Welcome ToCantonBarter.com

FAQ

» For a limited time, registration with CantonBarter.com is FREE!

To become a registered user, simply click on "My Booth" and then click on the "New User Sign Up Here" button and complete the new user registration form.

Once you are registered, make sure to complete your profile and see "How to link your PayPal account" in the FAQs
» For a limited time, registration is free and there are no fees for swapping, trading or bartering goods or services, but the following fees apply for listing and selling items:

0% for items listed up to $100.00 + $3.00 per completed transaction
2.5% for items listed from $101 to $1000.00 + $3.00 per completed transaction
1.25% for items listed over $1000.00 + $3.00 per completed transaction
$5.00 per featured item

Escrow fees are:
2.5% of settlement for amounts up to $10,000
1.25% of settlement for amounts over $10,000
» This site is an online exchange service where you can access details about unwanted or surplus items and view requests for wanted goods. Its main aim is to help you to get rid of your unwanted items or enable you to find goods that others no longer need at no cost.

This site is a complete swap site that allows you to swap items with, or sell items to, other internet users. It allows you to search or browse for specific items offered for swap or sale. You can swap any unwanted items from your home or business to others who may have use for them. You can also post for items you wish.

Search/browse through the extensive list of categories, find items that may be useful for you, make offers, wait for the other party to respond by accepting or rejecting your offer, add comments, swap and enjoy!

Thus with the minimum effort, you can swap, sell or buy stuff from other people via the internet.
» You may have items which you may no longer need, wasting your household space and things you might be thinking of how to get rid of. Why throw it out with the trash when there may be somebody who is in need of it very badly. This site is useful for trading, swapping or bartering stuff you don't want, or simply sell it to someone who does want it! you can even barter your services!

You are not committed to anything until both you and a second party (ie the other swapper/buyer) agree to proceed with the deal - you can withdraw an item at any time right up to this point without obligation or commitment.

Why Register with this site?

In order to sell and leave postings we need you to complete the short registration form. The information collected by this site will solely be used for activities that accommodate the swapping, bartering or sale of items between users of the site.

Whilst you can search and browse without registering, if you want to swap, trade, barter, buy or sell, you will need to register.
» Once you are a registered user, click on "My Booth" and then click on "Edit Profile" in the left margin of the page. Then, click on "Contact Details" and complete your personal profile page, specifically the required fields. Scroll down toward the bottom of the page and you will see a blank field where you will enter your PayPal email address. Save your changes and you're ready to list items.
» In order to contact a user about an item, you must first be a registered user. After you register and log in, select the item you are interested in and click on it. You will then notice a link in the listing that says "Make Offer" Click on this link, enter the details of your offer and the comments/message to the user. Please note that making an offer is the first step to go ahead with the deal.
» In order to create a listing, you must first be a registered user. After you register and log in, you will notice Add Sale/ Add Swap/ Add Wish links in the 'My Booth' section. Click on the appropriate link and enter all the information to create your listing.



What types of files can I upload as an image for my listing?

We recommend uploading a gif or a jpeg when posting a picture. These file types are usually small and will work with our system quite well.


Do I have any obligations?

Your obligations are set out in the site's Terms and Conditions which you have read as part of your registration.

In brief, the items offered must be legal and non-offensive to even a small number of people, and must be your property to offer.

You have no obligation to complete a swap or sale unless both you and another party have confirmed you want to go ahead with the deal, at which point you both MUST proceed. Otherwise, you can withdraw from a deal at any time up to this point.
» When both the parties confirm for the swap/sale this site gives you away the contact details of the other party, and the deal should be handled (ship goods, verify etc) external to the system.
» We are proud to have a strict policy against unsolicited bulk e-mail and against sharing e-mail addresses with third parties.
» To access the this site user area, click ' Login ' link in top menu section.
Enter the user name and password. On verifying your credentials correctly, You will be redirected to the main panel. Main panel divides in to seven section .


1.Latest Sale additionsYour latest sale addition can be viewed and managed from this section.Maximum of five sale addition will be listed in this section. If you want to manage all your sale addition click on ' more ' icon on bottom right corner.
Manage Sale
2.Latest swap additionsYour latest swap addition can be viewed and managed from this section.Maximum of five swap addition will be listed in this section. If you want to manage all your swap additions click on ' more ' icon on bottom right corner.
Manage swap
3.Latest wish additionsYour latest wish addition can be viewed and managed from this section.Maximum of five wish addition will be listed in this section. If you want to manage all your wish additions click on ' more ' icon on bottom right corner.
Manage wish
4.My OffersAll swap/wish offers you have made so far can be viewed and manage from this section.Maximum of five offers will be listed in this section. If you want to manage all your swap/wish offers click on ' more ' icon on bottom right corner.
Manage offers
5.Offers For meAll swap/wish offers for you can be viewed and managed from this section.Maximum of five offers will be listed in this section. If you want to manage all swap/wish offers for you click on ' more ' icon on bottom right corner.
Manage offers
6.My Sale offersAll sale offers you have made so far can be viewed and managed from this section.Maximum of five sale offers will be listed in this section. If you want to manage all your sale offers click on ' more ' icon on bottom right corner.
Manage offers
7.Sale Offers for meAll sale offers for you can be viewed and managed from this section.Maximum of five offers will be listed in this section. If you want to manage all sale offers for you click on ' more ' icon on bottom right corner.
Manage offers
» To edit profile, click on ' Edit profile ' link in the left menu section.In the ensuing edit the details and click ' Save Changes '


Change password
To change the Password, click ' Edit profile ' link in the left menu section.In the ensuing screen enter the old password in the ' Old password ' field.Enter the new password in the ' New Password ' field and confirm it by retyping it in the ' Confirm Password ' field. Both the passwords should match and the password will get updated to the newly entered password.
» All of the registered users can add an item for sale.

Add an Item for Sale- to add an item for sale with this site, just select the 'Add Sale' link in the left menu section. The following screen will provide the title, name, price, etc. You can add an item as featured by paying a nominal amount to the site itself. A featured item will show first in the sale listing with a different appearance. You have to pay a very negligible commission on the sale items based on the asking price. If the amount of the sale is less than a preset amount ($100), then no fees are charged. To know more about the sale process, just click here. 'How to Sell with this Site.'

Edit Sale Item- to view/edit select the 'My Booth' on the top menu. Select the 'More' icon under the latest sale addition section. The upcoming screen will display all of your sale additions. To edit a sale, select the title near the sale row. In the next screen, edit the sale details and select 'Update' to finalize it.

To delete a sale- select 'Delete'. As a word of caution, please make sure you are deleting the right item since this action is irreversible.
» Add an item for Swap-

To add an item for swapping, just select the 'Add Swap' icon on the left menu section. Provide a title, name, price, etc. If you want to know more about the swapping process then just click here. 'How to Swap an Item'.

Edit Swap Item-

To view/edit an item to swap, just select the 'My Booth' icon on the top menu section. Then, select the 'More' icon under the latest swap addition. The next screen will display all of your items to swap.

To edit a swap- select the title near the swap item. In the following screen, edit the swap item details and select 'Update'.

To delete a swap- select 'Delete'. As a word of caution, please make sure you delete the correct items because this action is irreversible.
» As a member, you add an item or service for swapping to your swap list by providing the title, description, rate, photo if any and shipping charges.

The second member who wishes to swap his/her item or service can click on the first members listing and make an offer by providing his/her item or service for swap and an amount that he/she feels is a difference of value with the first members posted item.

The second member gets a new entry in his/her "my offers list."

The first member gets a new entry in his/her received offers list. He/she can view the offer and accept it or put a counter offer.

The process is continued to a point where both members agree for mutual transfer/exchange of goods or services. At this point, the user information of both members are displayed and they can proceed with the transfer/exchange physically. The posted item/service is moved to swapped items list and will not be available for swapping any more. Both members will get a facility to provide a feedback of the other member. All bad rated members can be barred from further trades by the administrator.

There are no fees required for swap, barter or trade listings. It is open and FREE for all registered members.
» Edit your wish item
To view/edit wish item click on ' MY BOOTH ' on top menu section . Click on ' More ' icon under the latest wish addition section .The upcoming screen will displays all your wish item additions.To edit wish item click on title against wish item . In the ensuing screen edit wish details and click on ' Update '. To delete a wish item click on ' Delete '. As a word of caution,please make sure that you are deleting the one you have intended since the action is irreversible.
» Once you accept the order you now have the option to pay directly to the seller or through the site with an escrow fee, if you choose escrow.
» How to change sale delivered status

Click on ' Account Summary ' in the left menu section. In the ensuing screen click on ' Sale payment by me '. The upcoming screen will displays all sale payments done by you. Click on ' Delivered ' against the payment row.

How to change swap/wish delivered status

Click on ' MY BOOTH ' in the top menu section. Click on ' more ' icon under the my offers '. The upcoming screen will displays all your swap/wish offers. Click on title against the offer . In the ensuing screen you can change the status to be delivered by just clicking on the ' Change status '.
» To view the payment you have made to purchase an item, just select the 'Account Summary' link. In the following screen, select 'Sale Payments' (please change in the product). All of your payments can be viewed from this section. Note, that the payments accept credit cards. PayPal will not be listed here until the administrator approves the sale. Once the requested item is successfully delivered to you, remember to change the delivered status to 'yes'. This can be done when you select the 'delivered' link near the payment row.
» All the users registered with this site have the option to post feedback about other users .

Post feedback

To post feedback about a user,first you have to select the item of the intended user you wish to buy/swap ( click here to know how to select an item for sale ) .The upcoming screen will displays the item in detail with four additional links such as ' view large image ', ' users postings ' etc . Click on ' users posting ' . In the ensuing screen you can view the intended user's listing such as sale, wish, offers etc. Click on ' post feedback about the user ' on the top section of the screen . In the ensuing screen enter your feedback and click on ' post feedback '
» Select the 'sale' link in the top menu section. The following screen will show an item for sale. To purchase the item, select the title near the sale item. The next screen will describe the sale item in detail such as price, description, etc. Then, select 'buy'. Now, just enter the quantity required and select 'Confirm Purchase'. You have the option to pay directly to the seller or through this site with an escrow fee. If you choose the escrow, you can pay using a credit card, PayPal, or check/money order. Once your item is successfully delivered, you can change the order status to 'Delivered'.