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Categories That Brought Sexy Back (and you can too!)

Razor blades: Just the thought makes you leap for joy, doesn’t it? Okay, me neither. But Dollar Shave Club had the wisdom to find a way to overcome two consumer pain points while jumping on a burgeoning consumer trend.

 

Pain 1: The increasing difficulty of buying razor blades in-store. Many c-stores have them locked down tighter than Beyoncé’s security. One either has to grab the paper voucher and take that to the counter so the employee can access the vault of blades, or the blades are encased in a plastic box that can only be opened via a magic wand. Note: We understand this has to do with theft protection but for consumers is a big hassle!

Pain 2: Money, money, money. Four cartridges for $25. That’s a lot of cash.

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Neuromarketing: A Flyover

You may hear some buzz about neuromarketing, or “System 1 Thinking,” an emerging approach to marketing research that combines three well-established disciplines of brain science to give a new perspective on human behavior and give insight into nonconscious decision-making:

  • Neuroscience – the study of the human nervous system
  • Behavioral economics – the study of how people make economic decisions
  • Social psychology – the study of how people think and act in the presence of other people
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