VENICE, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Currently in its Alpha release, TradeYa.com is taking a fresh approach to a timeless practice: bartering. Unlike any of its predecessors, TradeYa focuses on matching compatible trading partners, the fundamental component of bartering.
This week TradeYa.com will feature a trade offer from Crowdfunder CEO and founder, Chance Barnett. Chance is offering "help raising money for your business, via crowd funding and otherwise; 2.5 hours of coaching on fundraising strategy; along with review and guidance on your pitch materials." In exchange Chance is looking for "a Gretsch hollow body electric guitar (G5120 or something similar)" and is also "open to your offers."
CEO Jared Krause likens it to a "dating site for your stuff." He elaborates, "Bartering is all about the compatibility of the two people involved. I have to have what you want, you have to have what I want, and we need to be able to make a deal." Krause continues, "We are building a more powerful barter platform; a platform that does the work of matching people who are highly likely to actually trade, because that's what creates value for the end user. Tell us what you have and what you want, and we do the rest."
TradeYa has already demonstrated its universal appeal by helping users trade everything from headphones to furniture, from Apple TVs to blenders. It has also garnered a heavy user base for services - facilitating trades for everything from massage to marketing consulting and from swimming lessons to home-cooked meals.
In its Alpha, TradeYa is keeping it simple by helping 5 people at a time get exactly what they want. With the Beta launch in September, TradeYa will release a complete marketplace along with a user-friendly mobile app. The app will allow users to effortlessly take a photo of their item/service and post it into the marketplace in a matter of 2 clicks, as well as track the status of their listings.
CEO Krause sees a world made better by trading where a new kind of community emerges. "I want chefs to trade with musicians. Painters to trade with builders. I want to help families cut the costs of raising their children and business owners to advance and meet their needs without raising their overhead."