Save Cash and Grow your Business with The Barter Depot

Barter Depot members leverage our network of 500+ Tri State businesses to increase sales, save cash, generate new cash business, turn downtime into profit and increase their buying power.

The Benefits of Trading with The Barter Depot

Trade is a powerful tool that represents a solution for companies with available inventory or services.By accepting payment in trade dollars instead of cash, a business maximizes its efficiency by increasing inventory turnover or billable hours. Using the trade dollars earned, that company can purchase goods or services they want – without paying cash. Trading is a Multi-Billion Dollar industry, according to the International Reciprocal Trade Association (IRTA) which estimates that just in the U.S., over 470,000 companies actively participate in trading for a total ofover $12 billion in annual sales. Over 65% of the corporations listed in the New York Stock Exchange are presently using trade to reduce surplus inventory and bolster sales and to ensure that production facilities run at near capacity. The U. S. Department of Commerce estimates that 20 to 25% of world trade is now barter, and corporate trade is now a 20 billion dollar industry. Trading continues to carve out an important place in the U.S. and world economy.

  • Trading Generates New Customers, allowing 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.

  • Trade Conserves Cash and Increases Profits: Trade creates new customers because buyers are motivated to pay with their products or services and save cash. Simply put - if you had to purchase a copier for $1,000 - what would you rather do? 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 trade and conserve cash.

  • Trade Moves Excess Inventory: Retailers - must keep their inventory moving. Each season, customers shop for the most current merchandise. The Barter Depot will bring you buyers to move excess inventory, eliminating the advertising costs and heavy discounting otherwise neede to accomplish this.

  • Manuracturers/Wholesalers: We can coordinate the selling of your surplus inventory, while helping you obtain the best possible prices for your products. We negotiate for you to receive either the going price in the marketplace or at least your full normal selling price to distributors. This allows you to maintain your current pricing integrity as well as upgrading your return on investment.

  • Increase Productivity by Filling Downtime and Unused Capacity: Service Business - Increase billable hours! If you are not at100% capacity twelve months a year and can handle new customers, we can help you fill your idle time with new 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 away for you to buy your brochure, fill your rooms (at your cost on the rooms) 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: Trade customers will bring you all of the cash referrals that your present clients bring. You will gain new cash paying customers too -as long as you give your trade customers the same great services and pricing as you offer everyone else.