View Full Version : can some tell me how to organize a co-op?

01-30-2006, 07:56 PM
Do you just contact the company and ask them to give a group discount?

01-31-2006, 01:11 PM
Yes, just ask them if they participate in Co-ops. They may want a tax ID no. (or not). Ask about price breaks too (levels where the price decreases as the quantity increases).

mom to one and one on the way!
"And children are always a good thing, devoutly to be wished for and fiercely to be fought for."
-J. Torres

02-02-2006, 01:11 PM
I also think that there should only be one person contacting
the company.

For example, if I organized a group discount with Company A,
then I think I should be the contact person who would organize
any subsequent group discounts with Company A.

If not, then poor Company A is going to have lots of random
requests for group discounts all coming from the same group of people.
I think that would be a little frustrating for a company.

Plus, a little frustrating for the original person who made
contact with the company and who is trying to maintain some
sort of working relationship in hopes of another co-op.

Just my opinion! :)

02-03-2006, 05:36 PM
Once you get the company you can create a yahoo group for your co-op. They have easy to use databases etc and its free. Don't feel bad if you feel the need to put a limit on the number of people participating, it can be so overwhelming!

04-07-2006, 04:38 PM
For those of you who have done a co-op with a tax ID, can you share how it worked? I have a resale permit but am not in the baby clothing business. If I contact a baby shoe company and use my resale ID to purchase at the wholesale price, how do I handle the sale to the coop members? Obviously I wouldn't be charging them more than what the vendor charges so no one ends up paying any sales tax?

Just wanted to see if someone has info. to share before I even consider doing anything.