I'm more than happy with barter. It brings in new customers, providing incremental business that helps me pay for both business and personal expenses.
Bradley Ozinsky from Bradley's Jewelers in Liverpool, New York
Bradley Ozinsky
Bradley's Jewelers
Liverpool, New York

So this is all I have to say about this Dentist and his staff: The kindest most professional group of people I have been around in a very long time! I look forward to going back for my cleaning! Thank You IMS!!!! Rebecca A Adams LMT CRMT Therapeutic Massage = Good Medicine. www.atmassagesaintcharles.com
Rebecca Adams from Adams Therapeutic Massage in St. Charles, MO
Rebecca Adams
Adams Therapeutic Massage
St. Charles, MO

My name is Rob Sugar. I am a new member and wanted to share my experience with IMS and my broker. She has been extremely thorough and very helpful. I am very much looking forward to a happy, prosperous business relationship with IMS. By the way, Do you guys have any type of referral program? I intend to spread the word.
Rob Sugar from Rob Sugar Coaching & Consulting in Thornhill, ON
Rob Sugar
Rob Sugar Coaching & Consulting
Thornhill, ON

When you are in a retail business there is nothing better than word of mouth advertising. IMS has gotten me trade and cash business I would have never had if I didn't accept their card.
Joe Gallenberger from Warpdrive Music in Brookfield, Wisconsin
Joe Gallenberger
Warpdrive Music
Brookfield, Wisconsin

“I am a certified personal trainer, licensed & insured fitness instructor and therapeutic massage therapist. I love the new business IMS has brought me and I enjoy using my trade dollars to purchase healthy foods including organic pasta and imported olive oil. I used my trade to repair my car and even purchased designer sunglasses that I am wearing during these hot summer months.”
Jeffrey Dreon from Circle of Fitness in Garden City, NY
Jeffrey Dreon
Circle of Fitness
Garden City, NY

“What a pleasure it is to be a barter member with IMS. The staff is always helpful in any of my needs. Our IMS trade brokers are always polite. Keep up the good work!”
Larry Chisler from Pro White in Turlock, CA
Larry Chisler
Pro White
Turlock, CA

I have been a member of IMS since 1992. It has allowed me to consistently add 10% per year in new business to my overall sales.
Gary Martin from Harmony Press in San Jose, California
Gary Martin
Harmony Press
San Jose, California

“TechAnalysts was introduced to IMS Barter several years ago. It was probably one of the best business & marketing decisions we’ve made. IMS Barter has been an excellent source of referral business that we otherwise may not have had an opportunity to receive. During our slower times, we’ve been able to generate trade business instead of having our staff idle. Anytime we need to make a purchase, we check with our IMS trade broker to see if what we need is provided by an IMS member. We have also generated business from referrals given to us by happy IMS members to businesses who were not part of IMS – these referrals paid in cash and not trade. If you are a business of any kind, we would highly recommend learning about IMS to better understand how IMS and trade can become part of your business and marketing mix.”
Deb Hoffmann from TechAnalysts Inc in Waukesha, WI
Deb Hoffmann
TechAnalysts Inc
Waukesha, WI

I appreciate you staying connected and working hard with your clients to encourage them to support Special Olympics through donating IMS Barter Dollars. Keep up the good work on our behalf – I truly appreciate everything. Regards Lynn
Lynn Miller from Special Olympics Ontario in Toronto, ON
Lynn Miller
Special Olympics Ontario
Toronto, ON

Barter through IMS has been one of the best business decisions I made. As a member I have been able to substantially grow my customer base. Also, the level of service I receive impresses me. The brokers are extremely helpful and respond promptly. I tell people that bartering my services through IMS not only helps me make money, but also help me spend it - with good advice on products, services, and availability from other IMS members.
Joe Novacek from Novacek Automotive in Wichita, Kansas
Joe Novacek
Novacek Automotive
Wichita, Kansas

"Giving back is a true blessing; we feel incredibly fortunate to be able to donate toys to families in need. The only thing better than seeing the expression of a needy parent picking up a box of toys for their children, or the look on the child’s face who expected no visits from Santa is teaching your own children to give. Words cannot express how thankful my wife Lindsey and I are for the opportunity to use our IMS barter account to brighten the lives of our community’s Children."
Tyler Riehl from Rocky Mountain Promotional Products in Grand Junction, CO
Tyler Riehl
Rocky Mountain Promotional Products
Grand Junction, CO

IMS keeps my presses running when we have unscheduled printing press work, and I contact them for all my buying needs before I spend cash.
Rick Walker from Anchor Printing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Rick Walker
Anchor Printing
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

My broker at IMS is great... He's like another sales person for me. I've been a member for years because IMS has taken the time to understand my business, and taken the time to show me how I can best use them. People willing to take the time - you don't find that easily out there these days. I spend our trade on anything we spend cash on. For instance, accounting is a big one.
Ron Kohl from K-Kom, Inc. in Lannon, Wisconsin
Ron Kohl
K-Kom, Inc.
Lannon, Wisconsin

Barter allows people to purchase items they may not otherwise spend cash on. It's like a whole separate marketing department, working with a different currency, creating new business for your business. And IMS is great to work with as a staff and as a company - friendly, concerned, and dedicated to personal service.
Caren Petersen from A Muse Gallery in Columbus, Ohio
Caren Petersen
A Muse Gallery
Columbus, Ohio

Bartering has been very profitable for us. It enables us to buy goods and services that we ordinarily wouldn't because cash flow is tight at a particular time of year. So when we have to do things and the business demands it, it's nice to be able to go to IMS.
Dan Falotico from Budget Printers in Hartford, Connecticut
Dan Falotico
Budget Printers
Hartford, Connecticut

I love barter and my kids love it. The first year barter was a little scary for me, thinking that it was not working out. I wasn't good at it like I am now. I didn't know all the avenues - how to spend it. Into my second year I was getting better and better at it, and now we spend faster than I can make it.
Kathy Kelly from Kelly Cleaning Services, Inc. in Warrenville, Illinois
Kathy Kelly
Kelly Cleaning Services, Inc.
Warrenville, Illinois

Quite frankly, being on trade has got me lines of supply I wouldn't have got otherwise. Having a wide variety of IMS vendors to purchase from makes buying almost anything a walk in the park compared to twenty years ago.
Jim McClelland from Mack Industries in Tinley Park, Illinois
Jim McClelland
Mack Industries
Tinley Park, Illinois

I like the freedom to be able to pick and choose the variety of barter for my business and personal needs. IMS is a no-hassle and enjoyable program.
Anthony Grasso from Hot Spring Spas in Carson City, Nevada
Anthony Grasso
Hot Spring Spas
Carson City, Nevada

“What I like about IMS barter: 1. The service. When I call looking for something or someone, my broker gives me an answer fast. 2. The additional business I receive. I have gained dozens of new and repeat customers through IMS. 3. The products, services, hotels, trips, etc…available to me. They are a great company to do business with.”
Don Falk from B & K Bar Supplies in West Allis, WI
Don Falk
B & K Bar Supplies
West Allis, WI

One good thing I learned about trade was that trade brings new customers to our garage that we would never be able to bring in if we weren't doing trade. And even better, we can keep our technicians busy when we are slow.
Teno Garcia from San Jose Auto Service Inc. in Waukegan, Illinois
Teno Garcia
San Jose Auto Service Inc.
Waukegan, Illinois

Success with Barter requires a great trade broker, and my broker is amazing. She is attentive to your every need and always on the lookout for how she can enhance your barter experience. On many occasions she has gone out of her way to help me obtain the products and services I was interested in. I highly recommend IMS Barter to anyone who is looking to get more out of their business in today's challenging economy!
Patricia Frazier from Sharper Edge Marketing & Design in MIssassauga, ON
Patricia Frazier
Sharper Edge Marketing & Design
MIssassauga, ON

I have been an IMS member since 2007. Since then, I have used my trade to gain buying power and grow my business. Throughout the years IMS has provided; advertising, window cleaning, shipping, computer related goods/services, restaurant supplies/equipment, employee incentive programs, Brewer Tickets, and much, much, more. My experience with IMS has been positive and I recommend it to any businesses looking to grow and prosper.
Randy Adler from R.P. Adler's in Madison, WI
Randy Adler
R.P. Adler's
Madison, WI

My company, Hartford Toner & Cartridge Inc. has been participating in a Barter Network for over 20 years. We have been a part of IMS since 2006. I have found bartering to be very beneficial for my company and me personally. I find IMS handles all of my needs because it is not only local but nationwide. Every year at Christmas I like to give my employees gift baskets and customers cookies. With IMS I am able to get unique and different treats every year because they have offices across the country. I have even been able to get all different types of wine too because of all the different California Vineyards that participate. I use local members on a continuing basis for carpet cleaning, linoleum/tile cleaning, power washing, pool chemicals, paper products, cleaning products, Maid service, artwork, signs for building and vehicles, detailing and maintenance of vehicles, window cleaning, catering, furniture for office and home, computers and monitors, photography, indoor/outdoor plants, mulch, lawn cutting and maintenance. The list goes on. When I have a need I call my broker to see if Barter can meet it. My children and I get annual eye check-ups and dentist visits. We have been going to the same offices for years. Both of my kids used barter for their braces, retainers, and invisalign. We have all gotten regular full body massages, haircuts and color. The Travel Dept at IMS is phenomenal!! They offer so many destinations that I can’t wait to try. I took my kids and their friends to Fort Henry on Lake George. It was one of our best vacations and we can’t wait to go back! My daughter’s friend went back last year with a friend and spent cash. Which proves that barter business can lead to cash business!!!
Cathy Collins from Hatford Toner & Cartridge in Broad Brook, CT
Cathy Collins
Hatford Toner & Cartridge
Broad Brook, CT

I wanted to let you know how pleased I am with my broker. He is always helpful when I need information. I don't need his help very often but I when I do have a question he is always ready to assist. Many folks are quick to point out shortcomings to the management of companies but they often don't thank the management of those same companies when they receive good service. I have always gotten good service from IMS and in particular, my broker has been a credit to your organization. I just thought you should know.
William Greaney from Air Expressions, Inc in Arlington Heights, IL
William Greaney
Air Expressions, Inc
Arlington Heights, IL

As you might expect, wonderful things come in small packages. We've found incredible benefits from IMS for our family and business.
Frane Franicevic from Sunce Winery in Santa Rosa, California
Frane Franicevic
Sunce Winery
Santa Rosa, California

Barter has literally changed my way of spending money. Or, as I always tell all other traders, "Think barter before cash". I have been with IMS Barter for many years and though I take barter at all times I never seem to have enough in my account. I can always find something to spend it on. I use it for dental, chiropractor, physical therapy, theatre, car washes, all types of entertainment, flowers, restaurants to name a few.
Auria Soto from ChemDry Windy City in Harwood Heights, IL
Auria Soto
ChemDry Windy City
Harwood Heights, IL

IMS has been a great vehicle to move unsold room-nights at our five all-suite hotels. We use this financial resource to expand our media budget and bring in more cash business.
Dan Fahrner from Sybaris in Arlington Heights, Illinois
Dan Fahrner
Arlington Heights, Illinois

Let this letter serve as our commitment to provide product to you ongoing, at least in the six figure range per annum. We have been pleasantly surprised at the range of products and services available to us. Having things available, however is only one component in your Industry, and the other is the professional attitude and care that the broker allocates to accounts. You have been the very best, always a good attitude, good times or bad and that is important to us. We recently had cause to pick up product in St. Louis, MO and your office was able provide trucking storage, forklift, driver, labor, accommodations, food and even a mechanic on trade, what a savings. Donna, thank you very much for your many considerations and may we be blessed to do business with you in the years to come. Best Regards, T.A. Shanklin Sr. Managing Member
T.A. Shanklin Sr. from Product Purchase & Sales LLC in Valley Head, AL
T.A. Shanklin Sr.
Product Purchase & Sales LLC
Valley Head, AL

We started with IMS when we owned one hotel, and now have eleven. They have been a fabulous business partner for moving unsold inventory. Each time we buy and build another hotel, we add IMS as another marketing dimension for the hotel.
Todd Winkler from Holiday Inn & Suites in Madison, Wisconsin
Todd Winkler
Holiday Inn & Suites
Madison, Wisconsin

As an HVAC contractor our inventory is our manpower. IMS allows us to utilize our manpower fully, even when the cash side of our business is slow.
Ron Maier from KENRON Industrial Air Conditioning in Rochester, New York
Ron Maier
KENRON Industrial Air Conditioning
Rochester, New York

I like the cost savings of barter for other services. There is a true savings in using barter.
Bill Drexel from Pampas Churrascaria in Las Vegas, Nevada
Bill Drexel
Pampas Churrascaria
Las Vegas, Nevada

“IMS has been a lifeline for business. It has facilitated both a print and radio campaign for one of my clients that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford. In addition, employees at What’s On/Highway Radio have reaped the benefits with products offered through their barter program, from printing services to apparel."
Barry Berlin from What's On Magazine in Las Vegas, NV
Barry Berlin
What's On Magazine
Las Vegas, NV

My needs are quite extensive as you can imagine, being an owner of two retail stores. I use barter for everything from carpeting to the alarm systems in my stores. I purchased signage and even my desks and chairs through IMS.
Michael Wolf from Bloomfield Bicycle in Bloomfield, Connecticut
Michael Wolf
Bloomfield Bicycle
Bloomfield, Connecticut

Barter rewards me with diversification. I call my IMS broker with a request and it's taken care of promptly. Their record keeping and monthly updates are very accurate, and I never have to worry about keeping track of my purchases. I use barter to benefit my Sponsors, Luxury Suite and Club Seat owners with golf tournament items, dinners, gifts, etc. Barter gives me many options and opportunities.
Gary Plumlee from UNLV Director of Luxury Seating in Las Vegas, Nevada
Gary Plumlee
UNLV Director of Luxury Seating
Las Vegas, Nevada

I have AC I am so happy. My son managed the transaction for me because of my work schedule. I am very happy they suggested some maintenance that I will schedule today. Thank You Lisa for always guiding me to the right IMS client/service that best meets my needs. I appreciate you!! Rebecca A Adams LMT CRMT
Rebecca Adams from Adams Therapeutic Massage in St Louis, MO
Rebecca Adams
Adams Therapeutic Massage
St Louis, MO

I just wanted to say thank you to you and your staff for all your help. As you know we have often struggled with trying to figure out what to use the barter for. Well, this move was a great reason to have a bank of credit and I am sure that we will need a little on the credit line to get all of this through. The moving company you recommended so far have been amazing to work with. They are sending a packing team Friday. The alarm company, the sign company, printing, etc. It has all been wonderful. We appreciate all that you do.
Amy Smith from Favazza & Associates in St. Charles, MO
Amy Smith
Favazza & Associates
St. Charles, MO

I have been trading for about five years, and it just keeps getting better and better. On trade I get clothing, jewelry, restaurants, travel, dental work, furniture, carpets, show tickets, spa services, office equipment and supplies, and more. I also get customers that I would not have had if I weren't an IMS member. My trade broker is very helpful. I highly recommend becoming a member.
David Kaminsky from David A. Kaminsky, P.C. in New York, New York
David Kaminsky
David A. Kaminsky, P.C.
New York, New York

IMS has brought us many new customers since 1990 that have since developed into regular diners at our restaurant. This strong and reliable word-of-mouth advertising has also brought us more new cash customers.
Bob Bode from Saluto's Restaurant in Gurnee, Illinois
Bob Bode
Saluto's Restaurant
Gurnee, Illinois

Paragon Printing opened for business in 2003, and IMS Barter is responsible for helping us get started successfully. Paragon Printing has used IMS Barter for office furniture, equipment, phone systems, computer networking, web design, travel, computer equipment, and more. IMS Barter works well for Paragon Printing, and can work well for any business that is interested in their bottom line.
Johnny Eagle from Paragon Printing in Chattanooga, Tennessee
Johnny Eagle
Paragon Printing
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Radio advertising is a great way to get my message out to my customers and to let new customers know what Merle Norman is all about.. The ability to use barter dollars for advertising is my main motivation for belonging to IMS. Even though there are other Merle Norman studios in the Milwaukee market, the advertising I do with my IMS barter membership makes mine the most recognized among them.
Renee Hitt from Merle Norman Cosmetics in Brookfield, Wisconsin
Renee Hitt
Merle Norman Cosmetics
Brookfield, Wisconsin

It's the accountability factor that I like - using an IMS client to do a job and knowing that the client is reputable with a good track record, and ultimately answerable to IMS if the job is not done right. I frequently spend quality time on the IMS website, evaluating barter businesses and services. As my practice earns more barter dollars, and with it referrals to non-barter patients paying cash, I have expanded my use of barter purchases in my private and professional life.
Trista Negele from Trista Negele MD in Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Trista Negele
Trista Negele MD
Elk Grove Village, Illinois

For over a decade now, I have been a member of the barter system in Peterborough. While I have always benefited from the organization, the last 2 years have been the best I've ever experienced. As you are aware, barter really comes down to 3 main benefits: 1. It becomes a competitive edge to garner new and continued sales. In a market where buying trends are fickle and subject to price-sensitivity, customers that utilize their barter with us tend to stay loyal, long-term customers. We have become the supplier of choice to many barter clients. It is essential to note that each customer purchasing from Domino's Pizza does not purchase from anyone else. Market share tips in our favor. 2. Barter keeps cash in the bank or conserves cash for other projects. The ability to make use of the incremental sales that barter provides to purchases supplies and services for the stores has greatly reduced the demand on cash resources. In the last 2 years the availability of these products and services has expanded exponentially. 3. Finally, barter has helped to make me a "hero" at home. By using barter to subtly improve our own personal lives we have enjoyed benefits that we would not have been able to otherwise. These things have included extra holiday time away, meals out or activities for the family to participate in together.
Allan Hill from Domino's Pizza Peterborough in Peterborough, ON
Allan Hill
Domino's Pizza Peterborough
Peterborough, ON

Trade makes business sense for us. Trade allows us to use our workforce at near capacity. We are able to use trade for a wide variety of products and services for both business and personal use. We use trade nearly everyday.
Jay Ewy from Docuplex Graphics in Wichita, Kansas
Jay Ewy
Docuplex Graphics
Wichita, Kansas

“IMS Barter is a great opportunity to keep my business fresh. We can move product through quickly and efficiently. They have a great online marketplace to shop for everything. Having a terrific, enthusiastic IMS trade broker helps too!”
Neal Plotkin from Plotkin Sales & Marketing Inc in Milwaukee, WI
Neal Plotkin
Plotkin Sales & Marketing Inc
Milwaukee, WI

I've used my trade dollars for computer equipment, telephones, a fireplace surround, landscaping at home, gift baskets for the holidays, t-shirts, caps, screen printing, barbeque grills, gifts for clients, vacation packages, and restaurant scrip. I've also used barter money to go on vacations, pay for travel and accommodations at catering conventions, and to purchase vehicles. What were initially all trade transactions later brought in, through word of mouth, cash customers.
Gary Cole from Blue Duck Catering, Inc. in Oak Park, Illinois
Gary Cole
Blue Duck Catering, Inc.
Oak Park, Illinois

"IMS is reliable, professional, and they do what they say they'll do. My office has forged many lasting relationships through the use of IMS because their members have the utmost integrity and reliability, just like IMS itself."
Richard Bakir from Excel Chiropractic in Las Vegas, NV
Richard Bakir
Excel Chiropractic
Las Vegas, NV