Barter Software

Today, you have several options for online barter software to manage your barter exchange… Making the best choice not only depends on your specific needs and desires, but also choosing the right business partner to provide and host your barter exchange and member management software.

You want the software to be bullet proof and hosted at a top tier hosting facility to assure reliability and zero downtime. And, you want to be able to make your own rules and business decision about your barter exchange, rather than being told by your software provider what you can and cannot do.

Here are several considerations, features and functionality to look for in Barter Software and other considerations that should be a warning sign for you to look elsewhere…

Does the barter software provide you with a platform where you can control your member’s online trading experience using simple configurable settings, so that you can run a world class business to business barter exchange where you, not your barter software provider or licensor, set the rules?

Is it business-to-business focused or does the barter software feature a huge marketplace filled with yard sale merchandise, overpriced off-brand products, used household items and trade listing offers that often never get shipped?

Will your barter exchange and its members be locked-in to participating in the marketplace and also sharing your member directory information and barter opportunity offers and listings with all of the other members in all of the other exchanges using the software, or can you decide and manage if and how your exchange, members and trade offers will be linked to one or more other exchanges?

You want to make sure the barter software user interface is totally intuitive, simple to use, easy to navigate and doesn’t require a college degree in computer technology or you will be spending your time showing members how to use it or actually doing everything for them.

Does the barter software automate typical time consuming administrative tasks such as email marketing and new barter opportunity notifications, newsletters, member directories, travel bookings, transaction processing, monthly statements, and billing and collection, so that one or two people can manage a 300 to 500 member exchange and you are enabled to spend most of your time acquiring new members and generating trade velocity?

Are there multiple easy ways for members to process barter transactions on their own, such as in a shopping cart enabled marketplace, online postings, 800 number telephone postings using a touch tone phone and perhaps even using debit “swipe” cards, or do members have to use checks, trade drafts or sales slips that will give you an administrative paperwork nightmare?

Is the barter software capable of automatically processing ongoing repetitive transactions, just like online banking software, for members such as health clubs and other monthly membership based businesses, or for automated monthly processing of barter mortgages or trade dollar loans.

Does the barter software enable your members to search and view a Yellow Pages type of online real-time properly categorized member directory, so that your members can find the products and services they want without always calling you for assistance?

Will members be able to display a complete up-to-date real-time Member Directory and then print it, saving you uncountable hours that it would take to manage, update, print and mail a member directory?

Will the barter software enable you to easily set directory search limitations or disable printing on a member by member basis for those members that you do want to provide access to a complete member directory?

Does the barter software feature the ability to set-up brokers and salespeople, delegate broker permissions with a few clicks and assign each member to one or more brokers to facilitate member management and generate commission reports?

Will the barter software automatically generate a member call list each day for each broker to contact those members and then enter call notes for your review, so that you know that your members are being provided with exceptional customer service?

Does the barter software have built-in contact management so you can enter notes, calls, and reminders and does it accommodate for repetitive tasks?

Can the barter software provider enable you to facilitate large corporate barter transactions without the need to build the infrastructure, so that when a transaction doesn’t fit into the retail barter model, you can still earn fees that are typically at three times the percentage you would earn from a retail barter transaction?

Does the barter software provider charge a percentage of your fee revenue because provider thinks that they should be your partner and the more you earn, the more they should get, or do they just charge a low monthly barter software subscription fee?

Does the barter software provider focus their efforts on running their own barter exchange, and actually designed the software for their own use, but is now licensing it to other exchanges to make some extra cash?

Perhaps you are exploring a barter franchise in a regional or national barter system. Do you realize that these franchises or licensors often keep 25% to 40% of your revenues for accounting, collection and administrative services that you can actually do yourself in a couple of hours a month for less than 5%!

Explore all of your options, ask questions and do your due diligence as barter exchange owners often make the wrong choice and then find themselves with the daunting task of switching software and perhaps, even loosing their members to an unscrupulous software vendor or franchisor who won’t release their member and transaction data.

VirtualBarter Software

Virtual Barter Online Trade Exchange
VirtualBarter is a complete world-class trade exchange management system featuring 24 hour trading in an online Internet marketplace. Built from the ground up as an Internet based trading system, VirtualBarter software is all you’ll ever need to run and manage your exchange.

Trade Velocity Through Collaboration
You can elect to link, not link or link to exchanges you select, and collaborate in a global network of independent exchanges and trade brokers whose members can all trade with each other utilizing their own trade dollars via automated transparent exchange offset currency processing between exchanges.

E-commerce Enabled
The Virtual Barter Marketplace provides a robust, feature rich shopping engine that lets you or your members establish an interactive marketplace by building your own database of products or services available for sale. It is fully customizable and configurable to provide high level of control over the items or services you or your members would like to offer on trade.

Real Time 24/7 Trading
Virtual Barter software features real time trading, real-time online statements, online postings, touch-tone telephone postings, and most important, unlike other exchange networks, you own your clients, you maintain control, and you make your own rules.

Built By Experts
VirtualBarter was designed and developed by a barter industry professional with over 15 years of software user interface and barter domain expertise, who launched and managed a highly successful barter exchange that generated over $16 million a year in trades. The Virtual Barter software was designed to automate repetitive administrative tasks that consume time and energy, enabling an entire day process to be accomplished in just a few minutes.

Reliable & Secure
You’re in the barter business, not the software business, so why spend needless time and money managing your own barter software? Virtual Barter has been online for over eight years with zero downtime. Our hosting and servers are managed by Rackspace, the country’s top-tier hosting facility, which provides world-class managed hosting with fanatical support featuring daily and weekly backup of your critical data.

Low Monthly Pricing
Reduce your software operating expenses, as unlike other barter software providers that think they are your partner and charge a percentage of your cash revenue, VirtualBarter charges a low monthly subscription fee that starts at just $50.

There is only one ultimate choice, and some of our barter exchange owner references might even be willing to tell you about their horror stories with other barter software providers or trade exchange networks…

  • You don’t need to pay a certain barter exchange network $10,000 or more as a deposit for a license and then get next to nothing for it.
  • You don’t need to pay huge licensing or franchising fees to a national barter system typically ranging from $10,000 to $75,000 to buy an exchange.
  • You don’t need to pay 25% to 40% of your ongoing revenues for accounting, collection and administrative services that you can do yourself for less than 5%!
  • There are hundreds of highly successful independent barter exchanges earning $75,000, $150,000 or even $300,000 each year. You truly don’t need to be part of a large network of barter exchanges to succeed!
  • Don’t make a mistake that will cost you time, money and pain…

    Click Here to learn how you can provide your members with access to a first class online trade marketplace and account management software at a monthly subscription fee for a custom branded online exchange that starts at just $45!

    Trade Exchange Management Software


    1. I am considering starting a Barter exchange for my area. I would like to know more on how your software will help keep track and possibly a demo. Thank you.

      George Giannakopoulos
      519 697 0201

      1. Details about the features and functionality of the vBarter software including the online marketplace, transaction processing, accounting, billing, swipe card processing, etc. can be found at

        For a live demo, send an email to and we’ll send you the access details.



      1. vBarter Barter Exchange Software can provide you will all of the trading tools and technologies you need to start a barter exchange anywhere in the world. The software is multi-lingual and multi-currency. So, you could provide the translations for about 300 words and phrases and in about a week, you can have your exchange live and online in Hindi, or any other language of preference.

    3. Once you subscribe to the vBarter software, you would have access to an online manual and other collaboration tools.

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