Hubble, a direct-to-consumer subscription contact lens brand in the United States, announced the second wave of global expansion with a launch in the UK. Following Hubble’s debut in Canada in August 2017, the company’s UK launch is the next step toward global expansion, with plans to bring the subscription service to other countries in Europe in 2018.
Hubble launched in the United States in November 2016 with a mission to make buying high-quality daily contact lenses affordable and convenient.
“We’re thrilled that people are realizing the difference that Hubble can make in their lives – both from financial and convenience perspectives,” Jesse Horwitz, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Hubble, said in a company news release. “It’s exciting to see how receptive consumers have been to this service, and we anticipate similar success in the UK and beyond.”
Hubble is one of the fastest growing direct-to-consumer e-commerce startups in the U.S. and the company continues to grow 20% month over month, according to the news release. Hubble has received more than $30 million in venture capital financing, allowing the company to purchase additional inventory to accommodate the growing subscriber base, and to fund the company’s international growth strategy.
“The rate at which our company has grown over the last fourteen months is even further proof that there was a clear void in the market for a service like ours,” said Ben Cogan, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Hubble. “Our launches in Canada and the UK are just the beginning of our international journey and we look forward to bringing affordable, daily contact lenses to even more people around the world.”
Hubble’s subscription service contact lenses are now available at uk.HubbleContacts.com, for £24 a month. Every new customer gets their first two weeks of lenses for free (+£3 s/h), and subscriptions can be canceled at anytime (including during the free period).