Oct 21, 2009
Why buy toilet paper in bulk? And why buy it online?
While a simple concept in theory – the more you buy, the more you save – buying in bulk still receives a lot of skepticism. And in certain cases, many people’s skepticism’s are actually truths. Studies have show that buying perishable or consumable goods for families doesn’t actually save you money in the long run, for most families you simply just consume more.
But what about other, non-perisable, non-consumable goods? Will buying these items (such as toilet paper, cleaning products, etc.) save you money or convenience? In short, yes and yes. Here’s why:
You don’t consume more toilet paper just because you have it
Buying necessities in bulk (such as toilet paper) does save you money because its not something that if you have more of, you use more of. Its also not something you want to run out of and we know it doesn’t expire, so as long as you don’t have storage space dilemmas, it goes back to the simple principle of the more you buy, the more you save.
You are not tempted to buy non-necessities when buying in bulk online
Think about how many times you just need to stock up on toilet paper, but by the time you left the store, you had over $75 worth of goods in your cart. That’s one expensive roll of toilet paper at $75. Whenever you add those ‘little extras’ into your cart, you’re spending money on products that you most likely don’t need. One of the many benefits of buying in bulk online is that your purchases become lean again – not only are you saving money by buying in bulk, but you’re also eliminating all those extras you don’t need.
It saves you time and effort – Your two most invaluable resources
When you are able to make your purchases or transactions online (think about how much you love online bill paying!) you get back to things you can’t put a price on – your time and your effort. With one click of a button, all of those goods you can’t live without (toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, soap, dish detergent, laundry detergent, etc.) can be shipped to you FOR FREE. Think of how convenient it would be to get everything you need for an entire year with just one order?!