I can't answer questions like that. All I can say is that I read an article about this website on techcrunch or somewhere, not exciting. I watched this video... I'm currently perusing dollarshaveclub.com considering joining and getting a F***ing Great blade of my own.
EDIT: I now officially joined the Dollar Shave Club. Best idea ever.
It's not really. The only incentive is that I save a little on this month if any of my friends click my specific link and sign up. It's for a limited time and there's no tiered system. I don't gain anything from people who signed up from my link signing up further people from their link.
It's a really smart use of social media. They don't have to advertise. They post a viral-ready video on YouTube. People share the video and have an incentive to tell others about the company if they like it.
Just got through to the site. Their ad auto-plays upon load. I'm thinking they could de-stress their servers by nixing that feature. I'm assuming that it costs their bandwidth to pass that through -- even if it's hosted on youtube. Maybe that's wrong.
I've been using single-blade safety razors (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safety_razor if you don't know what it is) for a decade or two. Haven't done the math, but I'm pretty sure they're a lot cheaper than 1$/month.
However, nobody's making viral videos about them :-).
I wetshave, so I spend literally pennies a day on shaving. I bought enough blades recently to shave every day, throw out a razor after only 3 shaves, and still not make another blade purchase for 2 years. For $20.
If I use my straight razor two times a week as well, that will add another 6 months to the total.
I don't know. I had a problem loading it originally today. It took me about 4 tries to get it to load. I hope they are able to support this kind of demand. They only had that one poor hispanic lady and a guy in a bear suit to do all the work it looks like.
take it easy dude, if an old dope like me can make it work , anybody can. How would you get into a safe, if you can't get into a computer. Don't swear at it , it has no ears. write a letter, and get us excited , for more. Tomorrow we're dead . Think, how much harder it is to feed yourself, if we go into a 1929 situation . Have a good one Dude
Now this is some serious marketing! I sent this to my MBA cohort and told them to forget everything they learned in our marketing classes and to listen to this commercial if they wanted to learn marketing and get rich at the same time. ! +1 if you agree (Circle if you need some cool friends)