I recently ran into a new way to pamper my furbabies. I am introducing Bark Box, a valiant attempt to apply the subscription loot box concept to benefit dogs.
The dog subscription box service is an emerging trend. Barkbox promises to give you enough toys, treats, and health items to keep your dog happy and healthy every month.
Perhaps the best part is that Barkbox delivers straight to your home.
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How Does Barkbox Work?
Barkbox works by taking the stress of shopping out of your hands into the hands of experts. Barkbox is a box subscription company that provides a monthly loot box that contains toys, treats, and healthy items for your dogs.
Subscribers will receive a monthly box filled with unique, hand-picked items for your pet to enjoy. The people at Barkbox test their offerings on their beloved pets to make sure that your furbaby will enjoy what he or she will receive.
To subscribe, you need to visit their website, register for your subscription account, select your desired payment plan, and wait for your monthly loot box in the mail. All loot boxes ship out every 10th of the month, so make sure you look out for yours in the mailbox.
Types of Boxes Available
Bark Box uses monthly themed boxes to make sure that every month your dog gets a new experience.
These themes are predetermined beforehand. At the very least, themes do not repeat during the year, and the people behind Bark Box do their best to make sure that each month is a very different experience from the last month.
Here are a few of the most recent themes used by Bark Box.
- Knights of the Hound Table
- Chewrassic Bark
- The Good, The Bad, and the Pugly
- Throwback Thursday
- Bento & Blossoms
- Sniffin’ Safari
- New York City
In my opinion, one of the best things about Barkbox is that they try to mix it up every month so that your pet does not get bored or tired of what is in the Barkbox.
Some months it will mostly contain toys, and other months it will mainly provide treats. Either way, your dog is sure to enjoy the contents of each Barkbox. Barkbox stands by its brand and will do everything in their power if something is not right or if your dog does not enjoy his monthly treats.
Barkbox has been around for eight years, surely with its experience, Barkbox already knows what works and how to deliver excellent products for your furbaby.
As a box subscription company, Bark Box offers several payment plans:
- 1 month = $29/month
- 6 months = $25/month
- 1 year = $22/month
Keep in mind that the cost of shipping is free if you live in the Continental United States (CONUS). If you are from Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Alaska, or Canada, there is a modest shipping fee of $8 per box.
Additionally, subscriptions renew automatically based on the plan that you select. For example, if you choose the 12-month subscription, then you will receive 12 Barkboxes. At the end of the 12 months, you will be renewed for another 12 months. Of course, you may cancel or disable autorenewal if you wish.
Barkbox says that each Barkbox contains toys, treats, and other items with a total value of $40. Shipping is free if you are in the Continental United States. Even better, you can click “subscribe” and pay for your purchase! No need to trawl pet stores for your pet’s monthly supply of treats.
BARK, the company behind Barkbox, was founded in December 2011 by Carly Strife, Matt Meeker, and Henrik Werdelin.
In April 2013, Bark box raised $6.7M in venture funding. During the same year, Barkbox surpassed the $25 million revenue run rate the same year.
BARK got an additional $15 Million in series B funding; this means that Bark box is adequately funded to be able to keep up with its commitment to providing dogs with beautiful toys and treats every month.
One of the notable accomplishments of Barkbox is that Forbes magazine named them as one of the top 20 companies to follow on social media.
The main thrust of BarkBox is that it allows owners to personalize their dog’s loot box to create the best experience possible for them. Each month comes with a new themed box so your dog will never get bored with the toys and treats that he or she will receive.
Currently, Barkbox is exclusive for dogs because the owners want to focus their efforts on providing an excellent experience for dogs. Barkbox ships to any part of the United States and Canada.
If Barkbox isn’t your style, you can try these alternatives:
- Pooch Perks – Pooch perks is a monthly subscription box option that promises to pamper your furbaby with premium doggy toys and treats.
- Kit Nip Box – As the name suggests, Kit Nip Box caters to the other beloved species of furbabies. Cats will have their senses and lives brightened every month by their Kit Nip Box
- The Dapper Dog – DapperDogBox is made, especially for your dapper dog. Everything your chic dog needs is delivered conveniently to your door every month.
- Easy to navigate website with well-made FAQs.
- Reliable delivery with tracking information available
- 10% of proceeds go to charitable foundations and animal shelters
- Multi-dog discount available
- Automatic subscription renewal
- Barkbox is exclusively for dogs (no memo boxes for now).
Barkbox promises to help pet owners care for their dogs by taking the hassle of shopping for toys, treats, and health items for their dogs. If you are like me and love to play with your dog, but you do not have all the time in the world to go shopping, go for Barkbox.
As a subscription service, you will never have to worry about having your dog lose interest in his toys and treats. Your supply refreshes every month. You can even save money by going for extended plans. With Barkbox, you will never have to worry about your dog being bored with his toys.