Post by applecrisp1 on Dec 4, 2018 20:12:34 GMT -5
I don't think order that much online (some months my VISA bill might beg to differ) but I do have a few companies that I have ordered from many times. Oh other than that company that starts with an A. ; ) I do try to order from other companies than Amazon (if it is a common item that is available many places), since clearly they don't need the business.
I'm always interested in learning about companies I might not be familiar with and/or have never ordered from. Any favorites?
I'm a big fan of VItacost and order from them at least every few months. For those not familiar with them, they say they offer "healthy products you want and need, including vitamins, supplements, health foods, sports nutrition products, bath & beauty favorites, even home and pet products." They often have great sales, promos, and IMO great customer service/quality guarantee. I often order the same things each time (ie Delallo whole wheat pasta etc etc).
Soupbase is another company -- I order my Minor's chicken broth concentrate. It takes me a long, long time to finish the tub so I don't order from them often. It came to mind since I need to place a reorder in the next few weeks. Really stellar customer service and super friendly and helpful -- they often tell me, oh no need to reorder such and such, it is still good.
And I first heard of both those companies on the old Cooking Light bulletin board. Some others favorites, Zappos (beyond speedy delivery, owned by Amazon), Nordstrom, Peapod (deliver groceries/division of Stop & Shop) etc etc .... I try to get things locally, plus it cuts back on the waste of the excess of shipping packaging, driving to deliver, typically cuts back on possible returns etc etc. But sometimes for me, it is the way to go since I don't have a car, ordering online is super convenient (especially for large items).
I used to order from Chewy, but once they sold, their customer service and prices weren't worth the minimum order needed for free shipping. Yes, walmart and amazon are always checked for pricing but not always purchased there. Target customer service has gone down hill, IMHO. Every time I order food (cocoa powder or coffee), the products are sometimes 2 days away from expiration. Their website is a nightmare to use w/ gift cards. Those have been my recent experiences there. OpticsPlanet (DH's sports stuff) has also gone down hill and disappointed us. But...you asked for favorites....
iHerb is hit or miss. Love vitacost and the customer service is incredible. Fishers Finery---I've only ordered there once (silk pillow cases), but it was a wonderful customer service experience. Wines.com and Hi-Time liquor has been nice if you need to stock up on wine/booze. I fear I won't be able to buy spirits on line much longer to bypass this stupid 30% spirit tax in washington. Yummybazaar has unique items and great shipping of the products.
I'm sure I'll think of more later...
Thoreau said, 'A man is rich in proportion to the things he can leave alone.'
Post by soupandstew on Dec 5, 2018 18:55:50 GMT -5
Penzey's spices is my go-to for all things spicy/herby. L.L.Bean is great for quality casual wear, well made and decently priced (not cheap but good value for the $$). DH is hooked on a menswear company called True Measure and shoe retailer Allen Edmonds. Our coffee comes from Nespresso online. And, of course, the BIG A because I'm a prime member and they have stuff we can't get locally like DH's mouthwash and an incredible balsamic vinegar that I don't need a mortgage to afford.
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