Once again, Movember is upon us. At Martin Engineering there is talk of a contest one for IL based employees and one for remote employees. At Boy Scouts there also been a lot of talk about participation. As I contemplate whether to go “‘stache” or “full beard” my thoughts go back to my Dollar Shave Club membership. Depending on which way I go I may reduce my need for shaving supplies or eliminate it completely for the month. Is Dollar Shave Club equipped to deal with what could be a tremendous reduction in the need for shaving supplies? it is estimated that 4 million men participate in Movember (source http://us.movember.com)
I had thought to myself that it might be a great opportunity for Dollar Shave Club and Harry’s to suspend their service and devote the monthly subscription fees to a charity of your choice. Not sure how either service could handle devoting subscription amounts, but perhaps they could suspend shipping and give their customers a choice of say 5 different charities to pick from. I am a little surprised that neither companies are using the upcoming month as a way to boost visibility both for their business and the issue of men’s health.