Trait First is a group of over 5,000 businesses that increase their sales by trading goods and services with one another. This means Trade First customers represent new business making a sales. - Trade First is similar to making a sale with a credit card. This video will make that process easy for you to understand. - Some things to keep in mind: There are four ways to get an authorization - telephone, online, with a smartphone app, or by using a Trade First swipe machine. - In order to ensure proper credit for large transactions, make sure to contact your broker for any sale over $3,000. You will need to get authorization at the time of the sale to ensure proper credit to your account. - Only the seller may process transactions. Authorizations are for completed transactions with a signature. - If you are not at that point, you can contact your broker for a pre-authorization to place a hold on the buyer's funds. - If the sale is declined or if you need to process a reversal credit or correction on a previous authorization, contact your broker. - Only the cardholder is authorized to use the card in their name. We recommend that you verify this with a government-issued photo ID. - As the seller, you should keep a copy of a signed slip or receipt for your records. - It is customary for the customer to pay cash, check, or charge instead of trade for taxes and tips. - Music.