COVID19 Corovavirus Update

The BarterBender community is a marketplace that promotes interpersonal connection, both online and offline. We are all deeply saddened to see the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis span the globe. Our hearts go out to all of those who have lost loved ones or fallen on hard times as a consequence of this concerning and rapidly-changing situation.

In order to adapt to the challenging times both behind us and ahead, and provide the best possible support to our employees and the BarterBender Community, we’ve changed a few things about our business and have some suggestions for buyers, sellers, and shippers with our best tips for navigating online marketplaces in the days to come.

The trust and safety of our community is our number one priority. Certain medical and healthcare items are not allowed for sale on BarterBender, including listings that claim the item can diagnose, cure, mitigate, treat, or prevent a disease or virus, or any items that claim to be CDC or WHO approved.

We will continue to remove items that violate our prohibited items guidelines and monitor for price spikes and items with false claims through a mix of automated and manual review.

Posts that violate any of our guidelines, policies, or terms may be removed at our discretion. Additional actions including account suspension may be taken for severe or repeat offenses.

We will continue to monitor this situation and we will provide updates on this blog to communicate any changes to the BarterBender platform or our policies in response to COVID-19.