There are subscription boxes for everything from make-up to sanitary products these days, but what about children's clothes? Retail giant Walmart has jumped on board the monthly-box trend, teaming up with an online subscription service called KIDBOX. For around $48 per box, customers will five new items of clothing based on their needs.
The styles will be selected based on the answers to a questionnaire that you fill out during the sign-up process. That way, Walmart will know the specific needs of your family, from favorite colors to sizes of shoes and everything in between. Subscribers will receive six boxes a year to help keep kiddos in the latest threads from the retailer, who hope to become a fashion destination.
Unlike some other subscription companies, buyers won't be tied in for any set length of time. You can choose to receive the boxes in full, or opt to purchase them singularly as and when you feel like it. If you're bored of the same old choices and are in need of a fashion change-up, it might be a brilliant way to inject some freshness into your child's wardrobe. Plus, if mom hasn't picked it out they might be more inclined to wear it!
“We’ve been working very hard to make Walmart.com a destination for fashion,” Denise Incandela, Walmart’s head of Fashion Group for U.S. e-commerce, told Fortune.
With the summer months fast approaching, kids will be busy scraping knees and hanging out with their friends. There's not enough laundry detergent in the world to put up with that demand, so a subscription like this might be the way forward.
The best part? The boxes get shipped out without payment, then customers can try on the items before they commit to buy. Anything that doesn't fit or isn't liked can be sent back.
Shopping with children can be stressful at the best of times, and it doesn't get any easier with age. Little kids can be demanding and teenagers can be fussy, so bringing the shop to you sounds like the future.
Would you try it out, or is it just another fad that's more hassle than its worth?