Subscription Businesses

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Why the Membership Model Makes Sense
Business Strategy

Why the Membership Model Makes Sense

The key is to play upon consumers' sense of thrift and the social capital exchanged when telling a friend about a new service.
Will Ford
Why You Should Use a Subscription Business Model
Subscription Services

Why You Should Use a Subscription Business Model

The benefits abound -- for both company and customer.
Chuck Longanecker
Starbucks Launches Fresh Coffee Subscription Service
Starbucks

Starbucks Launches Fresh Coffee Subscription Service

Never run out of coffee again, with Starbucks' new high-quality subscription plan.
Kate Taylor
10 Subscription Companies to Start Now
Subscription Businesses

10 Subscription Companies to Start Now

BirchBox changed women's sampling of cosmetics. Dollar Shave Club automated razor-blade delivery. Find out about other categories ripe for this business model.
John Warrillow
The Lesson in American Airlines' Smart Pricing Plan for its Exclusive Club
Pricing

The Lesson in American Airlines' Smart Pricing Plan for its Exclusive Club

What kind of customers would you rather have? Ones that pay as they go, or those on a subscription?
Gene Marks
Planning a Subscription Business? Here Are 3 Tips to Streamline Shipping
Coaches Corner

Planning a Subscription Business? Here Are 3 Tips to Streamline Shipping

Ways to sidestep the serious shipping challenges in ecommerce subscription businesses.
Samantha Drake
Jessica Alba's Startup Raises $70 Million as It Prepares to Go Public
Valuations

Jessica Alba's Startup Raises $70 Million as It Prepares to Go Public

This latest round of funding values The Honest Company, a maker of eco-friendly family and baby products, at close to $1 billion.
Laura Entis
YouTube's Rumored New Music Service Gets a Name
Music

YouTube's Rumored New Music Service Gets a Name

Google's YouTube appears set to take on Spotify and Pandora.
Nina Zipkin
Watch Out Oyster: Amazon Accidentally Unveils Kindle Unlimited, an All-You-Can Read Book Subscription Service
Subscription Businesses

Watch Out Oyster: Amazon Accidentally Unveils Kindle Unlimited, an All-You-Can Read Book Subscription Service

The service, which will offer 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks for a monthly fee of $9.99, takes aim at book subscription forerunners Oyster and Scribd.
Geoff Weiss
Target Is Seriously Expanding Its Online Subscription Service
Target

Target Is Seriously Expanding Its Online Subscription Service

Target's online subscription service launched in September with just 150 baby-care items. Now, it's increasing its product offering tenfold, offering everything from K-cups to dog food for regular delivery.
Kate Taylor
Birchbox Goes Brick-and-Mortar in NYC
Bricks and Clicks

Birchbox Goes Brick-and-Mortar in NYC

The e-commerce company, which sends beauty samples to subscribers' doorsteps, plans to open a retail store in May.
Nina Zipkin
How Cherishing Mistakes, Being Clueless and Stress Fests Helped Birchbox's Success
Growth Strategies

How Cherishing Mistakes, Being Clueless and Stress Fests Helped Birchbox's Success

The founders of hugely successful beauty-subscription service Birchbox find strength in not having all the answers. For our series If I Knew Then, here are a few lessons and pieces of advice from Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp.
Nina Zipkin
Should You Launch a Subscription-Commerce Business?
Starting a Business

Should You Launch a Subscription-Commerce Business?

There are pros and cons of launching a company that delivers goods to customers on a recurring schedule.
David Rekuc
Graze.com Wants to Send You Boxes of Healthy Snacks for $6 a Pop
Growth Strategies

Graze.com Wants to Send You Boxes of Healthy Snacks for $6 a Pop

A U.K.-based online food subscription service, which has already exceeded $65 million in annual revenue, launches in the U.S. today.
Catherine Clifford