#MSA02 Spoiler and Shipping Update
We just finalized the last item for the MSA02 box, and now I have complete information I can share with you.
First an shipping update, then a spoiler:
The MSA02 box is now scheduled to ship in mid-December, with a guaranteed delivery before the 25h to all US subscribers. (I’m so sorry about this change. I know it is so frustrating to not know when a box will ship and get delay updates).
I did not want this to happen. Here’s a brief explanation.
The MSA02 box was originally scheduled to ship in December, but Quarterly wanted to move up all boxes to ship in November (in part so that International customers would be guaranteed to get their box in time for the holidays). Sadly international shipping and customs can take a long time!
Unfortunately, that cut an entire month out of our timeline to get products for the box, and with all companies in the midst of preparing for the holidays, quite a few companies wanted to work with us for the box, but were not able to get their products to the Quarterly warehouse by the end of this month. We also more than doubled the amount of subscribers for the box (which is amazing!) but that also means that we need more quantity, and in many cases companies don’t have that quantity on hand. They have to produce it specifically for the box – which adds to the timeline.
My primary goal for this box is always to get products I love for the box and hope you will love them too, so because of that priority, I made the decision to push the shipping of this box back a month so that we could get all of the items I want in this box.
While that means that this box will not arrive in time for the holidays for international customers, I thought it was a better service to make sure the box itself was what I wanted, and let anyone decide whether or not they want to cancel the subscription with the new timeline.
The main lesson I learned: We need to start sourcing products many months before ship dates.
So – as soon as I knew for certain we had to extend the shipping date, I wanted to let you know. This has definitely been one of the most frustrating and stressful experiences I’ve had to work through recently, but I’m making changes to ensure it doesn’t happen again. And I’m truly sorry about the delay – I wish I could get this box to you tomorrow!
Now that I’ve delivered the not so fun news, it’s time for the fun news – the #MSA02 spoiler!
Every box will include..
I’m really excited to share this spoiler with you – and I hope you are excited too! It’s been my goal to get a throw blanket in the winter box since I first had the idea to do a Quarterly subscription – and I’m thrilled that we’ve done it! Plus the Faribault Woolen Mill company makes incredible quality wool products! They are a true American heritage company, and I think you will love their work with this throw. (They also just did a collaboration with Target for holiday too!)
Let me know if you have any questions!