Barter Bucks facilitate the tier level system within The Barter Shop app. As a Barter Shop member, you earn Barter Bucks for every successful barter transaction you complete.
New members are assigned a tier level by our team after the vetting and onboarding process and can ascend in tiers by accumulating Barter Bucks.
There are a few other ways to promote or demote your tier level:
You can apply to have your tier level re-evaluated by submitting new documentation or credentials to our team for review.
As a member, you have unlimited access to barter with entrepreneurs on and below your tier. Using Barter Bucks bought on the app to purchase a limited-time tier promotion allows you to barter with an entrepreneur at a higher tier for one transaction.
Negative ratings and reviews will demote your tier level.
Barter Bucks are not currently freely available for purchase for the purpose of artificially promoting your tier level, but can be traded, and held in a Solana crypto wallet. You can, however, "purchase" a Barter Buck from The Barter Shop on the Solana Blockchain for the chance to trade with a higher-tiered level member. This facilitates a temporary tier promotion that lasts for one transaction only and does not count towards your Barter Buck total.
Once a Barter Buck has been purchased, the lower-tiered member sends it to the higher-tiered member within the app, on the Solana Blockchain. The higher-tiered member is now the permanent owner of the Barter Buck, and the agreed-upon barter trade can be discussed and scheduled. Once the barter transaction has been initiated, the lower-tiered professional is returned to their home tier and can no longer trade with higher-tiered members.