Forward Thinking New Jersey Businesses Weathering COVID-19 Through Barter Exchange, Barter Pays!

HOWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ – Although some businesses have been forced to shut down or change the way they do business during the COVID-19 pandemic, many are finding new opportunities in a Monmouth County-based business to business barter network called Barter Pays!    Established 26 years ago by Faye Alba, Lisa Vitale, and Susan Vitale, BarterPays! gives local business owners a way to purchase goods and services without spending cash.  Nearly every type of business you need can be found in the Barter Pays! network.

To find out how Barter Pays! can help get your business back in business, call the Barter Gals at 732-730-0181 or visit their website at www.barterpays.com.  They can also be reached on their Facebook page,  www.facebook.com/BarterPays.

Faye Alba and her “Barter Gals” have taken their brick and mortar office on Route 9 in Howell virtual and they are continuing their business operations from their homes, like so many other businesses doing whatever it takes to stay alive during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“We are offering free memberships and providing business owners with a way to trade their products and services and save their precious cash,” Alba said. “BarterPays! provides small business owners with an innovative way to make sales, new ways to market their companies, and, at the same time, slash cash spending. We continue to sign up new members who are looking for ways to market and grow their companies now and in the future.”


Since mid-March, Barter Pays! has been referring new customers to businesses that are able to operate at this time.  “Businesses that are currently unable to operate due to COVID-19 can join for free now, and we will refer them to new customers as soon as they are able to reopen.  Interest-free credit lines are available, too,” Alba said.

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During COVID-19, barter has played a bigger role in the business plans of many businesses, small and large across New Jersey.

“Members are leaning on barter now more than ever, so the barter gals are busy! The barter gals are helping all of our members save money by switching their cash expenses to barter,” according to Lisa Vitale.  “Members are spending more time at home, so they are using their barter dollars on power washing, irrigation systems, gutter cleaning, pool maintenance, lawn rejuvenation, plants and flowers, and spring cleanouts.”

When it comes to business services, Barter Pays! has a lot to offer including helping members set up their virtual offices by bartering VoIP phone service, IT services, and more.

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“We are marketing and promoting the new services many members now offer, including curbside pickup and delivery of everything from jewelry to chocolates. And many of our members are using barter dollars to help local restaurants and frontline workers alike, by sponsoring meals donated to essential workers,” she said.

To find out how Barter Pays! can help get your business back in business, call the Barter Gals at 732-730-0181 or visit their website at www.barterpays.com.  They can also be reached on their Facebook page,  www.facebook.com/BarterPays.

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