19th February 2015
Bartercard Sunshine Coast has raised a toast to a colossal achievement - $10.5 million worth of transactions last year which has placed them as the highest performing franchise in the country, and third in the world.
The franchise achieved the coveted award in the ‘Bartercard Office World Cup’ where 60 franchises participated.
Sunshine Coast Franchise Owner Nantha Kanagalingam said the ranking is a testament to the great business community across the region, and the success of Bartercard in attracting new customers and reducing cash expenses for business owners.
“We have more than 500 Bartercard members on the Sunshine Coast, trading across nearly every type of industry to improve their business and their cash flow,” he said.
Its biggest industries are hospitality, construction, media and marketing, and members include a diverse mix of service providers including property managers, hairdressers, personal trainers, accountants, cleaners, and consultants.
Nantha said the region’s close knit business community means more people understand the benefits of a network and working together.
“There are a wide range of products and services available on Bartercard, giving business owners more ways to keep cash in their pockets each time they utilise our network,” said Nantha.
“In the past 12 months we’ve seen some innovative ways of using Bartercard, including property purchases where members have used the additional Bartercard income to fund their deposit, to the simpler purchases of restaurateurs buying wine to on-sell in their restaurants.”
“Members see the advantages of not spending cash on their business and lifestyle expenses.”
In a drive to boost membership, Bartercard recently announced it has abolished upfront joining fees and lock-in contracts for the first time in 24 years.
Nantha said the campaign is targeted at bolstering start-ups.
“We see it across many industries – upfront membership fees can be an obstacle, so we have removed them to make it easier for businesses. We are so confident that Bartercard will add value to a business that we are offering a 100% money back sale guarantee, something that is unique and removes any risk for business owners who join.”
He added that Bartercard works with members to remedy the setbacks faced by smaller business owners including more competition, prudent spending and tighter budgets.
“Members improve their cash flow by keeping more money in the bank, attracting new customers and gaining access to a unique market of buyers and sellers.”
For further information on how Bartercard can grow your business call Bartercard Sunshine Coast on
(07) 5314 1060 or visit bartercard.com.au.