Hi guys, I have discovered and tested another online store in the U.S. selling supplements, at which you may be able to get some supplements at a cheaper price than iHerb.com. On 17 August I ordered two bottles of tryptophan and one bottle of 5-HTP from Vitacost.com. On 31 August, 14 days later, I received my box of supplements. Not too bad a shipping time.
For your reference below is a comparison of the prices of some products, and costs of shipping.
Jarrow Formulas Organic Coconut Oil, Expeller Pressed, 16 oz (454g)
- iHerb.com: US$8.37
- Vitacost.com: US$7.35
Artisana 100% Organic Raw Coconut Butter, 16 oz (454g)
- iHerb.com: US$11.05
- Vitacost.com: US$11.44
Source Naturals DIM (Diindolylmethane), 120 tablets @ 100mg each
- iHerb.com: US$22.39
- Vitacost.com: US$20.89
Natrol Calcium D-Glucarate, 60 tablets @ 250mg each
- iHerb.com: US$15.29
- Vitacost.com: US$13.90
Larabar Jocolat Chocolate Hazelnut, 16 bars
- iHerb.com: US$24.24
- Vitacost.com: US$20.70
MaraNatha Crunchy No-stir Almond Butter, 12oz (340g)
- iHerb.com: US$6.06
- Vitacost.com: US$6.14
International shipping to Singapore
- Offers International Airmail, at a flat US$4 for orders between US$40 - US$80, and which weigh 4lb (1814g) or less. Otherwise, it may cost US$6. iHerb.com claims that their average delivery time by International Airmail is 9 days.
- Also offers DHL International and UPS International.
- Offers DHL Global Mail (which I think is something like iHerb.com's International Airmail), at a flat US$2.99 for orders which weight 3lb or less. Vitacost.com claims that their average delivery time by DHL Global Mail is 7 - 21 days.
- Also offers DHL Priority Mail and UPS International Trackable Shipping.
Do note that many Singaporeans including myself have ordered from iHerb.com using the International Airmail option, and have always received their orders. iHerb.com's customer service is also pretty good. In comparison, I have not heard much about Vitacost.com or their customer service.
Hope this guide helps you!
If it is your first time ordering from Vitacost.com, this link will get you US$10 off your first order
If it is your first time ordering from iHerb.com, the coupon code "XOJ002" will save you US$10 on your first order.