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January 30, 2015

Cratejoy – Subscription Services In a Box

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From designer clothes to cocktails, makeup, toys, and more, entrepreneurs are raking in cash with subscription delivery services. Cratejoy provides entrepreneurs with the technical tools necessary to implement their great business ideas.

Once you’ve got an idea of what type of subscription service you’re planning to run, Cratejoy can handle the rest. Just follow Cratejoy’s step-by-step instructions for setting up your online business, making decisions along the way like how much you should charge and how frequently customers should be billed. Design a subscription-optimized website that looks and functions differently from a traditional e-commerce website. Using Cratejoy’s website editor, you can make basic changes to your website’s layout and design without dealing with the hassles of coding. Cratejoy provides you with flexible subscription configurations, which means you aren’t limited to re-billing customers just once each month, and your subscribers will be able to customize their subscriptions based on personal preferences and financial limitations. The subscription service you design with Cratejoy will also be self-managed, allowing customers to upgrade their plans or change billing information without contacting your office for support.

In addition to managing the technical aspects of a subscription business, Cratejoy handles the operations, as well. Cratejoy provides business owners with the tools necessary for subscription fulfillment, complete with discounted USPS postage solutions. For entrepreneurs looking to launch their own subscription businesses, Cratejoy is a solution worth checking out.

Practical Uses:

  • Launch a subscription-based business
  • Design a website for your new venture
  • Manage all subscription fulfillment requirements
  • Automatically re-bill customers at regular intervals

Insider Tips:

  • Customize the content of customer email receipts
  • Send automated emails based on triggers, like when subscriptions are renewed
  • Use the operations management tools to see which subscriptions need to be fulfilled
  • Cratejoy offers discounted USPS postage solutions

What we liked:

  • Cratejoy removes the hardest part of launching a subscription business
  • Users can configure their own billing schedules
  • Self-serve portals allow customers to edit their own billing information
  • Cratejoy’s website designs have been optimized for conversions

What we didn’t like:

  • Businesses don’t have the flexibility in website design that they would have with a designer

Alternatives:

  • None

Company Info:

  • Launched: 2014
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Austin, Texas
  • Founded by: Amir Elaguizy and Alex Morse
  • Web site: http://cratejoy.com

Costs:

  • Free trial
  • All access plan is $29 per month