Why haven't "buying clubs" become more common with internet?
For example, 100 cat owners could join together, approach different cat food providers and bargain a discount through joint-purchasing.
My guess is that the venture capital model makes us only think in terms of what works as a capitalist firm.
Ventures like buying clubs make more sense as #coops or mutuals. The largest hardware store chain (Ace Hardware) and carpet flooring firm (CCA Global) in the US are both purchasing coops.
@LeoSammallahti Pinduoduo is extremely popular in China. It’s not coop/mutual at all, but it points to an interest real people have.
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