Client: National Outdoor Grill Distributor
Gain a bigger foothold and increase market share in the greater Seattle area without increasing costs.
We recommended offering late model grills and smokers on the Saturn Marketplace, so they could purchase ads through Saturn in high-income home magazines throughout the Puget Sound region.
Selling their expiring and late model inventory through our proven distribution channels gave them the ability to sell them for full retail pricing in trade. We were then able to turn what would have been a distressed asset into advertising capital to help grow their business.
Client: New Restaurant Opening
Spread the word and drive customers to a brand new restaurant.
Through our global marketplace we helped open up their virtual storefront. In addition, they worked with a member in our network to build a mobile marketing campaign to drive clients their way.
Within a short amount of time they saw a 15% increase in sales directly from Saturn Barter promoting their restaurant. The local business owners in our Saturn community also began to drive new customers to their restaurant through word-of-mouth advertising.
Client: Fishing Lodge
To sell fishing trips available due to short-notice cancellations.
Saturn used our distribution and marketing channels to sell fishing trips all over the US and Canada, enabling the client to sell this otherwise discounted item for full retail price in exchange for trade credits.
Our client was able to take his last minute cancellations and earn trade credit at full retail pricing. He then took his trade credit and purchased radio spots in various locations throughout the region to bring in more cash customers.
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Kent is the president and owner of Saturn Barter Company. Using his 20+ years of experience in sales, Kent is the driving force behind Saturn Barter. As a respected board member of the International Reciprocal Trade Association (IRTA), Kent opens Saturn Barter members to the world of global trade. Kent enjoys spending time with his wife, Christa, and his five children.
Office Manager / Travel Broker
Michelle joined Saturn Barter at its beginning in 2009. Besides managing the office, she is also Saturn’s exclusive travel broker. Michelle became a Certified Trade Broker at the 2015 NATE Convention in Las Vegas. Michelle has been awarded the Saturn Award for her ongoing commitment and dedicated service to the company, the IRTA National Broker of the Year Award, and the IRTA Dedicated Service Award. Michelle enjoys spending time with her children, grandchildren, and traveling. Next on her vacation list is touring Southern Europe.
Cathrine (or Cat) was the first broker hired at Saturn Barter in 2010. She brings 20+ years in sales experience and earned Broker of the Year for both 2012 and 2013. Married with one young daughter, the family enjoys boat fishing, home improvement projects, a beautiful garden of 3,000 tulips, and exploring the PNW together. Cat’s future ambitions include earning her private pilot’s license, traveling to each continent, and continuing to live life to the fullest.
Certified Trade Broker
Josh joined Saturn Barter in 2011, adding to his 12+ years of sales experience. He became a Certified Trade Broker at the 2014 IRTA Convention in Cancun. Josh was awarded the 2015 Trade Broker of the Year award and currently holds the record for the highest trade volume in a single month and in a single year. In his time away from the office he enjoys coaching youth baseball, fishing, and snowboarding.
Certified Trade Broker
Anthony joined Saturn Barter in 2013. Combining his extensive background in sales, real estate, and his love for trade, Anthony was awarded the 2015 Salesperson of the Year. He received his certification as a Certified Trade Broker at the 2015 NATE Convention in Las Vegas. Aside from work, Anthony is heavily involved with his church and enjoys CrossFit and softball.
Certified Trade Broker
Ryan joined Saturn Barter Company in 2015 and continues to consistently meet and exceed sales goals. As a broker, Ryan uses his experience, Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Sociology, and his dedication to his Saturn clients to help grow and amplify businesses in the Pacific Northwest. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys golfing and spending time with family and friends.
Customer Relations Representative
In mid-2019, Liana joined the Saturn team as the first designated Customer Relations Representative, having a previous eight years in the customer service industry. She quickly picked up the concept of organized trade and began brokering accounts shortly after. Outside of the workplace, she spends her time going dancing, traveling, and exploring Washington.
Rayna began working with Saturn Barter in late 2017 as a marketing specialist and was promoted to marketing manager in 2019. Rayna supports Saturn in all marketing, advertising, and event coordination. With a background in marketing, graphic design, and writing, Rayna thoroughly enjoys supporting local companies within the barter network. In her spare time, Rayna writes novels, kickboxes, and enjoys cooking and entertaining her “tribe” of family and friends.