Tips & Tricks
In the normal cash economy, a great deal of time and money is used to increase sales. Smarter Barter does that for you. You now need to put time into finding the best ways of SPENDING your trade dollars! Get in the habit of spending trade instead of cash. You'll end up with a lot more cash in your account at the end of the month.
Get To Know How The Site Works
There are limitless opportunities to give your business massive exposure by taking time to advertise your products/ services in as many relevant categories as possible. To simplify the process, related categories to a main category selected are automatically ticked (If any related categories are not relevant simply un-tick).
We encourage all members to promote special offers to fellow members by giving them 'top billing' in their related categories, inclusion in the 'Specials' section on the front web page, and further exposure in our 'Smarter Deals' emails. It's a great way to be in control of your own marketing, fill in down time, clear slow moving products and generate Trade! 'Specials' can be advertised for a 2 week period, for longer by renewing, or until item is sold out.
Promote Your Business
Make the most of your Smarter Barter internal web pages. Keep your site fresh, interesting, and up to date. Advertise specials to move surplus stock; use the variable trade ratios at a product/service level for flexibility and competitively.
Close Deals Using Trade
If you want a particular client, offer them trade in your price. You instantly have a huge advantage over your competition, increase your market share, and establish an ongoing customer. We will be happy to help organise this for you.
Use The Smarter Barter Referral Program
Not only will you earn trade dollars, you introduce suppliers who will save you cash, as well as friends who will benefit from joining. Your referrals are greatly respected by us, and an endorsement of your satisfaction in Smarter Barter.
Pay Employees Bonuses With Trade
This is a powerful way of rewarding staff. Your Smarter Barter dollars will go a lot further than cash, motivate them, and preserve your cash. They'll have great fun finding ways of spending trade on the web site, just make sure they do so at home!
Set Up Sub Accounts
These are great for staff and family. Set them up with their own card that you can transfer trade dollars into.
Giving Smarter Barter gift vouchers is guaranteed to increase your popularity!
If you can't immediately find what you need, ask us. We will source existing members, and seek new members to get what you are after.
Always consider alternate sources for your business. Example- a hotel spends $5000 a year on cleaning products. A fellow Smarter Barter member supplies similar products for the same price on 50/50 ratio. The hotel changes supplier and spends $2500 SB instead of $2500 cash!
Attract Cash Customers Using Trade
Use your trade dollars to promote your business to the cash economy through members selling advertising, promotions, printing, functions, entertainment etc.
Don't wait too long when special offers present themselves. Grab it before it goes!
Select your trade ratio so the cash component covers your cost. Inflated prices are not necessary, and unfair to fellow members. Ensure your prices are comparable to similar products/services offered by fellow members, and help us maintain the fairest barter system in the world!
Smarter Barter's unique trading ratios open up the benefits of barter to almost everyone. Look beyond the obvious. The ways of saving cash, increasing your business and personal wealth are only limited by your imagination. As we expand, the number and variety of trading opportunities for you will also grow.
In joining Smarter Barter, you show the ability to “think outside the square”. A group of such dynamic members learn and grow together. We are always open to feedback from you to continually improve Smarter Barter for all. Our belief has always been to create a barter system that allows members to flourish using their business skills and ambition, not put up annoying barriers and costs that restrict trade.