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Do you enjoy shopping? Is driving from store to store, waiting in line, and hauling loads of bags around appealing to you?
Maybe it is. If so, having subscription boxes with all your necessary items shipped right to your door may not be for you.
For everyone else, it's obviously the more convenient choice. And that leads most people to believe it's the more expensive choice, too.
Would it surprise you to find out, then, that monthly subscription boxes can actually save you money? Okay, then: Surprise! Monthly subscription boxes can actually save you money.
Read on to find out how.
How often do you shop? How many trips do you take to the store each week? Subscription boxes can very well reduce this number all the way to zero.
Having goods delivered to your door eliminates your need to go out and get them. All your household necessities are kept fully stocked without you taking a single trip to the store.
And let's be honest. It takes more than a single trip to a single store to get all the items you need in a month. That's especially true when you drive all the way there only to find the item you need is out of stock.
How many trips will this save you each week? Think of how much money you'll save on petrol.
The subscription box industry is becoming more and more popular. That means you can expect to see prices getting lower. Already the pricing of these services is quite competitive.
And it makes sense that it would be. Subscription companies can afford to price items lower.
By eliminating the walk-in retail store from the shopping experience, subscription companies have no need to staff for typical retail positions. They need fewer employees than brick-and-mortar stores, basically just a logistics team. The money they save not hiring store clerks and customer service positions allows them to sell goods at a lower price.
What happens when you try a new product and it turns out to be a dud? It's wasted money.
Many subscription services offer sample-sized products at very low prices, or even for free! Taking advantage of these sample products allows you to try products you're interested in before you waste any money on them. That's money saved.
One of the biggest complaints about subscription boxes can actually be advantageous. Some subscribers end up with loads of excess products they aren't going to use. This can actually help you save money when the holiday shopping season comes around.
You can stockpile the excess as Christmas gifts for your loved ones and acquaintances throughout the year. That way, you won't be set back as much come Christmas time.
Obviously, this depends on the type of subscription service. You won't be much appreciated for gifting toiletries. But extra outfits from a fashion subscription service make great presents.
Now you know: subscription boxes are convenient and frugal. If you've never tried it, consider subscribing today.
Now, read 3 Creative Ways to Save Money on a Tight Budget.