IMS Announces Record Revenue Of $1.4
International Monetary Systems (OTCBB:INLM), a
worldwide leader in business-to-business barter services, has
provided its sales volume and revenue figures for October. The month
produced the company�s highest revenue total to date, as well as
strong new-client enrollments.
The October 2007 results are:
Trade volume for the month totaled more than $9.8 million. (This
amount represents only the sale side of the transactions.) In
October of 2006, the trade volume was $10 million. The higher
volume last year was a result of more reciprocal and non-fee
transactions. Although the trade volume for October of 2007 was
$200,000 less than last year, the actual billable client amount
was greater and generated increased revenue.
Gross revenue billed was $1.4 million, compared to $1.2 for
October of last year, a 17% increase. This revenue was the
highest monthly total in the company�s history.
New-client enrollments were strong with 300 new members joining
the barter network, representing an increase of 117% over the
138 new members signed up in October of last year.
The totals listed above are taken from the
company�s internal records and have not been audited.
Trade Exchange Holiday Gift Shows
This is the time of year that barter exchanges will be having their
holiday fairs. Check with your local exchange to see when theirs is
ITEX in San
Diego Trade Show
Saturday December 1st (10 AM to 4 PM)
Location: PartyPals, 10427 Roselle St., San Diego
For more information call: (619) 472-2929
Valley Barter Fair
your local trade exchange click
Sunday December 2nd (9 AM to 4 PM)
Location: Ontario Convention Center, Ontario
For more information call: (909) 592-7727
Two Australian Trade Clubs For Sale
Business Exchange Pty. Ltd. and Barterbiz Management Pty. Ltd.
were registered in Australia as companies in November 2004 with the
intention of running a trade exchange. Seller warrants both are
clean companies, with no debts and all ASIC fees up to date.
Bartertrade also comes with a Commemorative Record Registration of
Company issued by ASIC in 2005.
With the sale
of one or both of these companies (both are needed to run a trade
exchange) seller will supply a large list of potential members who
are familiar with barter...plus much more, including membership
application, welcome letter, and other documents.
willing to introduce contacts�other exchanges wishing to do
contra-deals with Bartertrade, property sources, etc. These contacts
offer possibilities for expanding the business both in NSW and
Queensland. There is also a list of people wanting to purchase
property through barter, and people with properties to sell using
to reserve the right to remain involved with Bartertrade (mainly on
the real estate side) as an independent agency, because of ongoing
negotiations involving new investment units...separate from the
This is a
business with much potential that can be run from a home office,
making appointments and meeting prospects elsewhere. By adding an
Internet site one can cover all angles.
located in Australia and can be reached by phone 9am to 9pm/7 days
at (612) 4737-9849, or by e-mail at
Average Person Spends $203 On Gift Cards During Holidays
plan to spend $26.3 billion on gift cards this year, up 6% compared
to last year, according to a recent survey. In 2006, consumers said
they intended to spend $24.8 billion on gift cards, but actual sales
totaled $27.8 billion during the holidays, the NRF found.
which polled 7,982 consumers from October 31 to November 7, was
conducted by BIGresearch for the NRF. They found that the average
shopper is expected to spend $122.59 on gift cards this year�up from
$116.51 in 2006. Of all shoppers, 87.7% said they plan to buy two or
more gift cards this holiday season.
become more strapped for time, they are constantly looking for ways
to make holiday shopping easier and less stressful,� said Phil Rist,
vice president of strategy for BIGresearch, in a statement. �Gift
cards allow for a faster and more convenient way to buy gifts for
family and friends.�
What group is
spending the most? Hispanics are emerging as top spenders when it
comes to gift-card purchases, a separate study found. Some 69% said
they spend more than the card amount, compared to 52% of Caucasians
and 44% of African-Americans, according to Comdata-Stored Value
Solutions� fifth annual gift-card survey.
receive gift cards with an average value of $71, a 33% increase from
2006. In comparison, African-Americans receive average card balances
of $60 and Caucasians $41, the survey said, which polled people for
seven days in September. The study also found that 26% of Hispanics
give gift cards to children as a budgeting tool or in lieu of an
Hispanics buy cards
with higher initial values and are most likely to reload the cards.
Ninety percent of
Hispanics buy cards at a specific retailer, compared to 38% who use
the Internet and 31% who buy cards at gift card malls.
Some 24% of Hispanics
said they prefer cards that also function as a DVD with music,
whereas 75% like a card presented in unusual packaging.
gift-card spending is projected to rise. The average person plans to
spend $203 on cards during the holidays, up from $186 last year,
according to the survey. Average per-card amounts rose from $46 in
2006 to $53 this year.
note: If you receive gift cards that are not to your liking, you
can sell or barter them at
You may also purchase gift cards at a cash discount from
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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