Bartering is the exchange of goods or services for other goods or services without using money. When you boil it down, economies are based on bartering. The vast majority of the time, though, we “barter” currency for some particular good or service. Historically speaking, the majority of transactions throughout history have been what we would consider “traditional” bartering: trading one good or service for another. One of the added pluses of bartering is that, if done well, both parties feel they have gained something, not only in goods or services, but in a relational way. Both feel they have added value to someone else.
Bartering was also done by our ancestors long before money came in the picture. We seek to support small businesses and also give those who are on a very tight budget an opportunity to support us and in return we can support you.
Many are trying to get something they need, but also be able to give something back in return. We at Bee Royalty support this movement. :) Read these 6 tips we go by and also would like for you to go by if you would like to barter with us. We don't mind if you copy this because we did as well with minor changes. After doing so, please fill out the form below so we can assist you. Disclaimer: Only serious inquiries please. Bartering does not have to be solely what's on this site, it can be anything you have in mind (well not ANYTHING lol but let's talk). We reserve the right to say No to any inquiries with a smile of course :). Bartering is FREE of charge in the St. Petersburg FL area if you are located outside of state we can discuss shipping & handling prices depending on size and product. Upon both parties agreeing on a barter, we will send out your royal collection(s) once we have received the goods and/or services. Please bee patient :). Confirmation and tracking number will be sent to you via email.
1. Be Honest With What You Have.
As with any listing on the site, be completely honest with the product or service you are offering. Don’t undersell, but also do not exaggerate. People will expect what you list, so list honestly. If you want to build a reputation as one who can be trusted, it needs to be built from the very first transaction.
2. List What You Would Like In Return.
Many bartering listings on Craigslist just put a question mark as to what they want in return. While this works sometimes, you need to be honest if there is something specific you truly need in return. For example, if you want a working lawn mower in return for your item or service, then be willing to say that. I have had people throw a curveball when we started talking about what they wanted. That ended the conversation because it was unexpected.
3. Offer Something Useful To A Lot Of People.
Unless you are well known in your area for some niche service or product, you are going to have a hard time finding something in return for it. Most people need certain things (all natural/organic products, books, etc.) that can cost quite a bit of money. If you can offer something that is useful to a lot of people, you are more likely to find a match.
4. Be Cordial.
Bartering turns many people off because we don’t like confrontation, and they see these discussions as confrontational. If you will be honest from the start, the discussions should be simple. Even if the barter is a bit more complex, continue to be friendly. Bartering is not a way to take advantage of someone. See it as a way to help someone out, and you will be glad you did.
5. Give What Is Expected.
Some can be tempted to “bait and switch” on a product, or to do a shoddy job with the service, since they aren’t receiving real cash in return. Spiritual beings, though, are to do their best at all things. And, remember, you have received something in return!
6. Be Patient.
The other piece of advice I would give is true of any transaction, whether it is a traditional shopping purchase or bartering: be patient. When you barter, it can sometimes be out of a time of need, and you can fail to get something of good value in return. Just wait for the right match and then do your best to deliver what you have promised when you find it.