subscription commerce

Hubble Contacts raises $7.2 million to deliver disposable lenses direct to consumers

At least 30 million people wear contact lenses in the U.S., but somehow, less than one-third of this population wears daily disposable lenses, which are deemed the most hygienic and healthiest option

MEL Science raises $2.5 million to put a VR twist on chemistry sets

Remember those old school chemistry sets that came in a cardboard box with a bunch of vials, plastic beakers, safety glasses and a booklet full of instructions for different experiments? London startu

Surf Air is expanding its “all-you-can-fly” service to Europe

Surf Air, the travel startup that offers “all you can fly” service to paying members, will begin running routes in Europe this October, the company announced today. Specifically, Surf Air’s Euro

NEA And Upfront Ventures Back Subscription Box Company FabFitFun In $3.5M Round

Not all the “box of the month” clubs have found success, but one that took a slightly differentiated route – full-sized products, shipped quarterly – has bootstrapped its way t

Five Factors Influencing The Car-As-A-Service Evolution

What if I told you that 50 years from now, the car industry’s revenue model will see a significant shift from outright purchase to a subscription-type model? You wouldn’t think it was particularly

Please And Carrots Debuts Subscription-Based Toys, Expert Advice For New Parents

Busy parents who don’t have the time to shop for the best developmentally-appropriate and educationally-focused toys for their little ones now have a new option. A company called Please and Car

Nootrobox Launches Its “Smart Drugs” Subscription Service

Subscription-based “box of the month” services have been fairly hit-or-miss so far. While some like Birchbox are still going strong, elsewhere, smaller startups – and even experimen

Love With Food Raises $1.4 Million To Ship More Monthly Subscription Snack Boxes

Remember when every new startup was about shipping you things in a box once a month for a small monthly fee? Well, some of them are still around — like Love With Food, which is focused on sendin

UrthBox, A Birchbox For Healthy Snacks, Launches Its Subscription Service For $19 A Month

It seems like everyone wants to eat healthier nowadays, and with that in mind, a number of startups have emerged to bring customers better food options. The latest is <a target="_blank" href="http://w

JustFab’s Checkout Tactics Are JustShady

This Hacker News complaint about <a target="_blank" href="http://www.justfab.com">JustFab</a> scamming a user's girlfriend -- which gets <a target="_blank" href="https://news.ycombinator.com/submitted

JustFab Raises Another $40M Led By Hong Kong’s Shining Capital To Take Its Fashion Subscription Commerce Model To Asia And Beyond

Hot on the heels of its <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/08/21/one-size-fits-all-justfab-merges-with-shoedazzle-in-fashion-commerce-consolidation/">merger with rival ShoeDazzle</a> (yes, pun

MeUndies Launches Crowdhoster Campaign To Build Face-To-Face Video Chat Into Its Website

Subscription commerce startup <a target="_blank" href="http://www.meundies.com/">MeUndies</a> launched last year with the idea of sending its customers a new pair of underwear every month. Now it want

BeachMint Founder, President, And Investor Rebuke Report About The Startup’s Implosion

This morning, PandoDaily reported that Los Angeles-based eCommerce startup, BeachMint, had finally tanked after a long, “slow unraveling.” The problem, however, is that this doesn’t