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When I heard about Thrive Market a while ago, it sounded to me like a great idea. Who wouldn’t want wholesale pricing for “real foods (vegan, raw, gluten-free, whole food items)” delivered right to your door? My curiosity was piqued, so I decided to do some investigating.
What is Thrive Market?
Thrive Market is an online market place focused on selling natural and organic food products. Thrive offers wholesale pricing for many items that you might pay more for in your local Whole Foods, health food store, or other locations. Similar to brick and mortar wholesale stores, you pay a yearly membership fee ($60). For each Thrive Market membership purchased, a membership will be provided free of charge to a low-income family. 🙂
What Types of Products Will You Find on Thrive Market?
You will find more than 400 of your favorite brands on Thrive including Earth’s Best, Happy Baby, Annie’s GoGo Squeez and many more. In addition to food products, you can also purchase health and beauty care products and pet care products. There are many vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and raw foods available for order. All of your purchases over $49 will be shipped FREE. I love that Thrive Market practices environmental sustainability– using recycled and recyclable packing materials. Thrive is also 100% carbon neutral through carbonfund.org.
How Does Thrive Compare to Amazon Prime?
Both Thrive Market and Amazon Prime have free shipping, but how do the product prices compare? I chose a few different products that we use regularly in our house to compare pricing:
Earth Mama Angel Baby Shampoo and Body Wash: Thrive Market $6.75, Amazon Prime $11.67
Larabars, Blueberry Muffin Flavor (16 count): Thrive Market $18.95, Amazon Prime $29.95
Justin’s Honey Peanut butter (16 oz. jar): Thrive Market $4.95, Amazon Prime $10.24
Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Steel Cut Oats (24 oz. bag): Thrive Market $4.45, Amazon Prime $10.20
I am excited to discover that many of the products I usually buy through Amazon are cheaper on Thrive Market. This makes me happy, because I would much rather buy from a more socially conscious company if I have the choice (Thrive for the WIN!). 🙂
If you are like me and tend to buy a lot of natural, organic, and real food products, I would definitely recommend checking out Thrive Market. You may find that many of the products you’ve been buying in store or from Amazon are actually cheaper at Thrive! I also like the fact that they do not carry any GMO products!