As the oldest systems and form of payment, bartering may seem out of style. However, it has many advantages that can still benefit us today; making it a perfect system for an online business.
Bartering is the most flexible form of payment. Users do not need money to barter. In fact, depending upon the website’s idea, the niche and operations, bartering does not require physical goods to trade. In place of money or possessions, different services can be traded in exchange for goods or other services. You can create your own online bartering business providing users with the flexibility for users to choose their form of payment.
By choosing to begin your business using an open source PHP barter system script, like iScripts eSwap, you can quickly develop a site with little financial cost while also utilizing extra features such as a built-in points system. The software also provides an option where users are given even more freedom to pay and barter with other members. Here users will have the provision to get whatever item or service they need without much effort. They just simply decide what they want to trade in exchange for what they want.
One disadvantage to bartering is the fact that you usually must have a degree of faith in trust in a complete stranger. The website operates similar to that of eBay where the user meets and reviews fellow swappers based upon their online account. This encourages a sense of community and comfort.
iScripts eSwap is an open source PHP online barter system script that allows you to create an online barter network that provides features to buy, sell and swap functionality, tools for counter-offers, unlimited users, products and categories, integrated shipping, detailed reports, and even multi-language capability. Languages include English, Spanish, German and French.
After purchasing, the software has to be installed on a server. You can install yourself or opt for the iScripts installation service. In the absence of your programmer or if you do not have one, iScripts also offers you customization services at an affordable rate.