Should You Barter for Optical Services?

Today is a swapping or bartering economy. You can swap anything from homes to clothes. But should you swap for eyecare services? There are pros and cons to bartering and tempting if you probably have patients that offer services that you could use in exchange for eye exams- Tasks such as office cleaning, garden or lawn work, receptionist, insurance billing. website, marketing or even filing can be great bartering tools. 

Bartering is trading one valued service(s) or product(s) for another. In essence, bartering is simply buying or paying for goods or services using something other than money (coins or government printed paper dollars). Recent estimates indicate that at least 60 percent of companies on the NYSE  use the principles of bartering as a standard business practice.

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Advantage: You don’t need credit cards or cash to barter. In a bad economy or when business is slow, cash in anyone’s pocket is a precious commodity, and bartering is even more popular. Bartering affords both the individual and the established business a way to hold onto cash while continuing to get needed goods and services.  It’s also an ideal way for businesses to obtain goods and services from other businesses.

How Bartering can help your business?

  • It may not put cash in your pocket, but it could save and conserve your money.
  • Increased profitability, improve cash flow
  • Can gain gain new patients.
  • Can use for employee benefits, awards and incentives
  • Move excess stock
  • Keep Patients by trading out services.

Great Barter Sites 

  1. Craigslist-
  2. All Free Lance Work
  3. IMS International
  4. Trade a Favor (on Facebook)
  5. NuBarter
  6. Barter Quest
  7. 36 Bartering and Swapping Websites : They break down websites into entertainment, personal and business.

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  1. Very informative post. You really gives me an idea on what i am working on right now. Thank.

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