I feel like most people have similar Costco stories: First, they spend a lot more time wandering the aisles than they ever intended. Second, they end up spending a lot more money than they planned at the wholesale giant. Third, they have to haul their haul all the way back home, making the trip even longer and depending on who they brought with them, daunting—and maybe even a little traumatic.
If only you could bypass all that—get the bulk products you want without spending the time and effort at those massive warehouse shopping mazes. Now you can. Boxed is a nationwide app for your smartphone or tablet that acts just like the wholesale stores but with no membership fees and free 2-day shipping for orders over $75 (which isn’t difficult if you’re buying in bulk).
Right now, the amount of goods available for purchase isn’t expansive, but it does include products in a number of categories, including household, health and beauty, grocery, kids and diapers, and odds and ends. You can get vitamins, cold and flu medication, lunch snacks, and all the things you need for a week in the life of your busy family. Plus, no driving! Saving gas? Major bonus.
The app also highlights any deals that are going on, and always tells you how much you’re saving compared to shopping at local and competitive online retailers, based on the unit cost of the product you’re purchasing.