6 Anti Subscription Service Business Success Stories [2023]

6 Anti Subscription Service Business Success Stories [2023]
Start An Anti Subscription Service Business

Here are some real life success stories of starting a anti-subscription service business:

1. Birchbox ($200M/year)

When Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna launched Birchbox from business school in 2010, they set out to disrupt the beauty industry by delivering monthly samples in a box. Even though people told them the idea would never work, Birchbox attracted hundreds of thousands of subscribers and enthusiastic buzz as a subscription pioneer. But the speedy success was overwhelming for Katia; over the years the company endured plenty of growing pains as it found its distinctive voice in the beauty industry. PLUS in our postscript "How You Built That," after noticing that many of her female friends hated buying cars, Athena Staton launched SheCar, a personalized online service for used car buyers.

Katia Beauchamp (from ) started Birchbox ago.

Revenue
$16.7M / month

Case Study

When Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna launched Birchbox from business school in 2010, they set out to disrupt the beauty industry by delivering monthly samples in a box. Even though people told them the idea would never work, Birchbox attracted hundreds of thousands of subscribers and enthusiastic buzz as a subscription pioneer. But the speedy success was overwhelming for Katia; over the years the company endured plenty of growing pains as it found its distinctive voice in the beauty industry. PLUS in our postscript "How You Built That," after noticing that many of her female friends hated buying cars, Athena Staton launched SheCar, a personalized online service for used car buyers.

2. Amazon

Online shopping from the earth's biggest selection of books, magazines, music, DVDs, videos, electronics, computers, software, apparel & accessories, shoes, jewelry, tools & hardware, housewares, furniture, sporting goods, beauty & personal care, broadband & dsl, gourmet food & just about anything else.

  • Estimated revenue: $83.3K/month
  • Website traffic: 2.65B/month
  • Business rank: #11

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Learn more about starting an anti-subscription service business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start an anti-subscription service business?
-> Pros and cons of an anti-subscription service business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established anti-subscription service business
-> Marketing ideas for an anti-subscription service business

Other resources

4. Washington Post

Breaking news and analysis on politics, business, world national news, entertainment more. In-depth DC, Virginia, Maryland news coverage including traffic, weather, crime, education, restaurant reviews and more.

  • Business rank: #174

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5. Norton

Norton™ provides industry-leading antivirus and security software for your PC, Mac, and mobile devices. Download a Norton™ 360 plan - protect your devices against viruses, ransomware, malware and other online threats.

  • Website traffic: 28.2M/month
  • Business rank: #464

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