If you have ever wondered what exactly a subscription box is and how they work, then this simple guide will explain everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the wonderful world of subscription boxes.
From what comes inside each box all the way to the business side of things, here’s a quick rundown of everything you ever needed (or didn’t need) to know 🙂
So with that being said, let’s jump straight in!
What is a subscription box?
A subscription box is a recurring, physical delivery of curated products delivered in a unique box or package.
Generally, most subscription boxes will arrive every month (or quarterly) filled with new products based on your personal preferences.
What comes in a subscription box?
Most subscription boxes are filled with full-sized or sample-sized products based around a particular theme or niche.
Plus, some subscription box companies will also includes exclusive products that you can’t find elsewhere.
Currently, there are so many types of subscription boxes to choose from but the most popular monthly box categories include makeup/beauty, clothing/socks, snacks, meal kits, coffee, tea, wine/alcohol, geek, books, and pet boxes.
But of course, there are also some extremely niche-oriented boxes like survival gear, Japanese candy, lingerie, Disney, cigars, home decor, CBD, stationery, and DIY, just to name a few.
How many products come in a subscription box?
On average, most subscription boxes will ship with 4 to 7 items inside each package.
Are subscription boxes expensive?
Most subscription boxes are not expensive.
You can generally expect to pay on average around $15 – $25 a month, depending on the box that you subscribe to.
But of course, there are those high-end ones that cost a couple hundred dollars a quarter. But generally, you can get a fantastic box for $25 or less. And most will usually offer free shipping.
To truly save money, you can subscribe in increments like 3, 6, or 12 months and the company will generally offer a discount. Subscribing to an annual plan will generally equate to a free month.
Here’s a quick rundown on the average prices based on type of box you’re receiving:
- Wine = $50 a month
- Beauty and Makeup = $15 a month
- Grooming and Shaving = $16 a month
- Clothes = $80 a month
- Meal Kits = $60 a week
- Geek = $25 a month
- Snacks = $17 a month
- Pet = $25 a month
- Books = $30 a month
What subscription boxes are worth it?
That’s a tough question because at the end of the day, it comes down to your own personal preferences.
How do I get free a subscription box?
The best things in life are free and subscription boxes are no different.
The hardest part is actually trying to find a free monthly box because in reality, even though you get a free box, you still have to pay for shipping.
But thankfully there are a few subscription boxes that will send you a free box, shipping included.
(Another way is to leverage your social media influence or blog and politely ask each company that peaks your interest for a free box to review. The worse thing that can happen is that they say no.)
Hopefully this answered all your questions about subscription boxes! And if you have any more, please feel free to ask us in the comment section below, thanks!