There is more than one way to obtain authorizations.
Most members are aware of the ability to call the New England Trade office to receive an authorization number. But did you know there is an automated phone number, a website and an app that does the same? These three alternative ways to obtain an authorization are available to you 24/7!
- Automated Line:
- Allows you to make authorizations or to check your account balance simply by dialing 888-784-4888. Have your account number ready, along with the buyer’s account number and the amount.
- Besides calling the automated line, members can go to www.bartherauth.com to submit a transaction for authorization. All you need is your account number, the buyer’s account number, the amount, and a short optional, but recommended, description. Also, if you are logged into the Marketplace, there is a link at the top of the page that directs you bartherauth website.
- If you own a smartphone, go to iTunes or Google Play and download the free New England Trade barter app! Currently, the app only allows for authorizations, however there are big plans for the future- so be on the look out! To log in to the app, simply use your Marketplace username and password. To obtain an authorization, simply have the same information needed as any other form. Your account number will already be displayed in the Seller’s Account field. Fill in the other necessary information, have the buyer sign at the bottom with their finger, and off you go! But wait! There is one additional feature to the app. Instead of typing in the buyer’s account number, you may scan the barcode on the back of the buyers New England Trade membership card simply buy pressing the camera icon next to the Buyer Account field. Upon scanning the card, the buyer’s account number will automatically be imputed. An email will be sent to both the buyer and seller account’s primary contact with the confirmation of the authorization for your records.
We are consistently trying to make your trading experience as simple as ever. If you have any comments or suggestions about the New England Trade app, please let us know! Email Kristine@newenglandtrade.com. Your feedback is important to us and will aid in making barter transactions and authorizations quick and easy as possible!
Until next time!