5 Things You Didn't Know About BarkBox
- BarkBox offers three different types of subscription boxes based on the weight of your dog, including boxes for smaller and larger pets.
- You can add a premium pet toy to your monthly box for just a few extra dollars to give your pet an extra treat.
- Bark & Co. is a new service owned by BarkBox that is a social networking site designed for pet owners to share images with others.
- More than 200,000 people now get a subscription box from the company every month, with the majority owning larger dogs.
- Monthly subscription boxes from the company typically contain six or more items, including a mixture of toys and edible treats for dogs.
How to Redeem a Coupon Code at BarkBox
With coupon and promotional codes, you can save on subscription boxes that you buy for your pets. Whether you buy a one-month subscription or a yearly subscription, you can still apply a coupon code. After deciding on the type of subscription you want to buy, you'll need to either log in with an existing account or enter a valid email address. BarkBox then lets you enter your shipping/billing address and how you want to pay. If you look to the left of the page, you'll see a section that shows you which box you selected. Scroll down to find the "Have a Code?" link. Click this link to open up a new box. Enter your code, click the green apply button beside the box and wait for the page to update. Once it updates, you can finish checking out and pay for your box.
BarkBox is a major company that came about because of one man's frustrations with finding toys for his dogs. Matt Meeker worked in New York City and lived with his dog Hugo, which weighed more than 150 pounds. As most people in the city lived in smaller apartments and didn't have room for larger pets, Meeker had a hard time finding stores in the area that had products for his dog. Tired of ordering online and special ordering from local stores, Meeker looked for others with similar problems. He later partnered with Carly Strife and Henrik Werdelin to found BarkBox in 2011.
The three quickly set about creating a subscription box company that let pet owners get new products sent right to their homes. Pooch Party Packs and Pet Treater are among its main competitors, but Pet Treater focuses more on treats than toys. While Pooch Party Packs offers similar boxes to BarkBox, its monthly boxes are more expensive. Citing the need to expand into markets outside of subscription boxes, BarkBox raised more than $6 million in 2013 and changed its name to Bark & Co. but retained BarkBox as the name of its subscription boxes.
Since raising those funds, the company added a number of new services. It now operates BarkPost, which gets several million visitors every week who love the cute photos posted on the site, and BarkCam, which is a social networking site for pet owners. The company also created BarkBuddy. This app lets users choose their location and search for available dogs in pets and shelters near them. BarkBuddy showcases several thousand pets up for adoption every day.
The founders of BarkBox believe in looking at the lighter side of life. A Dog Toy Story - Episode 1 is just one example of the fun that employees have. This is the first installation in a video series that offers a unique and funny take on the hit Disney film.
BarkBox offers three types of subscription boxes for shoppers. Small & Cute is appropriate for dogs weighing 20 pounds or less, Just Right is for dogs between 20 and 50 pounds and Big & Bold comes filled with items for dogs over 50 pounds. You can purchase a one month subscription to try out the service, but shoppers can also opt for a three, six or 12 month subscription. BarkBox offers free shipping to all 48 lower states and charges a small shipping fee for those living in Hawaii or Alaska. There is also a "Pupgrade" available that lets you upgrade to a premium box for a little more or add a premium toy to the standard box.
While other companies focus more on treats or toys, BarkBox gives shoppers a combination of toys and treats in every box. It works with manufacturers to find toys that are safe for dogs of various sizes and treats that are healthy for animals. Most boxes contain six items every month, but some boxes may contain four items. The number of products depends on the prices BarkBox receives, but shoppers will find that the total value every month is more than what the box costs.
In addition to buying a box for your pet, you can also treat a fellow pet lover to a BarkBox. When you buy a gift box, the recipient can log into the site and arrange for shipment to his or her house. BarkBox makes it easy for you to treat your own pet to fun toys and snacks and to treat other pet lovers too.
BarkBox Social Media Links
BarkBox on Facebook: While Facebook helps you stay informed about changes in BarkBox policies and new products, you can also view images and videos of adorable dogs. Not only does the company post videos of dogs owned by its workers, but you'll also see content shared by other customers. You can also share posts of your own pets too.
BarkBox on Twitter: The next time you have a bad day at work, head over to Twitter to feel your mood lift almost instantly. Follow links shared by BarkBox to see cute videos of dogs playing and having fun. Read the posts for promo codes and special offers too.
BarkBox on Instagram: The founders of BarkBox love animals of all types, and you can see that for yourself on Instagram. Its official Instagram account features loads of images of cute animals, including puppies, kittens and even monkeys.
BarkBox on Pinterest: Everything you ever wanted to know about dogs is now available in one convenient place. Turn to BarkBox on Pinterest to view boards that help you train your new puppy, find arts and crafts project ideas relating to pets and even get tips on the proper feeding of your dog.
BarkBox on YouTube: YouTube is a great place to find humorous videos that you'll want to share with your friends and loved ones. BarkBox posts commercials to its YouTube channel and shares videos of pet owners talking about why they love their dogs.
BarkBox Contact Info
221 Canal St.
New York, NY 10013