By: Shaina Wizov Contributing Writer
Monthly subscription services are popping up everywhere, whether for clothing or jewelry, meal delivery, makeup or even pet supplies. The trend is far and wide, and supports brands from all over the world.
But what about the small businesses, the mom-and-pop shops, the entrepreneur-owned companies working hard to build a brand from the ground up? These are the business men and women we should be supporting the most.
Delray Beach local and “Mom-preneur” Sarah Schuh saw an opening for this type of service in our tight-knit community of Palm Beach County and quickly filled it with a solution to the problem — My Palm Beach Box.
You may remember Schuh from her appearance on the popular ABC show, Shark Tank, where she pitched her idea for Sealed by Santa, an online company she runs on her own successfully along with her other ventures, Dolly Detangler, a one-of-a-kind product that detangles dolls’ hair to make them look like new again, and Not My Prince Charming, a one-stop shop for women going through a divorce.
My Palm Beach Box gives customers a taste of Palm Beach County-based boutiques and fitness studios, restaurants, health, beauty, home and houseware brands and entertainment — a true “locals” gem, filled with seven to eight products from various entities from all over the county.
Each box is valued at a minimum of $300 and costs $39.95 each.
The boxes change along with the seasons, each featuring different brands and businesses. Last season, the summer box highlighted local companies such as Fit Food Fresh meal delivery service, The Salt Suite, Trainer Space, Boca Magazine, Bliss Monogramming, All Star Cupcakes and The Original Popcorn House.
How were these companies featured? Each of them gift an item, and/or a coupon or some kind of kick-back to entice guests to order from them, or visit their storefront, restaurant, studio, etc.
The Salt Suite gave a Dead Sea exfoliating soap bar and a BOGO coupon; Bliss Monogramming gave a stemless wine glass along with a certificate to get free monogramming on the glass when you bring it in; and The Original Popcorn House gave an empty popcorn bag that customers can bring into the store to fill up, free of charge.
Beginning this month, the fall box will be available for customers to order, featuring partners such as Gypsy Rose Salon, Linen Closet and The Improv. Expect fall-inspired goodies to get you in the mood for the season. Think fall scents and flavors… Pumpkin spice, anyone?
My Palm Beach Box can be purchased on a non-committal month-to-month basis, or you can take advantage of the Palm Beach Subscription Package, which gets you four boxes for the price of three. Also available is an exclusive Birthday Box, which always comes with a coupon to pick up a cupcake from a local bakery, and Foodie Box, filled with coupons for discounted meals, drinks and appetizers at local hot spots.
Whether you are a local company interested in partnering with My Palm Beach Box to be featured, or you’re a local wanting to support local, visit http://mypalmbeachbox.com/ for more details.