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Turk Barter Announces Ambitious Plans
To Purchase & Remarket 2,500 Homes
Since its operations began in 2001, T�rk Barter is well known within
the barter industry circles, as they have been a major sponsor of
the International Reciprocal Trade Association. As the first trade
exchange in Turkey, they have always operated on a high business
level. The company is now ratcheting their ambitions up a notch by
announcing plans to buy more than 2,500 houses, 4,000 second-hand
vehicles, and 30,000 mobile phones to remarket this year.
T�rk Barter, which operates in the fields of credit, factoring and
leasing, will also offer the opportunity of zero-interest loans for
five years to those who intend to buy houses.
According to Sirri Simsek, the chairman of T�rk Barter, all
companies with abundant stocks as well as those firms that still
keep their goods and houses in their hands in order to make a
profit, are invited to work with the company.
�T�rk Barter steps in for the completion of some dead construction
projects, and purchases the whole project for remarketing. We can
call the whole process, barter bonding,� said Simsek. �We also
provide zero interest loans for five years as barter credit,
however, we charge five percent commission for this activity.�
IMS Expands Empire State Membership With 2,500 Clients
International Monetary Systems (OTCBB:INLM), a worldwide leader in
business-to-business barter services, today announced that it has
acquired the assets and client base of Business Network, Inc. (BNI),
located in Hauppauge (NY) on Long Island.
Don Mardak, CEO of IMS, commented, �We are pleased to announce this
latest acquisition of a very fine trade exchange in a strategic
location. Since we already have a solid network in place in Uptown
Manhattan, Long Island clients will now have many more barter
options which means an increase in trading opportunities.
�Additionally, linking our Long Island and Manhattan members with
our markets in Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse, gives IMS nearly
2500 members in New York, making it the largest barter network in
the Empire State.�
The transaction was partially financed by $200,000 received from a
private investor in exchange for a convertible note.
more info on IMS see
BBX Barter Trading Commences In China
BBX Holdings Limited announced its franchise in China has commenced
trading, which is expected to create a significant volume of
cross-country barter trade.
cashless trade exchange, BBX has offices and franchises throughout
Australia and New Zealand, with 6,000 member businesses and over
8,000 individual card holders. Member businesses in these two
countries traded in excess of $188 million in the financial year
ending June 2007, averaging over $33,000 per active member business.
The China franchise will bring the number of BBX members globally to
300,000. It consists of 18 regional offices with its main office in
Beijing, and when fully established will employ over 1500 staff.
Franchises have also been established in India and Costa Rica, with
other international franchises currently under negotiation.
BBX China was formed in 2006 when the China Federation of Logistics
and Purchasing Barter Trade Committee entered into a master
franchise agreement with BBX International, a wholly owned
subsidiary of BBX Holdings which will have 20% equity in BBX China.
CEO of BBX China, Mr. Wang Lei, says they are proud to open its
doors to international trade through the network. Members of BBX
China cover a number of industries including production, real
estate, tourism, entertainment, hospitality, services and retail.
�BBX China is a critical step in establishing a global trading
platform and will revolutionise the way business is conducted by our
members. The expanding international network is a benefit to members
everywhere, because it means they have increased buying and selling
opportunities as members of a global trading alliance,� asserted BBX
managing director Michael Touma.
International trading is made possible by the BBX self developed
cashless settlement platform, WEBiPOS. This sophisticated software
provides instant processing of transactions online and is available
to its members worldwide in English, Spanish, and Chinese.
�We have opened the door for easier global trading, and with a
market as bid and diverse as China the opportunities for our members
are endless,� Touma added. �For instance, an Australian wine
producer could sell their wine to a restaurant in China and then use
those BBX dollars to import equipment from China, or India or even
trade locally in Australia for the products they need for their
Successfully listed on the ASX in August 2005, BBX becomes the only
publicly listed barter exchange managers in the world to be listed
on a main board. It is a membership-based trading program whose
primary role is to generate new business for all types of businesses
and to show business owners how to offset many current cash expenses
by utilising the down time or idle inventory in their business.
The trade exchange uses trade dollars, which have par value with the
local currency, to assign value to the transactions that take place
between member businesses. The exchange acts as the third party
record keeper, similar to a bank, and provides a sophisticated
bartering market where thousands of transactions take place.
The company also offers a broader range of financial services in
areas such as mortgage brokering via BBX Money (including leasing,
business finance and general loans in both cash and trade dollars),
financial planning through BBX Financial Advisers, insurance
services through BBX Insurance, property services through BBX Real
Estate, and its NSX-listed BBX Property Investment Fund.
For more information on BBX go to
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Barter Company Tradia Goes Green &
Sponsors Green Earth Expo
Tradia Commerce Network has decided to do its part for the planet
and stop mailing monthly account statements. The decision was made
by CEO Matthew Humphreys, who said, �Although Tradia is already
considered a green company; sending monthly statements via e-mail
will not only cut company costs, but will reduce the paper and
energy used in printing and mailing the statements and reduce our
company�s footprint on the environment.�
Tradia is a corporate sponsor of this year�s Global Green Alliance
Green Earth Expo, being held in Orlando (FL) from May 15-17. With
over 50,000 expected attendees from around the world, Humphreys will
be speaking twice during the gathering.
The change to green at Tradia began four years ago when brokers
across the nation started sending weekly �trade flashes� advertising
products and services on barter to their members via e-mail. A year
later the decision was made to provide brokers, local trade
directors, and corporate members monthly statements via the Tradia
web site. Tradia has provided online statements for years to
approximately half its members, but until now has mailed out monthly
statements to the other half.
The firm mails out an average of 2000 account statements each month.
While it might seem like a financially motivated decision, the
change to online statements benefits the Tradia members as well.
They will have less paper waste to recycle and will more actively
use the Tradia web site, not only to see their monthly statements,
but to monitor their entire barter account online.
When their monthly statements are ready, Tradia members will now
receive e-mails with a web site link; they can then review the
statement and decide whether or not to print it out. Members without
an e-mail address (less than 10%) will still be mailed their monthly
Tradia Commerce Network was founded in 1995, and was originally
called Compass Card until its corporate name change in 2004. It is
the largest privately held barter exchange in the United States,
serving over 5000 cardholders nationwide.
For more information see
Work With Audio/Visual
Vendor On Barter
Collect cash, as usual, from the guest accounts staying at
your facility that require the use of professional AV
services. And rather than shouldering your ongoing employee
costs, or your current vendor�s cash agreement for AV
services, here�s a much better alternative:
Work with a proven national vendor (a sterling 25-year track
record) who will provide all of the AV services for your
hotel on a 100% TRADE BASIS! (Payment to be in the form of
Your hotel�s annual AV billings must be a minimum of
$200,000, and this offer is available only in the
continental United States.
For a confidential introduction contact Bob Meyer via
Attention Trade Exchange Owners:
If your member hotel(s) have a minimum of 10,000 sq. feet of
meeting space and annual billings of at least $200,000 for
AV services this is a great opportunity to earn substantial
cash service fees on the hundreds of thousands of trade
dollars your hotel member will be paying the vendor. Contact
Bob Meyer at the above e-mail.
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