Josh Baum, Family Storehouse owner, began marketing and selling products since 2009. He and his family had firsthand experience with a natural disaster when a fire broke out in their home in 1983, losing everything. Since then, his mission is “We can help build your own ark.”
- Layaway program
- Solar energy products
- Money back guarantee
- Member accounts
There are a few different aspects which set this company apart from its competitors. One of their most innovative characteristics is their layaway program. A 10% non-refundable deposit and a signed 6-month plan contract are the only requirements needed to get started toward attaining products consumers want for their storage supplies.
Another unique trait we like is their incorporation of a broad selection of solar energy products such as panels, lanterns, generators, batteries, among other similar solar products. Among these innovative aspects is this company has also been "Gephardt Approved." If purchasing consumers are from Utah, they may know this means a thorough investigation, examination, and report of a business or product, by a trusted investigative researcher named Bill Gephardt. Customers will be guaranteed a monetary compensation should they be unable to reconcile any dispute with the company.
Family Storehouse owner, Josh Baum, states he wants his customers to have a customized shopping experience. Customer service representatives are trained to get into the minds of shoppers by asking relevant questions to the products they are seeking. Do they want food, camping gear, or are they interested in becoming educated on efficient water treatment methods in case of an emergency? In order to ensure customers are satisfied with their orders, the company offers a 30 day money back guarantee on all products. We found that prices are fair with a one month supply for one person, including breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, ringing in at $250 for 190 servings.
Another trait we thoroughly enjoyed was their blog posts. There are several topics including one of our favorites on ways individuals are able to utilize a simple garbage bag in cases of emergencies. Examples include water proofing shoes, using it as a sling, stuff inside of clothing for insulation, as well as 37 other creative ideas.
Customer may create member accounts enabling return customers to move through the checkout process quicker, as it pre-populates information fields.
- Company history
- Food products
- Website layout
Some people enjoy knowing a company's history. Within this one, we found there is no "About Us" informing consumers about how and why they made the decision to launch their business. There is not a site map to help users navigate quickly to needed pages.
We would like to see a more diverse food product line incorporating more meats and vegetables as an individual option. Products are 100% vegetarian based, which can leave some meat lovers dissatisfied.
Although the website meets most of the requirements for a quality site, we were unimpressed with the layout and the "flow" of the pages in general. Pages look a little elementary with big, bold, slanted, multi colored text for their product introductions.
The Bottom Line
Being Gephardt approved and an A+ score without any consumer complaints filed in the last 3 years, should place this company at the top of the line. However, we would like to see more products incorporated, along with member reviews that haven't been taken from their website. We like their gluten free line as well as their food bars consisting of up to 2400 calories per bar. Their layaway program and 30 day money back guarantee are probably the best reasons to research this company for food storage needs.