The subscription services market is growing. Today, you can get all sorts of items delivered to your home automatically, saving you a substantial amount of time and potentially introducing you to new things you might not have discovered otherwise. They give you a varying amount of control, allowing you to either hand-select each included item or allow someone else to curate the content for you, which can actually be a fun surprise. If you haven’t jumped on the subscription services bandwagon yet, here are some options that you might want to try.
1. Meal Delivery
When it comes to convenience, it’s hard to beat the meal delivery subscription services. Options like Hello Fresh, Blue Apron, and Plated make it easier to cook fresh meals at home. You get almost every ingredient delivered (aside from some staples like salt and oil) along with clear instructions. Plus, you can decide how many meals you want to have each week, as long as it falls between two and six (depending on what the service requires or offers as an option).
The entertainment subscription service business is booming. Options like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and Amazon Prime Video make it easy to get a major dose of movie and television options. Plus, they are substantially less expensive than cable and don’t require a multi-year contract. In fact, you could sign up for practically every one and still pay less than many cable packages, hence why so many people decide to cut the cord and just use them instead.
3. Clothing Subscription Services
If shopping for clothes is one of your least favorite activities, then you’re in luck. Clothing subscription boxes like Stitch Fix and Trunk Club allow you to develop your personal style and get great items delivered right to your door. Plus, if you don’t like the fit, you can send them back.
With Stitch Fix, your box is curated by a stylist, so the content can be a bit of a surprise. But you do get to define your style and set price limits, so you maintain a degree of control. Trunk Club lets you see what is in your delivery ahead of time and gives you the ability to make changes before it ships if there is something you’d like to replace with another item.
If you are a beauty product fanatic, there are a ton of subscription boxes that might be right up your alley. FabFitFun will send full-size products to your door while options once every three months. Services like Ipsy focus on sample sizes, allowing you to try items out and see if you like them, and have a monthly delivery schedule.
You might also get a discount if you purchase a full-size version through the service. That means, if you find something you like, you can get it for less and have it delivered. Plus, with nearly all of the beauty box subscriptions, you can cancel whenever you want.
5. Wine Subscription Services
Wine culture in the United States is growing. But, unless you live near some wineries or retailers that hold tastings, figuring out what you’ll enjoy isn’t always easy. That’s where services like Winc come in. Not only will they send wines straight to your door, but they’ll also introduce you to new ones based on your taste profile.
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