Grocery shopping is great and all, but wouldn’t it be better if you could have items shipped right to your door? For most folks, who’d rather be on the couch watching Netflix, the answer is most definitely “yes.”
If you fall into that camp, you have to check out Brandless, a new website where you can buy groceries and skip out on the store checkout line and wandering through mazes of aisles to find what you’re looking for. Plus, it saves you money in the process.
All of the items available to shop online are private label, have way cooler packaging than most generic brands and, oh yeah—did we mention everything retails for $3 or less?
Shipping is a flat fee of $9, and orders over $72 qualify for free shipping. If you become a member for $36 a year, free shipping kicks in with orders of $48.
If you’re opening up a tab right now to check this place out, it’s totally understandable. When you do find yourself on their website, you’ll surely be impressed.
They offer everything from organic maple syrup to serrated knives, all for $3 or less. Hearing about that incredibly low price point never gets old, does it?
Brandless certainly isn’t the first food-straight-to-your-door type of service, but it certainly is doing things differently.
Amazon’s Prime Pantry and Instacart also allow you to virtually grocery shop, but they don’t offer the same extremely low prices. There are also meal-in-a-box subscription services such as Hello Fresh and Blue Apron that deliver fresh produce and everything you’ll need to make a delicious meal right to your doorstep. But again, that’ll cost you.
So, how exactly is Brandless able to offer such low prices? The founders say that by eliminating brick-and-mortar supermarkets and traditional marketing, they are able to pass savings on to shoppers. Co-founder Tiny Sharkey explains what she believes drives up prices at traditional grocery stores.
“The products are made in the factories, they then go through lots of inefficiencies to actually get to that market and by the time it gets to you you’re paying so much mark-up that we’ve decided to cut out of the process,” Sharkey told CBS.
Plus, according to the Brandless website, every time you make a purchase from the online store one meal is donated to Feeding America, thanks to their Give Back program. So, when you save money and the stress of shopping in-store, you’re also doing a little good for someone in need. That’s way more than you could do at a regular grocery store, right?
If you’re wondering why you haven’t heard of this incredible shopping site before, it’s because it only launched on July 11. This brand-new concept still has so much potential for growth, and you won’t want to miss out on a second of it. So, what are you waiting for? Fill your virtual cart at Brandless today, and let us know how you like it.
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