Dollar Shave ClubPosted by John Bowles on March 12, 2012 Share
Some of you may have already seen this as of last Monday. If not, I'm happy to pass along…
“Introducing Dollar Shave Club. Like most good ideas, The Dollar Shave Club started with two guys who were pissed off about something and decided to do something about it… Dollar Shave Club couldn’t be simpler. Select one of our great razors, pay one low monthly fee, and we send ‘em right to your door. No more over-paying for fancy brand name shave tech. No more forgetting to buy your blades."
It's a brilliantly simple idea and I hope it takes off. What I love the most about this brand is it's tone. I love the way it talks. The Dollar Shave Club brand sells razor blades the same way Old Spice sells deodorant, satirically. Both present an incidental critique of what has come to be the norm by pointing out it's absurdity. It's like what I expect from the The Daily Show or Colbert Report but in a razor. This kind of brand appeals to my practical and cynical side. I don't get the sense that their trying to sell me crap I don't need or promise me more than they are actually going to deliver. It makes sense and is a good deal. It reminds me of all the ridiculous commercials I've seen with 3, 4, 5 blades and F-16′s. Or guys with baby faces that effortlessly shave in one swipe. Seriously?
Here's the deal, it's simple:
Sell me a product you yourself would honestly use at a price you would honestly pay.