Bartercard is committed to helping Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) grow and achieve financial success by facilitating a Trade Exchange network that offers dynamic and effective ways of conducting business.
Although the concept of barter is thousands of years old, bartering through Bartercard is the most innovative way of combining modern technology, a community of businesses, and indirect and direct marketing channels to increase your customer base, increase sales, increase profit and improve cashflow.
Most businesses operate on the earn-save-spend model for making purchases. They earn the money. They save the money. They spend the money. This model is effective when the business is earning enough money to cover costs, plus save a little for growth. But what happens when the business isn't earning enough money? Or if the business is experiencing the inevitable catch 22 - you need to grow now to earn more in the future? Bartercard delivers a viable and innovative solution to these common problems experienced by Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
Ever since the inception of Bartercard into the Australian economy in 1991, the way companies across the country conduct their day-to-day business has been revolutionised. Bartercard’s world-leading innovative Trade Exchange system enables over 75,000 trading members in 9 countries to benefit from the cashless economy of barter.
With commitment and tenacity, Bartercard has forged a substantial company that is today the largest and fastest growing barter network in the world. Bartercard currently trades over $1.3 billion in cashless transactions per annum, and operates in 6 countries and six languages, however, new international markets are continually opening. Bartercard offers flexibility in that a member of Bartercard can trade with any other member of the Exchange globally without the need for a direct two-way exchange of goods and services.
Checklist for your business
√ Interest free line of credit up to T$25,000
√ Access to over 30,000 businesses across Australia and New Zealand
√ Guaranteed new business
√ Personalised business co-ordinator to assist your business
√ Free networking events monthly across Australia
Sirromet Wines - Terry Morris
‘Every business owner should consider becoming a member. In business it’s important to never be closed-minded. Owners should always be looking for ways to improve their business.’
Jumping J-Jays - John Newton
‘Frankly we can’t get enough of Bartercard and we market that quite strongly. We’re also doing more business through Bartercard, not just Trade customers but also cash customers through referrals from our Bartercard customers.’
Furniture Concepts - Franz Braun
‘You have to think out of the square (using Bartercard). Once you understand how to make the most of Bartercard it makes life much easier. What I enjoy most about being a member is mixing with like-minded people. I’ve created a lot of business socialising through Bartercard.’
Kennerleys Accountants - Angus Plummer
‘Bartercard enables a new business starting up to join a network which otherwise would take five to ten years to create.’