May 18, 2022
Pros and Cons of Subscription Delivery Services
One of the long-term effects of the COVID-19 era is the amount of business you can do online. Not only did more and more people become familiar with ordering groceries and other household items online, but there are also subscription services available for everything from pet food to air filters.
The thinking behind these services is that you can get things you need on a regular basis delivered right to your door so you don’t forget about them. But while that’s a positive on the surface, there are also negative aspects to these conveniences.
Centers Health Care has a look at questions you can answer to determine if a subscription delivery service is a pro or con for you.
- Will It Make Your Life Better or Easier?
Saving a trip to the store each money to buy a product (or not having to remember to buy it) is great, but sometimes convenience can be costly. You should answer whether the product is something you actually need before committing to buy each month.
- Is the Company Trustworthy?
You will have to share your address and credit card information with the company, so be sure that it’s a reputable business to deal with. In addition, check the cancellation policy before committing to any agreement.
- Can You Pause or Skip a Month?
Good services will offer you flexibility, allowing you to pause, skip a month, or cancel your account at any time. The more flexibility you have, the better off you’ll be with the service.
- Is It a Good Deal?
In exchange for the monthly commitment, most of these services will offer a price discount compared to buying it regularly at wherever you would get the product around town, but you’ll want to compare prices just to be sure.