Subscription Mail Services Now Offer Sex Toys, Action Figures
Huffington Post - about 3 years
NEW YORK (AP) — Sex toys. French films. Star Wars action figures. Erotic photos.
What do these things have in common? They're the gifts that keep on giving — about every month. Dozens of online subscription businesses have popped up offering to ship boxes of different goodies within a given niche or theme, like makeup or travel, each month. Most often, the exact products remain a mystery until they're shipped.
These monthly subscriber services have gained fans among those who appreciate novelty and surprise. But as their popularity has grown, the list of products they offer has gone from ordinary (Think: hair products) to really niche (Think: black socks) to naughty (Think: vibrators.)
Overall, subscription services account for less than one percent of the nation's $231 billion online business, excluding the movie subscription service Netflix, Forrester Research estimates. But experts say they are poised to do well during the holiday season because there aren't a lot of must-have
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