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How Carolina Trade Exchange Can Help Your Business

Increase Your Profitability

Instead of reaching into your wallet or cash reserves, reach to Carolina Trade Exchange to complete that transaction in trade, rather than using actual cash. Your cash stays where it belongs – in your pocket!

Obtain a New Customer Base

Membership in the Carolina Trade Exchange will introduce you and your company to a new customer base who may not otherwise have used your products and services. Members regularly go to their Trade Directory or call the Trade Broker before they spend cash, which means they’ll come to you. The best advertising in the world is still “word of mouth” and your new trade partners will spread the positive aspects of you and your business to cash paying customers. Your company reaps the benefit on several fronts: New customers via trade; new cash paying customers via trade; increased advertising via trade; increased sales and profitability, all via membership in Carolina Trade Exchange.

Move Excess, Slow or Old Inventory

Most businesses have some form of excess inventory that is causing concern.  Simple solution: Trade It! If your company has excess capacity that isn’t moving  – it’s time to investigate how the Carolina Trade Exchange can help turn that excess into trade dollars.  For example – if a hotel lets one room go empty for one night, that’s lost revenue that can’t be replaced.  Many hotels realize this and are members of a trade exchange to move this inventory and, in turn, exchange that potential loss for a variety of goods and services.  It’s time to analyze your business and ask yourself, “What can I do to maximize my return?”

Keep Cash Available

As your familiarity with trade grows and you automatically are thinking trade first, your trade dollars will grow, and so should your cash reserves.  In this uncertain economy, it would be a great comfort to be able to spend trade dollars instead of cash, thereby providing an increased cushion for unexpected expenses.  Trade can help your company achieve this goal!

Trade and Barter is Exploding

The nation’s top companies have bartered for years and you need to use all the resources you can to stay afloat in today’s economy. The ever growing Trade and Barter industry can help you maximize reach and distribution, and provide you with the opportunity to capture sales, increase profits, move excess capacity, enlarge marketing and advertising, retain top notch satisfied employee’s, and increase your quality of personal life. The time to join is now!

Understand the Barter Economy

In the trade exchange you are going to expand your base, increase your profits, and reduce your cash outflow.  You are effectively put in the position of obtaining goods/services at the cost of your own service.  Keep in mind that your cost(s) include a profit margin and, in effect, that profit margin now becomes your buying discount within the trade exchange.  Remember also that you are turning excess into sales and the key is to effectively implement within your business platform. Trade is designed to supplement and add, not replace, cash.

Expanded Marketing and Advertising

Increase your company’s marketing and advertising while cutting cash expenditures.  Through the trade organization your company can reduce expenditures while maintaining a marketing campaign through the media available.  Research supports that space in newspapers, radio and TV are some of the top items traded and bartered.  Inquire as to how this aspect may help your company!

Improve Employee Morale and Retention

Be the first company in your industry to offer additional benefits and incentives to your employee’s, all via trade.  Can you imagine your employee’s reactions when you are able to offer bonuses and incentives (in this economy), along with how the gesture will increase their productivity?  It can be done via the Carolina Trade Exchange.  We can set up sub-accounts for your employee’s that could potentially be part of their overall compensation. Retain the best of your company and show them how much they mean to you and the organization, all via Trade!!

Donate Trade Credits

It’s getting tougher these days to support charities and maximize donations.  Trade credits can be donated in lieu of cash.  Consider a donation of credits – call Carolina Trade Exchange and inquire how this aspect can work for you!

Pamper Yourself

Use your trade credits to increase your quality of life.  You’ve earned the credits through hard work, now it’s time to make time for yourself.  The possibilities are endless: a day at the spa, a vacation, remodel, new carpet in the house – let your mind run free.

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Membership in the Carolina Trade Exchange will introduce you and your company to a new market and customer base who may not be familiar with your company, your products and  your services.  Carolina Trade Exchange membership can cut your costs, increase your sales, expand your marketing and advertising, provide benefits for your employee’s, permit you to spend more time running your business and serving your growing clientele.

The best advertising in the world has always been  “word of mouth” and your new trade partners will spread the positive aspects of you and your business to cash paying customers. Your company reaps the benefit on several fronts: New customers via trade; new cash paying customers via trade; increased advertising via trade; increased sales and profitability, all via membership in Carolina Trade Exchange. img_joinnow