Frequently Asked Questions


When was the National Food Exchange invented?

The National Food Exchange was created/developed in 2001 and was rolled out to users in September 2003.

Who is given access to the National Food Exchange?

Access to the National Food Exchange is given to applicants who are qualified, active traders.

What do I need to do to become an approved trader with access to the exchange?

You simply click the 'register' tab in the upper right hand corner of the home page and fill out the one page information sheet. When completed click the 'submit' button at the bottom of the page. Your information will be reviewed shortly thereafter and once approved you will receive an email stating you active user status and can begin to use the National Food Exchange.

What are the costs associated with using the site?

There are no costs to buyers and sellers on the exchange.

How many qualified active traders are currently on the exchange?

The 'Exchange' is a database of real time truck load listings. Orders are subject to availability and confirmation.

What is the difference between the 'exchange' tab and the 'inventory' tab once I am inside the site?

The 'exchange' tab is real time inventory, offers that we trade in on a daily basis. These offers are extended to you. Typically these offers are T/L- (truckload). Prices are quoted as FOB location, meaning you, the buyer is responsible for pickup.

The 'inventory' tab is a database in which all items (generally between 3000 and 5000 items) can be mixed to make a truckload. Prices on the inventory are only quoted delivered.

How do I buy product from either the exchange side or from the inventory side?

If you are interested in purchasing, you will need to call our office at 857-972-5139.

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