Many years ago when I first opened Supermom's Health and Wellness, it was very challenging to find some of my favorite products if a person didn't live near a health food store. Thankfully, as time has gone on, Amazon has become an absolutely fabulous resource for almost all of my favorite healthy staples.
What's so great about it?
It's easy to find everything. No more struggling through an unfamiliar store layout trying to track down something you need. (or making a special trip and then finding out they've discontinued it or are out of stock)
Product reviews let you know how others feel about the items, and if there is something that people like better. When trying new things, it's especially nice to have some assurance from other customers that what you're considering getting is a good product.
Free Shipping! Most of what's available on amazon is eligible for free shipping with a low minimum order. Lots of that is available for even faster shipping through the Amazon Prime program, which I love!
What is Amazon Prime? For an annual fee you get FREE 2-day shipping on all of your qualifying purchases (which is almost every single thing I ever look at), without a minimum purchase. (You also get free streaming movies and some other benefits that you should check out.) Seeing as how I often find myself thinking, "Oh no! I need a birthday gift STAT!" that 2-day shipping has saved me from spending a day driving to The Big City to purchase Legos for birthday boys. It is also great when I need more coconut sugar, maple syrup, or other pantry items. (or missing vacuum cleaner heads!) With a couple simple clicks amazon will have it on the way to me and it'll be here before I would have had time to go buy it in person. (Maybe a third of the time my Amazon Prime purchases arrive **the next day**!!!)
Subscribe & Save makes my life so easy! Very often when shopping on Amazon for grocery and household items you will see an option to add it to your Subscribe & Save account. Depending on the timing and amount of items you purchase through Subscribe & Save, this can save you 5-15% off the regular prices, PLUS give you Free Shipping! Some of the things I love about this:
--The even lower price, off of what was already a GREAT price to begin with!
--The fast shipping.
--I never forget what items I like to get and never have to look them up again. I can easily see from my Subscribe & Save management area what I bought last time.
--Amazon sends an email about about a week before it's time for your next Subscribe & Save shipment. This I especially love because I have the opportunity to adjust my order. If I don't want to get an item this time around, it's a simple click to solve. If I need a different quantity than I ordered last time, I can change that too. It also shows me if the price is higher or lower than last time I bought, so if I bought something when it was on sale but now it is not, I know that and can decide if I want to get it at the current price. And if I don't want something at all, that's easy to click and remove as well.
--Basically, there is no risk to you taking the good deal on the Subscribe & Save price when you are buying something. Amazon allows you to discontinue that item and never get it again, easily and with no hijinks.
All-in-all, Subscribe & Save gives me great prices that are normally lower than I would have gotten in-store, and I don't have to leave the house to get it done. The ease of using the system is fabulous, and there are no sneaky tricks to worry about.
What do I buy from Amazon? Here's a list of a few things I regularly get through my Subscribe & Save?
Heritage O's Cereal
Heritage Flakes cereal
Coconut oil when it goes on good sales
My daughter's favorite shampoo
Fair Trade Dutch Process Cocoa
Himalayan Sea Salt
Maple Syrup (I stock up when there are good deals)
I also buy birthday and Christmas gifts, school supplies, household goods, office supplies, and many other things from Amazon. It makes my life so much easier!
So, you'll see me recommending Amazon for a ton of products nowadays. I feel like they system is so beautifully easy to use, it's definitely a wonderful tool available to busy and budget-conscious families! I hope this post has been helpful to you in understanding how Amazon can help YOU!
Are you an Amazon shopper? Do you use Subscribe & Save?