Bulk Shopping: What’s the Fuss and Should You Try It?

Bulk Shopping: Image of workers setting up market. Blue tiled wall with black baskets displayed holding assortment of fruit.

Bulk shopping is a trend that has been on the rise for the past decade, motivating consumers to stock up on large quantities of their must-have items.

Buying in bulk has also morphed itself into a type of exciting lifestyle that reaps many benefits for those who don’t mind having to rearrange pantries or storage closets to make space for all of those oversized boxes or carry heavier loads of groceries to their vehicles. Even so, the benefits of shopping in larger quantities far outweigh the downsides. Read on for a better picture.

The Benefits to Bulk Shopping

Less Packaging/More Eco-Friendly

Bulk shopping isn’t just good for your wallet, it’s good for the planet as well.

Take concentrated cleaners, for example. Instead of purchasing 10 bottles of Pledge Multi Surface Cleaner, why not save on a concentrated surface cleaner that does the same job by just adding water? This reduces the number of bottles needed, saves space within your facility or household, and gives you control over the strength of your cleaner. Strength is controlled by allowing the user to decide how strong or weak they want the formulation. Try using NCL’s Neutral pH All-Purpose Cleaner for a concentrated, eco-friendly finish and sparkling clean on your surfaces. 

Bulk Shopping: Image of NCL Neutral pH All-Purpose Cleaner 1 Gal Orange EA.

Time Saver

When you buy in bulk, you’re decreasing the number of items on your next grocery list. How? Bulk items last longer. This reduces the number of trips taken to the grocery store, granting you more time to enjoy other important things — such as finishing up that project in the shed or watching that new show on Netflix.

Encourages Sharing

Who could have guessed that bulk shopping could also bring together circles of friends? Well, it certainly can. Try splitting a case of toilet paper or paper towels among your pals; if the payment is shared, this not only saves everyone money but can create a new fun activity for you and your friends to try.

Cost-Efficiency

One of the biggest advantages of bulk shopping is saving money. Who doesn’t love saving money? The unofficial slogan for bulk shopping should be, “Pay less when you buy more” because it couldn’t ring truer. When properly planned, buying in bulk can save an average family up to 50% on their monthly grocery budget. That’s pretty impressive.

Improves Organization

If you’re going to make a habit out of bulk shopping (which hopefully, after reading this article, you do) you’ll need to sit down and really think about the items your household or business needs for the next month or quarter. Bulk shopping is only beneficial if you’re buying the items you’ll actually use, otherwise there will just be large volumes of canned vegetables taking up space in your pantry for years to come. Tips for mastering organization? Track your product usage, identify necessary items, and plan usage around those items.

Extends Product Usage

Shopping in bulk grants you more bang for your buck. Let’s take the deliciously delectable Goldfish snack, for example, and compare individually packaged Goldfish vs. Goldfish sold in bulk. Purchasing bulk Goldfish is the better deal because it gives you more crackers for your money per 1-ounce serving. How? Because there is less packaging, in the end you can save money and have a product that lasts longer than individual packages would. This same argument stands true for any of the other bulk food items offered by Supplize.

Bulk Shopping: Pepperidge Farm Goldfish 31 Oz Case of 6
Supplize Exclusive: No Membership Fees

We like to keep things simple around here; our customers can shop for bulk items online and have those items shipped or delivered to them without any additional membership expenses. Try it out for yourself.