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Why barter in business?

Business owners love bartering because it saves them cash; moves excess stock or idle inventory and fills up their downtime or spare capacity. Chances are you have conducted a one-to-one barter deal in the past and the outcome was win-win.

However, while these traditional barter deals can be effective, they lack flexibility, which limits how often they may occur. The challenge with a direct one-on-one barter is you might want something that one business has but they may not want what you have. By creating a currency of trade dollars you can trade conveniently with tens of thousands of members nationally and internationally.


How does it work?

Bartercard has created a flexible, secure and fully accountable way for businesses to trade their goods and services with businesses all around the country and the world. Bartercard is one of the largest B2B networks with 10,000 cardholders across New Zealand alone who are now effectively using the trade exchange to...

  • gain new customers, who generate increased sales income
  • move excess stock or utilise downtime
  • free up cash to pay existing expenses
  • increase profits from introduction of new business.

Using Bartercard

By using Bartercard you earn trade dollars for the goods and services you sell and this value is recorded electronically in your member account (similar to a bank account).

You can use these trade dollars or your traded dollar interest free line of credit on goods or services from any other Bartercard member. It offers you completely flexible trading because...

  • you don’t have to purchase from the same business that purchases from you
  • you can spend with anyone locally, nationally, and internationally
  • you can sell now and buy later, or buy now and sell later
  • and…you can use your interest free line of credit as working capital, even before making a sale.

Want to know how to use Bartercard in your business?

Learn here