Delivering life right to your door
Subscription services can get your home running like clockwork,
This all started with a friend’s tweet for help.
He’s juggling parenthood and pandemic home-office life and wondered “aloud” on Twitter if it was possible to get regular deliveries for all the essentials we’re always running out of: milk, bread, eggs and, of course, wine.
He asked: “Can you run your life, more or less, like clockwork with the right combination of subscriptions?”
Since he’s got enough on his plate, I decided to find out for him. And, since I know he would want to support as many local independents as possible, I made a few rules for the game — no Amazon, no Skip the Dishes and no Uber Eats.
There’s a reason big tech is so big on the subscription model. It’s a steady, predictable revenue stream that makes it easier to plan for the future. If we could redirect some of our subscription money to a local mom and pop shop, that would not only save you time and cut out some unnecessary trips to stores, it would also support the local economy, which is struggling.
Plus, some of these make great last-minute gifts.