Ok so here is an off the wall topic. Beauty Box's.
A 'Beauty Box' is a box that contains manufacturer samples of products in which
stores charge for the box either as a one time purchase or a recurring subscription.
The box so called 'Beauty Box' contains primarily hair care, skin care, cosmetic,
type products. These are as a norm, SMALL SAMPLES of the products.
Is anyone a subscriber to any?
Some times I think the new generation is being ripped off and some times I think
the old generation is being ripped off.
In regards to 'Beauty Box's', there was a day, at least within the USA, that you
received 'samples' in the mail on a rather frequent basis. Also, there was a time
when you couldn't open a magazine without there being several samples inside.
Not to mention various samples given out at many stores. I'm talking about the
1960's, 1970's, 1980's. In the 1990's there seemed to be a very huge reduction
in free samples.
Now there seems to be an almost cult going on in regards to the ever new
'Beauty Box'. They are popping up every where. Some are one time purchases
in that, when available, you can pay the price for it and that is it. 'Target' a major
department store sells beauty box's on a first come first serve basis. They sell
out of them quickly. There are companies that sell beauty box's on a month to
month basis or recurring subscriptions.
To see what all the hoopla was about, I subscribed to Walmart's Seasonal
Recurring Subscription Beauty Box. The way that one works, they charge
$5 for each beauty box that is automatically sent per season (4 times a year).
It's a flat $5 with no shipping charges. What I received was fine but for the
most part, what would have been given away for free some years ago anyway.
I think what I liked best......was the box. The box now contains my coloring
How? How is Beauty Box's a TARGET MARKET?