Program benefits are realized primarily through individual shoppers’ abilities to realize cost savings by consolidating their purchases with others in order to utilize ByPass Mail shipping. This shipping method requires shipments to be at least 1,000 lbs in weight which can be more easily achieved through larger, consolidated orders.
As orders are built, total order weights are tracked in your shopping cart and the discounts that can be realized once your order qualifies for ByPass Mail will be displayed on the check-out page with available shipping options. We make our co-op program available so that individuals within any community eligible for ByPass mail can take advantage of this method by working together.
ByPass mail is shipped via air carriers and, generally, offers the delivery speed of USPS Priority mail at the lowest shipping cost of any available option. We pass these freight savings along to our customers when orders qualify. In addition, because most all food stuff for rural Alaska is shipped ByPass mail, participating air carriers also maintain processes and climate controlled facilities to ensure excellent handling of your order.
Finally, Greatland also offers bulk order discounts for any order that exceeds 1,000 lbs. Through utilization of ByPass Mail and our offered discounts, total cost savings of 10-25% on your order can be realized with co-op purchases.
Greatland’s platform may be used to support consolidated purchases through our Co-op program. Co-op accounts must be established in order to utilize our program and further information regarding this process can be found in the section below.
Individual shoppers can use our platform to build orders that will ultimately be shared and consolidated into a larger purchases as desired by selecting the “Purchase Order or Co-op Order” payment method during checkout. In this occurence, no personal order will be processed by Greatland and the order details are made available via email to support collective purchases by co-op representatives.
Greatland assumes no liability with individuals who may purchase items as part of a collective purchase made by a co-op representative. Greatland’s liability for order fulfillment and shipment remains solely with the co-op account holder as outlined in our terms and conditions. The co-op account holder or its representative is responsible for establishing and following its own operational, financial, legal, or general responsibilities established with its own members as deemed appropriate. Co-op account holders are responsible for the payment of items purchased through Greatland which may or may not be a consolidation of items purchased on behalf of its members for any order placed with us.
While we maintain no liability for any activity or agreements made by and between a co-op account holder and its members, we reserve the right to suspend any account based on member reports of abuse or improper management activity.
All orders placed through our co-op program must be at least 1,000 lbs in weight and shipped via ByPass Mail. Please see our shipping information page for further details.