5. June 2011 04:09
Croc Donovan joined Smarter Barter five months ago. With increasing competition from high street car wash/cafes, Croc wanted to use the trade income to pay for things to save cash and boost his cash business.
• Generated from 14 x Car/ 4WD details
• Car detailing cleaning products from Chemical Cleaning Solutions $787.60
• Website, design and hosting $600
• Printing – business cards, brochures and flyers 970 Minuteman Press and COB Printing
• Advertising $500
Next on the shopping list is a commercial car steam cleaner to replace the current one. Tony from Britec has organised Croc a brand new model on full trade. I asked Croc how much it cost to generate his Smarter Barter dollars. His reply was typical Croc: “Well, I fit in the trade jobs between my cash jobs, so I haven’t lost any cash sales. In fact, I’ve had three new cash jobs from fellow Smarters’ referrals!
“Croc detailed my car - he did a great job! He is coming back to do Christies. He worked on my car for 9 hours; full detail, amazing job” – Shirley, The Hair Shack
Smarter Barter charges Croc $0 for their services. On July 1 we will introduce a 3% T$ fee to Members. This will mean we will not charge cash; but our own currency will be used to pay the Members that run Smarter Barter.