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. 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 has been with Saturn since it began 7 years ago. Besides managing the office staff, she is also Saturn’s exclusive travel broker. Michelle became a Certified Trade Broker at the 2015 NATE Convention in Las Vegas. Last year Michelle was awarded the Saturn Award for her ongoing commitment and dedicated service to the company. Michelle enjoys spending time with her kids and traveling. Next on her vacation list is touring Italy and the UK.
Cathrine (or Cat) has a combined total of almost 20 years in sales and was the first broker hired at Saturn. With a background that includes industrial sales, safety, and hospitality, she brings a well-rounded book of skills to trade. She was broker of the year for both 2012 & 2013.
Outside of work Cat enjoys spending time with her husband of 7 years and their daughter. Cat’s future ambitions are to get her private pilot’s license, travel to each continent, and to live to the fullest.
Josh has been with Saturn for the past 5 years, adding to his 10+ years of sales experience. He became a Certified Trade Broker at the 2014 IRTA Convention in Cancun. He was recently awarded the 2015 Trade Broker of the Year award and currently holds the record for the highest trade volume in a single month. In his time away from the office he enjoys coaching youth baseball, fishing and snowboarding.
Anthony has been in sales for the last 11 years, with the last 3 spent here at Saturn. Combining his extensive background in real estate and his love for trade Anthony was awarded the 2015 Salesperson of the Year. He completed his training 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.
Ryan joined Saturn Barter this past year and has progressed rapidly, consistently meeting and exceeding sales goals. As a broker Ryan uses his experience, Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Sociology and his love for small businesses to help grow and amplify businesses in the Pacific Northwest. In his spare time Ryan enjoys golfing and spending time with family and friends.