When shopping online, you may find sites that offer the option to buy in bulk. You may also find wholesale sites that only sell their products in bulk. Why would you want to buy so much of something? There are a number of reasons to buy in bulk, and a few things you may want to know to prepare yourself for doing so.
The first thing people think of when they see the word “wholesale” or “bulk,” or the term “by the case,” is that they will get a better price in the end. This is generally true. When buying in larger quantities, you will typically get a better price because the manufacturer or distributor you are buying from can afford to charge less for their product. Buying products by the case instead of by the unit will save you a great deal of money in the long-run.
Something people don't often think about as much is that buying wholesale helps to save the environment. When you buy products by in bulk, they will generally come with less packaging. Individual packaging is typically for selling product individually, and so cases that come individually wrapped may be intended for another retailer to sell in their store. However, if you're buying in bulk as a consumer and the products don't come individually wrapped, it may be wise to have a storage container to keep some of the products fresh until they get used.
Storage containers come in a wide variety of sizes and styles, so choose one that's right for what you're storing. For example, if you're storing canned goods, you can use a shelf or a crate, as the cans themselves keep the products fresh. However; if you're storing perishables such as pet food or cereal, you must use something that seals tight to maintain freshness. Furthermore, if you are buying meat or produce in bulk, you will need a large freezer for storage.
Another benefit to buying wholesale is that it will usually be fresher than buying individually. When buying wholesale, you'll get products direct without having to worry about how long they've been sitting on a shelf.