Trade Exchange Canada
Suite 216 - 3823 Henning Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia
V5C 6P3
Phone: 604-294-5881
Fax: 604-294-5884


Restaurants Offset Cash Expenses using Trade

Restaurants have been using Trade for years to help them offset cash expenses by trading gift certificates and gift cards.

Restaurant Trade Examples

  • The Deal? A local restaurant has bought $50,000 worth of renovations – window coverings, furniture, flooring, painting, plumbing, etc. – by issuing the equivalent amount in gift cards to TEC for resale to its members.
  • Bottom Line: Beyond the renovations, the restaurant will receive word-of-mouth referrals from the holders of the gift cards, while the holders themselves may spend more than the amounts on the cards when visiting the restaurant.
  • Cost? The actual cost of the food to the restaurant in cash is approximately one-third of the amount on the cards or $17,000
  • Savings? By trading gift cards the restaurant saves $33,000 cash on their renovation!

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