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What to expect your first year as a New Member of MerchanTrade?

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The Sign-up Period 

  • When you join, you set your trade terms.
  • What you choose to trade & whether you offer full trade or part cash/part trade is up to you.
  • We can assist you with this if you need help.

The Introductory FREE Period

  • Your business will be listed in our barter program as a member.
  • Your business will be listed on our website & featured on the homepage as a new member.
  • Your business will be featured in our weekly email.
  • All of the above is FREE!

How do I start trading?

  • Give and you shall receive: Provide a service or product to one of our members to build your barter fund.
  • When you're ready to trade, review our trader categories (or call our office at 254 776-5552 or 800 867-5552) & contact members you’re interested in trading with.
  • Let them know you’re a MerchanTrade member & start trading!

What if I don’t find anything I can use?

  • If you get no benefit, you owe nothing. However we recommend contacting businesses you need & ask them to consider joining MerchanTrade.
  • If they sign up, you'll get a $100 cash referral bonus & you'll be able to pay them barter dollars instead of cash.

What do I do when contacted by a MerchanTrade member? 

  • Get the member’s card info & let them know your trade terms.
  • Once your transaction is complete, contact our office @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & provide the amount, business name or MerchanTrade card #.
  • The MerchanTrade office will provide you with an auth. # to verify the purchase that's just been made

OK, I’m starting to love this.  When does the Intro Period end??

  • After you receive the first $1000.00 in trade in new business, we will bill a $200.00 cash membership fee and after that has been paid, we credit your trade account $200.00 - nontaxable. How cool is that? You get $200 to apply to your next trade!
  • You are issued a membership card w/ your business & personal name, acct # and expiration based upon when you joined.

What fees can I expect?

  • 10% cash & 2% trade on any purchase, which is only billed to you after you have benefited by using your trade dollars.

How do I keep up with my balance?

  • You will be mailed a monthly statement.

What happens the rest of the year?

  • You continue to be promoted in our weekly email, website & receive monthly statements throughout your first year and following.
  • There is an annual renewal fee of $150.00 due each calendar year. If you choose to continue and pay this fee, your trade balance, etc. moves to the next year.
  • If you choose to close your acct., you simply prepay your cash fee on your balance and spend this down before your renewal date and your membership cards expire. This way, you would not owe your renewal fee, but still benefit by using your accrued trade dollars.

That's It!  If you have any additional questions, please contact our office 254 776-5552 or 800 867-5552.  Thanks & happy bartering!!  MerchanTrade

Texas Barter

Written by Shawn Armstrong on .

Texas BarterTexas is a unique place.  Far from being the wild west people imagine it to be, Texas is becoming a bustling metrpopolis with cities like Houston, Austin, Waco, Dallas & San Antonio growing in population every day.  And just like the Texas flag featuring a lone star, the people are proud & have an independant mentality that makes it a fun & exciting place to live.  Like the rest of the country, barter is growing in Texas but you haven't seen barter until you see Texas barter.

Small businesses, large companies & mom & pop shops in the great state of Texas are constantly on the lookout for methods to conserve cash as well as increase income.  And that's where bartering comes in & that's where we come in considering that we are now the fastest developing B2B bartering, exchange and trade group across the State of Texas. We have 3 bartering trades in Texas: Austin, Waco & the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and we are growing every single day.

Texas Bartering Is GrowingWith worries with the uncertain marketplace, bartering has made a comeback towards the leading edge as entrepreneurs seek out ways to cut costs along with grow their business. Based on these demands, our barter network is comprised of businesses who want to grow their business to large corporate businesses who want to reduce expenses as well as save cash flow. Our business to business barter network listings are growing everyday and our members businesses are thriving too.

And you can be part of this kind of exciting opportunity - Free of charge! If you'd like to join in an incredible barter business directory site, you've arrived at just the right place. You can easily list within our web directory 100 % free and you don't fork out a penny if you do not gain! Just think of MerchanTrade as the built-in markdown on everything you buy! If you trade, you'll save.

Stop working harder & start working barter.  Ready to get started?  Go here for more info.


MerchanTrade - where Texas goes to barter!

Use Barter and Save on Vacation

Written by Shawn Armstrong on .

vacationDue to today’s economy, many Americans are tempted to cancel vacations this year in lieu of saving money (or paying down credit cards and other debt). It may be a good idea to use vacation money to pay bills or pay off debt. But being financially responsible in a shaky economy doesn’t mean that you need to deprive yourself or your family of a relaxing vacation.

If you find yourself in need of a vacation without the money to finance it, before you cancel your vacation plans altogether, here's a simple thing you can do to keep your vacation plans on track.

Barter for your vacation. That's right, barter will enable you to save money & do more on vacation.  Barter membership networks like ours, enable you to use bartering dollars to book & stay in scenic bed & breakfasts, luxury hotels & amazing resorts.   

Send us a note below & GET $200 bartering dollars on us, to apply towards your vacation.

NO KIDDING! We won't SPAM you, bug you or annoy you but if you're ready to grow the time is now!!