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Bartercard wins FCA Franchise Innovation Award for mobile application

Bartercard International Group (B.I.G.) scooped the pool at the Franchise Council of Australia's NAB FCA Excellence in Franchising Award's, held at Jupiter's on the Gold Coast, Tuesday night 22nd October.

They won the prestigious National Franchise Innovation Award for 2013 for their mobile application.  Bartercard's Chief Operating Officer Mr Trevor Dietz collected the award at a glittering award's night attended by more than 400 representatives from Australia's leading franchising groups.

Mr Dietz said, "The Judges picked us to win this Innovation Award because of our world class Mobile Application which is now being used by our members globally every day.”

Launched late in 2012 it is the first major piece of technology rolled out by B.I.G. since the owners of Bartercard Australia bought out the majority control of its international parent in early 2012 and made Bartercard International a 100% Australian controlled entity.

“Our members love this technology as it provides a simple way for them to transact, manage their account and search for other members. They are currently transacting over $1.5 Million dollars per month using the app. In the first 48 hours after launching we achieved the third highest downloads in the business category on  Australia’s Apple App store and number 19 on Google Play and the feedback has been nothing but positive.”

“What makes our app unique is that we are the first trade exchange in the world to combine directory searches and the ability to transact internationally.”

“To win this award is a tremendous testament to our in-house software engineers and proves Australia does have the talent to compete on the global  stage".

The Bartercard Group settles almost 2 million transactions per year, which equates to over $720 million for its 55,000 card holders.  The Southport based company operates in 70 offices in 7 countries and has major plans to expand throughout North America, Asia, United Kingdom and Europe over the next three years. 

 

Bartercard International Group (B.I.G.) scooped the pool at the Franchise Council of Australia's NAB FCA Excellence in Franchising Award's, held at Jupiter's on the Gold Coast, Tuesday night 22nd October.

They won the prestigious National Franchise Innovation Award for 2013 for their mobile application.  Bartercard's Chief Operating Officer Mr Trevor Dietz collected the award at a glittering award's night attended by more than 400 representatives from Australia's leading franchising groups.

Mr Dietz said, "The Judges picked us to win this Innovation Award because of our world class Mobile Application which is now being used by our members globally every day.”

Launched late in 2012 it is the first major piece of technology rolled out by B.I.G. since the owners of Bartercard Australia bought out the majority control of its international parent in early 2012 and made Bartercard International a 100% Australian controlled entity.

“Our members love this technology as it provides a simple way for them to transact, manage their account and search for other members. They are currently transacting over $1.5 Million dollars per month using the app. In the first 48 hours after launching we achieved the third highest downloads in the business category on  Australia’s Apple App store and number 19 on Google Play and the feedback has been nothing but positive.”

“What makes our app unique is that we are the first trade exchange in the world to combine directory searches and the ability to transact internationally.”

“To win this award is a tremendous testament to our in-house software engineers and proves Australia does have the talent to compete on the global  stage".

The Bartercard Group settles almost 2 million transactions per year, which equates to over $720 million for its 55,000 card holders.  The Southport based company operates in 70 offices in 7 countries and has major plans to expand throughout North America, Asia, United Kingdom and Europe over the next three years. 

 
About Bartercard
Bartercard was founded in 1991 on the Gold Coast, Queensland, and has grown to become the world’s largest barter exchange, with 20,000 business members in Australia (55,000 around the world).
Bartercard’s unique barter system allows businesses to trade their goods and services within the Bartercard business community. It is an innovative way of combining modern technology to help increase sales and conserve cash through a community of like-minded businesses by barter-trading instead of paying cash.
Bartercard gives the opportunity for members to connect with each other and capitalise on the unrealised potential in their business.


Phone: 1300 BARTER 1300 227 837

www.bartercard.com.au