MSA Quarterly Box Ships Thursday + Updates!
Just a quick update – the #MSA01 Quarterly box will start shipping Thursday. The boxes were supposed to start shipping today, but I’m the reason for the 2-day delay. I’ll explain:
I requested that the MSA01 box be overnighted to me yesterday so that I could preview the complete box before it ships. It arrived this morning and it was such a cool moment to open my own box! I’m really happy with all the items, and I hope you love them too.
That being said, there was one item that I was worried about how it would arrive after shipping across the country, and my concerns were justified – it did not arrive in perfect condition. (Still usable condition – but not perfect. And I can’t elaborate more without giving away another spoiler!)
I ran to my computer to send an “URGENT – Don’t ship MSA01 until packaging issue is resolved!” email to Quarterly. (I’m not sure if I’m the most demanding curator Quarterly has ever worked with, but I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that I am). Fortunately they have been great about handling all my requests.
I proceeded to give them an extremely detailed list of how to package this item. (Think Jeff Lewis of Bravo’s Flipping Out) And they are able to package it per my instructions, but the extra packaging means it no longer fits in the box that was ordered for shipping #MSA01, and it’s going to take a day to get a bigger box in the quantity needed.
So that sums it up! I know a few readers have expressed interest in learning the behind-the-scenes parts of putting together a subscription box, so I’m trying to be as transparent as I can be with this process, but if it ever gets TMI let me know!
Also, I won’t be doing a traditional review of this box, but I will do an unboxing post and explain why I picked each item. I’m not sure on the timing on when I should do the post, but I’m thinking I should wait at least until all domestic subscribers have received their boxes? Let me know what you think.