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B Commerce is the culmination of 15 years of combined knowledge, passion and experience. This, together with solid financial investment and a unique business philosophy will catapult the B Commerce card to become a true international financial passport for the business to business community now and forever.

BARTER


The barter industry, an industry which is as old as man, has moved into the technological era and has gone global. The United States Commerce Department has declared barter an alternative form of business with some 250,000 participating companies responsible for 3% of world economic activity worth more than 7 billion dollars.

Barter uses computerized banking systems today and the latest communications technologies like the internet. The banking system works in the same way as traditional banks: members use the B Commerce dollar which is equivalent of the Canadian dollar and trades at the same exchange rate as on world money markets.

The B Commerce dollar is therefore a currency which is quantifiable, measurable, exchangeable and equivalent to the Canadian dollar, which facilitates the accounting of barter transactions.

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How Can You Benefit from Barter?

Virtually all companies can prosper from a membership in the B Commerce Network, regardless of whether you use barter as a regular part of your marketing strategy or simply on a needed basis, your organization will benefit from:

" Increased sales
" Cash flow savings
" Higher return on investment
" A new source of credit
" Maintaining your price integrity
" Market share growth
" Inventory turnover
" Utilize excess capacity

A Growing Industry


The Reciprocal Retail Trade Industry has experienced phenomenal growth in North America during the past 20 years. In the mid seventies with the use of new computer technology and sophisticated systems the industry gained a foothold in the business community. By the mid eighties, barter was being embraced by many fortune 500 companies and had gained acceptance as a highly effective business tool. Today, companies all over the world are utilizing barter to stay ahead of their competitors and gain greater market share in their respective markets.

Where the Industry is going

Needless to say the Internet has dramatically changed and accelerated many industries and barter is certainly one of them. As of January 2001, over 200 barter companies including B Commerce rely on the Internet.

Electronic trading and the fact of connecting broker offices in various cities make the trade credit easier to spend by use of E-mail and the Internet.

There are two industry watchdog associations. The International Reciprocal Trade Association and The National Association of Trade Exchanges, both have launched their own version of a common currency. The proliferation of this idea will allow higher volume of reciprocal trade to occur, therefore strengthening barter as an alternative currency.

It has been predicted that not less than 20% of all business will be involved in organized trade exchanges by the year 2010.

Access to a Wide Network

B Commerce's growth is to build a solid membership in Canada. Through our reciprocal agreements with other leading trade exchanges, our members are given access to products from across Canada and North America. The B Commerce card is a financial passport that identifies you as a member of a powerful business network.

Generating New Customers

As a "third party" record keeper, B Commerce provides a service similar to that of a bank or credit card company. Our members benefit from a fully automated accounting and billing system as well as an online 24-hour authorization service. But unlike a bank or credit card company, we bring your Company new business that results in higher profits.

Access to New Customers

Trading on the B Commerce network introduces you to customers who might otherwise never use your product or services. When they are in need of a particular product or service, these consumers consult the B Commerce directory or trade broker before, after or instead of looking in the phone book, listening to radio spots or browsing newspaper ads. Trading can also open up a new cash customer base as your new trading partners spread positive word of mouth on your business, products and services to their non-bartering friends and especially to their own cash customers.

Why B Commerce?


B Commerce

" Online transactions
" Account status
" Statements
" Transaction log
" Member directory

B Commerce understands the Canadian market place. We are proudly Canadian owned and operated. B Commerce is committed to building customer relations, providing our members with a wide variety of goods and services and the highest level of customer service. We are leading the market with the most competitive transaction fees in the Trade industry. We have launched secured Internet based software, which offers a wide range of interactive capabilities such as: growth is to build a solid membership in Canada. Through our reciprocal agreements with other leading trade exchanges, our members are given access to products from across Canada and North America. The B Commerce card is a financial passport that identifies you as a member of a powerful business network.