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Setting Up Recurring Product Deliveries

Whether you order cosmetics, medications or even groceries, recurring deliveries are a great way to save time and gas spent on errands each month.

The days of the milkman showing up at the front door or a mom and pop grocery store delivering groceries are mostly for the history books. The age of the Internet has meant a recent surge in sites that allow for recurring home delivery of a variety of products. Whether you need groceries or a great gift for a friend, there are plenty of site options available to fit your needs.

Why try a subscription service?

Setting up a recurring delivery service is about convenience, first and foremost. Once the payment method and delivery information is established, products will show up at your front door within a designated time frame each month. Some sites also let you set up when you would like particular products to be delivered and how often.

Subscriptions and automatic shipments allow individuals to avoid time-consuming errands. Some sites offer services that would make great gift options, which helps take guesswork out of the online gift buying process.

Most sites also provide discounts for those who sign up for an automatic service. The upfront payment is typically for a few months to a year, and when broken down provides an overall discount per month. In addition, some sites might provide special discount opportunities or offers throughout the year to subscribers.

A subscription service to fit every need

The days of the jelly of the month club have been catapulted into the modern world with the variety of luxury goods available through subscription services. Everything from high-end cosmetics to cat litter attract subscribers each year. Some online stores provide subscriptions or automatic shipments as a special service, while other sites are solely subscription-based programs.

Bichbox has won fandom from beauty fans for their monthly shipment of handpicked sample-sized beauty products from top companies like Stila and Redken. The company has a service for women for $10 a month, while its male service is in beta for $20 a month.

Just the Right Books is perfect for the literary lover looking to experience new authors. Each month, one new book is mailed to a subscriber based on his or her typical reading tastes and saves the hassle of searching through thousands of titles to find something new.

For those looking to avoid everyday errands like the grocery store, mygofer offers home delivery for all of the essentials. From laundry detergent to canned goods to prescriptions, the site covers the grocery and home goods bases, which saves you valuable time.

Umba Box provides subscribers with fun selections by handmade artists across the country. Jewelry, accessories like scarves and handbags, beauty and bath products, home goods like tea towels, and stationery are all part of the past collection of goods sent each month.

Similar to Umba, Art in a Box sends art pieces in varying mediums. Users choose the duration they want to receive new works of art and what type of medium they prefer. The service selects pieces based on those preferences paired with three adjectives of how users describes themselves.

Whatever your delivery preference, recurring orders can make your everyday life much simpler! Why run errands when you can have your favorite items delivered directly to your front door? 

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