Using wholesale suppliers, we benefit from a wider range, lower prices and sometimes larger packs compared to retail outlets.

To achieve this, we need to order minimum quantities of individual items, for example, cases of 6 bottles, 6 packets or 12 cans. (The exact multiple will depend on how the individual manufacturer or supplier packages their goods.)

We must also reach the wholesaler's minimum total order value.

As a group, we can usually split the contents of complete cases between us. So, if 5 people would each like a litre bottle of olive oil, we'll go for a case of 6 - someone else will generally pick up the final bottle!  Members can anyway always order complete cases or bulk packs.