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How to Buy Organic Food and Natural Products at Wholesale Prices

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Shopping for good-for-you and family products and organic food can often be expensive, particularly around the holiday season when we’re all doing more shopping than usual. But it doesn’t have to be. We want to share a little-known trick to getting huge discounts on organic food and natural products. It’s called buying wholesale and it’s how stores make their purchases to make a profit.

But, wholesalers generally have order minimums for delivery, which can make it difficult to shop from them as an individual or single household. This is where the savvy Eco-Chick in you comes out.

You can brilliantly cut out the store entirely by starting or joining a online buying club through services like Wholeshare that connect you with wholesalers who normally sell their products at big discounts to grocery stores and restaurants. The Wholeshare website makes it easy to shop—for over 13,000 healthy, sustainable products—as part of a group which gives you more purchasing power and means you can meet the order minimums for wholesalers. Wholeshare gives you access to amazing savings on high-quality products by building a shopping community.

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Joining is really a no-brainer as it’s easy to sign up, place your order and then have it delivered.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps.

Step 1: You and your community – friends, family, and neighbors – form a group on Wholeshare. Groups are usually 5 to 50 people in size. Each member of your group has their own account and shops separately. Once the combined total of each member’s order reaches the wholesaler’s order minimum, the order goes through and each person is charged individually. You can even earn supplemental income to cover the costs of your groceries by running a group!

Step 2: Group members’ orders are pooled together and orders are sent off to the wholesalers. They fill and deliver your order. Your group’s order can be delivered to your home, community center, church, school, or anywhere you’d like.

Step 3: After the order is delivered, invite your groupmates to pick up their share. Pick-ups are a great time to swap recipes, host a potluck, or catch up with friends!

Happy Wholesale holiday shopping!

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Lindsay has spent her career at the intersection of media and social change. In her role at Eco-Chick, Lindsay has established partnerships and campaigns with some of the world’s most-recognized companies committed to sustainability and CSR. She co-created the popular interview series “Heroines for the Planet” that features groundbreaking women who share courage and a deep passion for protecting people and the Earth. Lindsay is the Marketing and Sustainability Manager at Health-Ade Kombucha and previously served as Director of Communications at the social enterprise CBS EcoMedia. There she directed corporate advertising dollars to the nation’s most effective non-profits tackling urgent social issues in local communities and was awarded CBS Corporation’s prestigious Share-the-Vision award. She has written for Whole Living Magazine, Edible, Cottages & Gardens, From The Grapevine, EarthHour.org, Eco-Age.com, and for environmentalists Laura Turner Seydel and Susan Rockefeller. Lindsay holds a BS in Global Business Studies and Marketing from Manhattan College, and received the 2012 Honors Award at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.