From Start-Up to Celebrating Our Silver Anniversary: 25 Years of Helping Clients Prosper

Happy birthday to us!

This month, we are excited to celebrate our silver anniversary of helping clients prosper and have the best, most beneficial experience in the barter industry. Our CEO and Founder Ric Zampatti launched The Barter Company in 1996, the same year that Pokémon made its debut, the New York Yankees became World Series Champions, and the average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.22.

In the beginning, The Barter Company did not have any technology, employees, or even much money.

Zampatti simply started the company with a strong vision of helping small business owners save cash by bartering for the goods and services they needed, gain new customers, and grow.

Through the past two and a half decades, he has successfully grown The Barter Company to have 12 employees who serve more than 2,000 clients in the Southeast. These team members work hard to create the ideal partnership with clients’ businesses through integrity and professionalism. They are a key reason behind our company’s growth and success.

Also, gone are the days of not using technology!

Now, The Barter Company offers clients the latest in barter technology to facilitate and account for trades quickly and easily. We’re also a proud member of the International Reciprocal Trade Association (IRTA) and the National Association of Trade Exchanges (NATE). Zampatti has served as president of NATE twice and has also served on its Board of Directors. In addition, The Barter Company reciprocates with more than 50 barter exchanges nationwide to give clients access to thousands of barter options across the U.S.

Focusing on clients’ needs and satisfaction is crucial to continued success. Our team aims to provide “better than expected” customer service that helps small businesses grow. Zampatti is proud that some clients have been with the company since the earliest days, like O’Brien Productions and Regency Fine Art and Frame.

Today, The Barter Company continues to be a leader in the barter industry and looks forward to serving clients and the community for the next 25 years. Click here to learn how more about the benefits of barter – how barter works, what a successful barter exchange like ours offers, and how we can help your business grow and prosper.
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