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 jerky 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 Nutiva
coconut oil that I saved more than $6 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. They’re
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
Paleo 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
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
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!