Frequently Asked Questions

What is Florida Barter?

We are a commercial trading network of over 1800 companies in the Orlando and Tampa Bay areas. Since 1982, we’ve helped our members buy and sell products and services with an alternative currency known as trade dollars.

What services does Florida Barter provide?

Florida Barter provides a marketplace for businesses to exchange goods and services, allowing them to increase sales, cash flow and profit. We recruit members through referrals and our direct sales force. We authorize and maintain records of member sales and purchases with trade dollars. And we provide an easy-to-read detailed monthly statement, along with 24-hour access to your account via our website and mobile app.

How do Florida Barter members benefit?

As a member, you can increase sales, reduce excess inventory and downtime, and conserve cash by obtaining goods and services with trade dollars instead of cash. Check out more benefits here.

How does Florida Barter work?

Members list products or services in the Florida Barter network. You earn trade dollars on every sale and spend trade dollars on goods and services you need. (Each trade dollar is equivalent to one U.S. dollar). Your Trade Broker can assist you with sales and purchases. You can also search and conduct trades through our website or mobile app.

How do trades happen?

Our highly trained staff understands how to best promote your products and services to other Florida Barter members. Their expertise allows them to help you seek out new customers, or find a way to spend your trade dollars wisely. Our state-of-the-art eCommerce platform makes it easy for you to conduct trades and manage your account. Our platform allows you to:

  • Post products and services for sale
  • Conduct trade transactions online or via mobile app
  • Search for vendors
  • Check your account status 24/7

How much does it cost 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. Contact an account representative at (321) 397-2050 in the Orlando area, or (727) 524-6800 in the Tampa Bay area for more information. You can also email us at Exchange@FloridaBarter.com.

How do I access my account or process a trade?

Managing your account with Florida Barter is easier than ever with online access and our mobile app. Trades can be conducted 24 hours a day through our website, mobile app, or automated phone system.

What is a Trade Broker?

A trade broker is your account manager. They are assigned to your account to assist you with your needs and promote your business. No matter if you’re looking for new customers or a way to use your trade dollars wisely, our staff can assist you.

How does the Marketplace work?

Many times a Florida Barter client may have goods and services that they would like to trade that fall outside the area of their primary business. Using the Member Marketplace, clients can post these items online. Concert tickets, automobiles, collectibles and just about anything you can think of can be posted to the Marketplace on the Florida Barter website. Then, other clients can browse the Marketplace to find the goods and services listed and complete a trade with the seller. It’s all facilitated on the Florida Barter website in the Member Marketplace.

Taxes

There are no tax advantages or disadvantages to Florida Barter clients.

Sales Tax: When you spend, sales tax is paid in cash. When you sell, you then collect the sales tax in cash and pay the government in cash.

Income Tax: Report all sales as income via the 1099B. All purchases would be expensed, just as you would any cash expense.