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BarterScoop.com is an advanced directory, review site and news resource that keeps you in the know. Giving you the inside SCOOP on Barter to help take your trading skills to the next level. Its simple, just Search, Review and Connect with Traders, Barter Networks or Timebanks internationally! All made easy with our simple to use platform.
It’s quick and easy to list your business on BarterScoop.com. Your business may not appear on the site right away as it could take up to 48 hours for our database to update, and you’ll be notified when your listing is live. Don’t forget to add content to your listing including a description, images and deals at Account Dashboard.
If your business is already on Barter Scoop but you haven’t claimed it yet, click “Claim A Listing tab” in the left-hand corner of your Account Dashboard.
We have a wide range of advertising products to make your business stand out and help you reach a wider audience. Read about our different advertising products to help you decide on the best solution for your business at the footer section: Advertise With Us, or contact a Barter Scoop sales representative to find out more.
To add or edit content on your listing, login and update your listing in your Account Dashboard section on the left-hand side after you login to your account. If your business is already on Barter Scoop but you haven’t claimed it yet, click “Claim A Listing tab” in the left-hand corner of your account.
Starter business listings will only appear in searches for the city, suburb, postcode in which your business is physically located. If you need wider reach, you can purchase Platinum Listing advertising plan for any additional locations you cover. Read and review our pricing plans and our different advertising products to help you decide on the best solution for your business, or contact a Barter Scoop sales representative to find out more.
•The business name should be just that, your registered name, sole trader name or domain name. It needs to be in title case (which in most instances means each word starts with a capital and the rest of the word is lowercase) for easy readability and can’t include extra descriptions. •A business can only have one Priority, Premium or Free listing per business. You can only purchase a Premium or Basic listing under another physical location if you have an office, franchise or place of operation in that location. Proof may be required. •Each listing requires a business name, physical address (no P O Boxes) and phone number.. If you’re an online business we’ll need your head office address. If you don’t want to display your address it can be suppressed. •If you want to market beyond your physical address you can purchase a premium advertising package.
Consumers like to hear what other people think of a business before using it, and they like to spread the word about their own experiences. Businesses have always relied on this kind of word-of-mouth to get new customers; the only difference today is that it happens online.Ratings and reviews allow consumers to give businesses feedback, letting them know if they like what they’re doing and giving businesses a chance to respond with a comment.
Yes. If you have a business already listed on Barter Scoop, you will receive email alerts whenever a new review about your business is published. If your business isn’t listed on Barter Scoop, list your business for free.
Yes, we moderate every review and comment before we publish them.
It’s impossible to keep all customers happy all the time, so here are some tips for dealing with negative reviews: If you want to respond to the reviewer, add a comment under their review explaining your side of the story. Encourage other traders to review your business – lots of good reviews will quickly outweigh a poor review. If you’re a paying advertiser you can delete negative reviews or select your favorite review to appear at the top of your reviews and on the search results page. Your most recent reviews appear first, so any older reviews will be pushed towards the bottom of the page.
Yes. Read more at our review guidelines.
If you are already managing the business listing, log in to your Account Dashboard and click 'Remove Listing'.
Whether you are taking over a business, or selling your business listed on Barter Scoop, get in touch with us, contact us at the “Contact Us Page” and we’ll help make the changes. If you are taking over a business, it’s a good idea to add a line to the description to indicate the business is under new management, and you might want to address any reviews with comments too, is appropriate.
We’d love to hear from you if you find we’re missing a Trader/Barter Network. If you’re not the Trader/Barter Network owner, suggest a Trader/Barter Network at out Contact Us Page. If you are the Trader/Barter Network owner, list your Trader/Barter Network here.
Flag any duplicate listings with our contact form and we’ll remove them as soon as possible.
Signing up to Barter Scoop only takes a minute and allows you to add your Trader/Barter Network profile and write reviews about any Trader/Barter Network you’ve used. Sign up now or simply log in. If you want to add your Trader/Barter Network to Barter Scoop, list your Trader/Barter Network for free.
You can write a review on any Trader/Barter Network you’ve used on Barter Scoop. To write a review about a Trader/Barter Network you have previously interacted with, click on that Trader/Barter Network profile and write a review by clicking the “Write a Review Tab” on the Trader/Barter Network profile. Read more about writing a review.
Don’t worry; it happens to the best of us. You can reset your password by clicking the “Forgot your password?” link on the login screen.
All these details can be changed once you login Account Dashboard. Just click “Edit profile” from the options visible when you hover on your username.
Any visitor to Barter Scoop can read your reviews; view your profile and your profile picture. Your contact information you supplied, will be displayed to anyone publicly.
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