Could bartering become the new buying in a changed world?

Bartering has surged in popularity as neighbors and community members seek hard-to-find items during the pandemic. Groups with thousands of members have emerged, and people are trading household items as well as their time in the form of piano lessons, help around the house, language coaching and more. Businesses have also benefited from bartering and have increased their yearly business by 10 to 15 percent by swapping services with other entrepreneurs.

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