As seen on the AC Network – http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2477436/the_myths_the_barter_industry_doesnt.html?cat=3
Barter is one of the oldest, yet most misunderstood industries around. So many people still believe to do barter you must trade one item for another, say apples for oranges, yet with modern day barter memberships and communities nothing could be farther from the truth.
Why is it that this industry is so misunderstood?
Some of the ways the rich stay rich and no one else makes the money is secrecy. No one will give away the secrets of their millions, their own bread and butter. They find the thing that works and they run with it, under the radar, with all those around them wondering how in the world they are doing it.
Common Myth 1.
A common myth is that you have to trade one item for another, or as given before apples for oranges. This is not the case. You can with the use of barter exchanges trade your item for trade dollars, which can be then used to purchase any item from another member, not necessarily the one who traded for your item.
Common Myth 2.
Trade exchanges are small and have nothing to offer. This is a myth. Some of the trade exchanges have thousands of members. The ITEX marketplace has over 22,000 members and over 100 office nationwide. Switzerland’s economy is largely based on barter! Barter is very large, as are many of the trade exchanges.
Common Myth 3
It’s too expensive. This is completely false. It can help SAVE you money. It can help you move idle inventory, which is costing you money in having to store it. It can make you money, by getting you retail prices for items you may have had to discount in order to sell in the cash market.
These myths are often brought about by people who have never used barter or do not understand how to effectively use barter. Now that you understand that many of the myths are just that, what is stopping you from utilizing barter to improve your business? If it’s a myth or concern, perhaps it is not grounded in the reality of the barter system. It may be worth a second look, especially in today’s current economic state.Get in touch with a barter exchange system and see for yourself all the things that barter can do for your company, and your personal life. With some proper due diligence you too can begin using barter to expand and grow your business, plus do things you would never imagine you could with the cash market.