One of the fastest growing trends of 2016 is monthly mail-order subscription boxes.
This trend has become a fun way for individuals to conveniently receive their favorite types of products! Offering a wide variety of options, these boxes can include anything from clothing to beauty products, and even healthy snacks. Depending on the company, boxes can consist of either specific items requested by the customer or random product samples selected by the company. Additionally, some companies will even personally handpick products based on a questionnaire that is filled out by the customer. Typically, there is a paid subscription involved, allowing customers to receive a box in monthly increments of one, three, or six. Customers may subscribe to one or several companies that offer specific types of items. Making such unique presents, these boxes are perfect for personal treats and excellent gifts for friends and family!
Some companies that offer this monthly service are…
BarkBox focuses on the needs of canine friends by accommodating customers with dog supplies. Inside these monthly boxes are toys, healthy treats and stimulating gadgets for the pooch! The contents of the box are hand-selected based on the pup’s size. With different goodies in every box, Fido will never be bored!
Bean Box satisfies customers’ coffee fix by serving up premium artisan roasts to their front door! The company works with local independent roasters in Seattle, the world capital of coffee, and promises to dispatch every box of beans within 48 hours of roasting. Individuals can select specific blends or customize their ongoing subscription to correspond with their personal flavor preference. With caffeinated and decaffeinated options, every box is packaged with 4, 16, or 20, 1.8 ounce bags of freshly roasted beans. Additionally, subscribers can supplement their monthly shipment with 12-ounce bags of their favorite blends. Delighting each coffee enthusiast, Bean Box brings Seattle’s finest coffee houses into your home!
Bezel Box is designed for women who want the latest fashion accessories, but do not have any time to spare. Every month, the company will send subscribers jewelry at a retail value of $150 for only $35.67, all wrapped up in their trademark pink and black box. Customers can choose one of many style profiles to have their jewelry boxes customized to fit their own unique style. With Bezel Box, women can now regularly enjoy a box surprise, containing the perfect jewelry pieces to compliment their look!
Bombfell is specifically for men, specializing in clothing and shoes. Including a questionnaire for size and style preference, customers will enjoy the customization of this company as the products chosen are personalized to each individual. A personal stylist will then select items that reflect the information given. Oftentimes shopping for clothes is an activity that many would prefer to avoid, as it can be quite troublesome and time-consuming. Fortunately, thanks to companies like Bombfell, men are able to keep their style fresh without the hassle.
Stitch Fix provides on-the-go women with a more efficient way to shop for clothing and accessories. Customers will take a style quiz to inform the company of her size, style, shape, budget, and lifestyle. After selecting their preferred date of delivery and shipment frequency, a personal stylist will handpick five items for the subscriber based on their profile information. Stitch Fix is an excellent way for women to keep their wardrobe up-to-date and make fumbling through clothes racks a thing of the past!
Birchbox is a company that provides both men and women with monthly boxes of sample grooming and beauty products. Customized to the subscribers’ profile preferences, these boxes allow customers to discover and try out several products and brands without having to burn a hole in their wallet. Once an individual finds a particular product they love, he or she can add a full-size version of that item to their box. Customers can even participate in the Sample Choice system, which allows them to select one sample they would like to be in their next box. With different samples every time, Birchbox is an exciting, more efficient way to shop in the constantly evolving beauty product market.
Candy Club is a candy store experience delivered right to the customers’ door every month! People can indulge in all the sweet, tangy hard candies and all the chocolate goodness they can imagine! With Candy Club, customers can enjoy popular candies currently on the market to satisfy their sweet tooth. With additional classic options, CC invites customers to spark a little nostalgia and take a trip down memory lane with the favorite candies from their childhood.
Delivering delicious, healthy snacks to the comfort of their home, Graze customers can implement a healthier way to snack into their diet and still satisfy their taste buds. Graze dedicates themselves to using the freshest quality ingredients possible in their abundant assortment of over 100 snacks. With their taste team and in-house nutritionist, they tailor the snack boxes to each individual, making sure to include the proper nutrition for his or her unique lifestyle, while also considering flavor preference. Graze also promises controlled portions to supply customers with just the right amount, minimizing any temptations to stray from his or her diet. This monthly service is perfect for those who want to experience a better way to snack!
Loot Crate describes itself as “A monthly subscription & community that delivers crates of epic gear to geeks & gamers.” Subscribers can pick a crate that includes merchandise specific to Anime, video games, comics, movies, or even pets. Depending on which crate they choose, customers will receive randomly selected products that can consist of accessories, manga, comics, home goods, figures, plushies, collectibles, and more! The memorabilia is sometimes even exclusive and allows fans to get their hands on the latest gear, unreleased to the public. As the crates’ contents are unknown prior to purchase, it’s an exciting way to shop; customers never know what they’re going to get!
The Craft Beer Club
The Craft Beer Club supplies customers with delectable craft brews from around the country. Arriving at the customers’ door every month, each shipment contains 12 craft beers – 3 beers per 4 styles. The Craft Beer Club guarantees, “Every selection is produced by small-production, independent brewers who use only traditional brewing ingredients and time-honored brewing methods.” The boxes also include a monthly newsletter that describes the beers’ contents and from where each one originated. This monthly service is wonderful for craft beer fans who want to further their knowledge on handcrafted beers and try out rare brews from the best independent brewers in the nation!