I’m finally accepting that I coddle our dogs way too much. Although I order our food and treats online, I can be found at the pet store, strolling through the dog toy aisles for surprise for my babies and there are just too many things. With the pet food recall scares, it takes a little longer, because I want to make sure the toys are sturdy (Kong), great quality, and affordable.
Needless to say, I’ve left the pet store without a toy many times.
Introducing Postal Puppy
What if we didn’t have to bother going to the pet store? What if we could save time browsing for a clever toy? I recently discovered Postal Puppy, a subscription based service that will send dog owners premium pet products every month.
“For $12, receive an assortment of dog products to sample with your furry friend. Postal Puppy lets you try new products before spending time AND money on the wrong products.” ~ Postal Puppy
What is Postal Puppy?
It’s easy to sign up. Go to Postal Puppy, sign up to become a member and select your plan. You can cancel at any time. At the end of each month, Postal Puppy will send you 4-6 premium pet products directly to your front door (you’ll receive your surprise package in a week).
I love the idea, because I can try out new products and stop wasting time and money on products that just don’t work for our family. I can’t tell you how many puppy wipes we went through until we found one that didn’t dry out within a couple of weeks (the entire box!).
Postal Puppy will go a step further and provide great information about each product and include coupons and discounts if you’d like to buy more.
What’s great about a subscription service?
When I first heard of this idea, I thought it was GREAT! But then I started thinking about it more and I thought “no one is going to pay a subscription for a pet product service.” But as I researched more, I thought “why not?” $12 a month is a lot cheaper than what I actually pay (I’m too embarrassed to share the dollar amount). If I don’t like a product, I can give it to a friend as a gift (most of my friends are dog lovers like me) or I can give it away to a Keep the Tail Wagging follower. All of that for $12 a month? I think this is a fantastic deal!
It’s a fantastic deal if Postal Puppy delivers. I haven’t received a gift box yet so I have no idea what the premium products include.
Postal Puppy makes it easy to sign up
Today, I logged on to Postal Puppy to check out the membership sign up process. New members are able to choose our dog’s size, sex, and age. What I didn’t see was an option to select multiple dogs (we have three, 2 adults, 1 puppy; 2 boys, 1 girl), however, dog owners can select multiple plans.
Postal Puppy uses Amazon.com to process payments. I love this, because I trust that site and don’t have to re-enter my payment information. This is a month-to-month subscription, so we can cancel at any time, and shipping is free. The question I have now is when will members receive the first package. In a week? The site says “77 more members are needed to activate this subscription.”
How do you feel about a subscription service? Is this something that you would take a chance on?