Good news for subscription box addicts: A new service just launched to help you easily sell unwanted subscription box items.
Called The Aftermarket, the service, part of FindSubscriptionBoxes.com, offers a marketplace where users can list, price, and ship their items to fellow subscription box fans.
According to WWD, the service grew from the common problem we all have - some not-quite-right subscription box items taking up space:
Carlos Underwood and Rachel Deonier, who started the company, saw a need born from the popularity of the box model — and the downside that not every product will suit every subscriber. Up to this point, Underwood and Deonier said customers have resorted to swapping groups to get rid of unwanted merchandise.
“Folks have things to get rid of, but the only option they’ve been able to utilize is swapping,” said Underwood, chief executive officer. “Just because something is not right for me — I know [that there are] other people [who] would absolutely love this shade,” Deonier, president, added.
“We just really wanted to create a platform for people to easily list their products for sale,” Deonier said. “We were trying to think of a way that people like us, other subscription-box fans [and] customers, what they can do with that stash other than have it sit and collect clutter.”
It will be interesting to see if this service takes off. Although eBay offers similar options for buying and selling products, a dedicated site specifically for this purpose does seem like a good idea, especially if you have lots of unwanted box items lying around.
What do you think?
Would you use this new service or will you stick to eBay? What do you do with unwanted items from subscription boxes? Let me know in the comments.