What is Boxed.com? 8 Facts about the Bulk Online Retailer
Have you heard all the hullabaloo about Boxed.com raising $100 million this month? Attempting to attract the same customer that would pay for a Sam’s Club or Costco subscription, Boxed.com is a site that lets customers purchase a curated list of popular items in bulk for prices that are cheaper than buying in small quantities at stores like Walmart or Amazon.
Here’s everything you need to know:
Can I shop on Boxed.com for free?
Yes. There are no subscription fees required in order to get access to items listed for sale on Boxed.
Is Boxed.com supposed to be cheaper than Amazon, Walmart?
In a way, yes. You just have to purchase a large quantity of an item. For example, the largest box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal goes for 19.4 cents an ounce on Walmart and 28.5 cents an ounce on Amazon. However, you can snag it for 15 cents on ounce on Boxed. You just have to purchase 49.5 ounces of the cereal; roughly 2x the size of the giant size box at Walmart.
Is Boxed.com supposed to be cheaper than Costco, Sam’s Club?
Specifically on price? No. Boxed.com is slightly more expensive than a traditional warehouse club. However, when you factor in the value of your time as well as the cost of gas, the value of Boxed.com shines though as a superior option as it relates to convenience.
Do I get free shipping from Boxed.com?
Possibly. The first order ships completely free, as long as you meet the $29 minimum. Future orders require a minimum order size based on a user’s location. If the minimum order size isn’t met, shipping costs will be roughly $6 to $10.
How long does shipping take?
All orders will ship within 1 business day of being received, as long as the shipping address is within the contiguous United States. Standard shipping (UPS) takes roughly two business days to reach a customer.
Does Boxed.com offer any type of cashback program?
They offer a rewards program called Boxed Rewards. The standard rate of rewards is 1 point for every dollar spent, however promotional rates will offer more points per dollar spent from time to time. 500 points will convert to a $5 gift card to spend on Boxed, basically a one percent return.
Does Boxed.com have a mobile app?
Yes. Boxed got it’s start by focusing on orders made through either the iOS or Android mobile apps. While you can pop out to the Web to place an order any time, ordering through the app is arguably simpler and ideal when doing some shopping on your lunch hour.
Does Boxed.com offer online coupons?
Yes. While codes change from month to month, Boxed usually offers standard 10 percent off coupons. However, if it’s your first order, look for 20 percent off coupons or coupons like $20 off an $80 purchase (which equates to 25% off). Just do a web search for “Boxed.com coupons” to find the latest offers.