Not even 2 months into the new year The Trade Alliance has seen new exchanges come on board in Toronto, Boston, Texas, Arizona, Idaho and Cal.
As of Monday, Nov. 2nd a new help line has been extablished for all exchange owners and brokers. Exchanges can E-mail or call the help line to get answers to any questions they may have concerning their exchange or the software. This frees up The Trade Alliance management to spend more of their time on software enhancements. To this end The Trade Alliance will be adding an additional software deveolper to the staff before the end of 2015.
All barter software providers have their own template. Do you want your site to look like everyone else’s? With The Trade Alliance we too have a template that you can use but we recommend that you use one of the many website designers we have in the network on trade (currently over 90 website designers) and choose a website from WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal and have them build your site the way you want it. Once you do that we simply provide you with 2 links, one for members to login and another for members to join your exchange. You then do not look like any other barter exchange. Some examples of sites in our network with their own custom site are: www.tampatradebrokers.com, www.valecardalliance.com, www.suncityalliance.com, www.barter-software.net (our marketing site), www.acebarter.com, and www.localtradepartners.com
It is a fact that every exchange does approximately 85% of its business within it’s own membership but travel is the number one reason to do transactions with another barter exchange. As a member of The Trade Alliance you have access to many resorts, hotels and bed and breakfast around the US and other countries. t is impossible to list all places to travel but some of the most often visited are: Various destinations in Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, Southern Ca., Phoenix, Tucson, Virginia Beach, Many locations in FL. incl Clearwater and Orlando, the “Keys”, St. Louis, Houston, and many more. Overall several hundred properties are available.
Members download scrip and gift certificates directly from The Marketplace to their computer, tablet or phone, eliminating the time to receive them by mail.
Once a member orders scrip or gift certificates they receive an e-mail with the ordered certificates attached that they can then print for use.
The seller then can scan the certificates when they are used and generate a report daily of all certificates redeemed.
We have an exchange owner that is interested in acquiring established exchanges in the US.
If you have even the slightest interest please contact The Trade Alliance office at email@example.com
and we will put you in touch with this exchange.
In 2014 the sales of Smart phones will exceed 1 billion. Tablets will out sell PC’s by 2015 according to the latest statistics. Because of this the ability to access your website via Smart phone or tablet becomes a necessity rather than just a nice additional feature. All users of The Trade Alliance barter software to run their exchanges have this ability now.
There are many major markets available that have been set up already. Website complete, hosting complete. You can be in business in barter in less than 24 hours. Among the markets available – Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Diego, Charlotte, Buffalo, Lake Tahoe, Indianapolis, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Jacksonville, Baton Rouge, Baltimore, Boise, Milwaukee, Madison, San Jose, Sarasota, Pittsburgh, Tallahassee, Syracuse, Memphis, Des Moines Greensboro, and Oklahoma City. Do not see a market you are interested in? Call The Trade Alliance office at 352 505-4848
The Trade Alliance® is extremely proud of one of our trade exchange family. Congratulations to Value Card Alliance, headquartered in Phoenix and with several branch offices. They were notified that they are in the top 250 of the Inc. 500 – America’s fastest growing companies. Christie Acevedo, Brian Beal and Tim Fyke, owners of Value Card Alliance, are very excited for what this could potentially do for the Barter industry as a whole. Christie Acevedo, VCA’s President will be going to Washington DC in October for amazing meetings for 3 days and a black tie awards ceremony where they announce exactly what ranking Value Card Alliance has.
This award shows how powerful barter has become in helping business maximize their profit potential, conserve cash, and deal with the problems of today’s economy. The award shows what a great job Value Card Alliance has done in marketing and customer service.
Franchising of many businesses is a major way to get into a business of choice. A company that franchises their business like McDonald’s, Wendy’s etc offer you many advantages such as Brand recognition and protection of many of your assets as the parent company guards fervently their brands.
A barter franchise offers nothing other than great cost to a franchisee. You can start your own Barter company with The Trade Alliance® for $200.00, get access to all the other barter exchanges in the network and trade with ten’s of thousands of members throughout the US and Canada. Unlike a franchise where they tell you where you can operate, what you must charge and you must follow their rules. With The Trade Alliance® we give you all the necessary help to get started, protect your data and proprietary information, give you all the training needed, as required and it is all included in the 1 time set up fee of $200.00, which is even waived for existing exchanges with 50 active members or more. Ask a prospective franchiser what they offer you and what it will cost before you spend large amounts of capital to get nothing more and often less than what we offer. The Trade Alliance®, we are a company that looks to under promise and over deliver.