Many people want to order just one bottle… but we don’t make that available to everyone on our web store. You may be wondering why…
- If you are buying it for the flavor, don’t waste your time
- If it accomplishes what you want, and you want to order more, you are likely to run out before you get your next shipment
- One bottle may not be enough to see how your body will respond to the Aloe vera
- We can eat the cost of the packaging materials on larger orders
- Small frozen amounts do not ship well.
- It is the least “green” option
Our product is 100% Pure Unfiltered Raw Aloe Vera Gel… NOTHING ADDED. It tastes like Aloe vera. Depending on how much “aloin” is in it, the taste can be anywhere from hardly any to quite bitter. Our brand usually tests between 1 and 4 ppm aloin – which is quite low, but just a little aloin can significantly affect the taste.
The fact of the matter is, people do not drink aloe for the pleasure of consuming it… but instead, for the nutritional health benefits. If you are not in it for the health benefits, this product is not for you.
YOU WILL PROBABLY RUN OUT…
We ship to the whole United States and many countries. Only some parts of Florida get next day shipping. A few nearby states get 2-day delivery. But most of the U.S. and world get 3-day delivery. That means we can only ship our frozen products on Mondays and Tuesdays to most of the world to prevent getting held up at shipping hubs over the weekends or on holidays. So, as an example, if you order late on a Tuesday, we may not be able to ship til the next Monday… and then 3 days in the mail… you may not have your shipment for 9 days! That stinks… especially if it really provides you a benefit… and you want that benefit now! (* soon the carriers will work 7 days a week in more locations)
ONE BOTTLE MAY NOT BE ENOUGH TO SEE A DIFFERENCE
We often eat what we eat for a certain benefit. Aloe vera is one of those “Super Foods” that many people can directly correlate to a change in the way their body functions. For many, it’s relieving their acid reflex, heart burn, or other digestive symptoms. Depending on the situation, it may take several days to see the benefit. For minor digestive issues, it seems the testimonials start on day three. For skin issues, it seems to take about a week… if they are going to see a benefit. Health improvement comes with commitments to change, not with trying something for a few days.
Consider exercise… could you imagine wanting to get in shape, going to the gym for 3 days in a row, and looking in the mirror only to discover that “Exercise Doesn’t Work”?
COST OF THE PACKAGING
We ship a perishable frozen product. At the time of this writing, styrofoam seems to be our best option. We do use “recycled” styrofoam to minimize the impact on the environment… but it’s still styrofoam; and it costs money and ends up on the trash mountain. Our custom coolers cost us between $6 and $7.00 each. We further insulate with 2 layers of plastic (which we hope you re-use the thick plastic bag). We also put all of this in a special custom heavy duty white box. The extra thick cardboard further insulates the package. The white helps repel light to further control the internal temperature. All in all, our packaging costs are nearly $10.00 per shipment. The packing materials would be the same whether we ship 1 or 2 bottles.
The “Frozen Food Industry” is already a low profit industry. We eat the cost of the packing materials in larger orders. But it just doesn’t make financial sense for single bottle orders.
To deal with this problem, when someone wanted to order a single bottle, instead of eating the packaging cost, we charged $10.00 for the packing materials… unless it was an in-store purchase.
In 2019, only 7 people opted for the single bottle purchase. We are glad about this considering the waste. It helped us decide to remove the wasteful option from our store.
SMALL AMOUNTS DO NOT SHIP WELL
Imagine drying to ship a single drop frozen. It would probably melt before we sealed the styrofoam container. Small amounts just can’t keep themselves cold enough to arrive to the customer cold. Since the single bottle is not large enough to keep itself cold, we had to add ice or dry ice. Our cost for dry ice is $1.49 per pound. It takes about 7 pounds or about $10 more to get the single bottle package to arrive in similar condition as two bottles. Sometimes we just included a half gallon of frozen water. Either way it added to our cost and your shipping cost per bottle. It was inefficient and our absolute least green option.
As you can see, shipping a single bottle costed more and didn’t makes sense. We had to charge $20.00 more for the single bottle… $67.00 plus postage. Postage will cost the same as for 2 bottles since the packages are the same size and weight. Actually, we are charged “dimensional weight” which is based on the package size… up to 13 pounds. By the time we add postage, the cost of your bottle is near that of a two pack. Also, we charge actual postage cost. You will notice, if you order the 2-pack from our website, a “flat rate” postage will be charged. We actually pay a portion of your postage for web orders. But with single bottle purchases, we just can’t afford to do this.
ORDER MORE AND SAVE
Most of our customers start by ordering the 2-Pack. This is what we recommend. But you will notice, your price per bottle comes down significantly as you order more bottles. So when people re-order, they tend to get bigger packages. As the size of the package increases, so does the cost of shipping… but not that much! So your cost per bottle for postage also comes down as you choose more bottles. The most cost effective solution is to order the bucket. This is also the greenest solution since we don’t have to use styrofoam for shipping. But don’t order the bucket without first watching the videos.
I hope you find this explanation helpful. As always, if you have ideas on how we could better do something… such as shipping a single bottle without losing… please share your ideas with us. The comment section below is a great place for that…
IF YOU STILL WANT TO ORDER JUST ONE
Sorry. This option is no longer available. If you just want to see if raw aloe vera is for you without the expense, I recommend you go to your local grocer and purchase an aloe vera leaf and filet the leaf for consumption as demonstrated HERE: https://youtu.be/rKXLMD2Dv8o