Thank you so much to Wholeshare for sponsoring this post! All opinions are mine and my opinion is that Wholeshare is a great way to save money!
There's a little-known trick to getting huge discounts on household supplies and even food. It's called buying wholesale.
Wholesale is how stores make their purchases in order to make a profit. If a company produces household cleaner for $1, then they sell it to the store for $2 so they make a profit. The store then needs to make a profit as well, so they sell it to you for $3. You're purchasing the product that costs $1 to make for $3.
What if there was another way? What if you could cut out the store entirely? You could purchase that household cleaner for $1 instead of $3. Nice savings right?
What if you could do that for all of your household purchases or even food? You could be saving thousands!
There's a problem with this theory of course (or everyone would do it!).
You can't just walk into a company that produces the products and start trying to buy. It doesn't work that way. They would need to pay for staff to manage that, ring up orders and make extra space in order to organize goods. Which means, they would charge you $3 for that household cleaner to cover the costs and then we're back to square one again.
There's a way around that, though.
Wholeshare created a space where a community can band together to combine their orders (essentially creating a community store without an actual store front). The community can get the orders directly from the distributors. That means you can purchase your goods at wholesale prices. It's genius.
Wholeshare set up a system where the group coordinator arranges a delivery and meet up at someone's house, a church, a school etc. It's one of the smartest ways to shop that I've ever seen!
They have tons of established groups already in the northeast and are quickly expanding. I couldn't find a group in my area so I happily created one. If you live in the Northern Virginia area, you can join us by clicking here and selecting “find a group”, entering zip code 22193 and then selecting Woodbridge Warriors.
They have an emphasis on natural products which is fantastic because I love making healthier choices for my family. In fact, they have my two favorite companies! Yes to Carrots and Seventh Generation!
Step by Step Instructions to Get Wholesale Prices through Wholeshare:
- Click here to go to the website and make a free account.
- Search for a group in your area.
- If you don't have a group in your area or you want to create one of your own, see the next section.
- Once you're in a group- click on “shop by vendor” and select one. (For faster shipments, choose a vendor that is close to meeting its minimum order amount)
- Scroll through the items and choose the items you'd like to order. If something is sold in large sizes, but you want a smaller size, choose “split”, then someone else can grab the rest of that item from you and pay the portion.
- Enter your payment information and look for the order deadline on the top left-hand side. That order needs to meet its minimums before it's shipped. If there isn't enough interest, the order is canceled.
Meeting the order minimums isn't too difficult for even small groups. My current order has a $200 minimum (of any products from that distributor) and I'm purchasing $20 worth on my own. So, I need 9 others in the group to have similar order amounts. Because the prices I'm seeing on Wholeshare are a significant savings over what I can find elsewhere, that's easy!
When you add items to your cart and you enter your payment information, they're considered to be “ordered”. Once the group meets its minimum order amount, your order will go through. You can edit your cart any time before the order deadline date and Wholeshare will send you an email 24 hours before the order to remind you to check your cart. If your group doesn't meet the minimum order deadline, then your items stay in the cart until your group does meet that deadline.
That's why you want to join an active established group or start your own instead of joining a group that doesn't seem to be making orders.
Want to start your own group? Got you covered!
How to start your own Wholeshare Group (and why you would want to!):
Starting your own group ensures the success of the group and even gives you a way to make a small profit. For the work that you put into the group, you get a 5% commission from all orders plus you get to set a flat fee or an extra percentage to all orders that you coordinate.
This becomes a side hustle for you, in that you actually make an extra income, all while bringing healthy products to your community for a huge discount!
You'll need to coordinate a pickup site for your group. While your group is small, a house is fine for pick-ups. As the group grows, you can look into meeting at a church, school, community center, farmers market etc. Because you're running this, you can even offer to deliver members orders to their home for an extra fee.
- If you want to start your own group, then visit this website and register for a free account.
- Click on the start your own group and fill out your information.
- Then download the new coordinator guide pdf to help you decide how to run your group and share it with your community.
- Choose an order deadline date about a month from now and a place to pick up orders (a house will be fine for a new group- you can change it as you grow).
- Add a few deals to your cart so that when new group members look, they can see that there's already an order in progress.
- Grab the link to your group in the “invite friends” tab, and share it on facebook or message friends you know that are into organics or natural living. You can also post of local facebook groups (I had a lot of success posting in a local Facebook yard sale group) and make a flyer for the library or your church. If you have a local natural mom group (search “natural” and your town name in facebook to find a group), that's also a great place to post.
In no time at all, you'll have a thriving group ready for your first order!
Click here to get started buying natural products for wholesale prices and save up to 50%!
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