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Ownership

Ownership 2017-06-02T11:12:20+00:00

Anyone can shop at the Swarthmore CO-OP, and everyone is welcome to join. Becoming an owner of a cooperative means, among other things, that you are making an investment in the CO-OP, essentially becoming one of the owners of the business. Your investment in the CO-OP is used as capital, assisting with store operations and improvements. With multiple payment options available, becoming an owner is easy.

Payment Options

  • $300 one time-payment (in-store or PayPal)
  • $15 per month (20 PayPal payments)
  • $50 per quarter (6 PayPal payments)
  • $75 semi-annually (4 PayPal payments)

Benefits of Ownerhip Include

  • includes everyone in your household
  • fully transferable
  • 100% refundable (once fully vested)

What You Get

Discounts and Rewards

  • Owner Appreciation Savings – 10% OFF coupon emailed quarterly
  • Owner Specials – Monthly department item discounts
  • Special Bulk Pricing – Members receive 10% OFF self-serve bulk items, as well as full-case purchases.
  • Frequent Buyer Program – Member discounts and rewards on favorite products
  • Events and Classes – Discounted rates on all CO-OP special events, classes and trips
  • Owner Business Partnerships – Reciprocal savings and benefits at participating CO-OP Member Partners in Swarthmore, Media, Philadelphia and beyond

Personalized Services

  • Home Delivery – $7 delivery charge every Tuesday and Thursday
  • House Account – Convenient prepaid personal account

Ownership

  • Board Participation – Owners have voting privileges in board elections; participation in CO-OP’s governance; eligibility to serve on the board
  • Shareholder – Owners hold 60 shares in the CO-OP

What You Give

Support the Local Economy

  • Local Farmers – Subsidizing farmers and their operations
  • Employment – Providing jobs for over 40 people
  • Contribution – Playing an important role in your local food system
  • Stimulus – Supporting local products and businesses

Support the Local Community

  • Social Outreach – Participation in monthly Sunday Suppers for the community’s food insecure
  • Awareness – Environmental consciousness of pesticide-free agriculture
  • Encouragement – Giving local farmers your vote of support
  • Opportunity – A welcoming marketplace to forge new acquaintances and associations
  • Education – Informing others about healthy choices in producing, buying and preparing food

One-time Payment

$300
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Monthly Payment

$15 per month (20 payments)
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Quarterly Payment

$50 per quarter (6 payments)
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Semi-annual Payment

$75 semi-annually (4 payments)
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