Buyers Groups

What is a Buyers Group?

A buyers group is 2 or more people that agree to combine their buyer power to purchase a greater quantity therefore getting the produce at a lower cost. It saves on packaging and transportation cost so it not only saves money but produces less waste and pollution.

How to set up a Buyers Group

It is very simple to set up a buyers group . It could be an informal arrangementt between friends or it could take on a more formal structure and constitute with articles of association. The larger the group the more organisational responsibilities. If a group want to open a community bank account for instance it might be advisable to  create a simple constitution to decide how responsibilities will be shared. Remember if it is a co-operative there are certain principle that are applied in co-operative structure to ensure fairness. Some things to consider are:

  • How will you collate the order and who will do this?
  • How will you collect the money and account for this?
  • Where will the order be delivered
  • Does the order need to be measured out and if so what equipment do you need and who will do this?
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