What is a Buying Club?
A buying club is a group of people who meet at a predetermined date, place and time to pick up their pre-ordered salmon. We schedule a shipping date with the group coordinator, then ship all the salmon on a date that works for the group.
Because we aren't shipping directly to every members' doorstep, the group saves on shipping. Our Wild Salmon Buying Club members get the benefit of buying high quality delicious healthy salmon at the lowest price we can offer.
How does a buying club work?
The first step is to gather a handful of friends, co-workers, neighbors or family members who are interested in buying our delicious, healthy, sustainable salmon. Finding these people can be as easy as sending off a group email with a short message and a link to our website so they can see what you are talking about. Once you think you have a group together, give us a call or send an email and we can discuss specifics.
How do I start a buying club?
To start a buying club in your area, we will need a minimum of 140 lbs. in orders. Your local CSAs and co-ops are excellent places to find people who want delicious, healthy, wild-caught Alaska salmon. Reaching 140 lbs. is as simple as you and 6 other people placing 20 pound orders. Keep in mind, most of of customers preorder between 30-50 pounds to enjoy throughout the year. Once you try our Wild Alaska Salmon, you'll see that 20 pounds will go faster than you think. Plus, it can be split up between more friends or family and it makes great gifts too.
Once you have a group together, let us know. Then, everyone can order directly through our website by selecting the Buying Club item on the purchase page. Pick your box size and choose 6-8 oz. portions or 1-2 lb. fillets. Remember to enter your buying club's name in the "Notes" section, so we know where to send your salmon. As opposed to many other buying clubs where the coordinator is responsible for collecting payment, we'll take care of that. The coordinator just has to spread the word, give us a call/email, and bring a scale to split up the salmon once it arrives.
Need help finding enough people to start a buying club?
Current buying clubs have sent an email to their friends or groups they belong to (e.i., clubs, social groups, community list-serves, church groups, CSAs, co-ops, etc.) with a link to our website. You can also share one of our posts on Facebook (like us at Smart Source Seafood) and Instagram (@smartsourceseafood). Once a buying club is established, it usually grows on its own members word-of-mouth advertising.