The Canadian Barter system is a business-to-business trade exchange working with companies from all industries and of all shapes and sizes.
Members of the barter system, and our clients, trade their products and services without the use of cash in an exchange that does not limit their trading potential. Through this innovative system, our clients are able to increase their sales, cash flow and profits.
Established in 1995, the Canadian Barter System has every year seen unsurpassed levels of member growth and trading activity.
We have built a solid reputation for our fair, creative and effective trading practices. All of our accomplishments result from the partnerships that are built between our clients and our professional trade brokers. Working closely with you to establish your plan for getting the most from our business-to-business exchange, our trade brokers maximize the benefits of working with barter, helping you to generate business, increase your margins, or liquidate stock, fast.
Members of the Canadian Barter System have the unique benefit of being able to apply for and obtain credit for products and services without incurring interest.
Your only cost is membership in the system. The benefit is obvious. Interest-free financing through the Canadian Barter System permits capital and operational investment without adding to your existing debt load. Repayment is made as convenient, by simply conducting your business and accepting the occasional barter sale, requiring far less attention than the typical lending institution.
Traditionally, a company would sell their excess inventory either at or below cost in order to accelerate the process of moving stock.
Unfortunately, this strategy at minimum causes the business to lose the potential value of their merchandise.
With a Canadian Barter System membership you can exercise the option of trading your excess inventory at full market value in exchange for credit within the system.
This enables you to maintain your profit margin on an entire stock as opposed to just a percentage of that stock, while reducing the time and resources that would otherwise be allocated to selling the merchandise.
"When first introduced to barter we started small being a little leery about the paperwork. With guidance and help we worked it out with our bookkeeper, it is very important to us that our paper work is in order; the process was easier than we anticipated. We find out it to be a useful promotional tool. But where we use it the most is in contests for our guests and staff. Recently we have started to use CBS for more of our company supply needs and it is proving again to be a very useful tool. We appreciate the new business and contacts that have come in to find we are a hidden Charleswood salon and spa gem, they didn't know existed."
- City Looks Salon and Spa
Member Since 2007