FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is Florida Barter?
Florida Barter, established in 1982, is a commercial trading network of 1500 companies in the Orlando and Tampa Bay areas that trade among each other using a medium of exchange called a trade dollar.
What services does Florida Barter provide?
Florida Barter provides a marketplace for businesses to exchange goods and services and to increase sales, cash flow and profit. Florida Barter recruits members through referrals and its direct sales force, facilitates sales and purchases by members, and acts as a third-party record keeper, providing transaction processing of debits and credits of its trade dollars.
How do Florida Barter members benefit?
Members of Florida Barter gain incremental sales to new customers and conserve cash by obtaining needed goods and services with trade dollars instead of cash.
How does Florida Barter work?
Florida Barter members list their products or services in the Florida Barter network, earn trade dollars when they sell, and use trade dollars to buy products and services they need in their businesses. Members work with their Trade Broker or search the directory and product listings on www.floridabarter.com. Trades are conducted over the telephone using a 24-hour automated system, or via www.floridabarter.com.
How Trades Happen
At Florida Barter, we promote our clients’ products and services to the members of our network. Our highly trained staff knows how to communicate your needs and wants, and provides excellent customer service. No matter if you’re looking for new customers or a way to use your trade dollars wisely, our staff can assist you.
Today, barter has gone high tech. Our E-Commerce system is easy to use. It allows you to:
- Post products and services for sale
- Conduct trade transactions online
- Search for vendors
- Check your account information 24/7
How much does a business pay to be a member of Florida Barter?
Florida Barter offers two different membership plans to suit your company’s trading needs. Each buyer pays a cash commission based on the trade dollar price of the purchase. In addition, members pay a monthly administrative fee. Please go to Fee Plans to review the two membership plans, or contact an account representative at 321-397-2050 or 1-800-359-2953 (Orlando) or 727-524-6800 (Gulf Coast) or via email at EXchange@floridabarter.com.
Is there any particular technology I need to join and use the Florida Barter network?
There is no specific technology required, as Florida Barter offers online and offline trading information and transaction capabilities. New members receive information about how to trade within the Florida Barter network and information about how to contact their Trade Broker for assistance with buying and selling within the network.
Members that wish to take advantage of the online trade directory and transaction processing capabilities must have access to the Internet.
Can I cancel my account?
Your satisfaction is essential to us. If you are unhappy for any reason, please let us know immediately and we will try to solve the problem. If you remain dissatisfied, you may terminate the Agreement upon ten (10) days written notice to Florida Barter. Immediately upon termination, all cash and trade dollar service fees outstanding become due and payable.