That’s right. Every time you complete a trade transaction, you did not have to pay cash out of your pocket for that item. Cash is the life of a business, without a positive cash flow a business cannot survive. By bartering, you can conserve cash for the items for which you cannot trade.
Gets rid of surplus
Plenty of companies have surplus lying around that they cannot liquidate. This is stale merchandise, which is only COSTING the company money. It is costing money by taking up space that could be used for sell-able items. Inventory that won’t move in the cash world have every chance of moving in the trade world. Now, you can get rid of your surplus, by trading them for the products and services you need.
Lowers downtime and unused capacity
When a hotel room sits empty, it isn’t making anyone money (and in some cases is actually losing the company money). With barter, a company can fill the empty rooms with clients. Thus, creating trade dollars that can be used to purchase needed items, making it a double win situation for the business.
Creates more customers
What someone may not be willing to pay cash, they may be willing to trade. Many companies utilize leverage in creating trade dollars. The $1 they spent, did not cost them $1 to create, so they are leveraging their time and resources into larger amounts.
Creates cash sales and transactions
As in the hotel example above, they may pay for the room with trade. Extra services such as room service, the valet, restaurants and other amenities they continue to pay with cash. This brings more cash into the business than if the room sat empty. These cash transactions help the cash flow of the business and in turn help the business survive.
We can all agree that cash is simply a means to an end. When it comes to making your purchases, the form of payment is irrelevant. Using your goods and/or services is an excellent way to make the purchases you and your business need in both good times and bad.
Tampa Trade Brokers has been a great asset to my Company. I have purchased presents for our girls during the holidays, honeymoons, daytrips, catering plus dining and entertainment. The staff is more than helpful, even helping us purchase live Christmas Trees on barter during the holidays! It is wonderful to spend the barter dollars we earn with our housekeeping services!
Joanne, Maid to Order
I’ve been involved with up to four barter networks in the past 15 years. I have successfully bought and sold services and hard goods. Using this method instead of spending cash out of my pocket I have managed to use barter to maintain a good lifestyle.
Pat, Pat Clark Art
To whom this may reach. We here at 3 Guys Moving have been a part of Tampa Trade Brokers for several years now. I would like to encourage any business that want to increase sales and benefit from the many businesses affiliated with Tampa Trade Brokers, to join like we did.
Mark, Three Guys Moving
"Thank you Tampa Trade Brokers for all of your hard work and efforts! You have softened the blow of the economic hard times with the barter program that you provide. I will always think of your company first when it comes to addressing needs that arise every day." Thank you!
Barter has always been an integral part of my business. It helps me move inventory which would have been difficult to sell normally freeing up space and generating more income.
I never knew barter like this existed. I had lost out on some trades with friends in the past so I was hesitant to try barter again. The friendly people at Tampa Trade Brokers made sure I was comfortable and helped me every step of the way. I now use barter to help my business with advertising, printing and pest control on a regular basis.
As a founding member of Tampa Trade Brokers, I have found that Barter is an excellent source of exposure. My history has shown that I have sold solar panels, jeeps, homes-land and of course repairs on irrigation services in Pinellas County. The professionalism, communication and follow through are definite assets of working with Tampa Trade Brokers
Larry, Sun City Irrigation
You don’t have to be a local member to join! By working with Tampa Trade Brokers I have used Travel, Restaurants and donated to many charities. A new venture is coming out that I am anxious to launch to members of Tampa Trade Brokers and its’ sister barter companies throughout the United States!
John, Bases SEO
We have helped many businesses acquire new cash customers walking through their doors by advertising on barter in our Magazine. It is a great feeling of achievement when you talk to the clients and they share they saw results from advertising in the magazine.
Kathleen, Travelhost of Tampa Bay Magazine
When I first met Kathy with Tampa Trade Brokers I knew that this was going to be a great business opportunity. I have increased my business and met some great people and their Companies. Through this we have exchanged services and I have built some great relationships. Thank you Tampa Trade Brokers.
MaryAnn, Cheap Signs of America