Navigation Links
Photo: Sees Internet Sales Up 40% in Major Metro Markets as Gas Crisis Looms; Shopping Behaviors Change as People Conserve Gas

Company sees retail habit change as barometer - gas prices go up, major

market trend to stay home, shop online

REDMOND, Wash., July 3 /PRNewswire/ -- VitaminLife, a leading vitamin and natural products Internet retailer offering over 30,000 supplements at savings up to 50% today announced that the company has observed a 40% sales increase in the last 2 quarters of 2008 as people change shopping habits to offset today's high fuel costs.

To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:

According to the AAAFuelGauge Survey, the average price of regular unleaded gasoline (July 1, 2008) is now averaging $4.087 a gallon compared to $2.957 a year ago. For further information on average fuel pricing go to "We are seeing changes in buying trends as fuel costs rise," said Dean South, president of VitaminLife. "It used to be that we would see a majority of our sales coming from remote places across the globe and nationally, a higher percentage from rural areas of the U.S. Today we see a big surge in the U.S. of online orders from major metropolitan areas. People have simply decided to drive less. The cost of fuel has surpassed the price of shipping, and we see this trend as an early barometer for changing consumer buying behavior."

Since the company's beginning, VitaminLife routinely ships products all over the world, sending products throughout Europe, Middle East, Asia, even supplying vitamins and natural products to soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The mix is now changing as people get out of their SUVs and order online to offset fuel costs.

"What I really appreciate is that I can order online once and then get what I need, from a respected vendor that offers the largest selection available," said Karmen Spencer, a regular VitaminLife customer in Orange County, California. "Even if a product is backordered, I will get it shipped as soon as it comes in, no extra trips back and forth to the store. I have started trying to limit the number of errands that I run in my Jeep Grand Cherokee each week, cutting down on both fuel costs and my time."

Nationally recognized brands carried by VitaminLife include Blue Bonnet, Country Life, Enzymatic Therapy, Jarrow Formulas, Natural Factors, Nature's Plus, Nature's Way, New Chapter, Now Foods, Solgar, Solaray, and Source Naturals.

"I buy more online much more now because is it more expensive to buy gas to run from store to store, and now just get my products shipped to my home," said Bill Clifford, a Dallas area customer. "I have more family time if I'm not running around town, besides; shipping is a flat rate regardless of my order size."

About VitaminLife, a leading online vitamin and natural products retailer with a retail store site in Redmond, Washington was founded in 1999. The company offers over 30,000 health, diet, beauty, body building and natural supplements from over 500 manufacturers, the world's largest online selection. The retail store is located at 15940 Redmond Way, Redmond WA 98052 in the Redmond Center, 800/998-8855. Mail order is also available. For more information visit

Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Photo: Minding Your Childs Health: A Passport to Your Childs Well Being; A Ticket to Your Peace of Mind
2. Photo: Bryan Adams Unveils Hear the World Ambassadors Photo Exhibit
3. Photo: Introduction of the Amigo Insulin Pump Offers a Lifestyle Where Life Has No Limits
4. Photo: Meet the F.A.T. Balance Characters!
5. Photo: Sweet Dreams From Turkey
6. Photo: Beverly Hills Liposculpture Specializes in Scarless Breast Reduction Dr. Alan Bittner Reduces Female Breasts by up to 50%
7. Photo: Animal Rescue League of Boston Receives $3 Million Grant to Establish a Center for Shelter Dogs
8. Photo: MultiVu Promotes George DeTorres to Divisional Vice President for the MultiVu Healthcare Team
9. Photo: KFC Colonel Original and Look-a-Like Share Eye Treatment Success Story
10. Photo: Two Men Raising Awareness of HIV/AIDS by Running Minimum of a Marathon a Day from San Francisco to Los Angeles
11. Photo: New Data Show Gleevec(R) Halts Progression to Advanced Stages of Life-Threatening Form of Leukemia in Sixth Year of Treatment
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... Canadian, OK (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... and International training center for the Narconon network, announced the release of a new ... Since 1966 the Narconon organization has been working with drug- and alcohol-addicted individuals with ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... On November 23rd 2015 ... Tri Lite’s personal heating products business. Cozy Products explains what this means for ... fit in well with the Cozy Products business model: to sell personal heaters that ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... Beddit® ... and Beddit Classic sleep tracking systems. The new app features a more intuitive SleepScore™ ... and understand how well you slept. The SleepScore is created by a proprietary algorithm. ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , ... November 25, 2015 , ... “While riding the ... inventor, from Bronx, N.Y. “I thought there had to be a convenient and comfortable ... PROTECTOR. , The PROTECTOR enables disabled individuals to safely travel during cold or inclement ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... announces the nation’s Periwinkle Pioneers, individuals and groups responsible for advancing care for ... The Periwinkle Pioneers, nominated by the public, will receive special recognition throughout 2016 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... , Nov. 26, 2015 Research and ... of the "2016 Future Horizons and Growth ... Market: Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, Competitive Intelligence, ... --> --> ... of the Japanese therapeutic drug monitoring market, including ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 ... addition of the  "2016 Future Horizons ... Cell Surface Testing Market: Supplier Shares, ... their offering.  --> ... the  "2016 Future Horizons and Growth ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... --> ... att använda SyMRI för att hitta optimal ... med multipel skleros (MS) eller hjärntumörmetastaser och ... för att kunna använda SyMRI Research Edition ... kan man generera flera konstrastbilder från en ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: