Which Online Shaving Club should you choose?
What's all the fuss about buying shaving supplies online? It seems as if everyone is buying razors and cartridges and aftershave on the internet these days. Hasn't shaving been the same for thousands of years?
No, times are changing. If you're simply buying razors and shaving gel as you go from big box retailers, you're wasting time and you're spending too much money. Men (and women) can shave lots of money off their budget by signing up for one of these online shaving clubs. Why spend extra money on shaving when you can use that savings to do fun stuff?
Plan or no plan
Even though these are referred to as "clubs" the only website that has the business model of a subscription is Wet Shave Club, which gives you a better deal if you subscribe to their three, six, or one year plans. Wet Shave Club does allow you to go month-to-month like the other three sites, but it will cost you dearly - $29 per month at WSC.
About the blades
Probably the biggest decision you have to make is what type of blade you'll need. A "cartridge" typically has multiple blades depending on how close a shave you desire. The more blades the more shaving action you'll get. In the comparisons below the cartridges have a minimum of four-blades but you can upgrade to get 6-blade cartridges from most of the vendors.
Harry's is unique in that it allows you to choose how many times you shave on average each week and then they send you the razor blades that are best suited for your needs.
Which shave club is best for you?
If you're primarily looking to save a lot of money and aren't interested in frills, Dollar Shave Club and Harry's are the way to go. If you're the man who spends a lot of time thinking about how beautiful your face is, choose Wet Shave Club, it's a more premium service. Every month in your "box" you'll get goodies like gels, shaving butter, bear shampoo, and even hair lotion and creams. Wet Shave Club is the only option that send you a brush with every plan. Shave Mob gets you the most cartridges and with their loyalty plan you can get two free months for every five friends you refer.
The best overall deal is Harry's, a nice combination of price and features: only $10 a month and you get the blades and aftershave/shaving gel. That's the best deal among these four. Ultimately, though each plan has its merits, it depends on your individual needs and how much you want to get out of it.
Visit the four shaving club sites reviewed in this article:
Dollar Shave Club
Wet Shave Club