How To Sell On the Kentuckiana Trade Exchange
Get to know your Barter Coach! Our Barter Coaches are there specifically to help you succeed in our Exchange. They specifically promote your products and services to other members. Teach them about your business and why you are GREAT at what you do! They are your FREE sales people. Ask them to promote your business to the other members! The more they know about you and your company, the better they will be able to promote your products and services to the other members. network!
KTE Marketplace. Make sure that all of the products and services offered by your business are posted on our KTE Marketplace. It's absolutely free to list your products and services.
Social Media Links. Make sure that the KTE Marketplace has your business website for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts posted in your company description. This allows interested members to directly visit your social media channels.
Member Mailers. Advertise your products and services on the three weekly broadcast emails that are sent to all members. The cost is free. All advertised offers must be 100% barter. KTE sends out three broadcast emails each week and limits it to 10 client advertisements per email. New members, one-time offers, and KTE members that have not been advertised in over 90 days always take precedence over existing members that have already been advertised. We also send out two broadcast emails each week to promote specific themes. The themes for these emails are designed one full year in advance. For example, all KTE florists are advertised on our Valentine’s Day e-mail that is sent out in the first week of February.
Wyhen you have a barter customer requesting a special order, construction job, service work, or long term lease it is recommended to issue a written estimate. It is also requested in the case of work done in excess of $500. The written estimate should always be presented and signed off on by the buying member before the work starts. Deposits and down payments are considered normal trades. Clients are required to follow applicable policies and procedures.
Our members may occassionally request to have their account temporarily placed “on hold” because they do not want any more barter business. Members typically go on hold if they are too busy to accept new barter business and/or when they have earned too many barter dollars. Our Barter Coaches will not advertise clients that are “on hold” and they will be listed as "On Hold" in the KTE Marketplace until they become active.
- Our staff may place your account "on hold" (not accepting barter business) status under the following conditions:
- Failure to maintain a positive barter balance.
- Failure to pay cash fees due.
- Any KTE Member may place their account "on hold" at any time for any reason. Please contact your Barter Coach to change this status or simply change your status on the KTE Member Account settings in our online platform.
KTE in its sole discretion may authorize members who have to order “special order parts” to charge cash for these parts. This only occurs when a selling member has to purchase a special order product that they do not normally carry in stock. For example, a plumbing contractor will provide all of his labor and services for 100% barter; however, he will not barter for a new water heater that he has to special order. It will clearly state in the members KTE Marketplace listing under the members profile if there are products that are not available on barter.