What’s it all about?
Barter exchange, or bartering/trading, is simply the direct, mutual and equal exchange of goods and/or services between two or more parties without the need of cash. Kindtrader is a modern method of trading for independent businesses and startups across the UK.
Kindtrader’s core mission is to reduce waste and free up cash flow by squeezing more value out of goods and/or services that wouldn't otherwise be sold, possibly due to surplus stock, near expiry dates or seasonal goods/trades. We are a completely sustainable B2B trading platform encouraging a kinder business community to benefit from unsold goods and/or services by sharing, swapping and trading with other brands.
As a start-up food brand, furniture designer or personal trainer that finds themselves sometimes with surplus/left over stock or appointment times, we invite you to join a unique network of independent businesses where you can trade those unsold items in return for a direct trade of other goods and/or services from another party, or instant credit of Kindpounds.
“Barter exchanges provide a built-in new market for startup companies to sell to and buy from. Participation in a barter exchange can provide an important jumpstart for new businesses.” Louise Tickle - Guardian News.
Our startup network includes business from across the UK in F&B, travel, corporate wellness, hospitality, fitness and photography.
JOIN A UNIQUE NETWORK OF EXCITING BRANDS
Kindtrader is a unique network for creative business owners and ambitious startups across the UK; conscious of their corporate sustainability efforts and looking for alternative ways in which to trade. We help brands increase their business exposure and maximise profit through B2B barters across the UK. Our member’s are in F&B, corporate wellness, travel services, marketing and public relations, hospitality, fitness, fashion and media and we host regular networking events to bring our members together.
REDUCE YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT
British households and businesses throw out 22m tons of waste and and 1.9 million tonnes of food every year. Supermarkets throw out 20% of their stock due to surplus, unsold goods. Recycling rates have stagnated at around 44% and statistically, we as a nation are not set to hit our 50% target by 2020. As a nation we are slowly changing our ways but we still have a long way to go. We help brands to minimise waste in the form of surplus stock and services or foods, to keep quality and valuable items out of the bin.
FREE UP YOUR CASH FLOW
Inadequate cash flow is a start-up killer. Kindtrader gives businesses the platform to create cash-free lines of capital for little more than surplus stock. Brands can not only barter with excess goods, but also with unprofitable time, such as empty appointment slots and out of season trades. Kindtrader helps grow your brand when business is low and at the same time, conserve cash. Many businesses will exchange idle stock for business services such as incentive programmes or advertising that might have otherwise been too costly.
INCREASE Your MARKET EXPOSURE
Our marketplace gives your brand invaluable exposure to hundreds of independent brands and creative businesses across the UK. Used as a credible and effective marketing tool for start-ups, our network is guaranteed to draw in more potential customers; giving a newly launched or established business a key platform to gain more prospective clients.
GAIN NEW CUSTOMERS
In most cases, a barter exchange will result in cash business from direct trades of surplus stock. Our marketplace gives your business exposure to local and national businesses that might not have otherwise known about your brand. Moreover, Kindtrader provides an essential jumpstart for those newly launching a business in the UK.
SHIFT Surplus STOCK
As a Kindtrader member, we support the easy exchange of unused goods and/or services that would otherwise go to waste. We add value to those items through a direct exchange or instant credit of Kindpounds. It’s win-win. Bartering is a cash-free, eco-friendly and sustainable method of trading between various businesses across the UK.
One Unique Membership.
Members of Kindtrader sign up to a monthly subscription to join our network and access our trading platform.
FOR INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES AND STARTUPS
Gold Trading Card
Dedicated Account Manager
Interest Free Line of Credit
Unlimited Directory Listings per Month
Order and Delivery Support
Priority and Featured Listings
Live Barter Email Campaigns
Free Donation Collections
KT Perks Card
Free Members Events