International Marketing Systems

It's often said that the sky is the limit. However, we at International Marketing Systems don't believe in limitations: our principle is to follow your dreams in your business pursuits.

IMS is Fargo based e-commerce company specializing in brand management and product disbursement within multiple product lines. We offer a unique business opportunity as our only limitation on where we go is success.

We value the feedback of our staff, and they often create the direction that we go as a company. From tactical gear, to exercise gear, to the hobby industry, we travel down many roads looking for the next successful branding adventure.

Currently operating out of Fargo, ND, the IMS "family" consists of forty plus unique individuals in all walks of life and levels of business experience.


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IMS works with many product lines, creating a unique web experience for each of our customers. Take some time to visit some of our more popular brands.

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About Us

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Where it all started


International Marketing Systems was founded in 1979 by Allen Golberg as a full-service export marketing company that specialized in selling agricultural goods internationally. While IMS was a very successful company in this format, it had the potential to be much more.

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How we got here


In 2000 a small on-line business called Premium Fitness was formed, selling sporting goods on-line. Premium Fitness had great success with their on-line business and by 2004 a larger location was needed. At that time IMS was operating out of historic downtown Fargo's Elm Tree Square in the Black Building and had extra space for rent. Premium Fitness saw this as a great opportunity and moved into the location and expanded their product lines.

Over the next few years IMS and Premium Fitness worked out of the Black Building, keeping their separate markets but becoming quite close business partners. In 2003, IMS changed their business perspective and really opened up to the on-line selling concept. While IMS was used to doing business the "old fashioned way" they saw first-hand that Premium Fitness was very successful in doing business the "new way" and began to re-evaluate how to do business.

In 2008 IMS and Premium Fitness merged to become the current International Marketing Systems. The merge brought many new opportunities to the company which, due to its rapidly expanding on-line market included a move to the much larger location the company is based out of today. Since 2008 the "new" IMS has worked hard to maintain success and grow their business.

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Who we are now >>

Who we are now


Currently, IMS employs over forty people in many different positions including Web Development, Marketing, Order Fulfilment, Sales, Custom Production, and Internet Technology. We currently sell products on multiple on-line venues such as eBay and Amazon, and have launched many of our own niche websites. IMS has worked hard to develop its own brands including "Golberg" and most recently "Paracord Planet". We have seen many great successes but we have also had to overcome our fair share of failures.

As a company, IMS strives to keep an open mind and listen to our people. Very often it is our people that contribute to the direction we move, coming up with great and innovative ideas, and moving us into directions that we may not have otherwise considered. While some of these ideas are not as successful as we hope for, IMS always learns from them, and we take with us the successful parts as we move forward.

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Who we want to be >>

Who we want to be


IMS is a Fargo based e-commerce company with a diverse staff from all walks of life. It's important to us that we continue to be a responsible employer, being able to provide stable yet challenging careers for our people. We've been shown first-hand how important humility is, and always strive to remember and learn from past experience. We've learned that while the fast and easy way can bring in what looks to be quick and impressive results, if it doesn't fit in our values and foundation the end result is rarely on course.

Where does IMS want to go? We will leave that up to our amazing and talented team. One thing we do know however, is that we are a global company, rooted in Fargo, ND; we are champions of every market we enter by building on our experiences and the success of others; we value Humility, Perseverance, Initiative, Loyalty, and Integrity; that the success of our company depends upon the success of our people and with that knowledge we always strive to put our people first.

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Come work for us!


Sales and Marketing

IMS Internship

Are you looking to start a new career? Do you pride yourself on being creative and unique? Do you dread the typical 9-5 office environment?

Interning at IMS isn't quite the same as your typical office internship. We offer internships in many categories including social media, sales, general marketing and much more. We value hard-work and strive to give our interns the knowledge and skills they need to create a long and enjoyable career. At the same time, we understand the grind of a school schedule and are very flexible with scheduling. We also follow the motto of "work hard, play hard" and try to keep things fun. If you're looking for something fun and unique . . .

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Sales Team

Sales Team Expert

Are you looking for a way to use your computer skills in a new and unique way? Are you motivated to make a difference in the work you do? Do you have an eye for detail? Do you want to work somewhere fun and rewarding?

The IMS Sales Team is a great team to be a part of. It’s not your run of the mill sales job; there is no cold calling or going door to door. WE concentrates on making the best e-commerce ads, staying one step ahead of the competition and just being generally awesome. IMS Sales Team is a great opportunity to live and practice the four P’s of marketing and sales- product, placement, price and promotion. If this sounds interesting . . .

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Paracord Planet Intern

The Production Department at IMS works hands on with our paracord. From creating custom items, to spinning our cord on a daily basis, a production worker never has a dull moment. At IMS we believe in creating success and foster an open environment. Each day you will be giving a list of work to be completed and measured upon the success of the work you put in.

The Production team is a diverse group of individuals. Whether you are looking for a career change or some supplemental income, working in the Production Department can be a great opportunity along with a lot of fun. If this sounds like something that you might enjoy...

Click here for an application.

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Contact Us

Have questions? These are some of the most commonly asked questions that we get. Check here first.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the item pictured the actual product?

A: Yes, the item pictured will be the exact product you receive. The only exception will be custom made items (Phiten necklaces) that may be slightly altered from the picture shown.

Q: Is this item available in colors that aren't shown?

A: In most cases all the available options are shown on the site, but occasionally there are new colors or styles available that haven't made it to the website yet. Please contact us with the product and color you are looking for and we will do our best to find the product for you.

Q: I can't find a specific item I am looking for, can you get it for me?

A: In most cases, our entire selection is displayed on our website, but occasionally new products haven't made it onto the site yet. Please contact us with as much information as you have about the product and we will let you know if we can get the product in for you.

Q: How does the sizing work on this item?

A: Sizing varies by brand and product, if you aren't sure of your size and haven't tried on similar products contact us and we will do our best to help find the right size for you.

Q: How long does it take to deliver the items I ordered?

A: Depending on the item, it could be delivered within three business days. Every item does include an estimated shipping time when the product is being viewed. All delivery times are based on Monday - Friday business days. All orders placed after 2:00 CT will have delivery time based on the next business day.

Q: Where are my items shipped from?

A: The majority of the items are shipped from Fargo, ND. In some cases the items are shipped directly from the company. In those cases the item will be specifically noted that it ships from a different location.

Q: Why isn't my tracking number working?

A: Most of our packages are shipped in one of two ways, either UPS Ground or UPS Mail Innovations. UPS Ground Packages will start with a "1Z" while most other packages will begin with a "9". Tracking numbers that begin with a "9" can be tracked on the UPS Mail Innovations site.

Q: What method is used for "Free Shipping"?

A: In most cases we use UPS Mail Innovations for items that are free shipping. To track these items visit the UPS Mail Innovations site. If you would like your shipping expedited please select a different shipping method.* *If you select a different shipping method, you will no longer receive free shipping

Q: Does you accept checks or money orders?

A: Currently we only accept Paypal, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express payments.

Q: What is the your return address?

A: Items can be returned to:
Attn: Return Department
1320 5th Ave N
Fargo, ND 58102

Q: How long does it take to receive a refund on returned items?

A: Once a returned item is delivered to us please allow up to five business days for the processing of the refund. If an item does not include complete information such as a packing slip or explanation for return the refund process will take longer.

Q: My item was delivered broken or defective, how do I get a replacement or refund?

A: If you received an item that was defective or broken, please contact us for a return authorization. Once you have received a return authorization please send the item back to us along with a packing slip and explanation for the return and we will get you a replacement or refund as quickly as possible.

Q: How long do you accept returns from the date of purchase?

A: While there may be extenuating circumstances, in most cases we accept returns up to 60 days after the date of purchase. With any return, it is best to contact us before returning.

Q: Will I be charged a restocking fee on my return?

A: Restocking fees will be applied to all returns that are not pre-approved as defective or broken.

All other questions can be answered by contacting us through our customer service e-mail. Please fill out the form to your best abilities as the more details included, the quicker we are able to respond


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International Marketing Systems Inc.

I.M.S. Incorporated
1320 5th Ave. N.
Fargo ND, 58102

Our regular business hours are:
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm Central Standard Time.

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Guiding Principles







Our success as a company depends on the success of our people. We invest in the development of our people by presenting opportunities for personal and professional growth. We take pride in our work and we prize that which is above and beyond what others do.



We appreciate initiative. We have a tolerance for new and honest errors. Although we strive to "do it right the first time", we realize that mistakes are a part of every experience. As the foundation of success, mistakes provide opportunity for growth.



We believe fear, complacency, ego and arrogance limit ability. We recognize our responsibilities to our people. We embrace teamwork, personal accountability, trust, open communication, and a positive attitude.



We seek to nurture a bold, adaptive and enthusiastic environment where we can create new and exciting breakthroughs and mutually rewarding results. We build our future on the foundation of yesterday's knowledge while adapting quickly to changes.