Most of us have some kind of subscription service in our lives – whether it’s instant television, next-day delivery, or music streaming, these giants have inserted themselves into our everyday routines.
These services have seen a significant rise in popularity over the last decade or so, and concepts that at one time seemed something of a novelty are popping up everywhere we look.
Whilst most of these offer a digital product, there are a variety of subscription services out there that offer physical items too, and many of these are just as exciting. Books, snack boxes – you name it, you can have it delivered to your door on a regular basis for a rolling fee.
With that in mind here are just three fantastic subscription services – real and virtual – that you need to know about.
1. A Box Of Stories
A Box of Stories delivers four brand new books to your door for just £14.99 per month.
The catch? The books are a complete surprise.
The selection can be as random as you like, but if you have a preference for a particular literary genre, they’ll put together a package suited to your tastes – whether that’s fiction, crime, historical, non-fiction, or young adult.
Their mission is to get little-known and oft-forgotten books into the hands of readers around the world. And so far, they’ve managed to save over 100,000 books from obscurity – no small feat!
Once you’ve finished your books, keep them to enjoy again and again or pass them on to some else who’ll enjoy them just as much as you!
2. Dollar Shave Club
If you’ve never seen these ads on Facebook at some point, you probably don’t have Facebook.
But if you’re one of the many that have scrolled past time and time again, you just might want to re-think that.
Dollar Shave Club delivers premium shaving kits to your door at a frequency of your choosing and will help you put together the perfect shaving package for your needs, with a range of high-end products to choose from.
They offer basic trial kits for just £5 and while the rolling cost will vary depending on the products you choose, these are high-quality items that will last a while, making them great value for money.
3. GinX TV
The world of esports is a fast-growing industry projected to reach a value of around $2bn dollars by next year, and yet its mainstream appeal is considered somewhat limited, in spite of the overall popularity of video gaming.
GinX Esports TV aims to change that. Their channel is available via subscription on PC, mobile and terrestrial television, and if you’re a casual gamer who has never taken much of an interest in esports, this is a great introduction to the industry.
With coverage of major tournament games such as Call of Duty, League of Legends and Fortnite, it’s the perfect subscription for gaming devotees as well as those with a passing interest.
These are just three subscription services offering a little something out of the ordinary.
Got any great subscription services to recommend? Let us know in the comments below!