Bartercard is the worlds largest trade exchange. We provide a way for business owners to monetize the spare capacity in their business. Members are able to buy goods and services from any members in the network and pay it back by providing their goods or services to any business in the network.

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Bartercard Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022


Bartercard is the worlds largest retail barter exchange currently operating in 7 markets around the world. Bartercard has been in business for 23 years, has over 55,000 cardholders and trades over $700 million a year in transactions outside of the US. We have leading edge systems to support our franchisees and the best software currently available in the industry.

Bartercard is now launching the US market and the opportunity for you is to be part of the growth of this exciting concept in the US. Build for yourself a residual income that will pay you on an ongoing basis.

Unlike other franchise systems when a new franchise opens in the territory next to you you lose business, in Bartercard you will actually gain business as your members can now trade with more businesses. The best place to understand how our business works is our website, this concept needs to be understood first before you will see the benefits of building a Bartercard Franchise.

Company Details

Established: 1991 Australia, 2013 USA
First Unit Franchised: 1991 Australia, 2014 USA
Franchised Units: 72 offices globally, 2 in the USA
Company Owned Units: 3
States Registered In: All Except MI, WI, MN,SD, ND & UT.

Not Selling in HI, & AK
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Bartercard

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: No
Training: Comprehensive foundation training plus ongoing training from the National Support Office (NSO) via site visits and web conferences. Training Manuals as well as industry leading software available.

This is a unique business as all franchisees need each other to succeed so we are able to tap into the knowledge of the best franchisees through phone conferences, web conferences and franchise conferences.
Other Info: We are a proven business model franchising now for 24 years, operating in 10 countries.

We only deal with business owners and do not need to deal with consumers or inventory.

We have the worlds leading software and systems in our industry, we are the largest in the world.

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Bartercard Franchise.

What does a Bartercard Franchise Cost?

Bartercard franchise fees for 2022:

Cash Investment: $53,250 - $89,750
Total Investment: $250,000
Minimum Net Worth: $750,000
Franchise Fee: $40,000
Royalty: 40% reduced to 30% for performance, included back office support, marketing & software
Ad: N/A
Average Number of Employees: Starting needs Franchisee + 1 employee, then grows 1 employee for each 100 business that join
Item 19 Yes
SBA Approved No
Passive Ownership: No
Home Based: No
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: No

Is Bartercard a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Bartercard is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Bartercard a Home Based franchise?

No. Bartercard is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Bartercard Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Bartercard franchisees make. Bartercard offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Bartercard a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Bartercard is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Bartercard Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Bartercard franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Does Bartercard Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Bartercard franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Bartercard Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Bartercard franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Bartercard Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Bartercard franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Advertising & Marketing, Financial Services, Miscellaneous & Unique, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

50-100 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

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Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Bartercard Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Bartercard franchises for sale. We may have Bartercard franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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