Delivered to the Door: The Monthly Box Trend – eShipper

Sarah Kermalli blog author
Sarah Kermalli May 25, 2016 • 4 min read
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Take a closer look at the ads that pop up while you are reading a blog or scrolling through your social media site of choice. Chances are, if your friends are "liking" a service that involves monthly deliveries of products to their door, you will encounter an ad for said company. You ask yourself, "why are these subscription boxes suddenly on the rise?" There is not one simple answer for the sudden boom in the monthly box trend. However, after much deliberation, we have narrowed it to four reasons.

Call it a part of human nature, but we feel a little giddy when we get a pretty package in our hands. The mystery within the box beckons us, and we cannot resist the thrill we feel as our fingers pluck away the first strip of tape. What kinds of gifts do you wish you could receive? Do you like nailpolish? Julep has you covered for a small monthly fee. Do you always run out of socks? Then Sockfancy will be right up your alley.

For the busy people who don't have time to shop for many essential items, monthly subscription services are a lifesaver. For example, women can get regular shipments of new clothes based on their preferences from Le Tote or Stitch Fix. Men can also enjoy a similar styling service at Five Four Club. Dollar Shave Club sends quality razors right to your door saving you the hassle if you accidentally forget razors while grocery shopping. They come on time, every time, so you always have a clean shave. For men who want to evade the hassle of buying beard care products, Dollar Beard Club satisfies that need. The range of these essential care boxes is broad and chances are high that there is a subscription service for what you need.

We are intellectual creatures by nature. Other cultures and niches strike our imaginations. There are now services that allow us to sample other cultures and international foods with just a click of a button. Try The World boxes sends their clients foods from around the world. You can also get country-specific and order Korean snack boxes from SnackFever. Trying to eat healthy but don't know where to start? Much Better offers monthly box subscriptions with office-friendly healthy snacks that'll help you cut down on the sugar without spending too much time.

We love our hobbies, but it is often difficult to divert from our responsibilities to buy that game or collectible. However, this is where monthly subscriptions can help. Game Box Monthly sends their clients new board games to try out with friends for only $25/month. Loot Crate sends their subscribers collectibles and exclusive items that appeal to gamers, geeks, and pop culture fans. The list can go on for the variety of services seems endless.

The monthly subscription market is filled with companies passionate about delivering their clients the best their niche has to offer. The possibilities are infinite when it comes to delivery services and it is likely to be a trend that will continue to grow in the coming years. 

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