Barter and Benefits



What is Barter?
Barter involves 2 parties. Each party wants to trade with each other and instead of exchanging cash for products or services, the exchange is carried out with products or services that each possesses. That is, there is a trade of a product or service that someone has, in return for another product or service the other party has.

Barter traces its origins back to ancient times, because as we all know, money as a form of exchange only came into being in history well after barter had been practiced for 100’s of years. It was found that using money or coins as a medium of exchange was a lot easier to handle than exchanging products or services.

Barter can basically apply to almost any business that has products or services, because if they have something they can sell and exchange for money, then they can sell in exchange for products.

Simply defined, therefore, barter is the exchange of goods and services without the involvement of cash.

Most of us, when young, engaged in barter, even if we didn’t know we were doing so. For example, if you have ever traded your comic...

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