What is the bartering story of one red paper clip?

~~~ What is the bartering story of one red paper clip? ~~~ The website One red paperclip was created by Kyle MacDonald, a Canadian blogger who bartered his way from a single paperclip to a house in a series of trades spanning exactly one year. MacDonald began with one red paper clip on July 12, 2005. By July 5, 2006, … Read More

Barter Services – History of Barter System

The barter system is an age-old method that was adopted by people to exchange their services and goods. This system was used for centuries, before the invention of money. People used to exchange the goods or services for other goods or services in return. Nowadays, barter services has staged a comeback with the advent of more sophisticated techniques that aid … Read More

Tradebank Brings Bartering to Saskatoon

 Tradebank has opened a new franchise in Saskatoon promoting the oldest way of doing business, the barter system. The idea is for businesses to trade good and services without any cash ever exchanging hands. Instead, participants use trade credits. Those are earned and used to purchase from any business within the Tradebank network. Karen Jones, who owns JonesE Property Maitenance … Read More

How Do Members Use Tradebank?

A business lists information about its company on the local and   national Tradebank Web sites so that other businesses can contact it for   services/products. Tradebank will help promote businesses by sending   occasional email, text and fax blasts about them to other businesses in   the network. Instead of using cash to purchase products or services, members use  “trade dollars,” which are … Read More

WHAT ARE THE FEES I ENCOUNTER AT TRADEBANK?

Once a month, BUSINESS will be charged a 12-14% commission (only on   the amount of Trade dollars spent during that month) and that is in   $U.S. dollars. (Automatic deduction payments are charged 12% commission vs. written check would be   14%). BUSINESS will also be charged a monthly accounting fee of $15.00  (to be paid in $U.S. dollars to Tradebank) to cover bookkeeping … Read More

ONCE I AM A TRADEBANK MEMBER HOW DO I TRADE?

1.  Businesses get a password for the secure online Tradebank Web site, mytradebank.com. Businesses input the name of their business and list what products/services it provides.  That page is listed (PAGES OF NATIONAL AND LOCAL WEBSISTES TO BE ENTERED HERE). Be sure to be thorough in writing about your products/services so that other Tradebank members can find your business when … Read More

HOW DOES A BUSINESS GET INVOLVED WITH TRADEBANK?

1.  Businesses may be contacted by Tradebank because another  Tradebank member is in need of its products/services and requested the Tradebank broker to call on the Business. Or a BUSINESS may contact Tradebank directly to become a member. 2. Businesses sign up as a Tradebank member for $495 cash/check/credit card. Each business receives a written guarantee that if it doesn’t … Read More

How Do Members Use Tradebank?

A business lists information about its company on the local and   national Tradebank Web sites so that other businesses can contact it for   services/products. Tradebank will help promote businesses by sending   occasional email, text and fax blasts about them to other businesses in   the network. Instead of using cash to purchase products or services, members use  “trade dollars,” which are … Read More