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Posted 09 / 22 / 2016 by Faye Alba

23 Years of Bartering… Happy Birthday, BarterPays!.

We appreciate the participation and great energy of the local businesses that make BarterPays! the best barter exchange and business networking group in New Jersey. It is 23 years this September that we opened for trading. It has been a wonderful experience and truly a privilege working with local companies to generate new business in our area. Many of our members have been trading in BarterPays! for 10, 15, some more than 20 years.

During this last couple of years, I have been working hard to reinvent the parts of the business that have been, maybe, not as fresh and exciting as they were in the early days. The most obvious change has been the new state-of-the-art software, which has allowed members easier access into the directory and their account.

Using that as a stepping stone, we have started giving access to the membership directory to not-yet-members, as many are often curious (and amazed!) to see which local businesses participate before signing up. Now we can do that! I have also brought in my daughters, the next generation of BarterPays!. Lisa Vitale has joined the BarterPays! team, while sister Susan is sharing her marketing expertise during her off-hours from her fulltime work, as she gets me up-to-speed in digital marketing. Plus we hired a new fulltime membership sales rep. And finally we got rid of one of our fax machines. Haven’t been faxing too many contracts lately. Hehehe.

Yes, BarterPays! may be 23 years old, but we have the same heart and soul for barter as we did in the early days, and we have the same passion and enthusiasm as ever for our members.

If you are not yet a member, and would like to learn how BarterPays! will grow your business, contact us for an introductory tour of BarterPays! and its membership directory.
Best, Faye