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#31 of 100 Old 02-24-2011, 01:12 PM
 
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Yay!!!!  thankyouthankyou!  i have missed mdc co-ops so much.

 

I'd love American Apparel/trendyblanks, sternlein socks and tights, yarn.


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MDC is also going to be revamping the entire Trading Post format shortly, and I think y'all are going to *love* it. Co-ops will be in all new home, and it's going to be so nice. Thank you so much for your continued support. I am *so* happy to have co-ops back. My cloth shopping bags I got in an MDC eco-bag co-op 7? years ago are looking pretty nasty at this point....

 


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I'm still not quite getting the "coop" thing.....So you buy directly from a manufacturer? Or a distributor? Or either? And do you pay the wholesale price, or some other price?

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Ha! I can't believe we forgot to mention that part! It's the whole reason for co-ops: the discount! It varies by company, but typically we get 30-50% off. thumb.gif

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I'm an account holder with Sophie the Giraffe & Lunchskins, if anyone is interested in those.  I'd be happy to host, fill out the app & all - it helps me out b/c as a small business owner, I can't always afford the minimum order!

 

Lunchskins are awesome!  If you haven't seen them, I'm extremely happy with the way the run through the dishwasher, which is the big deal, really.

 

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I encourage anyone who is interested in hosting to go ahead and look over the requirements and fill out an organizer application. smile.gif Co-op applications can be submitted up to 3 months before the co-op will take place, but need to be submitted by the 10th of the month preceding the co-op, at a minimum. So, start planning! smile.gif

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I'm still not quite getting the "coop" thing.....So you buy directly from a manufacturer? Or a distributor? Or either? And do you pay the wholesale price, or some other price?

Here's how it works:
You will place your order with the mama that is running the coop. Sometimes it is wholesale price, other times it is a discounted group buy price.

You send payment via Paypal to the coop organizer. When the items come in, the organizer ships them to you.

It's easy and fun!


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oh, i want to host one.  better get my post count up.


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I'm an account holder with Sophie the Giraffe & Lunchskins, if anyone is interested in those.  I'd be happy to host, fill out the app & all - it helps me out b/c as a small business owner, I can't always afford the minimum order!

 

Lunchskins are awesome!  If you haven't seen them, I'm extremely happy with the way the run through the dishwasher, which is the big deal, really.

 


I'm afraid that wouldn't work with the new requirements. We will only be doing coops directly with a company. So we would have to be ordering directly from the company. We are no longer able to host coop through distributors or third parties smile.gif Thanks for understanding.

Thanks so much for understanding everyone that this topic is not up for debate. If any members have questions about this policy, please send me a PM smile.gif

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I would love to see a Kathy Kruse co-op.  My daughter is finally interested in dolls!

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I'm an account holder with Sophie the Giraffe & Lunchskins, if anyone is interested in those.  I'd be happy to host, fill out the app & all - it helps me out b/c as a small business owner, I can't always afford the minimum order!

 

Lunchskins are awesome!  If you haven't seen them, I'm extremely happy with the way the run through the dishwasher, which is the big deal, really.

 




I'm afraid that wouldn't work with the new requirements. We will only be doing coops directly with a company. So we would have to be ordering directly from the company. We are no longer able to host coop through distributors or third parties smile.gif Thanks for understanding.

Thanks so much for understanding everyone that this topic is not up for debate. If any members have questions about this policy, please send me a PM smile.gif


 

I actually read that as her saying she already had a purchasers account with those companies, so wouldn't have to go through their application process.  Not that she's a distributor. 

 

 

 

I'm actually wondering about Dharma - I may want to contact the company, because they're local to me.  If I host the co-op and pick up from their warehouse, see if I could save on shipping to host. 


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I actually read that as her saying she already had a purchasers account with those companies, so wouldn't have to go through their application process.  Not that she's a distributor
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That's how I read MissMommyNiceNice's comment too.
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I'm actually wondering about Dharma - I may want to contact the company, because they're local to me.  If I host the co-op and pick up from their warehouse, see if I could save on shipping to host. 

That would be great!

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I actually read that as her saying she already had a purchasers account with those companies, so wouldn't have to go through their application process. Not that she's a distributor.

I know the new rules a bit confusing. I understood it this way as well and this sort of buy is not allowed under the new guidelines. Only companies that allow coops (not through a resale account, this is why it is considered a third party) directly are allowed. Since the new guidelines are that MDC moderators contact the company directly to ask if a coop discount is allowed (unlike the old method where they forwarded a letter), and to forward the turns of such a buy it shouldn't matter if a member had an account or not with a company as the organizer would be doing just that, organizing. It is a pretty safe guess that any company that requires interested parties to have a resale license to buy wholesale, do not allow coops. There are a couple exceptions of course but it is a good general rule smile.gif

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Ah, I see.  I must have mis-read.  My apologies.  Well, good news is that I know that lunchskins hosts co ops, so that would be great.  I could probably do it next month, once I hear if my application to host is approved. 

 

 

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I actually read that as her saying she already had a purchasers account with those companies, so wouldn't have to go through their application process. Not that she's a distributor.



I know the new rules a bit confusing. I understood it this way as well and this sort of buy is not allowed under the new guidelines. Only companies that allow coops (not through a resale account, this is why it is considered a third party) directly are allowed. Since the new guidelines are that MDC moderators contact the company directly to ask if a coop discount is allowed (unlike the old method where they forwarded a letter), and to forward the turns of such a buy it shouldn't matter if a member had an account or not with a company as the organizer would be doing just that, organizing. It is a pretty safe guess that any company that requires interested parties to have a resale license to buy wholesale, do not allow coops. There are a couple exceptions of course but it is a good general rule smile.gif


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I was so excited to see the coops running again. I used to run coops very successfully here. I'm disappointed to see the new 2000 post rule considering. Is there any way your past proven experience and loads of positive feedback as a successful mdc coop host can get you grandfathered in? Feel free to pm.

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I'd love to see mercurious too.

Also Bumby (wool soakers and longies) I know she's done coops on Diaper Swappers before

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I love this idea!! 

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Okay, I've been thinking bout my wish list...

 

boba baby carriers

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Sweet!!!

 

My suggestion: Lunchbots!!


I was coming here to request the EXACT same thing!!!

 

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Are the co-ops on here Canadian friendly? :)


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Serena, it's up to each organizer whether they'll ship to Canada. In the past, we've had a lot of Canadian-friendly co-ops. smile.gif

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Serena, it's up to each organizer whether they'll ship to Canada. In the past, we've had a lot of Canadian-friendly co-ops. smile.gif


 Yay!!! so good to hear :)


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