From all of us at IMS, thank you for your business, loyalty, and support this past year. Thinking outside the norm was key to all businesses surviving 2020, and since IMS, as an alternative currency, exists outside the norm every day, we're proud to say we were able to change the way IMS does business to adapt.
It wasn't an easy year, but we strived to provide IMS clients with the newest and best online features to improve the customer experience and keep your IMS trade dollar strong by providing an updated virtual platform to buy and sell excess inventory.
For service providing businesses, IMS kept staff in the office or set them up to work remotely to provide ongoing, uninterrupted service during government-mandated shutdowns across many states and in many markets.
There are many sad stories from the business world in 2020, but we choose to reflect instead on what was accomplished in the face of adversity. Here are a few things IMS did in 2020 that we're particularly proud of.
IMS was unable to host normal holiday shopping experiences for its' member businesses, so a fresh new marketplace was created to allow businesses who count on buying and selling through IMS during this holiday season to still count on earning and spending IMS trade dollars.
In addition, the IMS Marketplace had a record-breaking year and delivered millions of dollars in traded products shipped throughout North America.
If you haven't been to the marketplace recently, visit us here.
Read all the latest Editor's Choice articles to learn how IMS trade dollars can be spent to supplement your business, home, and personal lives! Find these articles here.
IMS continues to support over 100 charities across the United States and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help support them this year - one of the toughest years for charities across the nation.
If you would like to donate to a charity today, find one here.
IMS continues its mission of changing the way the world does business™ through innovation, just as many of you have done by pivoting to fill the many needs and face the many challenges of 2020. We hope your business took advantage of the many ways being in the IMS network can help you save cash, bring in new sales, and attract new customers in 2020 and beyond!