I just want to be sure that I understand what it is. One person "hosts" the co-op effectivley becoming the middle man right? Then the hostes fee paid is to cover any costs incurred by the host in the planning of the co-op. The purpose is to buy in bulk then pass those savings on right? I have seen these on a few websites, but most of them have qualifications to meet even before I could find out what they were. They sound like a great idea, but what about those of us who are only soaping for a few people?