It’s a simple question with a simple answer. Can I buy Shakeology in a store?
No, you can buy Shakeology on any retail shelf at any brick-and-mortar store worldwide. It’s always been this way and that’s not changing.
It’s not just you who wants to buy it in stores. Maybe people want to save on packaging or reduce their carbon footprint by not shipping to their doorstep.
Or, maybe they don’t want to buy it from a BODi (formerly known as Beachbody) coach who might send unhelpful or salesy emails.
Since you can’t buy Shakeology in stores, the goal of this email is to help you find a way to purchase shakeology (or maybe a comparable alternative) that you’re comfortable with.
CAN I BUY SHAKEOLOGY IN A STORE? WHERE TO PURCHASE IN 2023
So, the answer is a firm no. You can’t buy shakeology at Walmart, Costco, Target, or on any physical retail shelves.
So where can I purchase Shakeology?
The answers to this question on the internet are confusing. They are littered with buzzwords such as BODi partner, preferred customer, coach discount, home direct, etc.
My wife and I have been coaches with Beachbody since 2014 and we can’t keep track of it all. So, here we cut through the sales pitches and Beachbody jargon to give you a simple answer.
Since we’re engineers who can’t pass up the opportunity to compare numbers, we’ll also break down the cost differences accurately to help you decide.
So, where the heck can I buy Shakeology? There are only two places.
1. Buy Shakology on Amazon
I lead with this option because then you have absolutely no strings attached to Beachbody.
Plus, you’re probably already buying a bunch of stuff from Amazon, and customer service and returns are super easy.
The only downside to buying Shakeology on Amazon is the price is higher. We’ll elaborate and tell you exactly how much more below.
2. Buy Shakeology from the BODi Company (formerly known as Beachbody)
The second (and last) option is to buy Shakeology from Beachbody.
While Beachbody, now called BODi, produces high-quality and world-famous fitness and nutrition programs, it is a network marketing organization with independent distributors knowns a “coaches.”
You can buy Shakeology from the Beachbody website or you can buy it directly from a coach. However, what few people know is that every single Beachbody customer is assigned to a coach/distributor. This is unavoidable.
While most coaches have every intention to help you, you might not want their help. Therefore, if you just want to buy Shakeology and not be bothered, you can select “DO NOT CONTACT” while checking out. We’ll show you how to do that.
Again, no, you cannot buy shakeology in a store. Those are the only two places where you can buy Shakeology.
In the next section, we’ll expand upon these two buying options, compare the prices of each, and also share products similar to Shakeology, which you can buy in a store.
Where Can I purchase Shakeology?
Since you can’t buy Shakeology in any store worldwide, these are the three best ideas we have for you.
1. Buy it on Amazon
2. Buy it from BODi but select “DO NOT CONTACT” during checkout
3. Buy a supplement similar to Shakeology
Hopefully one of these options is helpful. So, let’s talk about the details of each.
1. Buy Shakeology on Amazon
I dislike Amazon, but at the same time, I can’t imagine life without it. Am I the only one?
Amazon makes things mindless. Even issues and returns are resolved with almost no effort. With Amazon Prime, I typically saw one-day shipping for Shakeology on Amazon compared to 5-7 days from Beachbody.
The only downside of buying shakeology on Amazon is the price. So, here is the nearly exact price difference (Amazon prices fluctuate and taxes and S&H vary slightly by state) to help you decide.
After applying taxes, fees, and shipping and handling (S&H), Shakeology is 15% more expensive on Amazon.
To buy Shakeology on Amazon, the cost is $175.26/bag. The cost from Beachbody is $152.36/bag. This is only in USD.
2. Buy Shakeology from BODi
We have been Beachbody customers since 2014 and generally, shipping is fast and customer service is good. Lately, they have a new chat service that allows you to text message with the customer service agent from your phone. It makes things easy.
When you buy Shakeology from BODi, you get the best price. And like any product these days, you can save money when you sign up for a monthly subscription to the product.
Here are the opportunities you have to reduce the price of Shakeology.
First, as you can see, the price after taxes, fees, and S&H (the real cost) are what you need to focus on.
The biggest savings happens when you sign up as a “Coach” or “Preferred Customer” but that is definitely not for everyone. But, explaining these different options is out of the scope of this article.
If you want to explore those savings, see our article titled, ‘How Much Is Shakeology A Month.’
The price is best when you buy Shakeology from Beachbody, but as I mentioned, when you become a customer you are automatically assigned a coach. The idea is that they’re there for support and advice with the products but that’s not always the case. They could try to sell you a bunch of stuff that you probably don’t need.
Since you’re looking to buy Shakeology elsewhere, chances are you have experienced the following.
The solution: select the “I do not want a coach at this time” option during checkout. Then you won’t have a coach bothering you.
We never contact you with anything promotional and always respond thoughtfully to your questions through email.
Since we have been following Beachbody programs (all of them) since 2008 and drinking Shakeology since 2014, we have a lot of experience.
Additionally, we have helped over 15,000 customers, and, according to Google, in 2021 alone our helpful Beachbody articles were read by 130,254 readers.
Lastly, since Beachbody coaching is only a small portion of our business (our lifestyle website for couples) our advice is less biased and we often share tools outside the Beachbody umbrella.
If you want, here’s how to change your Beachbody coach online. Next, speaking of tools outside of Beachbody…
Buy a supplement similar to Shakeology
You can’t buy Shakology in a store. And actually, this is the case for a lot of supplements out there.
Alex and I have been drinking Shakeology since 2014 but in 2020 we decided to do extensive research (spreadsheets, math, and graphs were involved) to make sure we were still getting the best product for the money.
It turns out there are several products like shakeology that we have since invested in.
Based on our research, there are 10 excellent products on the market that are similar to Shakeology, several that we have invested in since. Here is a graph showing those products and their “Total Nutrient Value.”
For details on each supplement and how we evaluated them, you’ll need to visit this article: ‘The Best Shakeology Alternatives Based On Data.’
The most similar competitor to Shakeology is Ka’Chava. Then, Garden of Life, Plant Fusion, and Vega One are lower-cost alternatives.
The ingredients are nearly identical to those of Shakeology and their marketing is quite similar too. Essentially, they’re copycats.
But, we tested it and they did a really good job. In our experience, the taste and nutritional quality are the same.
Unfortunately, Ka’Chava is also not available in stores. Therefore, it’s not perfect for you, but if you just want the nutritional benefits of Shakeology from a different company, Ka’Chava is a good option.
Then there are the three lower-cost alternatives (Ka’Chava is more expensive than Shakeology), which are all available in stores (or on Amazon at a competitive price).
Here is a graph showing the cost per serving, which is much more important that the cost per bag.
Of the less expensive Shakeology substitutes, here is our ranking and recommendation for each. Click each link for exact pricing and product information.
1. Vega One
A lot of people buy Shakeology because it’s a high-quality meal replacement designed for maximum nutrition and weight loss.
Vega One is our first choice because it provides that at a much more affordable price. It’s a low-calorie, nutrient-dense shake that will keep you full for a long time.
2. Plant Fusion
This was a contender for first place, however, it has nearly twice the fat content as Shakeology.
Plant Fusion scored very high on our overall nutrient score.
This is a very affordable option. It’s pretty filling and it has a high protein content if that’s what you’re looking for.
For the best cheap Shakeology alternatives, Garden of Life ranked third because it’s lowest in fiber.
Closing Thoughts on Where to Buy Shakeology?
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you soon.
Shakeology is a premium quality nutrition supplement, but purchasing it is not very straightforward. In another Shakeology post titled, ‘How Much Is Shakeology a Month,’ we’ll tell you what to do and what not to do to reduce the cost of Shakeology.
For more honest and non-biased information on Beachbody tools, such as the 8 Best Beachbody Workouts of all time or our shortlist of Beachbody’s 6 most effective products ever created, check out our Beachbody Page.
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