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How to Start Your Own Buying Club 101

A free guide to get you up and running quickly

Get up and running quickly

Starting a buying club can be daunting. Where do you start? How do you get vendors? What should an order cycle look like? How should I collect payments? Should I charge a fee? This guide answers these questions and more!

We have collected ideas from our own buying club, as well as clubs around the country, to offer you a comprehensive guide that will address all of your concerns. With our simple guide we will show you how to quickly and easily implement best practices to make your group successful in the long run.

Using this guide, along with Manage My Co-op software, you will be poised to start your buying club right the first time. Build your community, reduce errors and save time, effort, and money by following our guide!

What you will learn

  • What a typical order cycle looks like
  • How to recruit and retain volunteers
  • Payments and bookkeeping
  • Why you should charge a fee
  • Cultivate the right kind of members
  • How to distribute goods when you receive them

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What if I still have questions?

We are happy to answer any and all questions you have! Czarena, our community manager, has been running a buying club for more than three years. Shoot her an email or schedule a skype call with her.

Is this really free?

Absolutely! We want you to be successful so we are sharing our best practices with you.

Get our definitive guide to starting a buying club