SOURCE: TradeCard, Inc.

TradeCard, Inc.

January 11, 2010 10:16 ET

TradeCard Achieves 10% Revenue Growth in 2009

Global Network Enables Multi-Party Collaboration to Support Lean Supply Chains in 2009 While Providing Agility for Growth in 2010

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 11, 2010) - TradeCard, Inc., the supply chain collaboration platform of choice for more than 5,000 retailers, brands, manufacturers and service providers, reported 10% revenue growth in 2009 as companies sought trade financing and flexible supply chain services in a volatile global economic environment. TradeCard added 1,600 new organizations in 59 countries to its platform in 2009, with significant growth in non-traditional sourcing regions such as Central and South America. TradeCard surpassed regional milestones of 700 members in the Americas and 3,000 in Asia, along with significant inroads into the European and Indian sub-continent supplier base.

"In 2009 retailers, brands and their suppliers focused on running lean supply chains but they continue to recognize the urgency to ramp-up as the turnaround materializes -- and that's been a key growth driver for the TradeCard Platform this year," said Kurt Cavano, CEO of TradeCard, Inc. "Our hosted network enables agile supply networks that can do more with less during slow times, and can quickly move into action when demand surges. Automated trade documents and workflows across all relevant parties, combined with online trade financing services on the TradeCard Platform, provide a unique opportunity to reduce supply chain related risks and costs, while supporting agility to quickly adapt to demand shifts."

Document and workflow efficiencies through TradeCard span multiple trading partners within a supply chain network to generate time and cost savings for buyers, suppliers and service providers around the world. Financial services on the platform lower trade financing costs and reduce credit related risk. Hosted technology and global support delivered by TradeCard provide a low cost-to-transact.

When demands increase, TradeCard customers are able to swiftly respond. Access to capital is available across the supply chain network. Suppliers are quickly on-boarded by TradeCard's global support team. TradeCard's global network provides the necessary infrastructure to quickly shift trading partners or services from region to region as economic conditions change.

2009 TradeCard highlights include the following accomplishments:

--  Added new customers including Abercrombie & Fitch, Collective Brands,
    Inc., and O'Neill.
--  Expanded initiatives on the TradeCard Platform for existing customers
    including Perry Ellis, MAS Industries, DBA and Guess?.
--  Launched TradeCard Factory Xpress, a hosted factory automation
    solution, in Q2.
--  Partnered with Avery Dennison to activate a major U.S. retailer and a
    brand owner onto joint factory automation solution.
--  Formed a joint venture with Sabre Technologies, a subsidiary of MAS
    Investments, in Sri Lanka to enhance global services capabilities and
    leverage resources in Sri Lanka to support business growth and product
--  On-boarded 700th member in the Americas and expanded into new
    countries, such as Peru.
--  Increased local in-country support to service more than 60 countries.
--  Announced new TradeCard Advantage product, a suite of sourcing
    services that delivers key global trade information relating to the
    financial health and operational stability of trading partners. Customers
    are able to obtain financial data and ratings of prospective trading
    partners through Coface Group. TradeCard Advantage is scheduled to launch
    in Q2 of 2010.

TradeCard's services and global trading partner network are delivered on a software-as-a-service platform that links together more than 5,000 buyers, suppliers and service providers. Financial services available on the TradeCard Platform help companies of all sizes to better compete by improving margin and cash flow. Multienterprise collaboration improves supply chain visibility for buyers and suppliers. TradeCard's global support team enables rapid activation of supply chain networks in as little as 90 days.

About TradeCard, Inc.

TradeCard, Inc. is the leading provider of on-demand supply chain management solutions. The TradeCard Platform synchronizes financial transactions with physical events in the global supply chain to help customers automate trade transactions from purchase order to payment and chargebacks. Buyers, suppliers and their trading partners manage transactions through a web-based platform with online financial services integrated into the workflow. This turnkey transaction management enables customers to improve margins and enhance growth, with extra-organizational supply chain visibility. TradeCard's on-the-ground trade experts throughout the world assure superior supply chain agility.

TradeCard manages global trade for thousands of users in over 60 countries, including Columbia Sportswear, Rite Aid and Wolverine Worldwide. TradeCard Inc. is headquartered in New York City and has offices in San Francisco, Hong Kong, Brussels, Taipei, Seoul, Colombo, and Shenzhen. TradeCard is located online at

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