When a group of householders, in the same area, buy at the same time, for delivery on the same day, they can negotiate a discount with the supplier. This can be significant - we've seen savings up to 8p/litre. If your tank is small, then the savings are even bigger. The supplier incurs a fixed cost to send a tanker to your home, and only gets the profit on 500litres. They charge more per litre for these smaller orders.
The supplier saves by sending a vehicle to the area and emptying it. Their vehicle covers fewer miles; their driver spends more time pumping oil and less time driving between customers. Their costs are reduced and that saving is shared with the group. You can also feel ecologically better about it too. There will be fewer lorry movements in your area.
About 1.2 million homes in the UK have no choice. It makes huge sense to group buy, these schemes are nearly free money!
How to find a group in your area and join? Use our interactive map, find discount oil syndicates local to you. The best time to join is now! Members get notification emails when the group plans an order run. Join NOW so that you don’t miss out. There are few things more annoying than coming back to the site with an empty tank and realizing that you’ve just missed an order run.
No discount buying group in your area? Email me NOW. There will be others in your area all thinking the same thing, I just need to know about you all. You'll all save money and the neighbours will love you when they hear about it. Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even more enthusiatic? Start a group in your area! Email me NOW. I'll help you get started.
Do you need an example? Well - here (Broad Town Oil Syndicate) in Broad Town we are already making it work. We've placed group orders since 2006. Our group will buy its half millionth litre in 2010 and is on target to save over £20,000. As a very desirable side effect we have eliminated hundreds of unnecessary lorry movements.
Send me that email! To jeremy at email@example.com.