Buying Clubs

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Obtaining food is one of the most common goals around which buying clubs are organized. The following information will give you some tips on how to start your own group.

获取食物的很多采购团体组成最常见的目标之一。以下信息将帮助你组建自己的团队。

1. What is a buying club?

A buying club is a group of people who purchase food directly from wholesale distributors, consolidating orders and money, and then divide the food into individual orders. An essential part of this process is cooperation, which is needed to share the responsibilities and work involved.

什么是采购俱乐部?即是一组人直接从批发经销商购买食品,稳定的订单和资金,然后再分配到每一个下订单的人。整个过程最重要部分是合作,这是共享职责和工作参与必要的。

2. Why form such a group?

A buying club saves its members money by purchasing in bulk and eliminating some steps in the distribution process. It gives them more control over the source, variety and quality of food purchased, and an opportunity to educate themselves as consumers. It gives the group the chance to buy local products, encouraging the survival of regional agriculture. Finally, a buying club gives its members a chance to meet new people and to feel a sense of community by working together.

采购俱乐部通过大宗采购,减少销售中的某些环节,以帮助会员省钱。同时,这能更好地控制货源、品种和食品的质量,并给自己提供作为消费者接受信息的机会。它提供采购本地产品,鼓励区域农业生存的机会。最后,采购俱乐部给其成员有机会结识新朋友,通过合作提高社区意识。

3. How does the group work?

Four basic steps are involved: individual members place food orders with the group; the group consolidates the orders and buys the food from suppliers; the order is picked up or received by shipment; and the food is distributed to the individual members. Different systems can be developed for each step at the group’s discretion. The intricacy of the systems will depend upon the number of people involved; what and how much food is purchased; and the frequency of orders.

四个基本步骤:个人会员通过团队下食品订单;团队整合订单后,从供应商购买食物;提货或收货;把食品分配给每一个会员。团队可自行决定每一步进度。该系统的复杂性将取决于所涉及的人数,什么产品及多少数量,以及订单频率。

Decisions to Make, Tasks to Share
共同决定,任务共享