7 Cigar Subscription Box Success Stories [2023]

7 Cigar Subscription Box Success Stories [2023]
Start A Cigar Subscription Box Business

People who smoke always look for a cigar subscription service that can supply cigars on a regular basis. Cigar subscription boxes are a great way to get high-quality cigars delivered to your door every month. They're a great gift idea for cigar lovers, and they can be a good way to get started in the cigar business.

However, in most countries, cigarette retailing ensures a very small revenue. Generally, the retailers earn revenue on volume selling. So, before initiating a cigar subscription business analyze the financial feasibility of the business model.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a Cigar Subscription Box Business:

1. Southern Cigar Co ($240K/year)

Michael Arciola III (from Austin, Texas, USA) started Southern Cigar Co almost 8 years ago.

$20K / month
2 founders / 0 employees
Austin, Texas, USA

Case Study

I’m Michael Arciola III and the founder of Southern Cigar Co. At the time of founding, I was a student at Florida State University studying computer science and business. I started the company 4 years ago out of my apartment and couldn’t be happier with the progress we’ve made thus far.

Me packing boxes outside out apartment on the deck. I would do them in batches, this being one of them.


2. Taster’s Club ($3.24M/year)

Mack McConnell (from New York, USA) started Taster’s Club over 10 years ago.

$270K / month
1 founders / 3 employees
New York, USA

Case Study

Hey! I’m Mack McConnell, founder of Taster’s Club, a subscription service for people who are curious to learn about and taste amazing craft spirits. Each month we send our members the most interesting spirits we can get our hands on and teach them all about it.

The business has come so far but we still run a very lean team comprised of independent contractors (equivalent of 3 full-timers) and we’re doing about $270K/month in revenue. We’re just excited to keep doing what we love, sharing what we love with anyone who will give it a try.


Learn more about starting a Cigar Subscription Box Business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a Cigar Subscription Box Business?
-> Pros and cons of a Cigar Subscription Box Business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established Cigar Subscription Box Business
-> Marketing ideas for a Cigar Subscription Box Business

Other resources

4. CigarClub.com

  • Business rank: #372K

Check out their full website ➜

5. Privada Cigar Club – Rare. Aged. Premium.

  • Website traffic: 90K/month
  • Business rank: #507K

Check out their full website ➜

6. Taster’s Club

Join the Taster's Club®. Sign up for our alcohol subscription box. Known for our whiskey of the month club. Select a subscription for yourself or gift one to friends.

  • Estimated revenue: $270K/month
  • Business rank: #513K

Check out their full website ➜

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