Anyone can shop at the Co-op, and everyone is welcome to join. Your equity payments are an investment in your Co-op and are used as capital, assisting with store operations and improvements.
Becoming an Owner of a cooperative means, among other things, that you are making an investment in the Co-op, essentially becoming one of the owners of the business. At Willy Street Co-op, we call this investment your Fair Share and is defined as Ownership of Willy Street Co-op (with voting privileges). It is not a membership fee and it is used to support the cooperative. Filling out and submitting a payment for your Fair Share contract can be done in one of two ways, online or at the Customer Service desk at either location. Benefits of Ownership begin after your first equity payment, regardless of which payment plan you choose, in full or by installments.
After you've made your first Fair Share payment, you can pick up your Owner card at the Customer Service desk. Please be prepared to show your card or tell the cashier your Ownership number every time you shop.
Your Ownership will last as long as you want it to. If you leave you may withdraw your Fair Share from the Co-op and your original equity investment will be returned to you, minus any administrative fees paid. Contact a Customer Service representative to begin the refund process.
Remember: equity-paying members (Owners) collectively own the Willy Street Grocery Cooperative!
Are you a Willy Street Co-op Owner? Do we have your current email address on file for your Fair Share account? If so, then a web account has been created automatically for you and activating it is easy.
Just go to this address http://www.willystreet.coop/user/activate and enter your Owner number or email address to request a login link.
Next, you'll receive a one-time login email with a link. This will take you to your willystreet.coop account. Here you need to enter a new password and then click save.
Congratulations! You are now able to log in to willystreet.coop/user at any time anywhere using your Owner number and the password you just created.
While you are here, you can help us save a few trees and opt to receive our monthly newsletter by email instead of paper mail.
Signing up here will let us know you want to remove your name from our paper newsletter mailing list. If you would prefer to receive your Reader by paper mail as well, after saving your Reader preferences on your account, please or call Ashley at (608) 251-0884 x734, our Owner Records Administrator, including your full name and Owner number, to make that request.
If you're not sure what email is listed on your Owner account, or if we even have one on file for you, you can either stop by the Customer Service desk and fill out a short contact information update form, or call Ashley at (608) 251-0884 x734, our Owner Records Administrator, with your full name and Owner number.