You might still remember the days in which a subscription to a service or magazine was something that you filled out and then sent back by mail. Though some still benefit from getting print magazines or newly popular subscription boxes, many of these services are ordered and used completely online.
The month to month subscription model has become a staple to many services offered today, from business applications, through entertainment like Spotify or Netflix, down to the delivery of consumables like healthy snacks or even disposable razors.
Depending on your personal needs or preferences, you’ll find that there’s an online subscription for you.
For the Shopper
If you enjoy online shopping, there are a number of monthly subscriptions that will satisfy your fashion needs. There are online “personal shopping services” in which based on your responses to a monthly survey will show you a selection of shoes, gym apparel, or purses which you can choose from. Through your monthly subscription, you will find that you get one item included and if something additional tickles your fancy, you pay retail price for it. There are a few companies using this model, like JustFab or Fabletics.
If you are looking for a broader category of shopping needs, a subscription to Amazon Prime can give you a lot of benefits, including special prices, guaranteed 2 day shipping, and other perks like access to their online library of films and shows.
For the Entertainment Buff
Apart from popular subscription services like Netflix and Amazon video, there are also more specialized ones developed for those interested in watching certain sports, shows, or specialized niche genres. With High-Definition quality and new releases uploaded daily, it’s a reliable and affordable option for those looking to avoid streaming or trips to the video store (if you can even find one these days!)
For the Business-oriented Person
Yes, an online subscription to the Wall Street Journal is a natural move, however if you are looking for more specific insights or looking for good investment recommendations and advice, there are other services you can get on a regular basis. Depending on what you are looking for, you can gain access to daily, weekly, quarterly and annual reports and forecasts that will assist you on making wise investment decisions in the future.
For the Family
Though Amazon Prime has a surprisingly good deal on a diaper subscription service, there are other subscriptions that might make sense for a family with young children. From a subscription to a publisher that delivers new children’s books on a regular basis, or a service that delivers formula weekly so that you don’t have to worry about it, you’ll find that these subscriptions make great baby shower gifts. Even a dinner subscription with a local caterer or takeout restaurant could do a lot in improving the quality of life for the entire family.
Subscriptions offer a lot of convenience for those who have them. The month-to-month option allows for users to cancel at any point, allowing for financial flexibility, while offering services which automatically renew and charge your credit card, meaning that there are no additional bills to pay at the end of the month. More and more often, specialized subscriptions are given as “gifts that keep giving”, allowing for the user to try out the service and giving the option to renew or not at the end of the paid term.
We have entered an era when everyone has a subscription out there for them, it’s only the matter of signing up and making the most of what it has to offer. As your tastes or needs change, so can your collection of subscriptions, helping you conveniently access the services and products you need with ease.