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MSA Quarterly Box Ships Thursday + Updates!

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanSep 9, 2014 | 94 comments

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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!

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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94 comments

Ricki

Was it the scrub that arrived in not perfect condition? Mine didn’t either. About 75% of its oil spilled out, but luckily the tissue paper around it absorbed it (and if that didn’t stop it, it’s bubbly wrap baggie would have), so nothing else was ruined. I think I can still use it, though – it will just be more exfoliating than moisturizing. Everything else though is beyond awesome and I love that you put the prices for everything! Can’t wait to see next quarter’s box!

Jayne

I think it was the scrub….mine had a piece of Scotch tape on the top that seemed a bit out of place…but it made it through fine!

Liz: I think this box is amazing. I am really happy I decided to buy it on impulse. Just smelling it made me happy!

Iris S

Just got my box today and I am SO happy with the curation of this box. 🙂 A+ on all fronts, Liz!

Liz Cadman

Thank you SO much! I’m so happy you’re happy!!!

Jayne

My box was dropped at a “shipping partner” in Compton last night (that’s where my ipsy bags go too).

I am in SoCal so I’m hoping for delivery by Friday. Would be great if I got it tomorrow!

Blessedmommi

Hi Amy,

Same here, which means the box was actually shipped and is en route today 🙁 I’m hoping Liz will do a post about the box this week because i don’t think I can wait another week for my box to actually arrive! I’m soo impatient. Lol

Sara

So just got my shipping notice- same, a arrived at partner facility the 16th, departed today. Maybe the shipping labels were created Thursday or Friday? Even though I’m in CA, I don’t think there’s a chance of delivery earlier than Saturday- from shipping partner to postal service, right? Liz, how about at least some hints to keep us going? Like number of items, or one item is fashion vs. beauty, etc?

Amy

I know Blessedmommi! I am in missouri so it could be another week before it shows up here.

Blessedmommi

I know… I’m in Idaho.. So if I’m lucky end of next week.

I need to know what’s in the box… I’m dying here. Lol

Liz please please please do your post this week 🙂

Cindy

I am confused now….when is the box shipping? Or was it Thursday? I thought it was Thursday but I didn’t get a shipping notice. Has anyone?

Becky

I am confused as well. What happened to “will start to ship Thursday”? Someone would have a box by now if that happened.

Liz Cadman

I just reached out to Quarterly to ask if all the boxes shipped Thursday and Friday. I definitely thought someone on the west coast would have received their box by now!

PA Anna

Welcome to the wonders of UPS-Post. 🙁 I think CA should be receiving their boxes today or tomorrow. I hope Liz posts soon because I can’t wait! Looking forward to a wonderful box!!!

Blessedmommi

I got a notice that my card was charged but I haven’t received shipping or tracking info.

I don’t think i ever did when my Nina box shipped. I’m not sure if quarterly sends tracking info. Does anybody know if they do?

PA Anna

Tracking is sent one week after billing – this coming Wednesday you will receive it.

PA Anna

Quarterly sends a tracking number a week after billing which means that we should be receiving a tracking number on Wednesday. Then it takes one more week for it to reach my house in PA. I’m not expecting the package to arrive until the 24th if shipping by UPS-post. This has been my experiencing with Quarterly living in PA.

PA Anna

Except for Bianca Jade which arrived UPS. Fastest Quarterly box ever. This is why I hope Liz does spoilers. The spoilers will be posted on other websites. It would be nice if she could post first since it is her creative vision behind the box.

Audrey

Charged on Wednesday and still no shipping #. Checking everyday 🙁

Could you do a box review already? I’m dying

Tina

I kept obsessively checking the Quarterly website to make sure I was really subscribed and today I got confirmation of payment. I’m super excited. It feels like the night before Christmas, but I wish they could just like teleport my box to me this instant.

Veronica

Did you receive a shipping confirmation yet?

Chantel

Ditto to all of this! The box has been so hard for so many to get, I began to wonder if I really ordered it in the first place. I. Can’t. Wait.

Clau

Can’t wait for box#2. I came across this website just recently so by then this was sold out. Getting on the wait list didn’t work out 🙂

Blessedmommi

Yay! I have been invoiced and my boxes are on their way!!
Can’t wait… Liz I’d be okay if you did a spoiler post now that our boxes are in transit….
Pretty please 🙂

Tara B

10 Sep 10:40 My Subscription Addiction #1 $50.00!!!!! Take my MONEY!!! Now where’s my box! 🙂

Cindy

Just got invoiced so I guess I am getting mine shipped tomorrow. YEAH!

Cassie

Yay! Just got the email confirming that my payment went through. One step closer to getting this box in my hands! 🙂

Ally

I also got the same e-mail 🙂 Now I’m even more excited for it to arrive!

Brandy

I’m so happy Liz that you are taking such great precautions and care with this box. You are doing a fantastic job so I had to let you know that. Are there any spots opened? I’ve been wanting to join, sold out. 🙁

Twila

Liz,
If Charges are processed Thursday and our boxes are shipped out Thursday, How will they be shipped? UPS ground, US Postal Service? etc and do you have an idea on when we can begin to expect to start receiving?
Sorry, can’t help it – I’m excited. Can’t wait to open it. Yep – I’m channeling my 6yr old self here…. LOL

Agona

Your behind the scenes commentary is worth the subscription to the box alone. I would love to see a whole blog on the detailed process!

Kristin

Can’t wait for the box and your curation

Dany

SO excited!

LizM

I personally would LOVE a post about the whole process. Like…were their companies that rejected your requests for products? Did you really get your first choices? Did you pick from a pre-selected list? What’s the timeline Quarterly gave you to choose the items?

Can you also want for us West Coasters before you review your box? Thanks and can’t wait to get your box!

bunnygirlbrem

That is a great idea! As an editor and online course designer, I am all about the behind-the-scenes stuff. I would LOVE to know the details people don’t normally even think about!

Pilar

Can’t wait for spoilers!

Peanut

If you post spoilers tomorrow, can people cancel their box if they want and by doing so, open up boxes for the waitlist folks? Otherwise, some peeps would return their boxes and who knows what Q does with them. I think by posting spoilers with exphasizing spoilers in the header tonight or tomorrow is a win-win situation for all. Also, it would suck for someone to post box picts and/or review your box before you do (and this is what you do).
Xoxoxo 🙂

Cindy

Liz, do you know what shipper will be used? My strong preference is UPS as they have the best tracking IMO.

amy

thank you for caring like this for your subscribers.

Anna

Would love to hear more details about the process of putting together a subscription box. It’s great to get a “behind-the-scenes peek”. Can’t wait to see the box and hear more about why you chose each item!

amy

ahhh spoilers please!!! I can’t wait. I need spoilers!!!!! Please!!!

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