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#MSA01 Quarterly Box Shipping Update!

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MSA01 Spoiler Alert!

Just a quick update on the shipping of the first MSA Quarterly box. We were originally planning on shipping this week, but one of the items in the box arrived at Quarterly and was a few items short, so we’re waiting on the additional units to arrive – hopefully by tomorrow.

This means the boxes should start shipping out early next week. (If you’ve ever wondered why a box is delayed, now you know one of the reasons!)

For me, I have no problem with a box shipping a little later than anticipated if I’m not charged yet, and the box is upfront about the situation, so that’s why I wanted to share this with you as soon as I learned about it. (I’ve also seen the frustration of subscribers who are shipped their boxes in a much later second wave, so I like that Quarterly waits until they have every single subscriber’s box accounted for before they ship).

Also, if you’re on the waitlist, there are a few more openings, so watch out for an email in the next few days!


Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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  1. when will we be receiving shipping notifications? thanks!

  2. To be fair to quarterly you are able to sign up for any sub and you aren’t charged until the item ships. So you’re able to reserve your box way in advance.

    I ordered mine when Liz first announced her box.

    I haven’t had experience with their wait list. Sounds crazy, so many people rushing to get this box which is great news for you Liz!! The wait list selling out so fast makes me think of the craziness of the allure beauty box!! So excited for your box it arrive.. 🙂

  3. I think this is absolutely absurd I got an email saying 6 boxes were back in stock and I clicked on it took me to the cart I entered shipment info then said no longer available … Should it stay in my cart for at least a minute while I am entering payment info , I don’t think I’ll be ordering from quartley every that’s ridiculous , most online things keep the product in your cart for at least 5 minutes to give you time to check out

    • That happened to me too – I had it in my car, hit the payment button, and…nothing. Just a blank screen. I gave it a minute (in case it was processing behind the scenes), then finally hit refresh, and got the main screen saying the box was wait-listed again. Srsly? I agree – if you have it in the cart, it should at least give you time to go through the screens! (Wrote Quarterly an email to that effect.)

      Grmph. :p

      • Me three! I get it that everyone wants one, but it’s really mean to give me the “joy of victory” and the “agony of defeat” in the span of 15 seconds! It was in my cart! My cart!

        Darn you Quarterly! You’re such a box tease!

        • Right there with you- waitlist should be in order not some random free for all. If you dont want to do that- reserve what people have in their carts till they checkout- even just 5 minutes. So annoyed at them- even sending out an email for SIX boxes.

          • I’m sorry to hear it. I wasn’t involved with this piece of the subscription, but I’ll pass that info along to Quarterly – hopefully we can work on a better waitlist system.

          • Great point, Jenna. The wait list should actually mean something, and getting one of the extra boxes should be based on how long you’ve been waiting, not how quickly you can get it in your cart and check out.

            On the plus side, I got a very fast response to my email, and then I got a $10 off coupon for my next box. Hitha on the Go, perhaps?….

        • Me four… it emails me that there are more boxes, I get my email on my phone so I immediately click to buy, it indicates that all is good and puts it in my cart… and then makes me sign in again (why? I am clicking from your email), and then it says there is a waitlist which I should join (I HAVE joined… that’s why you’re emailing me!!!). Irksome. But great for MSA that the boxes are so in demand! 🙂

          And yes, the waitlist should go in order…

  4. I cannot wait for your box to ship Liz, I am just too excited! I just went back to University for my second degree (today was my first day) and I bought your box as my “back to school” present. Thank you so much for all you do with this site, awesome job!!! 🙂

  5. Liz, i have an idea. I missed out on the first two years of PopSugar but watched their videos of what was in those boxes. If you would just come up with a few Special Edition boxes and include all those items, you would make me a very happy woman. 🙂

  6. So excited and glad that I signed up on the first day! Thank you for the update. Hoping that you don’t face the shipping problems that a lot of Quarterly boxes seem to face. Will your future boxes aim to ship the first week of the quarter? that would be awesome!

    • That’s the plan – I like the idea of starting the first week of every season! 🙂

  7. Don’t worry Liz. As long as you don’t send a plastic shoe, your box will be awesome! ;p

    • Thanks Tara! 🙂

  8. OMG, how did I not know about this sooner! I know I would love this box since I seem to pretty much also agree with Liz on what she likes!! Okay, got myself on the wait list, but if there are only 10 more spots open, I have no idea where I am in that. Hoping for somewhere within the top 10!!! How much is this box? It didn’t show the price since it was sold out. Please let me be in the top 10 of the wait list!!!!

    • The box is $50 a quarter. If you don’t get off the waitlist for this box, we’ll be opening subscriptions again for the Winter box that ships at the beginning of December, but I hope you get one of the fall boxes! 🙂

  9. Thanks so much for the update!!! I can’t wait to receive the box and do a review, I’ll have to make a new post the first time in, I don’t know how long for this box! 😀

  10. Anyone else having a hard time getting an account created(open) for this box? I have created three waitlists and accounts. I have received several open box notifications and each time I have attempted to purchase—the web site claims they don’t have me signed up, even though I am receiving email notifications and it allows me to sign in. I missed out twice on signing up. Quarterly’s customer service told me to keep creating new accounts, which I am. I am bummed. I am not completely stupid, but for whatever reason, I have been locked out of Quarterly’s site. Liz, is there any way we can purchase direct from your site. Pay in advance? Anyone have the same strange problem that I am having? The weird thing is customer service insists I have no accounts created–but I can log on-I just can’t purchase. #Liz,Take My Money

  11. thanks for the update!! i can’t wait to get it and review it! Also appreciate the heads up, although I’m not that surprised. There’s always a delay with Quarterly boxes. lol

    • Can’t wait to read your review! 🙂

  12. I’m on the wait list!!! 🙂

  13. I appreciate it when the boxes email us that there is a delay. Things happen and who wants a box with something missing. Just adds to the excitement.

  14. I’m getting my top 2 wisdom teeth taken out next Thursday (had my bottom 2 out years ago) so this box will be something to look forward to while I recover 🙂 can’t wait!

    • I hope you like it! 🙂

  15. I hope Ill be able to score a box this time around. I received an email before but I was at work and when I was able to check my e-mail it was already sold out. With all your sub knowledge I bet your box is ahh-mazing!!

    • Thanks – I hope everyone likes it!

  16. Well duh. There is a spoiler.

  17. Well, considering I haven’t gotten my August box from them yet (it is on it’s way at least), I am not too concerned that yours might ship the beginning of the second week instead of the first week of this month! Thank you for the update though; this is one thing Quarterly is not too good about, and one reason these two boxes are my first from them, though I’ve been looking for months.

  18. Oh Liz you rock and totally worth the wait. Is it silly that I’m glad there have been no spoilers and it is going to be a total surprise. I can’t believe it’s finally time.

    • I know – I’m a little nervous! I hope you like the box!

  19. BUT I WANT A GOLDEN GOOSE NOW!!!!! I WANT MY MSA BOX NOW!!!! Just checked outside. That didn’t work. sigh… sniff… This has been the worst wait EVER! We have all gotten to know you and it is like you are a friend. You guide us through the sub box madness. I cant tell you how many great deals and boxes I have scored because of this site! 🙂 and now that friend has her own box!!! I cant wait to see what you got for us. Like I said. This has been the worst wait by far.

    • Aw thank you so much! I really hope everyone likes the box – I picked items I love and I think are always fun to get in subscription boxes, while making sure to mix in new brands that I’ve never seen in boxes, so I hope it is well received. I’m definitely feeling a little nervous – I don’t want to let anyone down!

  20. I Hope I’m able to get this. Thanks for the update Liz!! Do u know off hand how many box’s are left? I’m so scared they’ll sell out again before I’m able to get one.

    • I think there are at least 10 right now that will be released. Good luck!

      • Are they already gone? I have tried time and time again and keep missing out. I’m so sad and frustrated. I desperately want one of these.

  21. I’m on the waitlist and hoping for an email!

  22. Oh MAN! Thanks for letting us know, but the suspense!!! LOL

  23. Yay for new openings!! I’m on the waitlist but I swear I never get an email to sign up 🙁 Hopefully I will this time. I want one of these boxes!!!

  24. Thank you for letting us know!

  25. Thanks for the update! I can’t wait for this box to ship but totally understand there are unexpected circumstances at play. Appreciate you letting us know – I know it’ll be worth the slight delay!

  26. I put myself on the waitlist and can’t wait for the spots to open! I loved the spoiler and very interested in other products included. Crossing my fingers I get one of the openings soon!

  27. Yay! Can’t wait for your box!!!! :). I’m getting it but will someone be doing a review so those that missed out can see what’s in it?

  28. Thanks for the update, I just checked quarterly to see if this box shipped first. Then I went to your site – so awesome to be a part of this box and see the process! Thanks Liz!

  29. Yeah! Just so excited for this. A little delay is no big deal. Thanks for the update.

  30. Thanks for the update. I can’t wait!

  31. Thanks for the info. I’m eagerly anticipating your box, yay!

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