Review of Birchbox UK
Birchbox offers a beauty subscription service and delivers the best products and insider secrets every month. Birchbox subscribers receive a monthly curated box of 5 beauty samples, including a mix of well-known, exclusive, and cult makeup, skincare, fragrance, and haircare samples. Full-size versions of the samples received can be purchased directly at the Birchbox Shop. Subscribers also get helpful tips and tutorials via the in-box cards, featuring the products received. To avail of the subscription, an account with Birchbox must be created and a beauty profile filled out. This ensures that each subscriber receives products based on their specific beauty needs.
Subscribers get a stylish personalised Birchbox each month with 5 beauty samples tailored to their needs and preferences. Each box will be filled with samples chosen specifically according to the subscriber’s Beauty Profile. Birchbox also ensures that the subscriber will never get the same samples twice.
Aside from the personalised box, Birchbox also offers a Sample Choice, or Pick Your Sample, as an added option for the subscribers to have a little more control over their Birchboxes. This happens a few times a year. The subscribers will be notified by email or an announcement will be posted on Birchbox’s social channels regarding the event.
Birchbox offers monthly, 6-month, and yearly subscriptions amounting to £10, £50, and £90, respectively. Subscriptions will automatically renew by month, 6-month, or by year until cancelled. Cancellations must be done before the billing cycle, which is on the first day of each month. Otherwise, it will only be effective on the following month.
Birchbox subscriptions can also be purchased as a gift. The recipient will receive an email providing them with information about the subscription and will prompt them to set up their own account and complete their profile. Gift subscriptions always begin with a Welcome Box, which is an introduction to the Birchbox service, containing Birchbox’s best-selling items that will work for any customer.
Birchboxes are shipped by the tenth of each month and are expected to arrive at the subscriber’s door in 3 to 5 working days. A shipping confirmation will be sent with a tracking number so that the subscriber may follow the shipment’s progress.
Birchbox has a generous loyalty program that rewards its subscribers every time they shop, refer friends, and give feedback on their monthly samples. Birchbox points are automatically added to the subscriber’s account after each purchase, referral, and review. They can be redeemed within one year from being earned and can be used in 100-point increments to purchase full-sized products on the Birchbox shop. The points, however, cannot be used to pay for the monthly subscriptions.
Aside from the in-box cards included in each Birchbox, the Birchbox website is also full of helpful tips and tutorials to help anyone in improving their beauty techniques. It also features the latest beauty and style trends, news, interviews, and social events.