We save you money and increase your profits.
This is the most fundamental benefit of barter in general, and Trade Network in particular! For any expense, it’s much cheaper to trade for a product or service than it is to pay cash. That’s what we mean when we say “barter is a no-brainer.” (If you could pay for some of your daily expenses with your existing inventory or extra time instead of cash, would you? Of course! Trade Network allows you to smartly utilize your excess capacity to purchase goods and services —cashless!)
The more you trade, the more you save!
Barter customers will bring you all of the cash referrals that your present clients bring. You’ll gain new cash-paying customers too; when you give your barter customers the same great service as you give everyone else , they will recommend your business to others!
We help generate new customers for you!
Trade Network increases your market share by aggressively switching business away from your non-trading competitors, and bringing them to you instead.
In essence, we act as marketing brokers for our members.
Trade Network brings in leads to our members that usually would never happen if it wasn’t for TN.
We also function as a sales team, bringing our members referrals and leads without much effort on their end. In addition, we provide networking opportunities, Open House events for members to mingle and talk trade.
Of course, you can use our Online Member Guide any time of the day or night to search hundreds of active businesses, so you can quickly identify where you’re currently spending cash that can be replaced with TN Trade Dollar transactions.
Importantly, by talking with all our clients consistently, we hunt down hard-to-find items and services for their needs, too. After hours? Not a problem!
Trade Network trading helps you move excess inventory.
Excess inventory or underutilized employee time is better converted to a trade asset. Very few business owners enjoy staring at the phone when it’s slow, and retailers have nightmares about stacks of inventory on their hands that are a drain on their cash flow.
Retailers must keep their inventory moving. Each season, customers shop for the most current merchandise. Trade Network will bring you buyers to move excess inventory, eliminating the advertising costs and heavy discounting otherwise needed to accomplish this.
Manufacturers/Wholesalers: We can coordinate the selling of your surplus inventory, while helping you obtain the best possible prices for your products. We negotiate for you to receive either the going price in the marketplace or at least your full normal selling price to distributors. This allows you to maintain your current pricing integrity as well as upgrading your return on investment.
We help you increase productivity by filling downtime and/or unused capacity.
Nearly every business struggles with excess capacity in their business, whether it’s empty tables, down time, or inventory that must be cleared. Seasonal businesses, such as hotels, resorts, and construction contractors benefit as they can use Trade Network to utilize capacity during the shoulder- or off-season.
If you’re running a service business, and not at full capacity 12 months and year and can handle more customers, we can help you fill up your calendar with new business opportunities. And now, you’ll have Trade Dollars to purchase what you need.
Employee Benefits? Definitely!
With Trade Network, you can show your appreciation to your employees without hurting your cash flow! TN member businesses are able to provide employee incentives, provide special bonuses, and even supplement health care -all through using trade dollars!