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The Trade Network Difference: What is a Trade Broker?

At Trade Network, trade brokers are more than just intermediaries—they're your dedicated allies in navigating the world of barter.

Our trade brokers go above and beyond, getting to know your business intimately and actively networking on your behalf. By engaging them, you'll not only gain access to new opportunities but also ensure that your trade dollars are spent in the most effective and strategic manner possible.

A Trade Network member explained what having a great trade broker can do for your company. "Our Trade Network rep is fantastic. She is a networking guru and not only promotes Trade Network but all of its members. The support staff is very helpful, and I feel like they are part of my team."

In this article, we'll delve into the essential role of trade brokers and how they can transform your barter experience from ordinary to extraordinary.

What is a Trade Broker?

When you hear the word "broker," you may be familiar with brokers in other industries such as commodity or stock trading, banking, real estate, or logistics and transportation. In the barter world, there are trade (barter) brokers! Similar to how a real estate broker helps connect buyers and sellers and facilitates smooth transactions, trade brokers perform the same role for their clients' businesses within the barter network.

Think of trade brokers as matchmakers, connecting buyers with sellers based on their unique needs and preferences. Staying in touch with your trade broker plays a vital role in ensuring that your bartering experience is seamless and rewarding.

Trade brokers take the time to understand your business inside and out, allowing them to recommend and refer you to potential trade partners effectively. By engaging with a trade broker, you're not just accessing their expertise; you're gaining a trusted ally who will work tirelessly to promote your interests and maximize your trading opportunities.

Let's hear more from current Trade Network Member and Trade Broker Daniel Shinaver:

One of the things I like about being a Trade Broker is that I get to explore new ideas for marketing, or learn about a business type that I am unfamiliar with. This opens up my ability to learn and add to my knowledge base, and provide more value and continually better referrals for my clients."


At Trade Network, our goal is to help build connections, make great trades, and help our members grow together within the trade community. With over 33 years of experience and counting, we've been here every step of the way! Reach out to a trade broker today to unlock the full potential of bartering for your business.

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