1. Website/Service user

Hello and thank you very much for taking time to assist with this research.

My name is Ariana Upnizky,I'm a postgraduate student at the University of Sheffield in the UK currently writing my dissertation about the growth of online bartering services.

The next questionnaire is addressed to users of bartering websites and services, the aim of this survey is to check what attracts users to use such services through a number of simple questions.
All information in this questionnaire is anonymous and will be used only for research purposes,no information will be passed to any other party.

If there are in your opinion more issues that need to be addressed or you would like to add any comments about this research, please do so using the last question.

Once again, thank you very much for taking your time to answer the questions and help with this research.

Ariana Upnizky

* 1. What website/bartering service are you a member of?

* 2. Type of online bartering or other bartering service use:

* 3. How did you find out about the bartering services?

* 4. How long have you been using this service?

* 5. Are you a member of another network/website or using other bartering services?

* 6. How often do you use this service?

* 7. What was the main objective for joining a bartering community/service?

* 8. If using the service to trade goods, do you believe trade through the website/service helped to increase your customer base or sales?

* 9. In what ways do you think using the service has helped your business? (Ranked from 1 to 5, 1 - very low, 5 - very high)

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Expanding customer base locally
Reaching customers in other regions
Increasing sales of goods or services locally
Increasing sales of goods in other regions
Creating new business connections

* 10. If using this service to purchase goods and services, would you say trade on the website helped improve your purchasing process?

* 11. If using this service to purchase goods and services, how did the service help you with your purchasing process? (rank 1 to 5, 1-very low 5-very high)

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Purchasing lower priced products
Searching for specific products
Buying locally sourced products
Saving time and money on delivery
Getting to know local suppliers

* 12. What do you see as the main benefits of using this service?

* 13. If possible, please add your thoughts and comments on this survey or any important information you would like to add about issues that haven't been discussed here.