Surprise, UncommonGoods Has a Membership Program That’s Similar to Amazon Prime
Sign up and you can save money when you shop the unique, artisan-made goods UncommonGoods is known for.
Shopping at UncommonGoods is kind of like wandering through the narrow, pleasantly hectic aisles of a craft fair. Anything might be on display, and everyone—even that person who never finds anything she’d like to buy—can find something fascinating and unique (like these absolutely amazing gifts).
UncommonGoods is online only, so it’s not exactly like a visit to the local market, but it does come pretty darn close—especially when the colorful catalog arrives in the mail. And, new this year, the kind souls behind this Brooklyn-based, Certified B Corporation are offering a way for frequent shoppers to save more money while they search the site for birthday gifts, father’s day gifts, little luxuries, and more: UncommonPerks.
The new membership program costs just $19 a year and offers members free standard (typically three- to five-day) shipping on all orders in the United States. With shipping often costing around $5 per order (and more for larger items), frequent UncommonGoods shoppers could quickly get their money’s worth—but there’s more to UncommonPerks than that.
The membership also means UncommonGoods will donate double its standard donation to a nonprofit partner of the buyer’s choice through its Better to Give program, so members can feel good about giving back while they shop. (The donation is at no cost to the shopper.) UncommonGoods has already donated more than $2 million to partner nonprofits such as American Forests and International Rescue Committee, so contributing to those causes further is something everyone can feel good about.
UncommonPerks is an annual membership, so signing up means a 12-month commitment to the program. If they so choose, members can cancel within 30 days of signing up if they haven’t made an order, or decline to renew the membership. At just $19 for free shipping for an entire year, though, it seems like a pretty good deal—and just in time to order everything for the holidays, too.