’t it make sense to take on a new barter customer to cover the cost of next year’s product catalog?

Avoid ONE-ON-ONE Trading Hassles

Our computerized round-robin trading system lets you use barter dollars from a transaction with one member to trade with any other member IN the country-and we do the collecting for you!

Get Practically Anything!

Between our clients and the clients of our sister exchanges nationwide, there’s practically nothing you can’t get with barter.

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