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Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you wanted to know about trading with Green Apple Barter.

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1. How much will it cost to participate in the Green Apple Barter Network?

We work primarily on a commission basis. A 6% cash fee is charged to your account with each purchase and sale you make. There is a one time start-up fee of $400 (half cash-half trade) and a nominal monthly service charge of $40 (half cash-half trade).

2. Do I have to sign up for a certain time period?

There is no length of contract as a Green Apple participant. You can cancel your contract at any time.

3. How do I know what’s available in the network? Is there a list?

There is no list of active Green Apple participants. Green Apple is the most dynamic barter network in the country, and we are constantly signing up new participants. Companies in the network trade within their comfort level, so they may not be open at all times for jobs of any scale. Your broker is the key to finding out what’s available in the network at any time. By letting them know what you’re looking for, they will be able to get you in touch with someone who can do or provide exactly what you need. This helps prevent the headache of you having to call several places to find someone in your area or with the expertise needed for your project. Green Apple clients cover almost every imaginable industry. For an overview of common categories of goods and services regularly available through Green Apple, see our Goods and Services List.

4. My broker sent me a lead for a potential customer, can I ask them for partial cash?

In most cases, it is not acceptable for a Green Apple participant to ask for cash. Occasionally, businesses may require a small percentage of cash to cover large material costs or custom-made products. All trades with cash components must be approved by a broker prior to starting work or production. Asking for cash without broker approval is grounds for contract termination.

5. How does this work with taxes?

Taxing authorities consider a barter or trade transaction to be a taxable event. Trading offers no tax advantages or disadvantages. It is treated as a cash sale or purchase. Sales tax must be paid in cash. Green Apple reports all trade sales to the IRS on Form 1099B. Bartering is not a way to avoid tax obligations.

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