Early bird specials are no longer just for seniors living in Miami. Footwear enthusiasts can now enjoy special deals by shopping at the start of each month with the recent launch of online retailer Beckett Simonon.
According to company founders Andrés Niños and Nicholas Hurtado, stocking inventory adds an extra layer to prices due to upfront investments and warehousing costs. Their solution: New products are featured each month, which are offered on a sliding-scale price basis. Prices will be lowest in the first 15 days and increase progressively until the end of the month.
For example, this month, a single leather sneaker is being offered for both men and women. If purchased today, consumers can snag it for $125, half of what the company believes a comparable product would sell for at retail. From Saturday through April 30, the same style will cost $139.
The deals get even better, according to the partners, because shipping in the U.S. is free. If not entirely satisfied with a purchase, a customer can return it for a complete refund — and another 20 percent of the purchase price will be loaded on a gift card that can be used toward a future order.
While Beckett Simonon’s focus is on footwear, it debuted in February with leather biker jackets. Down the road, bags and small leather goods will be added to the mix. And, said the founders, they’re considering offering key items on an ongoing basis.
While the company is based in Colombia, production is done globally, with a focus on family-owned ethically responsible factories. Right now, the wait time for a pair of shoes is up to eight weeks, with shoes shipped directly to consumers.