In a world where drive-thru hamburger joints and $1 pizza slices outnumber farmers markets and grocery stores, eating healthy can be a challenge. Even when you make up your mind to resist deep-fried temptation and go for a salad, you too often end up in sticker-shock.
Trust me, I know how this goes — I’ve been that person in shock at checkout. A small bag of nuts shouldn’t cost 7 times the cost of french fries – and luckily I’ve discovered a new online marketplace that combats this trend. Thrive Market, a recently launched website, sells the wholesome, healthy food I love at wholesale prices everyone can afford.
The company’s merchandising team works directly with brands to purchase natural, healthy foods and products at wholesale prices. These prices are typically 25 to 50 percent lower than what the same products sell for in brick and mortar stores, and even traditional online retailers. I know I’ve found some amazing deals on Thrive Market — like this Tava Ghee that I saved more than $4.50 on!
Instead of adding on the typical retail markup, Thrive Market passes the savings on to their customers. All of the products Thrive Market offers are sold at true wholesale prices, which is a fantastic way to save money on healthy food. Thrive Market is really looking out for the average shopper!
These products aren’t subpar or knockoff brands, either — Thrive Market carries many of the same brands I shop for at the natural foods store in my neighborhood. You can find products to fit your needs on the site and they have a robust Vegan and grain-free section, to boot.
The site includes the option to “shop by” specific dietary needs and certifications. You can filter the catalog by values including certified organic, non-GMO, hypoallergenic, raw and many more.
Thrive Market offers something for anyone and everyone who want to eat healthier and live well. Thrive has a really nice, curated mix of products to choose from that are the best-in-class of organic, non-GMO, vegan, raw, paleo and gluten free. However you like to shop, you can find exactly what you’re looking for.
Like Costco or other warehouse clubs, Thrive Market is membership based. Thrive members purchase a membership for $59.95 per year. That’s just $5 per month, if you break it down. With a Thrive Market membership comes access to more than 3,000 of the top organic, non-GMO, healthy products. You can simply browse the website, fill your cart with whatever products you like, and have your order shipped directly to your home.
If the membership fee seems like a big commitment, never fear: Everyone can try out Thrive Market with a free one-month trial before you start paying the annual fee.
This membership model is a key part of the business model. There’s strength in numbers — in other words, Thrive Market’s buying power, and the ability to get great deals, increases as membership increases.
But your Thrive Market membership fee has an even more important function. For every paying member who joins, Thrive Market will donate one free membership to a family in need. This social mission fits into Thrive Market’s larger goal — making healthy food accessible for everyone.
Low-income families are most likely to eat unhealthy diets and suffer the longterm health consequences of those choices. Thrive Market is on a mission to make access to healthier choices easier — especially for those that have very little discretionary income, and are often forced to buy the cheapest food that isn’t always the most nutritious. I would much rather support a socially conscious company than an enormous corporation.
Not convinced yet? Just check out the Thrive Market website.
You’ll be amazed at how quickly the savings add up — I know I was! Join the Thrive Market community, and you will be back on track to meet your healthy goals in no time!
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