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July 18, 2000
In this week's report. . .
Ubarter Plays Prominent Role at Network Commerce's "Success Summit In Seattle"
Three-hundred top clients of Network Commerce were flown into Seattle for a stimulating two-day "Success Summit" held in mid July. The purpose of the Summit was to introduce the attendees to Network Commerce's entire properties. On the consumer side they learned about Shopnow.com, Speedyclick.com, and Bottomdollar.com. While on the business side they were familiarized with FreeMerchant, b2bnow.com, and Ubarter.com.
90-Minute Barter Session Included
"Growing Your Business with Barter" was the title of the 90-minute barter presentation. Steven White, Sr. VP of Ubarter.com, talked abut Ubarter's unique distribution channel for clients and the price support that's provided for the clients' products and services.
Two clients, Iain Cameron of Executive Residences (executive housing) and Chris Gursche of Copydot (magazine pre-press services) shared their personal experiences explaining how Ubarter.com has enabled them to expand their businesses, as well as elevate their style of living.
Bob Meyer, editor of BarterNews, provided the attendees with an overview of barter's ubiquitousness in today's world, reinforcing the necessity of bartering...especially for fast-growing companies that are often "cash-poor" in their formative years.
Dwayne Walker, Chairman and CEO of Network Commerce, was a gracious and impressive host. His committed staff put the ambitious program together at "internet speed" in a short three weeks...from inception to completion.
Reinforcing the value of barter, and Network Commerce's recent acquisition of Ubarter.com, many of the Summit's expenses were covered by barter including a superb, bayside salmon dinner topped off by a motivational talk from former NBA superstar Magic Johnson.
The next evening a 3-hour dinner cruise and tour of Elliott Bay was also acquired on trade, as well as great raffle gifts like a 5-day/4-night salmon fishing trip in British Columbia, a 4-day Carnival Cruise for two, 4 Sony digital cameras, 2 Panasonic laptop computers, and dozens of gift certificates for Chevy's, the Olive Garden, and The Hard Rock Cafe. The superb effort was led by Senior Trade Strategist Wendy Knudson, aided by her cooperative staff.
Cruise Line & Resort Operator Trading To Build Their Businesses
Carnival Cruise Lines and Fairfield, an Orlando timeshare resort concern, are busy bartering their "inventory" with one another to facilitate the expansion of their businesses.
Their joint-marketing ventures will include combination cruise and condo vacations, plus complimentary cruises for those who purchase time-share vacation interests.
Fairfield expects to capitalize on Carnival's well-known brand to compete with their big name competitors such as Marriott, Four Seasons, and Walt Disney. Carnival, meanwhile, will gain access to Fairfield's large customer base. The trading efforts enable each corporation to get what they want...more sales
Here And There. . .
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