The e-mail trading posts of Internet Brokers were designed to allow potential trade partners to first meet via e-mail before either party incurs any costs, such as for the company looking for new international trade contacts, the expense of a booth at a trade show; or for the company looking for trade opportunities, the expense of traveling to a trade show.


International business contacts come partly from a representative of Internet Brokers traveling overseas as a guest of trade organizations in other countries to meet local companies, such as in Peru and Costa Rica, meeting trade delegations from more than twenty countries visiting Chicago*, and giving a presentation at an U.S.-African trade conference. 

Internet Brokers is one of the first companies in the world, if not the first, to send subscribers a small number of international trade opportunities via e-mail. Internet Brokers is a virtual company, with few conventional expenses to pass through, such as rent and secretarial salaries, has a Chicago business license, received an article in a Chicago publication about trade, and has dealt with major multinational corporations.
*Internet Brokers has met trade delegations from the following countries in Chicago: Bostswana, Brazil, Canada, Cameroon, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, The Czech Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Luxembourg, MalaysiaMexico, The Netherlands, Nigeria, The Sultanate of Oman, Peru, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Uruguay and Vietnam.