How buying groups can save you money

Love our products but can’t always fit them into your budget?

We take great pride in the products we produce. We don’t make cheap produce and we aren’t willing to take short cuts to create cheap products. But price and your budget shouldn’t be a barrier to quality food!

Have you ever heard of buying groups?

What are buying Groups?

Buyers groups are groups of people who come together to pool their resources and buy food in bulk, directly from the seller. Depending on your group, food may be delivered to someone’s house, a community hub (school, hall, childcare centre) or anywhere else that is clean, spacious and has access to a fridge!

How can I start a buyers group?

Firstly you need a few other like-minded people to help you start your group (5-10). You may also want a few more people up your sleeve who would be willing to purchase regularly. You have access to a clean, dry, open space where people can meet and where deliveries can be dropped off.

Many groups meet on a weekly basis, but some are once a fortnight or once a month. It really depends on what works for everyone in the group, and also on what you’re buying together. The resounding feedback from Buying Groups is that their success often depends on a couple of ‘champions’ who take on a lot of the administration, coordination and recruitment. Like any group or collective, a Buying Group also needs a leader or two.

The most important thing that makes a buyers group successful is having members that are committed to the group and buy on a regular basis. There always needs to be a few people who are happy to put in an extra bit of time and energy, but as long as everyone contributes some of their time, things should run pretty smoothly.

We love our stockists but we also understand that buying our products at full retail price can be expensive! This is our alternative for those shoppers who have high food awareness and care about where their food comes from but might not have the funds to always buy our stuff.

Undecided but interested? Why not read more about it! The bulk buying community in Brisbane have put together a general information form that might help new groups get started. This information has been collated over the last few years as new groups have been created and people experiment with different ways to run them.

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