BarterExchange.com - Offering Solutions in a Tough Economic Climate
Does the economy have you down?
Have you, or your business, seen credit lines slashed? Is your cash
flow less than ideal? Many people and companies are facing new limits
in their spending power, but that doesn't always mean your needs are
equally diminished. Online bartering shows promise as a system for getting
what you need, when you need it, even if you don't have the cash. It
works both with consumer and business-to-business spending. Even better,
online barter services like those offered through free classified ads
and barter networks can help you secure difficult-to-find items quickly!
What is Online Bartering?
When you visit Barter Exchange, you'll be able to join the online bartering craze yourself! When you barter here (sometimes called reciprocal trading) you'll simply exchange goods or services for other goods or services. Most transactions we're accustomed to involve us earning cash from employers, investments, or other sources, and then exchanging (or trading) that cash for something else (mortgage payments, food, vacations, etc.). Barter Exchange takes the middleman--cash--out of the equation. Think about kids trading baseball cards. Rather than selling a prized card outright, a child might trade for three others he has an interest in. No money exchanges hands in the trade. That's bartering. Now imagine being able to that, and more, online with people all over the country!
The art of bartering is nothing new. People have bartered and traded since ancient times, before standardized currencies existed. Online bartering services like Barter Exchange take that time-tested business practice and bring it into the 21st century. We do that by helping you find willing partners in trade exchanges more easily. For example, a lawyer might use Barter Exchange to find a local contractor, and they might choose to exchange work done on the lawyer's house for legal advice to the contractor. Without being able to connect on a service like Barter Exchange, the two may never meet. Online barter, or bartering in general, isn't exclusive to personal exchanges. Bartering can also take place in business-to-business environments (such as a company offering their products and services to their local television station in exchange for advertising). Here at Barter Exchange, we welcome both consumer and commercial online bartering.
Online Barter Exchange Opportunities
Bartering can be a big deal for businesses and consumers alike. As of 2004, the World Trade Organization estimated that 15% of international trade was on a non-cash, or barter, basis. That's the equivalent of $8.43 billion, and before the current economic crisis struck, driving an even greater interest in non-cash trades. Fortunately barter networks and free classified ads are available online to facilitate all of your personal or business bartering needs. No matter how large or small your trades are, services like Barter Exchange exist to connect you to people nationwide who are willing to trade for what you have to offer.
Why Join the Barter Exchange?
Online bartering through Barter Exchange offers several benefits over not only cash and credit transactions, but also offline trading. For example:
- Online bartering connects people quickly.
- You can reach, and trade with, many more people nationally with online bartering systems like Barter Exchange.
- Depending on the type of ad, Barter Exchange is free or at least more cost-effective than large offline barter services.
- Just about anything can be traded through the Barter Exchange, all from one place. You can exchange your old DVDs while trading cars!
- You can get what you need without spending cash or dipping into credit limits.
- You can exchange something of value you may not otherwise be compensated for (such as services less in-demand during a tough economy).
With more people than ever taking advantage of online classifieds and barter networks, now is the perfect time to exchange your unused goods or services you can offer for things you really want but can't otherwise afford! Barter Exchange makes it easy! If online bartering sounds appealing to you as a way to get what you need without always spending your hard-earned money, sign up today for our email list. You'll receive email notification as soon as the Barter Exchange network is launched!