Dearborn Community

In Dearborn the TradeFirst community buys & sells goods and services from each other without spending any cash. Our members use our own private internal currency, the TradeFirst trade dollar. Businesses in Dearborn earn trade dollars (instead of cash) that are deposited into their account. They then have the ability to purchase goods and services from other Dearborn/Michigan members utilizing their trade dollars.

TradeFirst helps local Dearborn brick-and-mortar businesses fight big box and internet commerce. Listen to our latest radio spot. More info.

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Create Value Through Trade

Generate new sales and increase distribution crossed Dearborn and Michigan as a whole. Receive better returns on excess inventory and other assets.

Reduce storage costs for old and excess inventory. Minimize or eliminate losses from perishable goods.

Increase the power of your marketing plan by extending your reach in the Dearborn community and beyond without spending cash.

TradeFirst Advantages

At TradeFirst, we believe in strategic trade bringing two companies together for mutual benefit. TradeFirst will facilitate and broker the trade, as well as manage the entire process. The options are unlimited. Whether it’s trading travel for media, office furniture for hotel accommodations, or freight and logistics for event planning services, strategic trade is a real value-creating and cash-preserving solution. Our knowledgeable staff is here to meet your needs and quickly match you with other local Dearborn members who can fill your needs.

Local Trade

At the local level, trade takes on even greater importance and utility. The more concentrated the membership base is, the more appealing it is to join a barter exchange. We deepen local economic activity and help make Main Street stronger. Help grow your business and other Dearborn businesses by joining the Dearborn TradeFirst community.

National Trade

On a national level, trade has been used successfully by most Fortune 1000 companies for decades. According to National Association of Trade Exchanges, 65% of companies on the NY Stock Exchange engage in barter.

  • Access to over 5,000 companies.
  • Dedicated Trade Broker
  • Magnetic swipe card.
  • Interactive member website.
  • Smart phone app.
  • Weekly e-mail specials.
  • Bi-Weekly fax specials.
  • Travel Department: Dedicated broker to help you use trade for traveling.
  • Media Department: Helping you use trade to advertise.
  • Access to the Dearborn Community.