What Is Your Opinion of Barter Exchanges ?

By Jerry Kmiec · Posted on Friday, August 12, 2016 · Tagged in Selling

What does everyone here think about barter exchange networks? Have you used them? What kind of success have you had?

Garland Coulson from Captain Time Training
1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Monday, January 9, 2017

I've used barter for many years and was once an agent for a barter exchange. Sadly, that barter exchange screwed my clients so I left.

I tried a few other barter exchanges, but most were poorly done.

Recently I joined Simbi - an online barter exchange.

Simbi is the best barter exchange I have ever used. I have completed several exchanges. You can do one-on-one exchanges or exchange for Simbi points that you can then use with most other member's offerings.

Simbi has an excellent community vibe and I find it is working quite well for me.

Alan Belniak from Alignable
100 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, August 15, 2016

Hi, Jerry.

Could you give an example of one? I'm wondering if our members might perhaps use them, but not call them the same thing.

(personally, I'm not familiar with the term at all, but might know something 'within that ecosystem', so to speak.)

Jerry Kmiec from Barter Exchange Ambassador
10 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Monday, August 15, 2016

The only one that I am familiar with is this one http://ebarterexchange.com They actually were an ad client that introduced me to this whole barter concept. They are also the ones that just happen to offer the free press releases to business's

Glenn Schroeder from Glenn David Productions
1 Local Recommends Them • Replied on Monday, January 9, 2017

Hi Alan. Check out what I wrote in the preceding month of your post. Hope that helps. By he way, I heard about Alignable from one of the owners of a barter exchange.

Cori Porter from Tradebank
4 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, December 15, 2016

I am the owner of a barter franchise in Ontario Canada. Tradebank Canada has expanded from it's original office in Hamilton to regions all over Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. There are approximately 3000 businesses doing trades every month. If you can wrap your head around the math, barter is a great way to save money. As a broker, I am an outside, inexpensive sales and marketing arm for your business. #thinktradefirst

Glenn Schroeder from Glenn David Productions
1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Thursday, September 15, 2016
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Our company belongs to a local barter exchange in the Chicago Metropolitan area. And, our marketing division serves as an independent sales consultant for that exchange. That being said, we trade 5 figures worth of business annually; and, we trade out for medical care, automotive repairs, promotional goods, Christmas presents, customer loyalty incentives, dry cleaning, concert tickets, legal services, salon services, accounting services and restaurant vouchers...just to name a few items that we can "purchase" through the barter exchange. In fact, we were even... (more)

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