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 beauty box!
And speaking of boxes, Birchbox doesn’t stop with just monthly boxes. They also sell packages in the form of sets, discovery kits and limited edition boxes; if you want to try out their product but don’t want the burden of monthly payments. Because they’re already beautifully arranged and wrapped, you can buy them as presents, too–that is, unless you prefer to gift the people you love with subscriptions instead. That’s possible, too. The best part: you can download a Birchbox app on your Android or iOS device and manage both your subscriptions and your other online store and gift purchases there.
What You Get in Each Beauty Box
When you sign up for a Birchbox beauty box subscription, you will be prompted to completely fill out your profile on the site. The information you give will help Birchbox do a better job at customizing your beauty boxes. Some of the questions will have you describe your physical characteristics; such as hair type and skin color. There are also questions about your personality and lifestyle.
The products that Birchbox will send may include makeup, hair care, skin care products, lifestyle accessories, home and food items, beauty tools, fragrances, and grooming items. Most of the time, you will receive sample sizes of these items, but full-size products also appear from time to time. If you happen to like a certain sample and would like to purchase more of it, it’s very convenient to just look at their online store, where all the products in all beauty boxes are available for purchase.
If you’d like to receive everything in one package, you can add full-size products from the store to your beauty box (not included in the subscription fee). As a final note on customization: you can also point Birchbox in the right direction when it comes to your next beauty box by choosing a sample product from available choices each month; if you do so, they will build a beauty box around that choice and may disregard your profile preferences.
Pricing and Points
Birchbox beauty boxes are offered in a single subscription tier, with two payment options: $10 month on month, or $110 for one year prepaid. Take note that both plans are under an auto-renew policy; month on month subscriptions can be canceled anytime, and the one year prepaid subscription can be canceled within the first month of renewal. 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 has a content-filled support page that contains topics such as account specifics, orders, package concerns, subscriptions, Birchbox points, store locations, technical issues, and others. You can use their handy search toolbar to quickly filter articles and search for content that’s related to your concern. You can also send them an email; their office is open from 9 AM to 6 PM EST. For the latest news and offers, you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, Tumblr, and Instagram.
What's the Verdict on Birchbox?
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Birchbox offers a great subscription package for a very affordable price. The mystery factor brought by each beauty box give you something to look forward to each month, but without the anxiety brought about by the thought of wasting money; as the beauty boxes are customized according to your preferences, after all. Birchbox also has a very handy mobile app that instantly gives you updates and news on offers and promos. With Birchbox, the more you spend, the more you save; and with a huge catalog of products from hundreds of trusted brands, it’s easy to still be practical while doing so.