I believe I have made mention of iHerb in previous food related posts, and there were a few questions from you lovely lot. Most of these questions related to shipping and service so here are my opinions on both.
Shipping; CHEAP! $4 (around £3) for orders under 3lbs in weight and under $80 value. It costs $12 for faster shipping or if you order is over the weight restriction for the cheaper option…none of my orders have been, yet, so I’ve always gone for the cheaper option with no problems. I like that product weight/basket weight is made clear in your basket.
What you do need to bear in mind is that if you spend over £18 you may be liable for a charge by UK customs, and the fees that go with that. Again I’ve had no problem with this as my most expensive order has been about £13 including shipping.
Service; Variable in terms of when you get your order, but utterly reasonable. Confirmation e-mail is prompt and you are kept up to date with the progress of your order. Mine have always been dispatched within 24 hours and typically they arrive within a week to a fortnight. The last order I placed was here in just five days!
And what do I most frequently order? SNACKS of course! Photos from iHerb site
These are meant for kids but argh…SO GOOD! There is also a chocolate brownie flavour that is on my wishlist (another handy feature!). Availability of stock is sometimes an issue but you can set up alerts.
Cinnamon, raisin, flavour AND fibre. Sounds too good to be true but totally isn’t!
These only arrived in my latest order and I haven’t tried them yet, but bunnniiiiesss! Totally sold on bunnies alone!
More bunnies. Oh yeah. I also have a serial cereal problem.
Kashi bars for the win. I’ve tried several flavours now and LOVE them!
Aside from the fabulous prices and reasonable shipping, everything on iHerb is good for you! It’s been invaluable to me for getting more variety in my snacks for work…I’ve mainly ordered bars up until now but have just branched out in to crackers and other “pick and mix” type snacks for my elephant box!
Have you used iHerb before?
Would you, after reading this post?
What should I try next?
(I am in no way affiliated with iHerb, I just wanted to make my UK readers aware of what a godsend this site is!)