At the beginning of each new month, we like to go back and see what the Top 4 Trades were from the previous month. This way, we know what our clients are looking for and how trade is helping them in their daily lives.
In November, IMS Members shifted the Top 4 Trades to services in advertising and exterior painting. Additionally, we also saw heavy equipment push trade activity. Trade service drove November transactions. Seasonal weather cycles trigger maintenance needs, and painting is always a service that will be needed. Reach out to your Broker when you need a property painted or a business promotion placed in the right traffic area, they are versed in the connecting you to great Trade services to save your bottom line and move it north.
The Top 4 Trades from November were:
Billboards are typically placed in high traffic areas, such as along highways and in cities, so they're seen by the highest number of drivers and pedestrians. Billboard advertising is effective for building brand awareness and broadcasting your business (or product or campaign) to as many people as possible. Our IMS Media brokers know the services that are available in your region, and your Trade dollars have the potential to get your promotions out in front of a reoccurring audience. The savings that Trade can bring you are undeniable. Call you IMS Media broker, they will get you an outdoor platform that promotes your business and keeps you on budget.
Forklifts enable you to move goods around easily and move products to locations that can't be reached by hand. With properly working forklifts, you are reducing the time required to move the goods around the facility. And reduced time means higher efficiency and productivity. If your forklift is worn and requires repair, your Trade dollars and your IMS broker can help you find a forklift within your budget to keep your product rolling.
Parking Lot Striping
Due to changes in seasonal weather, Parking lot striping and wayward signage doesn't last forever. As a business owner it is easy to forget about a parking lots appearance and condition. The IMS service members offer a range of seal coating, painting and asphalt repair to keep your property and business value up, plus a great parking lot will not distract any patron who visits your business. Members repeatedly save dollars by using trade to upkeep the look of their parking lots.
For maintaining homes, business' and investment properties, painting is the best thing to spend your trade dollars on, especially with a budget constraint. Your business can benefit from utilizing the vast list of IMS members who offer painting services in your region. The cost saving will be better than any quote outside of our barter exchange - so if you are on a budget, your fellow IMS members and Brokers can assure you succeed on those budget goals. Use Trade instead of cash to protect and maintain your property investments. Get the IMS Barter Mobile App to find your next painter.