Subscription Box 101 – What Are Subscription Boxes


Welcome to Subscription Box 101! If you are new to the site, this is the perfect place to start.

Have you heard of subscription boxes but aren’t sure what they are, how they work, etc…. Well, we’ve got you covered. Every week or two we will be answering all your subscription box questions. We will start with the most basic and work our way up from there. Have something specific you would like us to answer? Just leave it in the comments below and we will do our best to answer it in the next post. Let’s get started!

What are Subscription Boxes? – Subscription Boxes are boxes you subscribe to and receive in the mail. They contain an assortment of products, and there’s pretty much a box for anything and everything – beauty boxes, pet boxes, food boxes, clothing boxes, kid’s boxes, etc…..  These boxes are automatically delivered for the length of your subscription. You can subscribe monthly, bimonthly, or quarterly. The items found inside the box will be a surprise, unless you peek at spoilers like we do.

How much do Subscription Boxes cost? – It completely depends on the box you sign up for. They can range in price from $10 to $150, with some being even more expensive than that. I would say that the average price is $35 – $45 per box and an “inexpensive” box would be anything under $20.

How often are they shipped? – Most boxes are shipped monthly, however there are some that are shipped every two months (bimonthly) and some that are shipped quarterly. Some companies will also offer “limited edition boxes” which are a one-time purchase and usually have a special theme.

What do they include? – Subscription boxes have become extremely popular over the last two years, and you can now find a box for pretty much anything – makeup, jewelry, clothing, food, pet products, books, supplements……you name it. Most boxes include 4-7 products, but there are some that include less, and some that include more.

What else would you like to know about subscription boxes? Leave your question in the comments below and we will be sure to answer it for you.

In the meantime, are you new to subscription boxes and looking for a good place to start? We recommend Beauty Box 5. It’s the perfect starter box. It’s only $12 per month and they ship to US & Canada!





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