Dollar Shave Club is a subscription service that will deliver razors for $1 (plus $2 shipping) each month. They must be making a bundle off of each razor, because they’ve got some big backers who given them over $1 million in VC funding. That’s a lot of razors.
Michael Dubin, who’s also the company’s CEO, argues that the high-end of the market has gotten ridiculously overpriced, with “a vibrating handle, a back-scratcher, and all of that stuff.” On the low-end, he says that people with “well-developed self images” don’t want to walk into a K-Mart or Wal-Mart to buy a pack of cheap razors. (I buy disposable razors at my local Walgreens, but I’m a tech journalist, so my self-image is screwed up in all kinds of ways.) When it comes to price, it’s hard to beat $1 a month, and when it comes to convenience, it’s hard to beat a delivery to your doorstep.
Their about us video is great and has already gone viral.
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