CES《產品問題與解答》(Offerings Questions and Answers)

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CES《產品問題與解答》(Offerings Questions and Answers)
Refer to: 
《白石時間銀行社群雲 CESTW 單位營運團隊的實務操作研習課程》(https://timebank.tw/blog/2020/12/13/kce2ces-education-and-operation-training/
Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15iuKc1aqYHvrZOHmZVQ78on-kZSd0emO-8bzk0Y_hdo/edit

Offerings Questions and Answers

Source: https://www.cestw.org/docs/offqa.html 


Google Translated and Edited by https://timebank.tw/ 

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Q1. What are offerings?

Offerings are what you are going to provide the community of traders in the CES so that you can have access to what others are providing.

Note: Offerings/Products include Goods, Services and Solutions

Q2. Can I offer both goods and services?

Yes, you can offer goods as well as services. You can offer anything that other traders will accept, the same as if you were trading in the conventional economy. You have even more scope in the CES because you can offer the kinds of services that wouldn’t be viable in the ‘other’ economy. Examples are companionship, personal assistance, advice, support, training etc. Of course there is no point in offering things that do not make sense in a small, closed community, e.g. astronaut, ship builder, airline pilot etc!

Q3. I have nothing to offer!

This is a very common first reaction! Registering with the CES will help you realise that you do have things to offer and that you can be useful to others. Whether you are skilled or not, your time, energy or resources will be of value to someone. A few examples are shopping, answering the phone, dog walking, cooking, cleaning, gardening, child care, car lifts, home equipment or tool hire, to name a few. Start by asking yourself what you really enjoy doing, or sit down with a friend and tell each other what you are good at. Take a look at the Inspiration List below and have a look at the demonstration site to get ideas. You will probably surprise yourself when you begin to think about it!

Q4. Can I offer what I do at work?

You can offer absolutely anything you like, but always ask yourself if there will be demand for what you are offering in a small, closed community. If what you do at work is highly specialised then you are not likely to find many takers in the CES. It is not good enough to put down what you do in your professional life and then later say it didn’t work for you because no one ever came to you. If no one comes to you then there is obviously no demand for what you are offering. If you have to steal time from your employer then it is probably not a good idea to offer what you do at work. There are many other things to offer. But if you really think others will respond to what you normally do for a living, then by all means offer it.

Q5. How do I price my offerings?

If your exchange group is a community exchange, then price your offerings in exactly the same way as you would in the conventional economy! Price your goods and services in the national currency and then convert that into the currency of your exchange at a 1:1 ratio. This can be a fixed price or a rate per hour/day etc. If you can’t think of a price then put ‘Negotiable’ or ‘Various’ or ‘Contact me’. If you want to attract custom quickly then reduce your price. When you have registered and you get your account number and password, access the site and check what others are charging for offerings similar to yours. If you find that you get too much custom too suddenly then raise your prices! If no one comes to you then probably your prices are too high.

If your exchange group is a time bank then your unit of value is one hour (or sometimes another time unit such as a minute). Most time banks only offer services and operate according to the principle that one hour or your time is the same as one hour of another’s time. The pricing of goods in a time bank is a little more difficult but after getting used to the value of the time unit it becomes easier to ‘price’ goods in terms of the time unit, and after a time it is possible to compare the ‘time-value’ of comparable goods in order to establish a ‘price’. If you can’t think of a ‘time-value’ for your goods then put ‘Negotiable’ or ‘Contact me’ and then discuss with the receiving party what they would find acceptable.

Q6. Can I quote prices in the national/federal currency?

No, not on their own but you may include a component in the national currency. Many traders quote CES currency for the labour and national currency for parts or materials. CES-currency-only offerings are preferred and you might find little interest in your wares or services if you quote a national currency component. Many traders feel uneasy about receiving CES currency only when they have had to lay out national currency. But remember, you get that national currency back by having more CES currency to spend on things that you would normally pay national currency for. The more you get involved in the CES the more comfortable you will feel about being receiving CES currency even when you have spent national currency.

Q7. How many offerings can I have?

The registration form only has space for three offerings but when you get your account details you can add as many more as you like. You can also put the same offering under different categories and advertise on other exchanges anywhere in the world.

Q8. How do I describe my offerings?

Use a terse, descriptive offering title that makes it immediately clear to others what you are offering. In the Details field you can use as many words as you like to describe your offering. Think of your offerings as your personal advertisements. If your description is poor, people will skip over your offering and choose someone else with a better description. Convince us why your goods and services are the best, why you are the best person to receive them from and how our lives will be better by receiving your offer! If you are providing goods describe it/them in detail; if you are offering a service tell us something about your experience and what we will gain from having you provide it.

Q9. Can I change my existing offerings and delete old ones?

Yes. Your offerings are fully editable. You can change the title, the description, the price and keywords that help others search for your offerings. You can also hide your offerings if they are not relevant for the present time.Offerings can be deleted if they are no longer relevant.

Q10. How long do my offerings last for?

You can determine how long your offerings will display for. You can select anything from one week to one year, which is the longest an offering will remain on the Offerings List without modification. You can also continuously update your offerings so that they remain on the list forever. Updating also ‘refreshes’ your offerings bringing them to the top of the list where most people will see them.

Q11. Can I have pictures of my offerings?

Yes. When you access your account you can add additional offerings and upload pictures at the same time. Pictures can replace many words and draw attention to your offerings.

Inspiration List

Use the list below to get some idea of what you can offer. This is not a complete list; it is just meant to provide some inspiration. Also have a look at the demonstration site and, of course, you will be able to see what others are offering once you access your account and look at the Offerings List.


  1. Painting
  2. Handyman services
  3. Plastering, tiling
  4. Electrical repairs
  5. Car washing & cleaning
  6. Car repairs
  7. Bicycle repairs
  8. Photocopying
  9. Photography
  10. Printing
  11. Carpentry
  12. Heating, cooling
  13. Information searching
  14. Secretarial services
  15. Plumbing
  16. Gardening
  17. House sitting
  18. Writing, editing, proofreading
  19. Disc jockey
  20. Event organising
  21. Window cleaning
  22. Laundry
  23. Sewing
  24. Knitting
  25. Cooking, baking
  26. General labour
  27. Graphic design
  28. Web sites
  29. Programming
  30. Health care
  31. Therapies
  32. Medical services


  1. Answering the phone
  2. Shopping for others
  3. Child care/babysitting
  4. Frail care
  5. Dog walking
  6. Pet feeding/sitting
  7. Fetching/posting mail
  8. Delivering/collecting parcels/letters
  9. Writing letters
  10. Reading stories, storytelling
  11. Car lifts
  12. Fetching/taking children to school


  1. Bicycles
  2. Clothing
  3. Shoes
  4. Tools
  5. Furniture
  6. Curtains, carpets, cushions
  7. Magazines
  8. Books
  9. Toys, dolls etc.
  10. Bedding
  11. Electrical appliances
  12. Computers and peripherals
  13. Paintings
  14. Garage junk!
  15. Jewellery
  16. Electronic gadgets
  17. CDs
  18. Software
  19. Kitchen utensils


  1. Workshop tools
  2. Garden tools & equipment
  3. Your computer
  4. Camping equipment
  5. Sports equipment
  6. Swimming/diving gear
  7. Musical equipment
  8. Event venues
  9. Accommodation
  10. Video equipment
  11. Garage
  12. Marquee
  13. Bed/bedding
  14. Truck, car
  15. Bicycle


  1. Breads
  2. Cakes, buscuits, buns etc.
  3. Cooked meals
  4. Frozen meals
  5. Preserves, pickles, jams
  6. Pies, quiches, tarts
  7. Garden vegetables
  8. Drinks
  9. Herbs & spices
  10. Fruit
  11. Snacks
  12. Salads
  13. Eggs
  14. Meat
  15. Cereals

Advice & Tuition:

  1. Parental advice
  2. Relationship advice
  3. Bicycle riding
  4. Surfing
  5. Singing
  6. Musical instruments
  7. Gardening advice
  8. Colour and style advice
  9. Legal advice
  10. Energy saving
  11. Extra lessons
  12. Dancing
  13. Public speaking
  14. Art, drawing
  15. Crafts

供應/產品是您將在 CES 上向交易者社群提供的內容,以便您可以存取其他人提供的內容。

Note: 供應/產品項目包括商品、服務及解決方案項目

Q2. 我可以同時提供商品和服務嗎?

是的,您可以提供商品和服務。您可以提供其他交易者接受的任何東西,就像您在傳統經濟中進行交易一樣。您在 CES 上擁有更大的空間,因為您可以提供在「其他」經濟體中不可行的服務。例如陪伴、個人幫助、建議、支持、訓練等。太空人、造船師、航空公司飛行員等!

Q3. 我沒有什麼可以供應的!

這是很常見的第一個反應!註冊 CES 將幫助您認識到您確實可以提供一些東西,並且您可以對其他人有用。無論你是否熟練,你的時間、精力或資源對某人來說都是有價值的。例如購物、接電話、遛狗、烹飪、清潔、園藝、兒童保育、汽車升降機、家庭設備或工具租賃等。先問問自己真正喜歡做什麼,或是和朋友坐下來告訴對方你擅長什麼。請查看下面的靈感清單並查看演示網站以獲取想法。當您開始思考時,您可能會感到驚訝!


你可以提供任何你喜歡的東西,但一定要問自己,在一個小型、封閉的社區中是否會有人需要你提供的東西。如果你的工作是高度專業化的,那麼你不太可能在 CES 上找到很多接受者。放下你在職業生涯中所做的事情,然後事後說它對你不起作用,因為沒有人來找過你,這是不夠的。如果沒有人來找你,那麼顯然對你所提供的產品沒有需求。如果你必須從雇主那裡偷走時間,那麼提供你在工作中所做的事情可能不是一個好主意。還有很多其他的東西可以提供。但如果你真的認為其他人會對你通常的謀生方式做出反應,那麼一定要提供它。


如果您的交換團體是社群交換,那麼您的產品定價方式與傳統經濟中的定價方式完全相同!以本國貨幣為您的商品和服務定價,然後以 1:1 的比例兌換成您所在交易所的貨幣。這可以是固定價格或每小時/每天的費率等。如果你想快速吸引客戶,那就降低價格。當您註冊並獲得帳號和密碼後,請訪問該網站並查看其他人對與您類似的產品收取的費用。如果您發現突然獲得太多定制,那就提高價格!如果沒有人來找你,那麼你的價格可能太高了。



不,不是單獨的,但您可以包含本國貨幣的一部分。許多貿易商以 CES 貨幣表示勞動力,以本國貨幣表示零件或材料。僅使用 CES 貨幣的產品是首選,如果您引用本國貨幣成分,您可能會發現對您的商品或服務沒什麼興趣。許多交易者只有在不得不佈局本國貨幣時才對收到CES貨幣感到不安。但請記住,您可以透過將更多 CES 貨幣用於購買通常需要支付本國貨幣的物品來收回本國貨幣。您參與 CES 的次數越多,即使您已經花費了本國貨幣,您也會對收到 CES 貨幣感到更加放心。














  1. 繪畫
  2. 雜工服務
  3. 抹灰、貼磁磚
  4. 電器維修
  5. 洗車及清潔
  6. 汽車維修
  7. 自行車維修
  8. 複印
  9. 攝影
  10. 印刷
  11. 木工
  12. 加熱、冷卻
  13. 資訊檢索
  14. 秘書服務
  15. 水暖
  16. 園藝
  17. 坐屋
  18. 寫作、編輯、校對
  19. 唱片騎師
  20. 活動組織
  21. 窗戶清潔
  22. 洗衣店
  23. 縫紉
  24. 針織
  25. 烹飪、烘焙
  26. 一般勞工
  27. 平面設計
  28. 網站
  29. 程式設計
  30. 衛生保健
  31. 療法
  32. 醫療服務


  1. 接聽電話
  2. 替別人購物
  3. 兒童保育/保姆
  4. 體弱護理
  5. 遛狗
  6. 寵物餵食/照顧
  7. 取得/郵寄郵件
  8. 遞送/收包裹/信件
  9. 寫信
  10. 讀故事、說故事
  11. 汽車舉昇機
  12. 接/送孩子上學


  1. 自行車
  2. 衣服
  3. 工具
  4. 家具
  5. 窗簾、地毯、靠墊
  6. 雜誌
  7. 圖書
  8. 玩具、洋娃娃等
  9. 寢具
  10. 電器
  11. 電腦及週邊設備
  12. 繪畫
  13. 車庫垃圾!
  14. 首飾
  15. 電子產品
  16. CD
  17. 軟體
  18. 廚具


  1. 工作坊工具
  2. 庭園工具及設備
  3. 你的電腦
  4. 露營裝備
  5. 體育器材
  6. 游泳/潛水裝備
  7. 音樂裝置
  8. 活動場地
  9. 住宿
  10. 視訊設備
  11. 車庫
  12. 跑馬燈
  13. 床/床上用品
  14. 卡車、汽車
  15. 自行車


  1. 麵包
  2. 蛋糕、麵包、麵包等
  3. 熟食
  4. 冷凍食品
  5. 蜜餞、泡菜、果醬
  6. 派、乳蛋餅、蛋塔
  7. 園林蔬菜
  8. 飲料
  9. 香草和香料
  10. 水果
  11. 點心
  12. 沙拉
  13. 穀物

諮詢和學費項目(Advise & Tuition):

  1. 家長建議
  2. 關係建議
  3. 騎自行車
  4. 衝浪
  5. 唱歌
  6. 樂器
  7. 園藝建議
  8. 顏色和款式建議
  9. 法律諮詢
  10. 節能
  11. 額外課程
  12. 跳舞
  13. 公開演講
  14. 藝術、繪畫
  15. 工藝