It used to be that going out to shop was an event. You needed to book off time and then run “errands” to get all the things you needed to simply live your life. The internet may have caused a lot of people to devote a lot of time to it, but it’s also allowed them to save time elsewhere to do that.
The concept of automatic subscriptions harkens back to some older ideas. Travelling salesmen would go door to door and offer up items for the consumer. Milk delivery men would go and deliver fresh milk everyday for people’s consumption. These ideas are now back and offering up easy consumerism shipped right to your door.
So what are the things that can be automated now? There are a lot of online subscription services out there. Finding the right ones will let you spend more time enjoying your life and family, while spending less time shopping for others.
1 - Food
Grocery delivery is one of the fastest growing subscription services out there. Many business titans like Walmart and Amazon are working quickly to grow their business in this space. Food subscriptions allow people to merely choose the food they need and have it delivered on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
There are also subscriptions that let you cook wonderful meals rather than a full delivery system. These deliver high quality ingredients in the perfect portion sizes, along with instructions and full color pictures. It leads to some wonderful meals and can be ordered for 2 to 7 dinners per week.
2 - Clothing
Many people don’t think about clothing subscriptions, but they exist are are fantastic. Most clothing subscriptions simply require your sizes and your preferred style. They will provide fantastic fashion options each month, and anything that doesn’t fit or doesn’t seem like the right style can be sent back. Clothing subscriptions also learn from the past returns and will develop the items they send.
3 - Contact Lenses
For anyone who has vision issues, they know that getting contact lenses can be a complete hassle. People using daily or weekly contacts can often find themselves without a new set when they need them the most. Subscriptions will send contacts on a perfect schedule so that you are never out of what you need.
4 - Razors
Men have been spending tons of money on razors for a long time. The new shave club subscriptions have arrived and are saving money for many thousands of people. Shave clubs work by providing bulk quality razors at a fraction of the price
5 - Dog Toys
If there’s one thing that a dog does, it’s enjoy and play with their toys. However, their method of showing their appreciation for toys is often to destroy them. Thankfully your canine friend doesn’t need to go without great toys. All it takes is a good subscription.
6 - Entertainment
Most people are paying for one subscription or two when it comes to entertainment. Subscription services like Netflix and Spotify make access to video and audio entertainment incredibly easy.
7 - Household Supplies
Rather than having to go out and purchase cleaning supplies, it’s nice to have them shipped directly home. Other household items like toilet paper and paper towels can also easily be shipped. Online retailers like Amazon allow for easy subscription setup and orders to be sent on a monthly or weekly basis.