When you open a Tradebank account, there are a number of tools that you can use in order to make your barter experience successful in terms of buying and selling on the network. All of these tools are included in our fees, there are no extra costs. Below is a list of the tools, just click on a link and it will give you more details.
When you're ready, Tradebank will promote your business to a vast network of businesses who barter on a daily basis.
This is a payment application available in the Apple & Google Play stores. The app allows merchants to process trade transactions using a mobile device. Below you can watch a video on the app being used at a restaurant that accepts barter through Tradebank as payment. You can also view the video walkthrough here.
A broker is assigned to every new account. They act as a sales rep for you, continually promoting your business to other members of Tradebank in order to build up your TRADEaccount and bring you new incremental business. They also take on the role of a purchasing agent by working with you to source out products and services that you require in exchange. Your TRADEbroker is always up-to-date with what's going on in the network and so they are a great source of information and a huge timesaver! Build a relationship with your broker and watch your bottomline improve.
This is an online, real-time place that Tradebank clients can go to search for other Tradebank clients. There are other tools as well, but the primary purpose of the TRADEdirectory is to bring ideas to the forefront of your mind in order to make trading easier. You can be listed under multiple categories in the directory and once again, there's no extra cost!
Once you open your account, our in-house graphics team will quickly get to work and design a custom ad so that it can used to promote your business in a number of ways. They will likely take ideas from your current logo and website and from there you can tweak it so that it sends the exact message you want to the rest of the Tradebank network.
This is a primary means of communication between us and you once per week via email. It will keep you in-the-loop as to all the new members who are joining the network, one-of-a-kind items that come up for sale, news on events and promotions, as well as one-time onsite sales. It contains a lot of great information and will be an invaluable asset to a positive trading experience. It is not a complete list of what is currently available.
We currently design, print, sell and distribute TRADEgifts for over 400 of our retail-type clients. They can be purchased using TRADEdollars and used for personal benefits, to give away to customers as incentives, to increase staff and client loyalty as well as gifts for friends and family. If you own a retail or service business, call us to see if you would qualify for our TRADEgifts program.
Each business can have multiple TRADEcards issued on their account. The purchasing is broken down on the statement by TRADEcard so that if you have multiple people with a card you can easily track who is using it. Merchants can accept the TRADEcard and process transactions using www.thinktradefirst.ca, call their broker, call the corporate office or by downloading the mobileTRADE app to their phone or tablet