What are Trade Dollars?

Trade Dollars are just like cash and for that matter are based on regular currency. One US Dollar = One Trade Dollar. Trade dollars are a unique form of currency that give your business buying power in our network of over 16,000 participating IMS member trade companies.

It’s important that your trade dollar is well respected and stable. To ensure the value of your trade dollar, the system that they reside in must be economically stable and properly managed. IMS provides that system! For more than 32 years IMS has dedicated itself to building the IMS Barter ecosystem. We have steadily grown the network through expansion and acquisition and know what it takes to ensure the long-term stability of a trade network. Our experience and expertise guarantees that trade dollars earned will retain their value.

As long as you remain a member, your trade dollars never expire, never lose value or buying power.

To learn all the benefits of becoming an IMS member visit our membership information page. If you’re ready to start saving cash, join today!

What people say

"Barter is AWESOME. We love it! Our first thought, whenever we have a purchase to make for the office, is to check the IMS on-line directory. If we don't find the item that our company needs there, we contact our trade broker, who has always been able to assist us. We have spent our IMS trade dollars on copiers, printers, letterhead, business cards, truck lettering, business and personal travel, employee incentives, customer appreciation gifts and charitable donations. And to top it all off, IMS' travel department booked accommodations for us in Europe!!! Great stuff..."

Michael Zygiel
Federal Telephone & Communications | West Bridgewater, Massachusetts