A group buy is a popular way for members of a community to commission products that would normally require a minimum order quantity far beyond the reach of individuals or small groups. Group buys usually have a single organizer who handles communication with the manufacturer, collecting and disbursing funds and shipping of the final products to individual members. Some group buy organizers add a small fee to compensate for their efforts, some trade their time in exchange for the product being commissioned and others simply run them without compensation.
Types of Group Buys
Keycaps are one of the most common items that are commissioned through group buys.