eXmerce Barter Network Story

Written by Shawn Alain Monday, 21 November 2011 15:29

eXmerce Barter Network Story

Our Story

The eXmerce barter network was created to serve, improve and help grow businesses just like yours. We provide barter services to help you increase your sales, save your cash, and turn your idle resources into profit.

After graduating from the University of Calgary in 2000, and spending time in the corporate world, I thought to myself there has to be something more. The tug of owning my own business had always been with me, and I couldn’t ignore it any longer. I just wasn’t sure what kind of business I should start.

When I was a kid, I loved trading hockey cards, marbles, or other toys with my friends. My love for barter started then. There was nothing quite like bargaining and getting that Patrick Roy hockey card! While I was checking out eBay one day, I had my a-ha moment! Something like this could work for businesses. If I took that childhood love of barter and made it meet with business, it would create a whole new way of way of selling in a like-minded community. That’s how eXmerce was born.

Today, eXmerce represents close to 400 businesses. I’m proud to say we’ve built an amazing community that spans so many industries. I've been fortunate to make many wonderful friends between the business members and the eXmerce staff. Together we have shared and developed my vision of building a great company, and a family-like community of successful businesses.

I'm happy to have taken the entrepreneurial plunge, and I definitely have no regrets about leaving the corporate world.


Nelson Liem
Founder & President


At eXmerce, we stand for the following:

• Treat everyone with respect

• Give it your all in whatever you do

• Never give up

• Stand up for what you believe in

• Choose integrity above all else

• Help those who are in need


Nelson Kelsey Shreekant Steve
Nelson Liem,
Founder & President
Kelsey Chimelewski,
Business Development Manager
Shreekant Dambal,
VP Business Development
Steve Chapman,
VP Sales
Kellie Chris Shawn Andrea
Kellie Rae Mallette,
Headquarters Inc.,
Chris Lamb,
Clickside Digital Communications,
SEO Strategist
Shawn Alain, Viral In Nature,
Web & Social Media Strategist
Andrea Jones,
Jonesing for Leadership,
Business Coach