I often have people find my blog and contact me after they’ve looked in numerous stores wanting to buy NutriSystem foods or products. Common questions that I get are things like: “which stores sell NutriSystem because I’ve looked all over and I can’t find any one who sells it,” or “do you have to go to a clinic to purchase NutriSystem because I’ve been to grocery stores, drug stores / pharmacies, and health food stores and I can’t find it anywhere.” I’ll address these concerns in the following article.
Where To Buy NutriSystem. (Hint: It’s Usually Not In Stores Or Clinics:) I find that a lot of people confuse this diet with other programs. For example, the perception that you can buy the food in clinics generally stems from folks confusing this diet with Jenny Craig. And, thinking that you can buy it in a drug or grocery store probably means that you are confusing it with slim fast (which does offer some shakes and bars in grocery stores.)
The truth is, the company mostly sells its products online. There usually isn’t a middle man or second party vendor involved. This keeps things very simple for both the buyer and seller. And, they usually offer coupons and specials that can save you a lot of money and help to compensate for any inconvenience. Frankly, you can usually get your order in only a couple of days and if you are worried about running out, you can look into the free auto ship option. With a little planning, this can be every bit as convenient and easy as hopping in your car and driving to your local super center.
The Amount Of Choices Makes Selling NutriSystem Products In Stores Prohibitive: Another thing to consider is that this diet doesn’t consist of only a few foods like some others. You have a lot more than shakes and bars to chose from. There are over 170 choices in this diet and if a store attempted to carry all of the products, this would likely take up an entire aisle or more. As I said, many people confuse this diet with others like Slim-Fast, Optifast, Medifast, or weight watchers. There are some bars and shakes, but there is also tons more like pizza, pasta, tacos, burgers, desserts, snacks, and an extensive breakfast menu. It would be prohibitive for most stores to attempt to carry all of these items so it is likely just easier for the company to maintain a website on which to conduct all of their business.
Placing An Order Is Pretty Straightforward, Quick, And Easy: A lot of people wish that they could buy these products in stores because they don’t want to go through the hassle of placing an order online. The truth is, I think that doing this online is much quicker and easier than driving through the store, mulling over the selections, and then carting enough foods to eat fives times per day back home. When you visit the site, they will quickly walk you through the process and allow you to chose your own foods if you wish (or you can just go with plan favorites if you want.) You’ll generally be checked out and having your food shipped in only a few minutes. They will then ship this huge box of food right to your door. And they often offer free shipping so I do believe that you save a lot of money and time over driving, choosing, and lugging the items home.