Perks and Features
Even without its specialized subscription box services, Birchbox is a force to be reckoned with. Its online store is huge, carrying products from over 350 brands; all of which may be tapped for your next Birchbox Man box.
Another great thing Birchbox allows its customers to do is to enjoy their services right in the palm of their hands, thanks to a free mobile app available to both iOS and Android users. Through the app, you can explore the different products, articles, videos and other offers they have on their website. You can easily get or renew a subscription, view your box history and purchase full-sized versions of the samples you liked. Plus, the app also allows you to track your packages and know when they will be delivered to you.
What You Get in Each Box
As mentioned earlier, the contents of each box is customized; while it is curated by Birchbox, it’s not a “one size fits all” kind of selection. Birchbox creates boxes according to the preferences you choose when you fill out the grooming profile form on the site; so answer the questions as best you can to ensure satisfaction with the products you will receive. Information that will be asked of you includes the type of skin you have, as well as preferences in fragrances, color and other items. Do keep in mind, though, that items can be a hit or miss; so there still may be times that you may not like a product that’s part of your monthly box.
Each Birchbox Man box comes with four top-shelf grooming samples and one full-sized lifestyle item. Samples can be anything from shaving cream to cologne, to pomade or lip balm; while the full-sized product can be a gadget, bar tool or a stylish accessory. An example of a subscription box’s collection of contents would be something like this: a small tube of facial cleanser, a sample of beard wash, a small can of solid cologne and a sample tube of shaving cream, along with a pair of ear buds.
Pricing and Points
Birchbox Man boxes are offered in a single subscription tier, with two payment options: $20 month on month, or $110 for six months prepaid. This a great deal considering subscriptions come with free shipping and a full-sized product each month. Take note that both plans are under an auto-renew policy, though that can be canceled at any time. Shipping and handling is free.
On top of the great savings that their subscription services give you, Birchbox also has a Points program that encourages customer loyalty through multiple ways to earn points that can be converted to buy products in their online store. You can earn points through numerous ways: you can refer your friend to the service and benefit from successful signups, gift people subscriptions, review items (although this option is limited now–one of the recent controversial policy changes resulted in this), or you can shop in the online store–where every $1 spent equals 1 point.
10 points is equivalent to $1 that goes back to you as Birchbox store credit. Upon checking a box to apply this as a payment option whenever you purchase something in their store, your order total will be recalculated to reflect the remaining amount. This is great because it allows you to keep earning Birchbox points while saving as you shop!
Birchbox offers excellent customer support in the form of an extensive FAQ section containing useful articles to address practically any concern and question you would have about the products and services of this company. If you need to contact a representative for more pressing concerns, you can only do so from 9AM to 6PM EST or schedule a call on their website. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, Tumblr, and Instagram for the latest news and announcements.
What's the Verdict on Birchbox?
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If you are looking for great men’s grooming items, then Birchbox might very well be the right company to help you out. Their monthly subscription box contains four samples of premium items and one full-sized one at the affordable cost of $20 month on month. If you find an item that you do like, you can easily purchase more of it through the Birchbox online store. The company’s recent changes may not put them in the most favorable light for existing customers, but their subscription is worth giving a try nevertheless. That their subscription service is affordable, dependable and high quality is a fact that has never changed.