theSkimm, found online at theSkimm.com, is a new daily newsletter service which says that their goal is to “make it easier to be smarter” with their regular newsworthy informational updates.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, the creators of theSkimm started this company because they not only worked in the news industry, they also have a passion for news and sharing information.
Through conversations with their friends, they said they realized that reading the news can be time consuming, and unfortunately not everyone has the time or even the interest to dedicate the time that it can take to be fully up to date on what is going on around the world.
To solve this problem, theSkimm will deliver their newsletter, the Daily Skimm, to your email inbox each and every morning with small and concise paragraphs about the news you need to start your day.
They also provide their members with free Skimm Guides, which provide background information on some of the most important news topics and issues around the world, and they provide an upgraded service called Skimm Ahead.
Their Skimm Ahead service is a subscription based service which provides their customers with all they need for the future, including information like when you’re favorite band’s concert tickets will go on sale or when your favorite Netflix show releases a new season. These dates can be directly integrated with your iPhone calendar.
Currently it appears that this company only offers their mobile application for iOS devices. There is not yet any information on whether they will soon be offering an Android or Windows application.
Customers who are interested in their daily newsletter will have it sent to their email each and every day for free, but customers who are interested in upgrading their service to their Skimm Ahead mobile application will be able to do so for $2.99 per month, which they like to remind customers is less than what they spend on a cup of coffee. In addition, all new members will be able to both download the app for free and receive the first month of service for free.
Generally speaking most mobile applications do not have Refund Policies because they are treated as subscription services. This means that customers are welcome to cancel their membership at any time and discontinue receiving any further charges, but refunds are not normally offered.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact their Customer Service team with questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by email at [email protected] or by email at Skimm[email protected] if you believe that there is a news story they may have missed or misrepresented.
This service is still fairly new, but so far it appears that there are many different positive reviews available from websites like Forbes.com and others, and it has very good reviews on iTunes. In addition, because this company offers more than one of their services for free, customers are welcome to try them out on their own before signing up for their paid subscription.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are many other news based mobile apps and services, though they tend to be more traditional in their delivery of the news. In fact, if customers already have certain magazines and newspapers they like to read, these organizations often have newsletters and mobile applications themselves, so if theSkimm doesn’t meet your needs for any reason, there should be many other good alternatives.
If you have experience with this company or their products, please leave your theSkimm reviews below.