A review of iherb.com for online shipping of vitamins

After a recent time of being sick, I thought that it would be time to stock up on vitamins. However, I am in Australia. Vitamins here are expensive. Super expensive.  At Coles, the local grocery store, it will run you over $25 AUD for a 60 day supply of a mens’ multivitamin (Link) or  Vitamin C at over $30 (link).  Plus it is hard to get melatonin in Australia (I use melatonin to help for sleep; wiki link here).   Amazon sells the same Melatonin in the  U.S. at US $11.58, but sadly Jeff Bezos at amazon and his team will not ship to Australia. Walmart does not either, but I will be damned if I ever shop at walmart again.

After my complaints to an Aussie coworker, she recommended that I try iherb.com.  iHerb sells a 180 capsule package of Melatonin for AU$17.15 (US$13.08 at current exchange rates) Not too bad.  Plus iherb.com will ship for free orders over $40 (to both the U.S. and Australia).  So On July 3, I stocked up and bought from iherb.

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Pills are good. Pills are good.

On to the iherb.com review.

The site is fairly straightforward and easy to use.    They sell everything I needed to buy and then some. (aspirin, vitamin C, Melatonin and NAC at the recommendation of this blog)

The timing on the shipment:  Purchased on July 3.  In my hands on July 12th at 8am.  7 business days later to ship accross the vast pacific ocean.  I could have had my vitamins sooner, but I had to physically go to the post office to pick up my goods.

No U.S.A dropoffs from UPS or fedex in Australia.   Like Mitch hedberg says, “I love my fed-ex guy cause he’s a drug dealer and he doesn’t even know it…and he’s always on time” (As a side note, Mitch also likes toast too)!

My package has arrived.
My package has arrived.

Conclusion.

I am a satisfied customer.

If you are in the U.S. and have an Amazon prime membership, which is probably most people these days, Iherb may not be the best option for you as Amazon will get you sorted in a couple of days. However, for those outside of the U.S.A looking for a good option to get your supplements and vitamins, check out Iherb.  I used them and

Don’t take my word for it, read their slick marketing page here

Use this link hereiherb.com here to get $5 off your first order (Notice: I get a referral if use the link, but you get a discount too! so we both win)!

Stay healthy my friends.

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