Bartercard is a business which provides an opportunity for people to enhance their lives.
Bartercard was founded on the Gold Coast, Australia, in 1991. The three founding Directors shared a dream and vision, to make Bartercard the world’s largest trade exchange, expand globally and sustain a brand identity with a street presence.
The company has led from the front through innovating and developing systems. This organisation has also enjoyed rapid growth through the development of a sophisticated licensing model that has been efficiently replicated throughout the globe.
Following its creation in 1992, Bartercard New Zealand became the first international licensee. It was purchased by the Red Eagle Corporation, headed by Tony Falkenstein, in 2001. Since its inception the Bartercard Trade Exchange has grown to over 6,000 member businesses across New Zealand trading over $200 million worth of goods and services outside the cash economy each year.
Bartercard operates in New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and Cyprus.
IRTA (International Reciprocal Trade Association)
Bartercard is a founding member of the International Reciprocal Trade Association (Australasia) IRTA(A), whose main role is the governance of the industry’s common code of ethics and peer review self-regulatory system.
The IRTA is a non-profit organisation of companies committed to promoting just and equitable standards of reciprocal trade (barter).
For more information about the IRTA, please go to www.irta.com