About Us

We helped save a cooperative football club many years ago! We have also worked on the distribution of Co-opoly, The Game of Co-operatives. And the rest of our coop obsession is history.

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 our founders. 

We want to elevate the co-op brand, teach cooperativism and support the growth of the cooperative value chain in the Philippines, Asia and elsewhere. Hence, the Buy Coop Movement.


On checkout, this site accepts 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. 

If you'd like to make direct payments or support this project, you can use the link Paypal.me/cooperative.


We accept bitcoin payments thru the links below. Coopay is a Lightning wallet. Coopay automatically converts your Lightning payment to pesos. When you open open a Coopay account, you automatically have a Philippine bank account. So you can also pay in pesos using Coopay. As a Lightning wallet, it can accept payments from any other Lightning wallet (Muun Wallet, Blue Wallet, etc.) from anyone, anywhere in the world.

If you'd like to make direct payments or support this project, you can use the link Blink.sv/lightningcoop or Pouch.ph/cooperativeTo know more about the Lightning Network, visit Lightning.coop!

Project Team

The project team 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, 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.

If it's not obvious yet, all of us cooperators are also bitcoiners. Because — "bitcoin is ethical money for ethical enterprise."