You may have read a previous post about Why Starting a Buying Club with Frontier Co-op is the best way to purchase natural, eco-friendly products at a low cost. In the post, I hit on what a buying club is, what the tangible benefits are, and how to sign up. Still on the fence or need more information about buying clubs? I’m glad you asked.
Here are the top 5 reasons I love having a Frontier Co-op buying club:
1. Wholesale prices
Buying products that are mindfully made without toxins, antibiotics, stabilizers, and preservatives is great for our health and the environment. But, let’s face it, natural and organic products can be a bit pricey. Frontier Co-op offers two ways to purchase: member-owner and non-member account. Member-owners enjoy the best savings as they pay wholesale prices and receive yearly patronage. Non-members enjoy access to the same 10,000 products, but have a small surcharge on all merchandise and miss out on the patronage. Either way, the cost savings with having a buying club is phenomenal!
2. No yearly fee or large member cost
Compared to other online marketplaces and food clubs, Frontier Co-op’s member fee is just $10 — and that’s for LIFETIME membership. No annual fees or hidden costs. By paying $10, you become what they call a “member-owner”, where you actually own the company, get to vote on co-op issues, and even get a share of the co-op’s annual profits. If you don’t want to become a member, you can sign up as a non-member, but will see a small surcharge on purchases as well as lose out on some of the member-exclusive benefits. I love that there is no commitment, contract, or gimmicks.
3. Customer service is excellent
I love that Frontier Co-op’s customer service team is so responsive. They not only have live chat on their website, but they can also be contacted via email and phone (1-800-669-3275). I’ve never had to wait long for a human to answer (yay for no dialing prompts and being put through the ringer!), and they’re been so helpful in walking me through the products and categories, what’s trending or on sale, and how to check out. I give them 10 out of 10— they’re so pleasant to work with and are so knowledgeable.
4. Fun, bonding experience with my friends
Since starting a buying club, my girlfriends and I have become closer. We love seeing what everyone orders and chatting about the new natural products we’ve been eyeing. I wasn’t a big natural products user before, but now I feel like this lifestyle is so sustainable and fun. We make our own spice blends, personal care products, and even herbal remedies. Slowly converting our families to high-quality, natural products has been a wonderful, life-changing experience — and we’re never going back.
5. Accessibility and variety of products
Frontier Co-op carries more than 10,000 natural products – that’s more than most local grocery stores have. And for me personally, I live about 30 minutes away from the nearest natural food store, so having these products delivered to my door is like Christmas morning. I can research and shop online without having to drive to the store — that’s huge! On top of that, the products are made with clean ingredients and are labeled with things I care about like “non-GMO”, “cruelty-free”, and “organic”. Everything I buy, I know I’m getting a good, safe, and trustworthy product.
From make-up, facial care, and bath products to granola bars, protein powders, and kids food all the way to laundry, all-purpose cleaners, and sanitizing wipes, I’m so thankful I took the plunge and started a buying club. My friends and I enjoy the savings and my growing family gets access to natural, high-quality and non-toxic products at a huge discount — it’s a win-win in my book!