Why Choose BBE
BBE is the largest barter exchange in North Carolina. We have traded millions of dollars in barter transactions since 1994.
We are proud members of NATE and IRTA, the national and international associations that set the ethical standards for the Barter Industry:
We trade nationally and globally with hundreds of different barter exchanges through Barter Association National Currency (BANC) and Universal Currency (UC), the barter currencies for NATE and IRTA. Our members can trade with businesses owners in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, South America, Mexico, and the United States.
Our staff constantly and consistently markets your business to help you get new business and spend your barter dollars.
Every business day, we send Broadcast Emails to all authorized spenders. The purpose of the email is to promote the new members, specials, one-time offers, and the members who want more barter business.
Every month, the Barter Brokers will call you to tell you about the new members and special barter offers. The Barter Brokers are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm via phone, email, fax, or chat to help you with your barter needs.
We email a Barter Bulletin Newsletter each month. This newsletter features the “Member of the Month”, trading tips, family news, and compliments from our members about businesses they have used within the BBE bartering network.
The BBE Marketplace is an online membership directory that has several features to promote your business. Members can search the membership directory for businesses by category or key words, submit online travel requests, and order restaurant scrip, gift certificates, and showroom merchandise online.
BBE has a Showroom where members can purchase hundreds of different products on barter.
Members can sell their wares to other barter exchanges nationally and internationally on the IRTA / UC and NATE / BANC websites and advertise on the daily broadcast emails that are sent to these barter exchanges.
We host and annual Holiday Fair and networking event where BBE members can buy or sell their products and meet the other participating members. This catered event is free for all of our members.
BBE has more employees to service members’ accounts than any other barter exchange in North Carolina. We are local, involved in our community, and we care about the welfare of our clients.
Maurya Lane, the President, is a hands-on entrepreneur who has successfully owned and operated BBE for over twenty years. She maintains the online membership directory and designs and sends the daily broadcast emails.
The Sales Directors, Amy Burwald and Carolyn Anderson recruit new businesses into our bartering network.
We have two Barter Brokers to service your account. It’s their job to promote your business to other local, national, and international businesses. Barter Broker, Amy Burkwald, facilitate local trading among the members in the North Carolina. Barter Broker, Liz Plever, facilitates national and international sales and purchases.
Office Manager, Carolyn Bramwell, maintains the office and answers all billing-related questions.
Office Administrator, Amy Skinner, assists with billing and maintains the marketing materials used to promote your business to the other members and barter exchanges.
BBE does NOT charge an annual renewal fee. We prefer to earn our money by helping you spend your barter dollars on the products and services that you need.