How does barter work with an exchange?
TBC works to bring you new sales and increased market share, reduce inventory, and minimize cash outlay for everyday business expenses.
TBC provides you with an alternate distribution network by using barter dollars instead of cash to handle your transactions. You can charge retail value for goods and services in barter dollars instead of selling them for reduced cash rates or having them go unsold.
TBC acts as a third-party records keeper, providing clients with monthly statements that reflect all barter purchases, sales and current barter dollar balance.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.