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The Trade Alliance software now has a rewards Program so every barter exchange in The Trade Alliance network can offer their members  cash back rewards.

QR Cards, you design and can designate any member, spouse, child, or partner to get their own card, and then using the QR card do transactions, anywhere scanning the card thru a smart phone. More secure than a credit card as no one can use a scan device to get your card number. Card can be deactivated by you in a matter of seconds.

I will be logged in to SKYPE most days whenever I am in the office. Could be anytime between Midnight and 4PM Eastern time. If you need a quick chat via instant messaging that is the place to do that. Calls should still be directed to the office on my direct line, 352 505-4848

My SKYPE name is alanmink

The Trade Alliance has added another software developer to the staff and added a staff member to be available to all exchange owners and brokers. Manning an exchange “Help Line”, exchange owners and brokers can contact the help line by phone or E-mails and get assistance to answer any questions they may have.

It is a fact that every exchange does approximately 85% of its business within it’s own membership but travel is the number one reason to do transactions with another barter exchange. As a member of The Trade Alliance you have access to many resorts, hotels and bed and breakfast around the US and other countries. It is impossible to list all places to travel but some of the most often visited are: Various destinations in Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, Southern Ca., Phoenix, Tucson, Virginia Beach, Many locations in FL. incl Clearwater and Orlando, the “Keys”, St. Louis, Houston, and many more. Overall several hundred properties are available.

Right from your mobile phone with at least support for WAP you or your members can post transactions.

The interface is designed so that even with a small screen it can be used.
It also takes into account the small keyboard and with a minimum of typing your transaction will be posted.

For managers this interface allows to post transactions on behalf of any of their members.

Screenshots:

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The mobile app for all software users in The Trade Alliance® is now active, customized for each exchange with their member list and their feature items from the Marketplace and accessible from any smart phone or tablet.

We are now in the year of mobile devices. Trends shows that more and more people will browse the Internet using their phone, smart phone or tablet instead of a regular computer.

Note that the mobile app is customized for your exchange and your members and they can access your member list, do transactions and e-mail or phone any of your members with one click. See this article for some screenshots. Members can now also download scrip / Certificates that are offered in The Marketplace so they no longer have to wait for them to be mailed to them.

2014 started out very strong with sales within the network increasing 17.4% in January 2014 vs. January of 2013. Members within the network increased by 708 in the first half, adding to the total membership in the network that is already the largest network of independent barter exchanges in North America. Since January 2014 also welcomed in 12 new or existing exchanges that have chosen The Trade Alliance® as their software provider.

As part of The Trade Alliance® independently owned exchanges can trade with ten’s of thousands of members that are members of the many other trade exchanges using The Trade Alliance® barter software to run their exchange. Trade opportunities in many major markets including Tampa, Orlando, Clearwater, Denver, Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, San Diego, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Cleveland, San Antonio, Seattle, Virginia Beach, St. Louis, Tucson, Richmond and Atlanta to name just some of the many markets within The Trade Alliance® family of trade exchanges. One of the prime reasons exchanges align themselves with a proven software that boasts the largest network of independently owned exchanges in the US.

Under a new revenue sharing plan all barter exchanges using The Trade Alliance® barter software are able to earn substantial revenue under the new revenue sharing plan put in place  January 1, 2011. Complete details of this exciting new program is given to all our barter software users.