About Dollar Shave Club

Dollar Shave Club is a monthly subscription service that allows you to get “a great shave for a few bucks a month.” The company allows you to choose between three different razor levels, in addition to exclusive complementary products such as shaving butter and personal wipes.

Dollar Shave Club is well known for their in-you-face advertising style, and has been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and more. The company is based out of Santa Monica, CA, and holds an A- rating with the Better Business Bureau, based on just eight closed complaints over the past three years.

Online reviews regarding Dollar Shave Club appear to be primarily positive, though we did read numerous complaints of long shipping times. However, the company appears to have rectified the situation, and shipping times were 3-5 days as of the time of this writing.

How Dollar Shave Club Works

In short, Dollar Shave Club claims that, “for a dollar per month, we send high-quality razors right to your door.” Each razor is claimed to include stainless steel blades, aloe vera lubricating strips and pivot heads, across three distinct models:

  • The Humble Twin – The most basic razor available, which includes 2 stainless steel blades. With this plan, you’ll receive 5 cartridges per month.
  • The 4X – This mid-grade razor is claimed to provide a “gentle shave in a single stroke,” and features 4 stainless steel blades. With this plan, you’ll receive 4 cartridges per month.
  • The Executive – This high-end razor features 6 stainless steel blades and a built-in trimmer edge. With this plan, you’ll receive 4 cartridges per month.

In addition to razors, Dollar Shave Club also offers two exclusive complementary products:

  • Dr. Carver’s Easy Shave Butter – A 6oz tube of “butter” that works as an alternative to traditional shaving cream. Non-irritating and safe to use with sensitive skin, this product helps you get a better shave, and comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
  • One Wipe Charlies – These durable—yet soothing—“buttwipes” are made of flushable and biodegradable viscose rayon, with a “gentle peppermint scent.”

According to the company’s FAQ section, none of their products are tested on animals, though they are manufactured overseas.

If you’re interested in signing up for Dollar Shave Club, all you have to do is pick your razor, choose your additional items (if any), enter your name, email address, shipping address, and payment method, and you’re good to go.

When your fresh monthly razor supply arrives and it’s time to change out your blade, simply unclick the handle and reattach it to your new blade. The company claims that your razor handle is “free,” and you’ll receive a new one free of charge if you upgrade or downgrade your plan. If one of your handles were to break, you can also obtain replacements for an additional fee.

Finally, if you don’t shave very often, you can choose the “Not So Hairy” plan from your account page. This should take effect the following month, and means you’ll then receive a fresh set of razors every other month.

Dollar Shave Club Pricing & Refund Policy

Dollar Shave Club offers three different pricing levels:

  • The Humble Twin – $1 per month
  • The 4X – $6 per month
  • The Executive – $9 per month

Regardless of the model you choose, you’ll be given the opportunity to include a 6oz tube of Dr. Carver’s Shave Butter ($8), and/or 40 One Wipe Charlies ($4) with your order.

Shipping is currently $2 for the Humble Twin option, while the 4X and Executive options include free shipping.

If you’re dissatisfied with any of your razors, Dollar Shave Club offers a NQA (No Questions Asked) refund policy. However, keep in mind that you’ll only be refunded your most recent month’s payment, and only within 30 days of product shipment.

If you’re looking to save even more money, you can also receive a $5 credit on your next month’s order for each friend you refer.

Pros:

  • Receive all the razors you’ll need starting at just $1 per month.
  • Additional exclusive products available.
  • Razors work well for both men and women.
  • A- Better Business Bureau rating.
  • Mostly positive online feedback.
  • Easy to use website.

Cons:

  • A lot of online complaints claim that it took a long time to receive their first order, though the company appears to have since remedied the situation. As of the time of this writing, orders were being shipped within 3-5 days of signing up.

Bottom Line:

If you’re used to paying very high prices for replacement razors, Dollar Shave Club can offer big savings, in addition to the convenience of monthly shipments. However, we did learn that the company appears to source their razors from Dorco, which can be purchased directly for about 1/3 of the cost.

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4 Customer Reviews for Dollar Shave Club

Average Customer Rating: 5.0
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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Great products at great prices

    • Palatine, IL,
    • Nov 2, 2016

    Love Dollar Shave Club! They have quality products with great customer service with free shipping.

    I can change deliveries or even cancel one with no repercussions. With 3 shavers in the house, this has saved us quite a bit of money over the last year. Over $80 so far! I will continue to use this company for as long as it's around.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Does what it advertises

    I am on my third month, and it's a fine razor. I've settled on the four blade, and it works as well as any Gillette. It's what I compare blades to, because Schick is dangerous for me, and has been for years. I've tried different blades at different times, hoping for the perfect shave, but haven't really found it though. However, Dollar Shave Club has done all I've asked, and saved me a load of money. Also, I do like the Shave Butter they offer, it's less of a mess than cream or gel, and it moisturizes too. I think I'll stick with them. I've read they source their blades through Dorco, which I tried just the other day, but it became a styptic pencil aprés shave and tore my face up. So I think they get their blades elsewhere, or a better Dorco blade not available to regular customers. Give the club a shot, go and look again at the prices you would pay for Gillette, and be glad you made the change.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Awesome

    We (my daughter, her husband and I) decided to try this product and to be honest, I truly thought it would be of poor quality. Man, were we surprised when we received it, which came in a days. There is NO way we could ask for better. Great job Dollar Shave club!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Love it!

    • Jul 22, 2015

    I got this subscription for my husband, but I keep my own blade and switch it out on the handle when I want to shave. We both love using them. My husband has to shave every morning for work and one blade easily lasts a week, could definitely last longer.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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