Update on the My Subscription Addiction Quarterly Box
This is a difficult post to write, but after giving it a lot of thought, I’m come the conclusion that it is best to end the My Subscription Addiction Quarterly box.
I really like what Quarterly is doing as a company, I’ve discovered some of my favorite products through their curated boxes, and I will continue to review their boxes.
Sometimes though, a partnership just isn’t the right fit, and that’s what has happened here.
I’ll be completely honest – it is stressful for me being a curator. I don’t want to let anyone down, and at the same time I know that no box can please 100% of subscribers every time, so it’s a struggle. I have lost sleep over this subscription. I have been super-stressed out over delayed shipments of products, or last minute changes. I have realized that while I have complete control over what does or doesn’t go in the box, I don’t have control over other aspects of the subscription (which is what Quarterly does), and that set up can be frustrating for a control-freak like myself. (I’m sure this setup makes sense for about every other possible curator though).
Since Quarterly is making changes this year, including no longer accepting returns on boxes, I think it is the right time to end the subscription. (I always took comfort in knowing that if someone hated the box I curated they could return it for a full refund.)
(Pretty much no subscriptions allow for returns, so I completely understand why Quarterly made this change).
While this subscription has been a learning experience for me, (and a sometimes stressful experience), it’s also been wonderful thanks to you. I can’t tell you how much it means to me to get feedback on the box, and to hear how much you love one or more of the items I selected. Your trust in me for putting together this box has been amazing – I can’t thank you enough!
My favorite parts of this experience has been the curation, and the feedback from you, so I’m going to think about how I can keep that aspect moving forward. (I have so many product and theme ideas for all of 2015!)
Let me know if you have any questions.