Frequently Asked Questions
- Is Green PolkaDot Box really cheaper than the health food store?
- How can Green PolkaDot Box offer such low prices?
- Do I need to buy bulk quantities like I would at Costco or Sam's Club?
- How does the Referral Program (Polka-dot Rewards) work?
- Do you deliver local produce?
- How much is shipping?
- Can I browse the products before signing up?
- How do I sign up?
- When can I make purchases?
- How much is the membership fee and when do I pay it?
- Who can I ask for more information?
Is Green PolkaDot Box really cheaper than the health food store?
Yes, Green PolkaDot Box is cheaper than the average health food store. We did a random price comparison of items from Green PolkaDot Box and a local health food store in Pittsburgh, PA on July 25, 2009 and created a price comparison table based on the unfiltered results. These results will vary from store to store.
How can Green PolkaDot Box offer such low prices?
Because Green PolkaDot Box is purchasing directly from the manufacturers' warehouses in bulk quantities, they are able to offer 10%-50% discounts off what you'd pay at the retail store.
Do I need to buy bulk quantities like I would at Costco or Sam's Club?
No, you do not need to buy bulk quantities of any items. If you want to take advantage of free shipping, you must order a total of $150 worth of groceries. These groceries can be individually packaged just like you'd buy at any other health food store.
How does the Referral Program (Polka-dot Rewards) work?
You can receive up to 10% of the purchases of anyone you refer to Green Polka-dot Box in the future, depending on how many people you refer. After signing up you will be provided with a unique, personal URL which you can give to people, paste in emails, or post on your website.
Does Green PolkaDot Box deliver local produce?
The Green PolkaDot Box does not yet deliver local produce, but will in the future help facilitate the delivery of local produce from farmers across the country.
How much is shipping?
Shipping is free on orders over $150, and $9.95 on orders less than $150.
Can I browse the products before signing up?
Yes. Although the site has not yet launched, many products have already been loaded to the site. Simply navigate to the Green PolkaDot Box storefront and browse the shop by clicking the links near the top of the page. Keep in mind that MANY more items will be added before the Founders' Launch (date to be announced on the site).
How do I sign up?
To sign up, simply go to the storefront and create an account by entering your name and email address. You DO NOT need to pay any membership fee or enter payment information at this time. In order to confirm your account later, you must pay the membership fee within 30 days after the store officially launches. You can do this by logging into your account and entering your payment information.
When can I make purchases?
The official launch date will be announced at The Green PolkaDot Box official website. After the launch date, you will be able to make purchases.
How much is the membership fee and when do I pay it?
There are two types of memberships: Rewards Member and Club Member. Club members have the benefits of discounted shopping and convenient shipping of quality health food. Rewards members have the added bonus of receiving an additional 0-5% discount on purchases, as well as 0-10% cash back on the purchases of each and every referral, depending on the number of referrals. The yearly membership fee for the Club Member is $50. The yearly membership fee for the Rewards Membership is $125. Please see the storefront to see a webinar explaining the different membership levels in more detail.
If you subscribe at the storefront today (before the official launch), you will be able to lock in a free one-year Club Membership ($50 value).
Who can I ask for more information?
You can contact Nicholas at 412-877-2758 or email njhundley -at- gmail -dot- com