Shipping and Handling

The Producers are charged an 11.25% commission rate to sell through the Cooperative, and Members pay an 11.25% commission rate to purchase food items and craft goods from Cooperative Producers. Purchasing Members also pay a base shipping and handling fee of $2.25 for each order placed in our online store.

The Oklahoma Food Cooperative operates on a margin of just over 22.5% of our sales, which is much less than the 30-35% margin of a conventional grocery cooperative store.

Simple Answers to Common Questions
So why is it called shipping and handling?
Why don't we load all the fees on the Producers and not charge the Customers?
What is the Operating Surplus and Patronage Refund?