Subscription Services

Three Subscription Services You Should Try


Subscription services are all the rage right now. There are monthly subscriptions for everything from food items to Star Wars collectibles, and the number of services is growing each month. The great thing about a subscription box is that, in most cases, the person receiving the box doesn’t know what is inside until it arrives, which makes them feel like they are getting a birthday or Christmas gift every month.


Sorting out the best subscription service products can be difficult, so here is a brief list of some of the better services available.


  1. Fabletics screenshot-2016-09-26-19-32-30


There seems to be a big misconception that subscription services are mainly used by male geeks and fanboys. Fabletics has proven that young women like subscription boxes, too. Fabletics is the creation of actress Kate Hudson. The company specializes in monthly boxes which contain a complete outfit of active wear for women. The clothes are stylish and coordinated, and many monthly selections are handpicked by Hudson herself and reminiscent of her own exquisite taste. The box is affordably priced at just $49.95 per month on a recurring subscription, and VIP members also have the option of making single purchases whenever they desire.


  1. Loot Crate  Screenshot 2016-09-26 19.33.50.png


Loot Crate is the premier subscription box for all things related to pop culture. This box celebrates comic books, action figures, video games, and popular film franchises like Harry Potter and The Avengers. Each monthly box includes an exclusive t-shirt that can’t be purchased anywhere else, and there are often other exclusives in the box that are designed just for Looters. Subscriptions can be purchased on a monthly recurring basis for less than $20, and there are discounts for purchasing memberships of three, six, and twelve months.


  1. BarkBox  screenshot-2016-09-26-19-35-04


Even pets can get in on the subscription box craze with BarkBox, a monthly subscription which delivers four or five unique pet gifts and treats which are curated to reflect a specific theme. The items of a BarkBox can include a variety of chew toys, all-natural snacks, and even house training aids for owners. The service will even permit returns of any item that does not meet with pet or owner approval. Boxes start at $20 per month and owners can specify things such as their pet’s allergies to ensure a perfect box.

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