What is EOA, and how large is it's membership?
We are a 26 year old group of hundreds of Alaskan businesses and thousands of Alaskan cardholders. We use trade dollars when conducting trade business. To grow our member's businesses while improving their lifestyles.
We also trade with more than 1 million businesses, located in the lower-48, and with more than 250 thousand businesses, located outside of the United States.
How many Alaskan businesses do we serve?
Less than one thousand. We made the wise decision years ago to be insanely valuable to
a small number of businesses, instead of marginally valuable to thousands.
What is a Trade Dollar?
Trade Dollars are a form of currency. their face-value is equal to the US dollar. Trade Dollars are used to record purchases and sells between members. Purchases are deducted from buyer's accounts and sales are credited to seller's accounts, and are recorded pursuant to the Trade Procedures, Rules and Regulations of EOA, and that of the IRS.
Because every Trade Dollar event is recorded, EOA trades do not need to be one-on-one events, but can be part of thousands of intermingled purchases and sales, which take place over time and with other businesses. EOA trades are not obligated to purchase from those they sell to, or to sell to those they buy from.
Within our trading system, trade dollars are used like cash. They do not expire, and are secure, as their value is backed by more than 1 million businesses worldwide, who accept them.
What are the benefits of using EOA?
Any legal US business which has unsold time, or unsold inventory will greatly benefit from trading within a local, organized barter organization, such as EOA.
Organized barter is a powerful tool for strengthening the finances of your company. The wise use of barter will build your profitability, protect your balance sheet, and improve cash flow. We will also show you how to use barter for acquisition financing or expansion capital.
Since organized barter sales generally represent add-on business that you would not of otherwise had, the gross profit from these sales usually goes straight to your bottom line. Moreover, And, using barter to maintain higher levels of production can increase margins on non-barter sales as well.
Organized Barter offers a unique solution to the problem of overstocked or stale inventory, and can protect your balance sheet from costly write downs due to deep discounting or liquidation costs and resulting lower sales prices. Alaskan business owners have been using this powerful tool for more than 24-years.
In addition to increasing profitability and protecting against inventory write downs, organized barter can substantially improve your cash flow. The use of barter allows you to substitute trade for at least a portion of your normal cash outlays when purchasing needed goods and services. As a penny saved IS a penny earned.
Alaskan sales fluctuate, demand rises and falls with our seasons, customers occasionally cancel at the last minute. It may be impossible or impractical to cut back staff and production to match. This is where organized barter comes into play. It allows you to trade your excess inventory and unsold time for goods and services that you use in your business, which you are currently paying cash for.
Alaskan business owners strive to keep inventories to a minimum to avoid high carrying costs and the risks of obsolescence. Organized barter helps businesses operate at their optimum capacity to maximize profit margins and to minimize their lost sales of “perishable” goods and services.
What types of businesses use EOA?
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Signs & Banners
Web Site Design
Web Reputation Management
Yellow Page Advertising
Airbag System Repair
ATV Repairs, Parts & Accessories
Auto Detailing & Washing
Auto Mechanics - Domestic
Auto Mechanics - Foreign
Marine Repairs, Parts & Accessories
RV Repairs, Parts & Accessories
Snow Machine Repairs, Parts & Accessories
Beauty / Health
Hair Care Products
Weight Loss Management
Blinds & Shutters
Copier Ink / Toner
Picture Framing Supplies
Water - bottled
Construction / Maintenance
Drywall & Texturing
EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finishing System)
Flooring - install / repairs
Insulation - exterior
Kitchens, Bathrooms & Additions
Parking Lot Maintenance
Portable Shot Blasting
Water Heater Install / Repairs
Dining / Food
Bread - artisan
Chocolates & Candy
Ice Cream Parlors
Pizza - take N bake
Ready Made Dinners
Water - bottled
Entertainment / Sports
After School Activities
Family Fun Centers
Fishing - charters
Fishing - guided
Fishing - unguided
Fishing - fly
Golf - indoor
Golf Club + Grip Repairs
Hiking / Camping
Mixed Martial Arts Events
Playgrounds - indoor
Self Defense Classes
Skiing / Snowboarding
Water Park - indoor
Convenience Store Items