Store websites such as Gilt.com, Shoedazzle.com and Rocksbox.com all require membership before shoppers can make any purchases. Gilt.com offers a free membership, while shoppers must sign up for monthly subscriptions before they can receive any goods from Shoedazzle.com and Rocksbox.com.
Gilt.com is an online retailer that specializes in brand-name clothes, jewelry and accessories for women, men and children at reduced prices. Before the shopper can make a purchase, he has to log into his Gilt.com account. It advertises that members can save up to 60 percent by signing up.
Shoedazzle.com offers a set subscription price that remains the same each month for one pair of shoes, one bag or one jewelry set per month. It works by creating a personalized showroom for each member. The showrooms contain items such as jewelry, shoes and bags, and all of the items are available for the same fixed price. Shoedazzle.com also sends out 24-hour deals twice weekly to members. The deals feature additional items that are available at the membership price.
Rocksbox.com is a monthly subscription service similar to Gamestop.com, but instead of games it delivers jewelry. The subscriber can wear the jewelry for as long as desired, and can then ship it back and swap it out for another piece of jewelry.