I do all of my bulk shopping online with Boxed — there's no membership fee and their pricing beats Amazon and Instacart for many items

Business Insider | 10/9/2019 | Holly Johnson
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Boxed offers easy bulk shopping on items like food and home cleaning supplies, and often for lower prices than you'll find elsewhere online.

While wholesale retailers have their own niche, Boxed is a good option for anyone who doesn't want to pay the fee for a discount club membership.

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I have taken the time to compare pricing for bulk purchases at Costco and Amazon, and Boxed is comparable or better most the time.

When my husband and I started earning more money a few years ago, we gave ourselves permission to simplify our lives. That meant hiring a housekeeper first and foremost, but we also decided to eliminate our most-dreaded chore — going to the grocery store.

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Instacart, a grocery delivery service, started offering service in our area at the time, so I immediately latched on and have never looked back. I avoid the grocery store like the plague these days, and instead pay more for groceries delivered to my door. But the time and energy I save makes it so worth it that I would do almost anything before giving this perk up. I would much rather spend time with my kids than make multiple trips to the grocery store to get what we need each week.

But there are a few limitations that come with using Instacart, the most important of which is that bulk supplies can be pricey. Toilet paper, 24-packs of drinks, and bulk food staples are difficult to order through Instacart unless you want to pay an arm and a leg.

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That's why I now use Boxed for all of my family's bulk shopping needs. This service is basically an online version of Costco Wholesale, except that you don't need a membership to use it. With Boxed, you can buy all your bulk foods and household supplies and have...
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