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7 Reasons why British Gents are lovin’ Sterling Shave Club

By Johnathan Taylor | Free trial, Saving,Family | 1 December 2017Blog Post Image

This company was founded by a Coventry University student just 4.5 years ago, now it has thousands of subscribers and is changing the way a £25 billion industry operates. We take a closer look to see how the average man can save himself a lot of time and money while still getting an impeccable shave with the sterling shave club.

 

  1. They’re 4.5 years old fighting the 100+ year old big corporates ripping you off

Like us, they’ve had enough of rip off razors and a market controlled by a few big American brands who try to sue the pants off anyone who challenges them. They don’t spend hundreds of thousands of pounds to pay roger Federer to grin next to their blades. By selling direct to you without that faff they can offer you far better value. they’re just selling great products at a fair price.

  1. They’re One of the first truly British shaving subscription services run by a family who cares

 

Founded in Coventry and based in the uk ever since, sterling shave club is run by a close-knit family who cares about putting you first. They pride themselves on truly great service and are always happy to help out with any questions. Having shipped out over 100,000 packages they’re experts in what they do. Lots of other companies try and give a british impression but are truly lining the pockets of larger foreign parent companies - Poor show, chaps.

 

  1. They’re More than just razors

Most of these subscription companies that seem to be popping up everywhere just offer you a limited choice on razors or maybe a shave gel if you’re lucky. Not Sterling Shave Club. they have by far the biggest selection of products available to compliment your razors that we’ve seen and that means you get what you want. We’re talking multiple quality British brands and a wide array of products Ranging from face scrubs, shave creams, moisturisers, aftershave, hair loss products and even bamboo toothbrushes!

  1. They’re Saving guys time

Their subscription service works like clockwork. Choose from monthly, two monthly, three monthly or even just buy it as a one off and it comes straight to your door. It’s just bloomin’ convenient, isn’t it? No need to forget buying your grooming products ever again and if you wanna change or cancel a subscription, you legit press a single button and it’s done. Sign. Me. up.

  1. They’re Saving guys money

Not only do these guys save you time, but they’re a wedge cheaper than Gill... oh wait, we better not. Anyway, sterling shave club’s razors start from just £1.75/cartridge. Leading competitors can be over £3.95 per cartridge. This is what you call a no brainer.

  1. They provide the finest shave

Most importantly though, they offer the smoothest, closest and most comfortable shave of all the razors we’ve tried, and that’s most of them. with their money back guarantee you’re in safe hands. Combine their blades with some of their award-winning shaving products and we challenge you to find a better shave.

 

  1. You can get a free trial of their products

 

Best of all though you don’t have to take our word for it. They offer a trial starter pack for free, just cover £2.99 for postage and packaging.

 

So, what’d you get?

 

  • One Sterling Handle
  • A five blade pivoting razor head with extra trimmer blade
  • One travel cover
  • One traditional shave cream
  • One post shave moisturiser

Add a bamboo toothbrush, aftershave and face scrub sample to your package for just an additional £3.99, normal retail price £12.99!

 

SO, what are you waiting for? Get you free trial now and thank us for pointing them out to you later.

Here’s what happened when I signed up to Sterling Shave Club

By Jack Evans | Sign Up, Look Good, Feel Good | 15 November 2017Blog Post Image

Subscription boxes; they’re everywhere and for everything. And we the British public LOVE them, they’re just flippin’ convenient, aren’t they? You can get subscriptions to socks, boxers, dog toys and even cheese toasties – yes you read that right. I can’t take a walk on the tube without being bombarded by advertising for some of these many subscriptions, they’re simply everywhere. With their huge popularity, it makes sense that subscription razors are leading the charge in the subscription box world.

Now I actually have one of those stereotypical, narcissistic, good for nothing bosses that insists we’re all at our desks 10 minutes before we actually start getting paid. He also insists we’re all cleanly shaven, every day, without fail and so I was actually interested to try out a shaving subscription service that was based in the UK.

So, one day at work, while no one is looking, in an attempt to reclaim some of my personal life, I decide to research razor blade subscriptions that might save me a bit of time and perhaps even some money.

There were a few options out there but after some fairly extensive Googling I opted to try out Sterling Shave Club (www.sterlingshaveclub.com). They seem to essentially be the UK version of Dollar Shave Club but with a classic British twist. ‘Jolly good old chap’ and all that ‘smashin’’ stuff. They had by far the best variety of products, great prices and what looked to be a very flexible, simple to use service.

Now if you’ve never used a razor subscription service before to buy your razors here’s how it works in a nutshell:

  1. Check out the products offered
  2. Choose which ones you want to buy and how often you want them delivered
  3. Pay via card, PayPal or Direct debit
  4. Sit back and wait for your razors to turn up at your door

It really is that simple. With Sterling Shave Club there were no tie in’s, no commitments and you’re totally in control of all your subscriptions. You can pause, upgrade, downgrade, cancel or change your subscriptions at any time from your member area on the website. Your payments get taken automatically as often as you want your products to come and they just get delivered straight to your door. No more needing to find the best deals or forgetting to buy your razors. Just a simple, effective service that provides quality products at fair prices.

So, what did I get? I opted to start on their ‘Free trial package’ which gives you a free razor, a razor head, a travel cover, a shave cream and a post shave SPF15 moisturiser. All I had to do was cover the postage costs of £2.99. They also offered an upgrade to add in an award-winning Aftershave, bamboo toothbrush and pre-shave scrub for just an additional £3.99. So, for just £6.98 I got all of this:

  • Free Razor
  • Free Razor Head
  • Free Travel Cover
  • Free Traditional Shave Cream
  • Free Post Shave Moisturising Balm
  • Bamboo Toothbrush
  • Award Winning Aftershave
  • Pre-Shave Scrub
  • Postage and Packaging

That’s an incredible package for the price, isn’t it?

Sign up was simple, I opted to pay with PayPal and sure enough 2 days later I receive a nicely branded Sterling package address to, you guessed it – Lord Evans.

Since I knew my package was on its way I decided to hold off having a shave and so had a good level of stubble to tame by the time it came for the Sterling test.

The Shave

I started with the pre-shave scrub, it came in a professional looking tube and smelt great when you put some in your hand, it was a rejuvenating, fresh scent. I mixed it with some warm water as it is quite thick and worked it into my face and stubble with some vigour. It has some grit in it but not so much that it was too abrasive. I washed it out with some more warm water and noticed my skin felt a lot cleaner, less oily and ready for the next step…

The traditional shave cream smells very similar to the face scrub and again it is quite thick. I used some hot water again and worked it into my stubble, creating a rich, thick, white lather. I picked up my new Duke razor and took the first pass down the side of my face. It was absolute bliss; smooth, comfortable, close and effective. The razor was so sharp that if it wasn’t for the fact I could see the stubble had been removed I’d have thought it hadn’t actually cut anything at all.

The blades didn’t seem to clog and excess hair was easily removed by a gentle rinse under the water. The Duke has a trimmer blade on the back, it’s not very obvious at all but it is there. This came in especially useful when I was trying to get the area just underneath my nose. I often find razors are too big to cut effectively up close in this area but the trimmer on the back of the Duke razor made this really simple. Not to mention it was great for squaring my side burns off as well. The handle felt solid and had lots of rubber grip on it, I think it looks very smart as well. A bit more modern then some of the Gillette razors you can get and especially the Mach 3 razor.

The moisturising strip probably wasn’t needed as the shave prep was doing such a great job but you could imagine if you were ever caught short it’d make up the difference if you just had this razor and some warm water.

I finished up passing the five blades across every inch of my stubble and washed my face with some cold water to close the pores. My face felt exceptional; no razor burn or rash and it was incredibly close. Too often razors feel like a toss-up between a close shave and getting some irritation., not with this Duke razor.

Now for the final step, I squeezed some of the SPF15 anti-aging moisturiser into my palms and applied it to where I had shaved as well as the rest of my face. It was at this point I realised that all three of these products essentially smell the same, which was quite good as by now the smell had really grown on me.

As you’d expect this moisturiser wasn’t as thick as the previous shave cream and face scrub, it massaged into the skin well leaving no residue. Sometimes I feel like moisturisers can leave my skin feeling quite greasy but this wasn’t the same experience, my skin truly felt moisturised rather than greasy. I’ll be honest, I rarely bother with moisturising but this product I thought was superb. It is Winter as a write this and so the SPF15 isn’t really of any use, but I can imagine in the Summer it could be the difference between burning and not – which we all know isn’t good for our skin.

I was so impressed with these products I decided to leave them all on my on-going subscription.

The Bamboo Toothbrush

I LOVE this toothbrush, for a start it looks pretty cool but also, it’s just such a great idea. I always forget to buy a new one every three months like you’re meant to and so on subscription is great for me. The bamboo toothbrush came in a recyclable paper bag similar to what chop sticks come I, I guess to keep it hygienic. The bristles are fairly firm and the handle feels a lot softer than I was expecting. My biggest concern was getting a splinter in my mouth from the bamboo but the product is so smooth I realised there was no way that was going to happen.

I’m not a big tree hugger, but I do appreciate the fact it is biodegradable, sustainable and not plastic and that’s a good feeling to be doing your bit to make changes. Beyond the above it did exactly what you’d expect of a toothbrush; it left my teeth feeling really clean.

If you’re on an electric then this might actually save you a lot of money, the replacements on an electric toothbrush can get pretty expensive and they seem to need changing far more often than a regular manual toothbrush in my experience.

The price is probably better than what I’d normally pay for a decent toothbrush in Tesco and it’s delivered to my door when I need it. Result. I’m definitely keeping this subscription going for life.

The Aftershave

Now this might have been the biggest surprise of the whole package. I really had no idea what to expect. On the website they describe it as ‘Award winning Gruhme No.14 Fine Fragrance. Aromatic wood accord with top notes of juniper berry, organic black peppercorn, bergamot, lemon, lavender with a heart of patchouli and cedar on a base of oakwood, amber and musks interlaced with traces of cumin, celery seed and petitgrain.’ I mean, what the heck is that going to smell like? I can’t say I’ve ever smelt a celery seed, I didn’t even know they had seeds…let alone in that concoction of ingredients.

So, I know what you’re all thinking, you want me to tell you how it smells and now I see why it is so hard to describe. It certainly smells masculine and very fresh, when I look at the ingredients and smell it I can smell the aromatic wood accord they speak off but it’s so much more than that. It’s unlike anything I’ve used before but I can see why it is award winning, it truly is exquisite. Best of all, my wife loves it too, which is regularly not the case with my choice of aftershave.

As this isn’t a main stream fragrance you know that it’s highly unlikely you’re going to know anyone else using it and so you can really make this fragrance your own. It came in a 5ml glass vial which doesn’t sound like much but there should be plenty for a months’ worth.

The nice thing about it coming in the small glass vial is that you can keep it in a pocket and freshen up throughout the day as required. The one thing I would say about this product though is that it is very strong, it’s not like some of these fragrances you buy which seems to need to be reapplied every two hours. When you spray this stuff on you it really does last.

Overall verdict? Love it. Going to keep this subscription running as well. I’d highly recommend getting the add on to the free sample pack just to try this product out – you won’t regret it. This product on its own is easily worth upwards of a fiver in my opinion.

So, the real question is what are you waiting for? Sign up to the Free trial by Sterling Shave club, it’ll be the best thing you do today.

  1. They’re 4.5 years old fighting the 100+ year old big corporates ripping you off

Like us, they’ve had enough of rip off razors and a market controlled by a few big American brands who try to sue the pants off anyone who challenges them. They don’t spend hundreds of thousands of pounds to pay roger Federer to grin next to their blades. By selling direct to you without that faff they can offer you far better value. they’re just selling great products at a fair price.

  1. They’re One of the first truly British shaving subscription services run by a family who cares

 

Founded in Coventry and based in the uk ever since, sterling shave club is run by a close-knit family who cares about putting you first. They pride themselves on truly great service and are always happy to help out with any questions. Having shipped out over 100,000 packages they’re experts in what they do. Lots of other companies try and give a british impression but are truly lining the pockets of larger foreign parent companies - Poor show, chaps.

 

  1. They’re More than just razors

Most of these subscription companies that seem to be popping up everywhere just offer you a limited choice on razors or maybe a shave gel if you’re lucky. Not Sterling Shave Club. they have by far the biggest selection of products available to compliment your razors that we’ve seen and that means you get what you want. We’re talking multiple quality British brands and a wide array of products Ranging from face scrubs, shave creams, moisturisers, aftershave, hair loss products and even bamboo toothbrushes!

  1. They’re Saving guys time

Their subscription service works like clockwork. Choose from monthly, two monthly, three monthly or even just buy it as a one off and it comes straight to your door. It’s just bloomin’ convenient, isn’t it? No need to forget buying your grooming products ever again and if you wanna change or cancel a subscription, you legit press a single button and it’s done. Sign. Me. up.

  1. They’re Saving guys money

Not only do these guys save you time, but they’re a wedge cheaper than Gill... oh wait, we better not. Anyway, sterling shave club’s razors start from just £1.75/cartridge. Leading competitors can be over £3.95 per cartridge. This is what you call a no brainer.

  1. They provide the finest shave

Most importantly though, they offer the smoothest, closest and most comfortable shave of all the razors we’ve tried, and that’s most of them. with their money back guarantee you’re in safe hands. Combine their blades with some of their award-winning shaving products and we challenge you to find a better shave.

 

  1. You can get a free trial of their products

 

Best of all though you don’t have to take our word for it. They offer a trial starter pack for free, just cover £2.99 for postage and packaging.

 

So, what’d you get?

 

  • One Sterling Handle
  • A five blade pivoting razor head with extra trimmer blade
  • One travel cover
  • One traditional shave cream
  • One post shave moisturiser

Add a bamboo toothbrush, aftershave and face scrub sample to your package for just an additional £3.99, normal retail price £12.99!

 

SO, what are you waiting for? Get you free trial now and thank us for pointing them out to you later.

 

 

LOOK DASHING WITH OUR TRIALS OLD BEAN

You're in control. Totally flexible subscriptions.

Free Postage

STANDARD TRIAL £5.49

One Sterling Handle

Comes with a rubber grip and is ergonomically designed to feel and look great.

A Three Blade Pivoting Razor Head

It's a really good blade, but you'll like the free upgrade to the 5 blade head in your next package even more...

One Full Size 125ml Shave Cream

If you're lucky, you may even get 150ml!

Free Postage

Things you never hear the postman say...

Worth over £12

Can't say fairer than that!

How Does It Work?

  1. Pay just £5.49 for over £12.00 of shaving products, postage and packaging is included!
  2. After one month, we'll charge you £18 to send you 8 new blades. We'll even upgrade you for free to an even better 5 blade razor head pack, which uses the same handle!
  3. Your subscription will continue to renew every month. You're in control though - easily amend, pause or cancel your subscription at anytime.
  4. Once you have received your first pack of 8 blades we recommend changing your subscription to 'every two months'. This will save you some money and give you the amount of blades most people need.

Free Postage

ULTIMATE TRIAL £11.99

One upgraded Sterling Handle

We'll give you a free upgrade to a pivot ball handle, it comes with a rubber grip and is ergonomically designed to feel and look great.

A Five Blade Pivoting Razor Head with Extra Trimmer Blade

We'd argue this is the best razor on the market, and we've tried a lot of them!

One Full Size 100ml Pre Shave Face Scrub

You're right, the one in the picture is only 50ml - yours will be twice as big!

One Full Size 125ml Shave Cream

You're right, the one in the picture is only 50ml - yours will be more than twice as big!

One Full Size 100ml SPF15 Post Shave Anti-Ageing Moisturiser

You're right, the one in the picture is only 50ml - yours will be twice as big!

One Travel Size Gruhme Award Winning Aftershave Fragrance

Trust us, this smell incredible.

One Sterling Bamboo Toothbrush

No more plastic handle toothbrushes here!

Free Postage

It costs us about £5 just to get this packed and delivered to you!

Worth over £34

Now that's what you call a bargain!

How Does It Work?

  1. Pay just £11.99 for over £34.00 of shaving products, postage and packaging is included!
  2. After one month, we'll charge you £19 to send you 8 new five blade pivoting razor heads.
  3. Your subscription will continue to renew every month. You're in control though - easily amend, pause or cancel your subscription anytime.
  4. Once you have received your first pack of 8 blades we recommend changing your subscription to 'every two months'. This will save you some money and give you the amount of blades most people need.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHY SHOULD I JOIN?

We'll offer you a sterling service that will leave your wallet fatter, ensure you always have the finest blades, and result in your partner and/or mother admiring your face (or legs) far more often.

HOW DOES IT ALL WORK?

First, you recognise the unrivalled potential this service offers you. You’re a person of action so you commit to the cause. One short form later and you’re greeted into the prestige that is Sterling Shave Club. We collect the funds monthly or two monthly or three monthly, then send you our amazing products. You could even buy them as one off products if you don't fancy a subscription. Your life just became richer and a little less complicated.

HOW GOOD ARE YOUR BLADES?

They’re spiffing! We're regularly told they beat our members old Mach 3 or Wilkinson Sword. And they should, we’ve scoured the far corners of the Empire in order to bring you truly sterling razors, the very best. Our bespoke Sterling handles have been crafted to be the very finest products. We have quite literally tested countless razors in order to ensure you will be impressed with our range and that they will leave you looking dashing, while saving you time and money in the process. Can't say fairer than that.

HOW DO I LOG INTO MY ACCOUNT?

Once you have signed up, you will be able to access your account using the email address and password you entered during your initial registration. You can find the log in tab on our homepage, enter your details and away you go! Before you will be able to log in you must click the link of the confirmation email we sent you when you signed up. If you are having trouble signing in just drop us an email at info@sterlingshaveclub.com.

CAN I CANCEL ANYTIME, NO QUESTIONS ASKED?

Of course, but we're sure you won't want too! Just log into your member section and from here you can amend, pause, cancel, upgrade, downgrade or add new subscriptions to your account with the touch of a button! You are in total control.

WHEN WILL MY FIRST ORDER BE DISPATCHED?

We aim to get your shaving gear off to you as quickly as possible, so you can look top notch and start saving money. If you pay via PayPal or card we get your blade out the same day or next business day at the very latest. It’s worth remembering we use His Majesty’s Royal Mail second class delivery system. This service aims to take 3 business days on top of our dispatch time. You will then receive your subscription around the same date each month, 2 months or 3 months or whatever repeat subscription period you've choosen thereafter.

DO YOU DELIVER TO BRITISH FORCES POST OFFICE (BFPO)?

We are proud to supply the fine men and woman of our Armed Forces wherever they maybe in the World. The cost for us to deliver to BFPO is slightly higher but we firmly believe our service men and woman shouldn't have to foot any extra cost. As such we're pleased to say all Armed Forces personnel pay the same great prices as the rest of us here on civvy street!

DO YOU DELIVER OVERSEAS?

We are here to provide to the fine men and women of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. But if you'd like to purchase blades in bulk from us we're sure we can sort something out for you. Send us an email on our contact us page telling us where you’re from and what you'd like and we'll get back to you pronto.

WHAT PAYMENT METHODS ARE AVAILABLE?

We offer PayPal, debit card, credit card and Amazon payment options. We can also take direct payments for larger bulk orders.

CAN I CHANGE MY SUBSCRIPTION TO ANOTHER ONE?

Of course squire! Move up or down as you wish. Just log into your account from the home page, go to the 'My Subscription' section and use the links to upgrade, downgrade, less-blades, or more-blades. It’s as simple as that. You can also add additional subscriptions to your account from here or purchase one off items.

CAN I HAVE MORE THAN ONE SUBSCRIPTION ON MY ACCOUNT?

Of course! The more the merrier. If you're joining us for the first time just add all the subscriptions you desire to your basket prior to check out. If you're already a member simply sign in to your account from our home page, click on ‘Add a new subscription’, make your choice, click ‘Add subscription’ and voila you have added another subscription!

HOW SHOULD I SPEND ALL OF THE MONEY YOU ARE SAVING ME?

Good question. We bought some inflatable dartboards, it didn’t end well. Best you work this one out.

HOW LONG WILL MY SUBSCRIPTION RUN FOR?

Probably until someone at Oxford finds a way to control hair growth, in the meantime it will run until you tell us otherwise – who likes having to re-subscribe to things?

WILL I BECOME MORE ATTRACTIVE AFTER USING YOUR PRODUCTS?

Yes, we cannot be held liable for the additional attention you may receive from co-workers, friends, strangers and sports mascots.

I FORGOT MY PASSWORD…

Not a problem, we'd better get it reset for you. Click on the “forgot password” link below the log in page and follow the directions. Still having problems? Send us an email at info@sterlingshaveclub.com and we'll sort it right out.

I CAN’T FIND AN ANSWER TO MY QUESTION, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Send us an email - info@sterlingshaveclub.com -and we will reply as soon as possible. If we don’t have the answer, nobody will.