Monday, March 10, 2014

StrideBox Review: Making Mailboxes Happy

*I would just like to clarify that I am not compensated in any shape or form for this post.  Just a good old fashioned and un-biased review giving you the scoop, ice cream.*

Seems like everywhere you turn there is a new monthly subscription product that you can sign up for...new makeup products, new pair of shoes to try each each month, dollar shave club (brilliant marketing team), the list goes on and on.  We're becoming a society of pure convenience and we're willing to pay for it!  It was only a matter of time before one hit the market that finally spoke to me...you can keep your makeup products and fancy shoes, send me something I'll actually use!  

After looking at a few different options out there on the market and seeing several reviews (some paid, some not) I decided to go with StrideBox.  Why?  I loved the clean and simplistic layout of their website.  After working in this industry for the last 9 years I guess you could say that I do 'judge a book by its cover' when it comes to a company and their web presence.  Your website is your shot at making that first impression!  If it's bland, confusing, or too busy...I'm out.  I liked that the subscription itself was a flat $15 fee each month with shipping included.  I know every company of this nature has to charge shipping, so please just roll in the cost and lets all move on.  After spending a few moments reviewing the details I signed up for a monthly delivery. Since Brandon and I are both avid runners, I figured there would be things that both of us would like to try and some things that maybe only he would like, so $15 didn't feel like anything would go to waste.  We LOVE trying new products but don't really have the time to frequent our running stores and check out what's new, so this seemed to be a perfect idea!   

On Saturday my mailbox was full of typical spam but there she was waiting for me:


I was giddy to tear into it and see what was inside: 

Wrapped nicely in a St. Patrick's Day theme.


I was pleasantly surprised at the variety of items which included everything from electrolyte mix, GU, and fancy velcro to keep your shoelaces from getting loose!  I was really excited over these because I have this issue constantly with my Ghost 6.  Why did you have to go and change the laces Brooks?! 


They also include The Stride Guide to detail out the items and the costs associated with each if you'd like to purchase them in the future:


I have faith that you're all efficient Google'ers and can research these items on your own instead of me listing everything out.  The variety of the items inside coupled with it only being $15 /month is really hard to say 'no' to.  I'm curious to see as time goes on how the variety of both types of products and brands offered evolves to keep things new and exciting!    Overall, Brandon and I loved the box and look forward to getting the next one!   

Do you subscribe to any of these fun things to make your mailbox happy?  I can see how this could become a little addicting...