One of the things that I’m fascinated by that has emerged in my world within the last three to five years is the barter economy. Frankly, I genuinely believe that over the next decade or two, as information and technology advance, one of the next eBays, Airbnbs, Ubers, and overall two-way marketplaces will be a bartering system. We’re just going to trade, trade, trade.
I think the exchange of goods and services within the context of people owning stuff that is of less value to them, but of considerable value to others, and vice versa, is an incredible trade. Silly things like you own an extra flat screen T.V that you don’t need, but somebody that’s a gardener does, meanwhile you need gardening services, is an enormous whitespace in our society.
As many of you probably know, I actually come from a trading background; baseball cards, comic books, wine, and garage sale flipping, so I love it! One of the things that has emerged over the past two years is from running VaynerMedia is that I’ve been able to start flirting with the bartering industry, but as you can tell by the title of this article, I’m going to go a little deeper.
Today, I’m going to talk about my needs at VaynerMedia in terms snacks and beverages. Being transparent, we spend a lot of money on snacks and beverages across our four, soon to be five, global offices. The truth is that I know I can offer some snack and beverage suppliers/companies out there significant value in comparison to the cost of the goods that I’m looking for. The details are below, feel free to fill out the form.
P.S, when you fill out this form, bare in mind that if you’re asking for $100K in services from me, I’m going to expect $100K in coffee, chips, etc. in return: