Archives for February 2016

Swipe Technology is Changing the Way the Barter Industry Does Business

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The Barter Company launched its card based swipe trade transaction processing and client barter card program in 2011, which has helped make them the fastest growing trade exchange in the Southeast. The program enables the electronic processing of magnetic stripe cards (Client Barter Cards and Barter Gift Cards) at participating barter exchange merchant locations nationwide using a standard POS merchant terminal for credit card transactions.

Client Barter Cards are issued to clients upon joining The Barter Company and distributed to all active users on the barter account. Traditional POS merchant terminals are enhanced with custom trade software and clients then install the swipe terminals at their restaurant or retail location for simple transaction processing. These newly updated terminals allow for real-time trading and immediate transfer of funds, much like traditional debit transactions.

Cardholders are barter exchange clients processing a buy/sell barter transaction, or consumers that have received barter Gift Cards from TBC clients. These Gift Cards have trade amounts (barter dollars) loaded onto their card for use at participating merchants for shopping at their establishments.  Clients have the capability of buying Gift Cards with their trade dollars and the funds are simply transferred. These gift cards are then usable at select locations within the exchange. This provides clients the ability to give those outside of the membership (their employees, customers, friends, etc.) a means of making purchases with trade dollars. This is often used as a means for members to reward customers and bonus or give employee incentives.

For restaurants, high traffic retail, and service locations, a TBC specific swipe card terminal can be installed that provides the user the experience of a typical “credit card” type transaction.  These terminals are not connected through a merchant provider (no associated merchant fees or batch settlement processes) but have been designed to simply connect directly to TBC’s internal system through the internet, conducting a transaction in a simplified and quick functionality.

The goal is to make a trade transaction easy to use and as immediate to process as any online banking, swiping a card, and/or a mobile app transaction. A transaction (or authorization) can now be conducted from any place where the internet can be accessed… even via smart phone.  TBC also offers clients a free mobile app (Trade Studio for The Barter Company) so that trade transactions can be done effortlessly. The app allows users process live and secure transactions directly from their mobile device with activated data service, as well as tools to allow member account management and directory search of members with mapping capabilities linked directly to their device’s GPS capabilities.   To download the mobile app titled “Trade Studio for The Barter Company”, click here for Droid users and here for iPhone/iPad users.

The Barter Company’s swipe technology has made bartering faster and easier than ever. With more than 2,500 clients in the Metro Atlanta area, TBC is a recognized leader in the barter industry. One reason for this is the ability to stay ahead of the curve with the latest and greatest technological advances. For more info, visit www.barterco.com.

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Are You Using These Great Barter Resources?

The Barter Company is here to help you save money while growing your business. We have great tools available to you and want to be sure you are aware of these great resources!

Cash Flow Analysis Form this is a great way for your Trade Coordinator to understand your spending trends so she can start helping you meet your needs by spending barter, not cash! CLICK HERE to complete the Cash Flow Analysis form.

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TBC’s Free Mobile App – Available for iPhone, iPad and Droid. Simply search the iTunes or GooglePlay store for “Trade Studio for TBC” then login with your barter account # and pin. Our app makes it simple to:

– View and update your account

–  View products and services

– Find barter businesses nearby using your phone’s GPS

– See what’s new

– Authorize a trade

Download TBC Mobile App

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Join our Texting List to receive important news about Hot Offers, Event Tickets, Travel Options and more!

Join by simply texing “barterco” to 63975.

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TBC Welcomes Newest Team Member

valentinaWe are excited to welcome Valentina Martinez to the TBC team as our new Onboarding Specialist! Valentina is a junior at Kennesaw State University studying International Affairs. She has a passion for HR and is excited to work alongside TBC clients to ensure they have a successful and beneficial experience with us. Welcome Valentina, we’re so happy to have you!

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Welcome Wednesday: New Clients to Trade With!

welcome-green letterswelcome new client handshakeCheck out these new clients who want your business. For more info, call (770) 591-4343. You can also view our new clients added daily by using our free mobile app. Log in, then click what’s new!  Download Here:

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Carl Ray Collier: Handyman Services | Handyman services, small paint jobs for interior and fences, lawn mowing services. Servicing the Dallas, Acworth, Kennesaw and Villa Rica areas.
(678) 873-9898

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Hoodz | Hood cleaning services available, including duct work and fan. Servicing Marietta, Smyrna, Acworth, Kennesaw, Woodstock, Atlanta and more!
Call today to schedule.

(770) 429-8800

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Southern Blinds Inc.| Need blinds or roller shades? Call Southern Blinds for all your needs!
Commercial only.

Call and speak with Kathy at (770) 887-2015

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Donna-Marie Hayle, LLC: Atlanta AttorneyFamily law services, including domestic relations, general civil litigation, contract disputes, divorce, child custody and legitimation and more!

(678) 904-5377 

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Noble Services |Carpet cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, and upholstery cleaning. Offering genuine carpet and upholstery cleaning services with honest prices and valuable results.

(770) 363-0303

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Atlanta Property Matters: Virtual Office Services! | At The Hive Solution, our virtual office busy bees focus on taking care of our entrepreneur’s business. My bees provide good old-fashioned customer service with a smile. We perform office services from answering phones to scheduling to administrative duties and more.

678-573-HIVE [4483]

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Troy Bettis Electric| Need electrical services? Call today for all your needs!

(678) 462-5056

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Lauren Lopez Lifestyle & Portrait Photography | Maternity, newborn and family photography, event photography, commercial/business photography, & head shots. Final product: Digital Images in print & web resolution.

(770) 876-9689

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G.S Dent| Mobile Dent Repair. GS Dent is your paintless dent removal specialist in metro Atlanta. We specialize in removing dings, dents, creases and hail damage.

(678) 949-6906

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Have You Referred Anyone Lately?

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Do you want to barter with more great businesses in your area? We’re in the business of putting clients together to grow their business and save cash…who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?? Our network grows thanks to clients like you and the great referrals we get!

We currently pay up to $200 cash and trade for EACH referral business you have join TBC. Each month we have a “Top 10” list of business categories our clients are asking for and those pay $200cash/$200trade each. All other referrals pay $100cash/$100trade. Easy as 1,2,3! To check out our current “Top 10 List” click here or log into your barter account at www.barterco.com and click on the left side link.

To refer a business, simply complete this form below and earn cash and trade today!

Got questions? Call us at (770) 591-4343.

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Look at all these clients who are getting paid to trade!

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April “Barter 101” Luncheon Announced for New Clients

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Our next “Barter 101” luncheon is now scheduled for April 20th and we’d love for you to join us! We’ll also pay YOU to come! $100 trade for attending and another $100 trade if you bring a fellow business owner. There is so much valuable information that we want to share it with everyone. This program is available to new clients and is a wonderful learning experience mixed with networking. You will learn great tips of the trade and best bartering practices so that you can grow your business while saving cash! Lunch is always provided for attendees along with great incentives! Here is a quick overview of what you can expect from Barter 101:

  • How to think barter and keep cash in your wallet
  •  How to access our mobile apps and their features
  • Relationship building with your Trade Coordinator
  • How to process a simple trade transaction
  • Bookkeeping for your barter account
  • Negotiating trade with another barter client
  • Barter Police system and how it works
  • Etiquette: Restaurant tipping & how to travel on barter
  • TBC Referral Program and How You Can Earn CASH For Referrals

REGISTER BELOW for the next “Barter 101” luncheon!

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March Client Mixer Announced

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We are excited to announce our March Client Mixer!

Join us on Wednesday, March 23rd at Houck’s Grille in Roswell from 6:00-8:00pm.

Enjoy delicious food, tasty drinks and networking with other TBC clients.

RSVP below or call (770) 591-4343.

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Tickets Available!

Looking for something fun to do with your spouse or kids? We have lots of great show tickets available now on barter! Please call our office for pricing and to purchase at (770) 591-4343.   32-Lord-Of-The-Dance

“Lord of the Dance” @ The Fox Theatre

Sunday, Feb 21st at 6:00

Various tickets available.

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“Start Down” @ Alliance Theatre | Hertz Stage

Thursday, Feb 18th at 7:30

2 tickets available.  

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“Ethel” @ Alliance Theatre | Hertz Stage

Friday, April 8th at 8 :00

4 tickets available.  

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“Born for this: The Bebe Winans Story” @ Alliance Theatre

Saturday, April 30th at 2:30

2 tickets available.

Thursday, May 12th at 7:30 2 tickets available.

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20th Anniversary Casino Night Photos

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Thank you to all who came out to celebrate with us during our Casino Night Party! We had a wonderful time gambling, mingling and dancing with clients old and new. We want to thank the Metropolitan Club for hosting such a beautiful event and providing delicious food for the evening. And another big shout out of thanks to O’Brien Productions for setting up our amazing casino landscape as well as providing DJ services. We had so much fun!

Other vendors we’d like to thank for helping make our event a fun evening are:

The Jukes – 2-piece band entertainment

Frank Gibson Photography – Photography & videography

Sugar Bender4s Bakery – TBC anniversary cake

It’s My Party Rentals – Balloons

See photo highlights from our event below. 

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