The popularity of shakeology
If there is anything that is working for this product, it is the popularity it has gained among people. Could it be because of the branding or the carefully coined name called shakeology? Could it also be about the study kind of name that was coined out? it’s all for the owners to answer.
Whatever it is they have done, the marketing has been the brain behind this product as a shake with something to sell to the world. But the question still remains if they have harnessed the marketing potential they have created to the fullest. In this article, we’ll look closely at how you can buy shakeology shakes in the USA.
The question of why shakeology cannot be found in stores
If you are told that shakeology is not approved by the company to be sold in big online stores like amazon, eBay, and Walmart, you would wonder why this is the case. Is the company not interested in making money? You would ask why a product as popular as this should not be sold in every available retail store around the USA, why limit the profitability scope, what is the strategy and how would people get this product without needing to stress themselves to some undesirable limit before laying their hands on the product?
Though they have a sales plan that follows a given structure for users but I kind of still find it limiting to reduce sales to just a group of people and team. Why not throw it open to the general market? This is still a question to look more closely.
The two options you have on where and how to buy shakeology
The two options provided by the company to buy shakeology in the USA is either through the manufacturers themselves, that is, through the beachbody website or through any of the team Beachbody coach members. A team Beachbody coach member is just in the name because as a member you don’t really have to coach anything. It is simply a way to buy the product cheaply and enjoy some other benefits the company offers and nothing more.
So, in a nutshell, you have to team up with the company in their various programs to buy the product cheaply or buy directly from their website.
The five ways on how you can buy shakeology and cheaply too
There are five programs structured to provide discounts when buying shakeology from Beachbody. These programs have monthly charges that if when compared with buying in retail, appears cheaper. Well, I would call this the strategy the company has put in place for profitability and perhaps to raise enough funds indirectly to finance the business growth in the long run. Can we say this is a form of MLM kind of a thing? It is really not clear what it is anyway but it is definitely a strategy that is working somehow among users.
Now, let’s see how you can buy Beachbody cheaply in the USA. Have in mind that the shakeology pack cost about $150 with shipment and tax expenses include if you are going to buy at retail level
#1 Becoming a team, beachbody coach
When you become a teambeachbody coach you are given a discount and some additional benefits. The benefits are that you enjoy a whopping 25% discount on all Beachbody products like the shakeology nutrient and the workout programs that Beachbody offers. You don’t even have to sell a product as well. So, it’s not really the MLM, right?
There are definitely some commitments you have to make by becoming a team Beachbody coach to keep enjoying the 25% discount on the Beachbody products.
- First, you must be an adult. That is, be 18 years and above
- You will need to pay a one-time fee of $39.95 as a member
- There is a payment of monthly membership of $15.95
As a Beachbody coach member, the estimated savings you make when buying shakeoloy flavors is $33.12 as compared with buying through retailer.
It is also interesting that you can also enjoy free membership for your partner for being a Beachbody coach. Spouses of military personnel and veterans are privileged to become a Beachbody coach for free. If you Call that a bonus, you won’t be right.
Your initial Beachbody membership fee can also be waived if you a purchase beachbody challenge pack which is one of team Beachbody workout and fitness program. This is also another incentive.
#2 saving through a team beachbody challenge pack
This pack is tailored towards fitness training and weight loss. If you buy a team beachbody challenge pack, you have choices on the type of shakeology flavor you can go for, getting a beachbody workout program and also get a 30 days trial of the team beachbody club.
It is estimated that by buying this pack, you would be saving something in the range of $30 to $100 with this challenge pack. Those who really want to lose weight often go for this pack.
#3 saving by becoming a team beachbody club member
For this membership, you save 10% on every product from beachbody. That is the shakeology, the workout program and others come 10% reduced for you. This is not all; you will also get some fringe benefits along with this package such as:
VIP status and access to enjoy training sessions with celebrities such Autumn Calabrese, Tony Horton, Charlene Johnson and a host of other celebrity trainers. You have the privilege to interact with these trainers with this package.
You also get to have access to the member message board. This is a platform where you can socialize and get help from others. You can ask a question from other members, share opinions, get support and all that has to go with the community.
Becoming a team Beachbody club member also gives you access to meal plans. Here you get resources such as recipes, nutritional help, and tips on losing weight.
Beachbody on demand access is another benefit you get by being a team Beachbody club member. You are granted access to all Beachbody workout training like the P9OX series of P9OX- P9OX3, the hip hop Abs, Carlene Extreme and a whole lot of others.
#4 Ordering shakeology with auto ship enabled will save you about $15+
Well, if you are not interested in any of the other Beachbody packages and just want the shakeologynutition, you can also get some discounts if your order comes with an auto ship enabled. That is, the product would be shipped to you monthly. You may ask how? Would you have to pay in advance? This is a good question. Let me warm that most times, your credit card becomes locked with the system and you are automatically debited. So if you are not going to continue for the next month, it is important you promptly cancel your plan before the automatic debit is effected. The downside here is that you cannot do that from your end. You’ll have to call support to help you with that. And it is often reported that support may not come as promptly as expected. So be careful.
Here is what you enjoy from the auto shipment:
- You enjoy $2 shipment instead of the normal $14+
- You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don’t like the product. All you’ll just have to do is to return the product and you’ll be refunded. It’s even stated in some cases that you can be refunded if you’ve even used up the product. That must be cool.
- With this package, you can always make a change to the shakeology flavor you go for anytime. You can change from vanilla to strawberry or any of the flavors you desire.
- You can also switch between the 30-day pack or the 24 individual serving pack. You may also cancel your auto ship anytime or go with a bi-monthly change if you so please.
- Free access to the workout session is also what you’ll enjoy from the auto ship deal.
# getting shakeology for free
This is listed as discount and a way you can get shakeology for free with the shakeology discount program. But is it really free? I don’t think so. You have to sell at least 4bags of shakeology flavors to earn $32.48 per one to realize about $129.92 which is a little profit on the $123.37 shakeology price of a Beachbody coach member pack. The team Beachbody members keep emphasizing that you don’t have to sell anything but this is actually a selling procedure in my own view. So, if you want it free, you must sell some shakeology here, at least four of the bags would do.
So far you have seen how you can buy shakeology in the USA. That it is either through Beachbody website itself or through the team Beachbody coach member.
But the question remains to be asked whether it is worth the price or not. Many of the complaints from shakeology reviews show that shakeology price is on the high side and for this reason, some have opted for shakeology alternatives on the market.