5 Grocery Delivery Services Where You Can Buy in Bulk

Do bulk shopping from the comfort of your couch.

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March 19, 2020

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There are many benefits to buying in bulk, but if you don't live near a warehouse store, it might feel like you're out of luck. Thankfully, there are many online options that enable you to get bulk paper goods, produce and more delivered right to your door without heading to the store. These five retailers that offer all the benefits of buying in bulk with the added bonus of home delivery. Some of these brands don't even require a monthly membership fee, so you can shop without spending an extra $60-plus a year.

Each of these retailers have unique aspects of their shopping experience, but most importantly, many are regional. Before starting your order, make sure the retailers services your area before shopping.

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Membership: Free

You know and love Costco as a go-to option for buying in bulk. But if you don't live near a store or live in a city (where getting large amounts of groceries back to your apartment is impossible) using your prized Goldstar Member card isn't an option. Luckily, you can have the products you love delivered to your home thanks to InstaCart.

Here's the best part: You don't need a Costco membership to shop via Instascart. However, you do have to live close enough to a Costco warehouse to place an order. While not everything from Costco is available on Instacart, you can still find many of your favorite products.


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By this point, you're probably familiar with the benefits of signing up for an Amazon Prime membership (free, expedited delivery and shipping and a multitude of Prime member deals). But one often overlooked benefit is the opportunity to have non-perishable groceries delivered to your door in record time.

Membership: Free

Along with the bonuses of delivery and a free membership, Boxed has a lot of little perks. For example, since there's nothing worse than realizing you’re out of paper towel the moment you desperately need it, Boxed has incorporated the “Smart Stock-Up/Reorder” feature, which prompts you to reorder when enough time has passed and you’re most-likely running low. And the group ordering feature means grocery shopping with roommates is a breeze — with the option to pay through Venmo, you never have to worry about how much money you owe your friends for groceries again.

Membership: $59.95 per year

If you’re looking to save money while giving back to your community, Thrive Market is a great option. With a yearly membership, Thrive Market promises access to more than 6,000 groceries and kitchen products at 25-50% off retail prices. According to their site, that percentage discount roughly averages $30 per order, “which means most members make back the membership fee in savings in just two purchases.” The brand is so confident in this savings that the company has promised to give back the difference in credit when you renew, if you don’t make back that $59.95 membership fee.

Better yet, with every membership purchased, Thrive Gives will give a free membership to someone in need. Last year, this included families separated at the Mexican border and those affected by natural disasters.


Membership: Free

A huge benefit to shopping through Jet.com is the ability to get most of your shopping done in one spot — and have it delivered to your door. The site boasts an impressive selection of grocery, home, fashion, beauty and electronic products. So if you’re in the market for a weekend outfit but also want to cook chicken for dinner, you can schedule same-day or next-day delivery for both in one convenient shopping experience.

As for groceries, Jet has a whole section dedicated to wholesale grocery, which is where you can find some of your favorite products at great prices. Some top-rated products include condiments, spices and snacks that you can never have too much of. The downside? It's exclusive to New York, at the moment.

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