Joint buying is the principle of organizing a purchase and an informal system of local consumer relationships in a particular city or region. When jointly buying IQOS HeatSticks, several people buy goods directly from the supplier or manufacturer at wholesale prices. Such a purchase is often made by the organizer via an online shop or an online auction.

The mediator between supplier and buyer becomes the procurement organizer.

The organizer deals with:

· Selection of the range of IQOS HeatSticks;

· Procurement from suppliers;

· Getting orders;

· Collection of payment from buyers (buyers);

· Goods Receipt;

· Passing on to customers.

A special feature of this form of consumer cooperation is the completely open and limited percentage that the organizer receives – in contrast to every form of trade. Depending on the type of purchase, payment can be made either from the organizer’s own funds or at the expense of the participants. The buyers bear the costs for the goods, the organization fees and the shipping costs of the order.

Joint buying of IQOS HeatSticks is made over the Internet in thematic forums (earliest form), on special websites or on social networks (the last two forms are accompanied by the possibility of receiving personalized notifications of the status of the order).

The phases of a Joint buying of IQOS HeatSticks from the buyer’s perspective:

The organizer opens the purchase of IQOS HeatSticks, specifies the conditions for participation in the purchase and the price list. The inexpensive IQOS HeatSticks were initially selected by the procurement participant directly from the website of the supplier company or from the catalog created by the organizer. Most cities now have special platforms. Because of the purchase of a shipment of goods, the prices offered by the supplier may be lower than the retail prices for the same goods in the store.

If you pick up orders for an amount sufficient to buy IQOS HeatSticks from a wholesale supplier, the organizer will announce a stop purchase. The organizer sends a general order to the supplier to coordinate the availability of the goods in the warehouse and waits for an invoice for the payment of the confirmed goods.

Before announcing the purchase stop, participants can change or delete their orders. After the stop, rejections will not be accepted.