Cheap & Cheerful For The Buyers, Golden Goose For The Sellers 04/02/2009

Up until recent times, buying and selling used equipment on the internet was quite difficult and time-consuming. Now that marketing providers like AssetTrader are able to offer multilingual assistance all over the world, the era of used machinery has finally begun. The economic forecasts for 2009 speak of crisis and recession. However, the credit crunch is also triggering some very interesting business trends, as most company owners are busy finding solutions to their liquidity problems. For instance, the online purchase of used and new industrial assets is helping many start-ups and SMEs that don’t have unlimited budgets to invest in equipment outsourcing. There ...

Assettrader Exposes Nigerian Scam 04/02/2009

Using the web as a trading platform doesn’t mean you’re bound to fall prey of scammers and criminals. Online marketplace AssetTrader operates a strict vetting process to verify leads and expose scammers. In the early 80s, when Nigeria was going through tough economic times, some unemployed university students began to trick foreign businessmen into entering sketchy financial deals in the Nigerian oil sector. Later on, scams started to proliferate, targeting the wider population as well. The advance-fee fraud, commonly named “Nigerian scam” because of its very origins, has become a very common danger for anyone doing business on the internet. Ba...

Get Ready For An Environmentally-challenging Year 04/02/2009

Increasing CO2 levels are posing a serious threat to our planet’s equilibrium. More and more companies are embracing the eco-friendly policy. Research, development, used market: these are the keywords for a greener 2009. If anyone still has doubts that climate change is posing a serious threat to our planet’s equilibrium, they should read the latest research produced by NASA. The space angency’s satellites have collected data showing that 2,000 millions of tonnes of ice have melted in Greenland, Antarctica and Alaska since 2003. According to geophysician Scott Luthcke, Greenland is the most affected area, with more than a half of the ice that disappe...

The Press Factor - Press Release Strategy In Five Simple Steps 04/02/2009

Writing and distributing a Press Release can be a smart way of promoting your business. Online marketplace AssetTrader, specialized in the trade of used and new industrial equipment, gives you a few tips towards a successful Press Release Strategy. In the age of the credit crunch, it is more important than ever to promote your business on a global level. Recent studies on SME and start-up performances have shown that cutting marketing budgets can lead to decreased visibility, which in turn can bring less profits. This doesn't mean that small and medium sized businesses need to spend thousands of dollars on marketing and advertisement. For instance, writing and d...

Diagnosis Looks Good For Used Medical Equipment 04/02/2009

Following many hospitals’ decision to cut on capital spending, the online trade of used medical equipment is a growing trend. Responsive to the market’s changing needs, AssetTrader unveils a brand new trading platform for medical equipment. London-based B2B portal AssetTrader, specialized in the online trade of industrial assets, is determined to expand its customer base by entering new sectors. In the past couple of years, the company has been working hard to build its reputation as a reputable marketplace where buyers and sellers of agricultural machinery & industrial vehicles connect. It looks like the efforts paid back since, despite the credit cr...

The Olympic Torch Goes Green & Brings Money 04/02/2009

The 2012 London Olympics expected to bring huge profits to the heart of the country while paving the way for a sustainable future The city of London is looking forward to the year 2012, when it will provide hosting facilities for the biggest sporting event on the planet: the Summer Olympic Games. Many Londoners see the event as a motive for pride, something positive that will shake up the capital. In 2012, London will be the first city to hold the Olympic Games three times: is there a better way to leave the credit-crunchy image behind and move on to a more luminous future? If the Olympic Delivery Authority will perform according to plan, the XXX Olympiad is expected to...

E-commerce In The Fast Lane 04/02/2009

AssetTrader launches a brand new website, a Polish platform and a wide range of innovative marketing services available to its registered users from all over the world Online marketplace AssetTrader, which connects buyers and sellers of used and new industrial equipment around the world, is growing at a steady pace. The London-based portal is about to lauch a brand new website that will provide its target users with the best marketing services available on the World Wide Web. There will be a significant improvement in terms of graphical and textual information. The assets on sale will be grouped into industry sectors: Construction & Mining, Materials Handling, Far...

Assettrader Announces Major Website Makeover 04/02/2009

Online B2B portal AssetTrader is about to launch a fully refashioned network of websites to attract buyers and sellers of industrial equipment from all over the world The credit crunch is posing a strain on most businesses, especially start-ups and SMEs. In order to face the crisis, some company owners are bringing down their advertising and marketing budget. However, this measure is a false friend: it might save companies cash in the here and now, but it can prove itself disastrous in the long run. If a business fails to craft the best marketing strategy, the main risk is that the boat will sink in an ocean of competition. If you are a company owner worried about the...

Say Hello To Assettrader Polska 04/02/2009

B2B portal AssetTrader launches brand new multilingual website in Polish Online marketplace AssetTrader, specialized in the trade of used and new industrial assets, has recently launched a new multilingual domain: http://www.assettrader.pl AssetTrader Polska is finally available to Polish buyers and sellers living in Poland and abroad. The London-based B2B portal is determined to enhance its already strong customer base in Central and Eastern Europe. In recent years, Poland has been undergoing a continuous process of growth and structural change. Thanks to a policy of reforms and liberalization, Poland is now a successful example of the transition from a state-di...

Assettrader Enters The Computer Arena 04/02/2009

With consumers more and more worried about the global crisis, computer sales are decreasing pretty much everywhere. On the contrary, the used market is performing quite well. Online marketplace AssetTrader has decided to launch a brand new trading platform for used IT Equipment. London-based B2B portal AssetTrader, specialized in the online trade of industrial assets, is determined to expand its customer base by entering new sectors. In the past couple of years, the company has been working hard to build its reputation as a reputable marketplace where buyers and sellers of agricultural machinery & industrial vehicles connect. It looks like the efforts paid back si...

Six Years Of Asset Trading 04/02/2009

Online marketplace AssetTrader, specialized in the trade of used and new business equipment, presents a brief company history and factsheet. The beginning of 21st century saw the boom of e-commerce, together with a steady growth of online purchases. More and more used items began to appear on the internet: from household furniture to beauty products. A humourous character even attempted to sell his mother-in-law on an online auction website. Several companies needed a virtual shopfront that would allow them to sell their underused assets, in order to save money otherwise destined to cover storage and depreciation costs. Since the rising cost of raw materials (ex. stee...

Rouble Trouble – The Benefits Of Buying Used Equipment 04/02/2009

Russian company owners turn to the used market as a result of rouble depreciation and negative economic forecasts The first quarter of 2009 is bringing about a strong devaluation of the rouble, due to Russia’s attempt to adjust to lower oil prices and a bleak economic outlook. Last year, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev described 31-32 roubles to the dollar as a “red mark” that could have been violated as the credit crunch was triggering an ongoing currency depreciation. He was right, because the rouble went past the 32 mark on 15th January – for the first time in modern history. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Devel...

Crane Heaven 04/02/2009

Dubai, one of the fastest-growing cities on the planet, is experiencing a massive construction boom. Online marketplace AssetTrader is involved in numerous building projects within this ever-developing, ultra-modern context. Historically, revenues from oil and natural gas are said to have layed the foundation for the skyrocketing of Dubai’s wealth. However, in recent times, the government decided to shift the focus from an oil- reliant economy to a service-and-tourism-oriented one. Consequently, the aforementioned revenues currently account for less than 6% of the emirate’s revenues, while there has been a massive property boom from 2004-2006. Real estate ...

Smes Swimming In Credit-crunchy Waters 04/02/2009

The global crisis is affecting small and medium sized enterprises from all over the world. However, company owners can help their business grow through an effective online marketing strategy. AssetTrader explains how. Unlike the big automotive giants in trouble, they do not usually make newspaper headlines. According to European standards, their staff is made up by no more than 250 employees, and their annual turnover doesn’t exceed 50 million euros. We are talking about the backbone of many economies: small and medium sized enterprises. SMEs are suffering heavily from the credit crunch, because they are finding it hard to obtain the necessary funds for promoting ...

Green Is The New Grey 04/02/2009

Buying used industrial equipment is becoming the new green ethos for more and more companies that want to cut on their carbon footprint and reduce costs at the same time. Nowadays, the green ethos is no longer a fashionable minority talk: it is a reality advocated by hundreds of government spokesmen, customers, shareholders and international pressure groups. As a result, many industrial companies are eager to free themselves from the bête noire reputation they earned during the Industrial Revolution. Industrial pollution is still a very serious problem, and it is not limited to countries that are undergoing a rapid process of industrialization, such as India and...

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