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Trading Made Simple: A Guide to Direct Messaging from the Online Portal

Building relationships with other Trade Network members is essential for successful trading.

Did you know that our member portal includes a built-in direct messaging feature? This tool makes it easy to initiate conversations, facilitate deals, and network with other traders.

Here is a step by step guide covering the basics of messaging on our platform. We are here for you. If you have questions, give us a call at (517) 886-8900!

Initiating a New Conversation

Starting a conversation on Trade Network is straightforward and efficient:

  • Navigate to the Directory: Begin by visiting the 'Directory' tab where you can browse through a variety of listings from other members.

  • Initiate Contact: When you find a listing that interests you, simply click on the 'Request a Quote' button. This action serves as your initial step to engage with the seller.

  • Send a Message: The 'Request a Quote' feature allows you to quickly express your interest or ask detailed questions about the product or service. Click on the button to open up the message screen, and once you submit it, the member will receive your message immediately.

Messaging the Trade Network Office

Viewing and Replying to Messages

Tips and Best Practices

By following these simple steps and best practices, you can enhance your bartering experience and connect more effectively with fellow members.

Happy trading!



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