About Us



Our main mode of payment is PayPal. We accept all major credit cards on checkout via PayPal. This site has a secure sockets layer (SSL) certificate that uses industry standard 256-bit encryption technology. This is the same level of encryption used by large banks to keep your information secure. It is PCI-compliant. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is the information security standard for organizations that handle credit card and debit card information.

We accept Bitcoin and Lightning payments mainly thru Open Node. Upon request, we can also accept Lightning payments thru Muun and BlueWallet. To know more about Bitcoin and Lightning payments and the wallets we recommend, please visit Lightning.coop (No, we don't accept shitcoins as payment).

 

The team currently working on this site specifically and the Buy Cooperative Movement in general are members of, has done work for or otherwise had been involved in some of the leading cooperatives around the world, such as the Co-operative Press Limited, founded in Manchester in 1873, Recreational Equipment Inc., founded in 1938, Mountain Equipment Co-operative, founded in 1971, The Co-operative Group, founded in 1863 as The Co-operative Wholesale Society, 1 Cooperative Insurance System of the Philippines Life and General Insurance, founded in 1974, CLIMBS Life and General Insurance Cooperative, organized in 1971, Cooperative Health Management Federation, founded in 2014, First Community Cooperative, founded in 1952 as the Ateneo Credit Union, ACDI Multipurpose Cooperative, founded in 1981 as the Aces Credit Cooperative Development, Inc., Sorosoro Ibaba Development Cooperative, founded in 1969 as the Sorosoro Ibaba Farmers Association, MutualCapital Advocacy Cooperative, founded in 2019, the Philippine Cooperative Center, the national apex cooperative federation organized in 1995, and other cooperatives.

The Co-operative Exchange is the 4th of the cooperative project quartet that includes The Co-operative Knowledgebase, The Co-operative Register and The New Co-operator, envisioned by its founder. We have also worked on the distribution of Co-opoly, The Game of Co-operatives, then helped save a cooperative football club some years ago!