My name is Mark Ritz! I live in Columbus, OH. I work for Costco Wholesale. I’ve been in the retail business for 10 years. My passion on the side is healthy living and clean eating and just trying to find the cleanest products on the planet.
About a year and half ago my brother and I wanted to mentor some people on living cleaner, eat cleaner. That has developed so now, my brother and I crash test products that we find, specifically from the smaller companies out there that seem to be doing it the right way.
A lot of these companies
What we figured out was that wasn’t enough for us.
We didn’t really know if people were taking our recommendations to heart. It was hard to figure that out. How can we give each individual we have to try these products out for a fraction of the price that you have to pay at places that have a high premium on your health?
Which will give you access to all natural food products containing only real ingredients that go through a very strict vetting process with 5 experts on my team that are approving these products and putting them on the platform for weekly surprise deals for a fraction of the price!
Let me see if I understand so you test these products and if somebody joins ______ ? Do you want to explain what happens when someone joins before I ask? They get an email then they have a week to purchase it’s like going to the store instead on the internet?
Think of Costco, you pay an annual membership fee to have annual discounted products throughout the year.
Sign up for a membership or if you’re not ready you can submit your email and we will give you a foreshadow of products to hit the platform.
We want it to be a surprise factor! So every week when something pops up it will be exciting!
Don’t worry about paying or renewing till the next year!
There’s a lot of subscriptions out there. We wanted to be different and it’s important to explain the difference and why we’re simply better.
subscription boxes a lot have 10-12 products so we believe the brands who are putting deserve a little better then that.
not the distraction of the other 10 products in there. So we just promote one per week and a lot of people subscribe to these boxes forget they have a membership, things show up monthly on your doorstep it’s just not as interactive. We’ll probably go into what else goes into the platform other deals.
Very simple process to join.
People who have created have niched down, so if you are a fan of:
All of these have Subscription Boxes you can sign up for.
They’re very expensive
average of $25-50
with the box it gets delivered
if you’re not into this specific deal you don’t have to buy it.
What I was trying to figure out on your website, you don’t actually ship items. They buy it from the manufacturer?
Don’t want to have a 2-3 step process. Our goal is to make it as close to amazon-like purchasing. I’ve gone out and created
I’ve asked if I can sell direct on my website – you don’t have to go to their website
Shippings been fun! I knew that this was gonna be a tough cookie to crumble, because my favorite site does this with digital products so there’s no cost of goods sold. Shipping is very tough. I have been able to negotiate shipping cost tos be free on almost all deals. It will not be guaranteed with all deals. With 26 deals negotiated so far, 25 have been free shipping and discounted off the retail price.
What’s awesome about this is the company’s I’m talking to they’re passionate about the same results we are so they are doing this to help Ritzfit members get the best value you can get.
We’re trying to be as seamless as amazon. They’re amazing. I use amazon on the time. We want the purchasing process to be quick and easy just like that. Not going to be 2 day shipping right away but most important thing to remember is the products are very unique. The bigger companies have grown. The organic sections of the store are indeed not happening at all.
We are promoting the products that should be on the shelves. I htink it can help some of these smaller companies
That’s where we need to go eating healthier.
It almost reminds me of Thrive Market.
I think a lot of your listeners care about the cleanliness and quality of nutrition products going into their bodies .
each individual product goes through me.
First I take a picture of the ingredient list and nutrition label
2 supplement specialist
A specialist in herbs.
bio hacker – both own their own supplement
paleo enthusiast – host of Paleo Magazine Radio podcast
registered Dietition- Nutritionist out of Stanford hospital
diversity and make sure it’s balanced.
I have one person who is a very intense vegan and he’s very good at what he does
takes the pain away from going into whole foods and Thrive Market.
Still only 5% of what you find in there is actually real and not containing additive ingreditents that are detrimental.
It’s true, sometimes I go into the store and look through the ingredients and then I walk away because I’m not sure where to go. I was reading the Oh She Glows cookbook and I thought oh these recipes are delicious but where am I gonna buy more walnuts? A cup of Walnuts, we already spend a fortune on walnuts cause my husband’s a baker and then almonds. And then I was just talking with Dr. Maya S and she was talking about olive oil and how to know if it’s been cut with foods.
And remember I told you in the pre-chat I watched your video and I was your perfect avatar, I have all the things you’re talking about. We eat really helathy, Mike makes cookies that are super nutritious and fresh veggies so even though they’re a cookie, they have whole wheat flour, and coconut, walnuts, cinnamon. Knowing which ones are the best and like we talked about in our interview that you don’t always know is organic the best or which.
it’s great to buy organic products
I belive there are phenomenal products out there that are not organic and just as good. It’s kind of wishy washy labeling and the USDA standards out there. Products only need to contain 95% organic ingredients. Food companies are still using 200 non-organic substances and some don’t even need to be labeled on the USDA. It’s part of their allowable compounds in their regulations in what they can leave off the label.
I think we are headed in the right direction.
We’re trying to make a small dent.
I think what makes our platform pretty cool, is how many times have we walked by products that are the right ones that because of the price. We have to pay a premium for our health.
We have to vote with our dollars.
If I can go out and find smaller companies that are doing it the right way. If I can get significant discounts.
We are voting with our dollars
If you fall in love with the product and I know you will.
You will love our products and you will continute to buy.
Some of the products you will expect to find. The surprise factors nice. We are diverse in what we’re bringing.
Why don’t niche down?
All these things that are anti-inflamatory! We found a company that does it all!
My favorite company that we have reached out to is called Beekeepers Naturals
specialize in Honey products
implement health benefits of ways to consume them
3 parts of the bee
pretty crazy stuff!
Implement those into your lifestyle. What it does for your mind!
Royal Jelly only comes from the queen bee
grain free granola
Labor Day special
They will be shipped beautifully in dry ice!
There will be a ton of value. You will save your Ritzfit membership fee in one month. I guarantee you!