50 Best Subscription Box Ideas for 2016

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If you’ve read my blog before or followed me on twitter, you know that I own several subscription box businesses. Initially starting in 2014, Bocandy, which I founded, was the first international candy subscription company out there. Since then it, it, like the entire subscription box (which generated $5 billion in 2014) industry has taken off. I’m of the opinion that its not too late for you to cash in on subscription boxes, starting your own company and raking in potentially millions of dollars in monthly recurring revenue; all you need is the right idea. There are many industries that are dominated or saturated- the international snack industry which I am in, for example, has seen enormous growth since 2014- there are currently 7 boxes that do the same thing as me on my radar and 3 that have cone defunct in the past year. But for ever segment that is crowded, there are 5 more which are ripe for the picking! Here are some great ideas for subscription boxes to get you started! The basic idea of a subscription box is that each box, sent out monthly (or quarterly, or yearly, even) solves a problem- that problem might be that they can’t get the items, that they don’t know about them, or that they don’t know how to correctly use them- whatever it is, there is a community of people who will potentially rally behind it and that is where you will make your money.

  1. Breakfast Foods Subscription  Box

  2. Camping Food Subscription Box

  3. Golf Supplies Subscription Box

  4. DIY Knife Subscription Box

  5. Pacific Northwest Themed Subscription Box

  6. Lumberjack Themed Subscription Box

  7. Shoelace Subscription Box

  8. Monthly Deodorant Shipment

  9. Craft Toothpaste Subscription Box

  10. Woodworking Subscription Box

  11. Financial Advice Subscription Box

  12. Astrology Subscription Box

  13. Retro Video Game Subscription Box

  14. Watch Subscription Box

  15. Air Freshener Subscription box

  16. Science Fiction Subscription Box

  17. Exotic Spices Subscription Box

  18. Texas Themed Subscription Box

  19. DIY Pizza Kit

  20. Dried Fruit Subscription Box

  21. Arcade Game Subscription Box

  22. Fantasy Football Subscription Box

  23. Auto Detailing Subscription Box

  24. Leather-working Subscription box

  25. Pet Rabbit Subscription Box

  26. Basketball Subscription Box

  27. Reddit Themed Subscription Box

  28. Gardening Subscription Box

  29. DIY Beer Subscription Box

  30. Blogging Subscription Box

  31. Meat Subscription Box

  32. Mosaic Tiles Subscription Box

  33. A Subscription Box to Different Subscription Boxes

  34. Japanese Wood Block Print Subscription Box

  35. Crossfit Subscription Box

  36. West African Subscription Box

  37. Hip Hop Subscription Box

  38. Country Music Subscription Box

  39. Flip Flop Subscription Box

  40. Organic Cleaning Supplies Subscription Box

  41. Boating Subscription Box

  42. Learn About Animals Subscription Box

  43. DIY Electrical Project Subscription Box

  44. Unpublished Authors Subscription Box

  45. Trivia Subscription Box

  46. Subscription Box for a Specific College

  47. Music Festival Accessory Subscription Box

  48. Snowmobiling Subscription Box

  49. Bicycling Subscription Box

  50. Religion Subscription Box

There you have it– 50 great ideas to start your own subscription box business. These aren’t the only 50 ideas out there and maybe you don’t even like any of them, but going through the list should be a good mental exercise to get your mind in the right place to figure out what sort of people would love to pay you to send them a curated selection of items each month!

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