How It Works
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to help save cash and build your business:
Bartering through eXmerce is simple. A virtual trade currency called “Trade Dollars” is used to
value products and services within the exchange. Members are asked to price their products or
services at fair market value – which means, whatever you would normally charge in the cash
world is what you would charge in Trade Dollars through eXmerce. Members are then free to
purchase any products or services within the eXmerce community using their Trade Dollars.
Members do not have to accept each other’s products or services directly.
Let’s say you’re a florist and you’ve now become a member of eXmerce. The auto mechanic
John drops by your store and informs you that he’s a member of eXmerce. John wants to
surprise his wife and buy 1 dozen red roses through his eXmerce account.
Now, as the florist - if you normally sell 1 dozen red roses in the cash world for $50 + GST cash,
through eXmerce, you would sell the same 1 dozen red roses for $50 + GST Trade Dollars.
Before completing the sale, it is best practice to ask the member to present their eXmerce
member card or alternatively you can contact our office to get a pre-authorization. This step
helps to ensure that the member buying from you is a legitimate member of eXmerce and also
has sufficient trade funds in their trade account. A barter transaction receipt is then filled out
by the seller for record keeping purposes and a copy is given to the buyer.
It is the responsibility of the seller to contact eXmerce to have the transaction credited to their
trade account or alternatively the seller can post the sale transaction online themselves.
Making an eXmerce sale is no different from a cash or credit card sale expect for the form of
payment. Once a member is identified as an eXmerce member and it comes time to make the
sale, you simply accept your new customer’s eXmerce card as payment. The eXmerce dollars
will immediately be transferred into your account for you to purchase from any other member.
eXmerce helps build your business by bringing you the customers you currently don’t have.
Each eXmerce member works closely with an assigned Account Manager. It is the responsibility
of the Account Manager to best understand your needs and to also help make
recommendations on buying and selling opportunities.
Your eXmerce Account Manager will effectively market your products and services to other
community members using:
- Account Manager Relationship
- Online Member Directory
- Daily E-mail Broadcasting
- Monthly E-Newsletter
- Social Media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter)
- Tradeshow Exhibition Regular Networking Events
Making a purchase with your eXmerce Card is easy.
- First, identify your business and personal cash expenditures that you would like to offset
- Next, find vendors through eXmerce using the online member directory or by contacting
your eXmerce Account Manager.
- Last, pay for the product or service using your eXmerce Card