We have a service here at the Co-op called 'Special Orders'. Special Orders is essentially like ordering your products straight from the distributor!
Ordering in wholesale quantities, is an easy way to save your household money. The price does include a mimimal margin for the store, and that percentage is lower for shareholders (one of the perks of being an owner!)
So, you may be asking yourself - what does wholesale quantities mean?
Examples of what you can order are things like
- 50 POUND Bag of Rolled Oats
- 9 POUND Tub Nut Butter
- 1 Gallon Dr Bronners Soap
- 1 POUND Bag Bulk Spices
- 1 Case (12 cans) of Canned Tomatoes
To put the savings in to perspective
The following are prices for purchasing 12 cans (or a case) of Muir Glen Organic Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes - three different ways.
Off the Shelf
If you were to come in and purchase twelve cans off the shelf, you would pay: $31.08
If you were to special order a full case (twelve cans), without being a shareholder, you would pay: $23.37
If you were to special order a full case (twelve cans), and you are a shareholder, you save even more! You would pay: $21.91
How It Works
2. Order Confirmation
Once your email is received, we'll review your order, then email you back a confirmation. If there is an issue with any of your items, we'll call you on the phone number you've provided.
The deadline for Special Orders is 3PM, every Wednesday.
Generally all orders are delivered to the Co-Op the following Monday. Once your order is in, we will contact you via phone.
All Special Orders are Prepay. We will contact you for payment information before your order is added to our delivery.
If we cannot receive payment before the deadline, your order will be placed on hold until payment can be made.
It is possible that an item you ordered will not be delivered (through no fault of the Co-Op), in that case we can either try reodering for the item for you during our next order, or you will be credited monies owed for that item.