Warning: Donít Go to a Grocery Store Again Until You Read This!
Itís 6:00 PM. Youíre exhausted from a long day of work, but
have to go to the grocery store
to do some shopping and grab a few things you're out of. You sit through an
hourís worth of traffic on the road, finally get to the store, and now you are
fighting through a crowd of shopping carts and crying kids to get to all of the
items on your grocery list. They're out of some of the things you needed, it's
taking way longer than you hoped, you're tired and frazzled, and you finally
make it up front with all of your itemsóonly to find another traffic jam awaiting
you at checkout. And now your phone is ringing in your bag because your family
is wondering where you are and when's dinner.
Hits close to home doesn't it? But what can you do, it's
just a part of life, right?
Wrong; you actually don't ever have to step into a grocery
story ever again.
More than ever before, people are making the switch to shopping
online for gifts, clothes, accessories, electronics, and novelty items, but
when it comes to the items we use every day, many of us still find ourselves
stuck in rush hour traffic in the grocery store. But making the switch to
online grocery shopping is easier than you thinkóespecially if you know which
online stores to shop at, and how to save the most money.
However, you may still be asking yourself "What does an
online food supply store really have to offer me that a physical grocery store
Letís go over the top 5 reasons why you should be grocery
shopping onlineónot only to save time and money, but also your sanity this
1) You Can Buy in Bulk.
Thereís nothing worse than rushing into the bathroom only to
find an empty toilet paper rollóand then to find out it was your last one! Stay
stocked up on the household items you use the most by buying in bulk. Are you a
coach or a teacher? Are you sponsoring an event for a large crowd? Get the most
for your money by buying full cases instead of hundreds of individual items. Larger
quantities equal better discounts pretty much anywhere you shop, but online
stores are great places to buy in bulk because they stock much larger
quantities in their warehouses than your average brick-and-mortar store.
Not sure which online stores are best to buy in bulk from?
Browse the largest selection of bulk, wholesale food, snacks, ingredients,
beverages and more for the lowest prices online, in our
Bulk Food and Beverage section.
2) You Get Better Discounts.
My grandmother always clipped her coupons from the ads in
the Sunday newspaper; she never bought anything she couldnít get a deal on!
Thankfully, we no longer have to keep up with those pesky slips of paper to
save money on the items we use every day. While you can certainly walk up and
down the aisles of the grocery store looking for the sale items or download a
coupon app on your phone, you can save even more time and money by shopping for
the same items online.
me stores offer a percentage or dollar amount off your
entire order if you reach a certain order amount or quantity. Some sites offer
free or reduced shipping. And if youíre worried that shipping charges make it
more expensive to buy groceries online rather than in the store, think about
how much money you spend daily on transportation costs going to and from the
store. (If youíre like me, you probably always forget the one thing you really
needed. Thatís another trip back to the store!)
3) You Get Better Deals on Your Favorite Items.
Isnít it frustrating when the items you use the most NEVER
go on sale? Physical stores usually have discounts on select items each
day/week/month, but online stores often give broader or blanket discounts that
you can use on a much wider variety of products. When is the last time you got
10% off your entire purchase inside
the grocery store?
4) You Have a One-Stop Shop.
Letís face it. The last thing you want to do at the end of a
long workday is rush from store to store to find ALL the items on your list. Since
physical stores can only hold so many types of products and so much quantity of
each product, you may routinely find yourself going to several different stores
to get everything you needóand then have to lug them all back home by yourself.
Let's just hope you don't have to go up several flights of stairs too! Online
stores carry tens of thousands of products and deliver straight to your door.
Not to mention, you can order everything from the comfort of your own home!
5) You Have More Options.
Are you looking to try something new? Easily read product
reviews, price compare, and find neat product variations on the products you
already love. Then browse for many more awesome brands and products you havenít
tried yet. You may discover your new favorite!
Are you ready to try out the most buzzed-about life hack of
Here's how you get started. First make a list of your
favorite and most frequently used items, then do some quick math on how often you
buy them and how much you're spending to see if buying them in bulk would make
sense for you (we're betting it would). Then start shopping! Once you hit
"Check Out" from the comfort of your couch, life will never be the