We just completed a VERY successful group hop buy for Indianapolis and Louisville brewers. I created a spreadsheet to track all of the stats of the buy, they are listed below.
Total POUNDS purchased: 50
Avg. cost per POUND w/shipping: $19.60
Avg. cost per OUNCE w/shipping: $1.23
Avg. cost to ship per POUND: $.96
Number of buyers: 9
Number if varieties: 15
Buyers pruchased anywhere from 2oz. to 10 POUNDS of individual varieties. The ability to get BULK hop pricing and BULK hop shipping while only recieving 2oz. is only possible in a buy like this.
I had to create a spreadsheet to accurately track orders, charges and fees (shipping and vaccuum sealing materials) for all buyers.
If anyone is interested in organizing a group buy like this in thier area, and you want tips and a fully functional spreadhseet to organize the complexities of the buy, let me know.