Launch Your Box Podcast with Sarah Williams | Start, Launch, and Grow Your Subscription Box

By Sarah Williams

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5 years ago I had a dream to start a Subscription Box service full of goodies for women to treat themselves and nurture the importance of self care. It took me a full 18 months to make it happen! I was paralyzed by ‘all the things’ I had to figure out with no one to turn to for guidance. That is why I created Launch Your Box! Maybe you need some direction on how to begin, or you are ready to grow your subscriber base. Either way, it all starts with an idea that can turn into a constant reoccurring revenue, a raving fan base, and a business to love. I will help you... Take your first steps and know where to start. Figuring out the logistics: packing, shipping, boxes, oh my! Learn how to launch, from idea to sales. Scale that box to the next level, go big or go home!

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003: The Riches are in the Niches - How Anne Stuccio Hit $10K Months with Her Subscription Box Business
25:02

On today’s podcast I’m joined by my friend and Launch Your Box member Anne Stuccio, creator of the Brighter Life for Dentists subscription box! We had a great conversation about what inspired her to start a box with zero e-commerce experience, and how her experience relates to some of the things we’ve discussed in our previous podcasts.

 

Riches in the Niches

 

Anne has been a practicing dentist for the last 20 years. In that time, she’s noticed that in her community of women dentists, after a certain point they’d start to feel burned out from putting others before themselves and weren’t enjoying being dentists like they had when they started out. Anne saw the opportunity to develop gift ideas to help reignite their passion and remind them what they loved about their profession in the first place. By targeting this specific niche, Anne could bring the most impact she could with her product and service.

 

“You have to have faith in yourself, and you have to have faith that you know your client, then deliver, deliver, deliver.” – Anne

 

Anne is able to build her list of clients by being able to relate to them personally. She combines that with some planning and information gathering and builds a product specially curated for her customers. As such, she was able to charge a premium price starting off! “It comes down to knowing your customers; I knew that if I put a higher price point and sourced products that were higher-end they would be well received and appreciated.”

 

Anne came up with an idea, a specific market that was being underserved, and created something special. She is a successful dentist and still had her doubts about trying something new! But with planning and the right strategy, she’s been able to grow her box business into something that has a bright and lucrative future!

 

Remember to subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast provider, as well as leave a 5-star rating and a review!

 

You can also check out the show website for some helpful freebies at: https://www.launchyourboxwithsarah.com/

Feb 24, 2021
002: Top 5 Reasons to Start a Subscription Box
17:31

Why should I start a subscription box? This might be a question that you’ve been asking yourself and today I’m going to give you a few reasons why you should!

 

On the last episode, I talked about my journey to starting my subscription box, which was mainly for two reasons. Number one, I wanted to create a VIP experience for my regular customers and number two, I wanted to create financial stability in this roller-coaster world we call the e-commerce industry.

 

Those were my reasons, but what about you? What are some upsides and benefits that you might not have considered when thinking about if starting a box is for you? Well, here are my top 5 reasons why you should start a subscription box.

 

  1. Subscription Boxes are Convenient, Trendy, and Fun

 

Research shows that households on average subscribe to at least three monthly or quarterly subscriptions. They do this so they can keep up with the latest trends and because it’s convenient to have them delivered instead of having to run out to the store.

 

  1. Riches are in the Niches

 

Find your area of expertise and run with it. Having a targeted niche that you can excel in can make you the go-to expert in that area and help you develop a following that builds upon itself.

 

  1. No investor? No problem!

 

You don’t need a lot of money to get started. If you’ve spent time developing your idea and building on pre-sales, you can use that to get your first launch out. The value you build is going to be in yourself and your idea, not in fancy boxes or rushed launches.

 

  1. Two words: Recurring Revenue

 

Y’all, there is no better revenue than recurring revenue. A business built off of subscription means having steady revenue coming in every month. Having the peace of mind that steady revenue can build is invaluable.

 

  1. The Product is already Sold!

 

With subscription boxes, there is no need to keep more inventory than you need. There’s no need to stress about what’s going to sell when buying inventory. The items you’ve chosen already have homes you’re sending them to!

 

Remember to subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast provider, as well as leave a 5-star rating and a review!

 

You can also check out my website for some helpful freebies at: https://www.launchyourboxwithsarah.com/

Feb 24, 2021
001: Sarah's Story - How I Launched a Subscription Box, Built a Thriving Business, and Changed My Life
17:48

Launch Your Box Podcast Episode 1 Show Notes

 

Welcome to the first episode of the Launch Your Box Podcast! My name is Sarah Williams, founder of the Framed Monogram Box and new host of this podcast! I’m so excited to start sharing some of the things I’ve learned over the years and to help you learn some tips, tricks and strategies to help you get started on your own subscription box!

 

“The process doesn’t always start with a grand scale.”

 

All entrepreneurs have different stories of how they began their journey. When I started out, I left a corporate retail job to start my own retail space where I could have more freedom and opportunity to make success on my own. The one thing that is common, the thing that holds everyone back is fear: I was terrified of giving up my regular paycheck. I think that’s something we all fear!

 

“My mantra is: I’m not afraid of failing, I’m afraid of not trying.”

 

Ask yourself: what happens if I succeed? I set out to have a brick-and-mortar space that I could work out of. I didn’t even have an online store! Where I found my passion was with my regular customers and an idea of how I could create a VIP experience for them. Today, I ship thousands of subscription boxes to my customers across the country.

 

Being open to what it means to succeed can be just as important as taking that first step. What success means for you may not be what success means for everyone else. It takes putting yourself out there, doing it, and just keep getting better at it.

 

I can’t wait to share my story with all of you and ideas to help you get started on your own subscription box idea! Remember to subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast provider, as well as leave a 5-star rating and a review!

 

You can also check out the show website for some helpful freebies at: https://www.launchyourboxwithsarah.com/

Feb 24, 2021
Welcome to the Launch Your Box Podcast with Sarah Williams
01:39

5 years ago I had a dream to start a Subscription Box service full of goodies for women to treat themselves and nurture the importance of self care. It took me a full 18 months to make it happen! I was paralyzed by ‘all the things’ I had to figure out with no one to turn to for guidance.

That is why I created Launch Your Box!

Maybe you need some direction on how to begin, or you are ready to grow your subscriber base. Either way, it all starts with an idea that can turn into a constant reoccurring revenue, a raving fan base, and a business to love.

I will help you...

Take your first steps and know where to start.
Figuring out the logistics: packing, shipping, boxes, oh my!
Learn how to launch, from idea to sales.
Scale that box to the next level, go big or go home!

Feb 09, 2021