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Business tool that increases profits through new customers and improved cash-flow


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Bartercard

Bartercard is the operator of the world’s largest barter trading exchange that attracts new customers and increases sales for its SME members. Bartercard enables businesses to exchange goods and services without the use of cash or cash equivalents, or without a direct swap.

Bartercard was founded on the Gold Coast, Australia in 1991 by Wayne Sharpe and has built a presence in eight countries (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Cyprus) where 75 offices service approximately 54,000 cardholders worldwide who collectively barter-trade over $600m each year. [1]

In 2007, Bartercard Australia was sold in a management buyout. In 2016, Bartercard reached 25 years in the industry and announced further expansion in the North American market launching six new franchises and taking Bartercard’s USA presence to 18 franchises in eight states. The eight US states now covered by Bartercard account for a quarter of the nation’s economic growth. [2]

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Bartercard $200m Member-To-Member Trading

Innovative Approach Behind Bartercard $200m Member-To-Member Trading

AUCKLAND , 28 July 2004 – Bartercard New Zealand announced today that its innovative business approach has attracted members including Just Water Limited, and National Car Rentals, bringing trading between B2B members to around $200 million per year.


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Bartercard Boosts Business

Does Bartercard Work? YES and It Boosts Business

Lower Hutt and Auckland businesses are the star big-city performers in New Zealand’s cash-free economy, while Selwyn is the top rural region.

Bartercard members in those three areas enjoyed the largest increases in sales in the year to June 2014, with some achieving growth of close to 25%.

Lower Hutt in particular has seen a surge in the volume of bartering businesses with growth that outstripped the Auckland region by over two percentage points.


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Bartercard Launches Online Marketplace

BARTERCARD LAUNCHES ONLINE MARKETPLACE
Target of $500 million turnover a year by 2020

As the cash-free economy continues to grow, Bartercard NZ has launched an online marketplace for its thousands of members to make trading even easier.

More than 16,000 account holders throughout New Zealand belong to Bartercard, with more than $200 million worth of goods and services traded annually.

 


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$80,000 For Heart Kids NZ, Thanks to Bartercard Foundation

The Bartercard Foundation is delighted to announce its partnership with Heart Kids NZ, the only not-for-profit organisation supporting Kiwi kids and their families who are affected by Congenital Heart Disease (CHD), right through their life.

Each week, 12 babies across New Zealand are born with a heart defect. While there are surgical procedures that can improve the heart’s function, there is no cure for CHD.

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$80,000 For Heart Kids NZ, Thanks to Bartercard Foundation

The Bartercard Foundation is delighted to announce its partnership with Heart Kids NZ, the only not-for-profit organisation supporting Kiwi kids and their families who are affected by Congenital Heart Disease (CHD), right through their life.

Each week, 12 babies across New Zealand are born with a heart defect. While there are surgical procedures that can improve the heart’s function, there is no cure for CHD.

Heart Kids NZ receives no government funding, has no affiliation with the Heart Foundation and must fundraise for all of its services. The Bartercard Foundation is thrilled to be able to step in and help support those fundraising efforts.

And it has wasted no time in raising funds. Already more than $80,000 trade dollars have been raised – $32,000 trade dollars of it in just one day, thanks to a fundraising event which encouraged Bartercard members to ‘Gift a gift of giving at Christmas’ to friends and family in lieu of a physical gift.

It’s not just donations the Foundation is looking to assist with. It is also keen to get involved in events around the country, all of which will be advertised on the Heart Kids website throughout the year.

The Bartercard Foundation is made up of three trustees who oversee its operation, on a voluntary, unpaid basis. They are Raymond Goubitz, Bartercard Trustee, Ted Midlane from Legal Consultants Ltd and the recently appointed Carmel Clark from Telephone Market Research.

Raymond Goubitz says: “The Trustees of the Bartercard Foundation are delighted to support Heart Kids with the valuable support services they provide to the families of Heart Children. Using Bartercard Trade Dollars, the Foundation will assist their cashflow and help raise their profile. We’re thrilled by the initial support of our member community and their generosity – it goes to show what can be raised in just a day for something so worthy.”

He adds: “The Bartercard Foundation chose to collaborate with Heart Kids after consideration of many different charities which do not receive government support. It was felt Heart Kids were best placed to utilise Trade Dollars to assist them in achieving their objectives for the forthcoming year.”

If you would like to donate to Heart Kids, go to https://donate.HeartKids.org.nz/ or visit heartkids.org.nz to find out more about this worthy cause. For more information on Bartercard and its services visit: bartercard.co.nz

The Bartercard Foundation was established in April 2010 and is a registered charity to support charities which require wider national prominence for their great cause. 100% of the donations raised go to the chosen charity. Unlike most other charities which aim to pass on 80% of their donations with 20% covering expenses and other costs, all of the Foundation’s operating costs are paid for by Bartercard. These costs are increasing due to additional financial reporting obligations and information required to be supplied to the Charities Commission.

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Conserve cash on property, holidays and renovations with Bartercard

After pouring money into the business during start up, continual expenses and a competitive market to boot, there’s often little left over to spend on anything non-essential.  Luckily Bartercard members can spend trade dollars on property, accommodation and renovations to keep valuable cash in the business.

One of the main reasons people go into business is to enjoy a better lifestyle. However, after pouring money into the business during start up, continual expenses and a competitive market to boot, there’s often little left over to spend on anything non-essential.

Bartercard members have the advantage of being able to pay for lifestyle costs without spending cash, or only part-pay cash on significant expenses like property, holidays and renovations. They do this by indirectly trading their products and services for property deposits, accommodation worldwide, home renovations and furnishings, entertainment and dining out, so they can enjoy a better lifestyle with Bartercard.

Matt Alderton, founder of Bx, Business for Life, an SME training and events company, sees first-hand the frustrations of business owners. At the start of his program he asks his participants to reflect on why they got into business in the first place. Was it for money, lifestyle, more family time or something else? His real question is… have you achieved your why? Very often, the answer is no.

“Generally there are three main concerns for small business owners,” Matt said. “One, lack of money, two, lack of time and three, the additional stress. I advocate Bartercard to business owners because it can grow their business really quickly through the marketing avenues available and then they can spend the extra income on holidays or personal expenses without withdrawing any cash reserves from the business or eating into the family budget.”

Spending on Bartercard is a perfect way to improve your lifestyle, guilt free. For many business owners, there’s often guilt associated with personal indulgences or spending on anything non-essential, especially in the early days when almost every cent is poured into the start-up. The upshot of Bartercard is you don’t need to spend cash on many lifestyle costs and everyday purchases.

“My wife and I don’t buy wasteful presents for each other but often I’ll buy her things on Bartercard that I know she’ll use like spa vouchers and beauty products“, said Matt. “When we spend trade dollars on lifestyle expenses, we can enjoy those splurges so much more because we’re not spending cash.”

Colin Hatcher, owner of Speedie Shoe Repairs uses Bartercard to fund lifestyle costs to conserve his cash flow. While shoe repairs and key cutting is the bread and butter of his business, he said that selling remotes and engraved pet tags on Bartercard’s online trading platform MYBC has attracted a new market of customers around Australia.

“Even if you’re quiet in the cash ecomony you’re still earning a digital currency which you can use to cover a host of lifestyle costs without reaching into your pocket,” he said. “I’ve had two bathrooms fitted out on Bartercard, paid for a chiropractor that would have cost me thousands of dollars in cash, and accommodation in Yamba for a family holiday which let me keep $1700 in my pocket.”

Joining Bartercard not only lets you attract new customers, conserve cash and grow profits in your business, but it lets you enjoy a better lifestyle without emptying the coffers!

WHY NOT TRY THESE OPTIONS TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFESTYLE WITH BARTERCARD?

MYBC is Bartercard’s online trading platform which lets you shop almost anything and everything from homewares and furnishings, to beauty products, clothing, electrical items and business products and services. Visit mybc.bartercard.com

Bartercard Tourism
Breaking up the work grind is where new ideas start. Enjoy over 1,000 accommodation options world-wide without the cash cost. Visit bartertourism.com.au

Bartercard Property
Part and parcel of buying real estate is risk and uncertainty, but luckily Bartercard eases both. Bartercard has recently lifted the value of listings world-wide from $100 million in 2015 to $145 million. Visit to bartercardproperty.com to find your next investment.