Online shopping is just weeks away for the 3,500 members of Bartercard New Zealand.
Its international parent and 131-Shop.com.au have signed an agreement to let Bartercard members trade online for the first time, using 131-Shops existing e-commerce technology.
Globally, 30,000 members of Bartercard will be able to sign up and trade freely between themselves.
131-Shop chairman Gary Punch says this is the first e-commerce portal opportunity his company has negotiated and others will follow.
“The deal provides a significant revenue boost to 131-Shop and we believe it is the start of a strong alliance between 131-Shop and Bartercard International,” he says.
Bartercard International Executive Chairman Wayne Sharpe says online shopping has been part of his company’s long-term strategy and the link forms a foundation for Bartercard’s business-to-business (B2B) portal development.
The online Shopping Mall will be launched on Web sites www.bartercard.co.nz.