a lady in my group does the ordering as a consultant can't do it (not allowed to promote things that aren't sw) But everyone knows how much money to bring and that if they don't order they don't get. If anyone forgets then they only do once as they get jealous when the order arrives and is given out! Then at the end of group I have to say and one last thing 'joes sausages' as everyone puts them in the fridge as soon as they've paid for them, the fridge is fuller each month and everyone appears to race to the kitchen lol
I think its best if you can get the money off people first. the problem is I've done it a couple of times now and havent made people pay upfront - the first time someone new to group ordered stuff and was never seen again (only 2 packs so we managed to offload to others. The next time, someone who i didnt really know ordered loads (about 8 packs) I put the order in but was sweating worrying she wouldnt turn up - thankfully she did.
I'm just waiting to see if someone else volunteers now, because frankly its not worth the hassel - I dont think people appreciate the effort and risk you take in doing these things for people.