Using A Barter Exchange Makes Good ‘Cents’ In A Sluggish Economy

by Richard Harris

One growing sector in this sluggish economy is barter, not just swapping services directly for products or service we need, but doing business with a professional barter exchange. Most business owners have excess time in their schedule or inventory that can be utilized and save cash.

Barter is being used daily to increase sales, reduce excess inventories or increase employee work.

Right here in St. Louis, we have one of the oldest and the largest barter company in the country. IMS, which stands for International Monetary Systems, runs like a small bank. Your credits are “banked” with IMS when you make a sale and then debited when you make a purchase with another member.

The seller obtains an authorization number similar to Mastercard to assure you receive the proper credit.

IMS will provide the appropriate record keeping and makes it available to an online account where you can view your trades 24/7.

IMS has made the process to join very simple. One can visit the website www.imsbarter.com and click on ‘JOIN TODAY”

Once approved, your business will be promoted to over 18,000 members. You will be able to obtain products or services from the other members and pay with your service, saving cash. The credit and debit system allows you avoid having to trade directly, you earn credits and spend those credits with any of the members.

Membership with IMS is very diverse. You will find professionals such as dentists, massage therapist, lawyers etc.

Travel opportunities are very popular ranging from Bed and Breakfasts, hotel, all inclusive trips and camping opportunities.

There is a marketplace similar to ebay with a wide range of products available with no cash.

IMS is a publicly held company and member of National Association of Trade Exchanges as well as International Reciprocal Trade Association.

IRTA, is committed to promoting just and equitable standards of practice and operation within the Modern Trade and Barter and other Alternative Capital Systems Industry, by raising the awareness and value of these processes to the entire Global Community.

Certain categories are limited. You will be notified with 24 hours of the approval.

If you would like more information, please visit our website www.imsbarter.com or call Richard Harris at 314-567-7890 ext 306.