• START TRADING straight away — don’t wait until you’re in credit — if everyone did this we’d never have got started!!
• BE PROFESSIONAL in your approach to trading
• STATE CLEARLY what you want when leaving answerphone or text messages . . . . and always RETURN calls or texts promptly
• NEGOTIATE your terms and conditions clearly before trading
• ALWAYS DO A TRANSACTION (even if it's a swap) — this gives confidence and impetus to other members
• BE PROACTIVE — respond to ‘WANTS’ as well as ‘OFFERS’
• BE REALISTIC — only offer what you can honour
• Keep your 'PROFILE' and ‘OFFERS’ and ‘WANTS’ up to date
• COME to monthly Trading Socials to stay in touch — bring home-made food/crafts, items to sell, and any relevant leaflets.
Socials are sometimes in members' homes, sometimes in public venues