Paper + Pen is a stationery subscription box that ships 3-4 paper goods and supplies delivered to you monthly!
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The Subscription Box: Paper + Pen
The Cost: $20.00/ month
COUPON: Save 15% off any subscription with code MSAFRIENDS!
The Products: Can include: notebooks, notepads, pouches, pencils, pens, erasers, stickers, craft tape, desk accessories, and more!
Shipping: The 12-month, 6-month, and 3-month subscription plans all say that they ship free. When I go through the checkout process with the 1-month - it is also showing free shipping.
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My Paper + Pen subscription arrived in a bubble mailing envelope. All of the items were nicely wrapped in tissue paper when I opened it.
2 - Mechanical Lead Pencils - $3.00?
I think these are mechanical lead pencils. There is no lead inside, and I don't have any to test them, but I think you twist them and the lead comes out the bottom. I've inspected it every way I can see, and that's all I can come up with!
2 - Floral Print Blue Ink Pens - $4.00?
These are really pretty ink pens, and they write smoothly. They have a soft silicone type coating around the base of the pen to make the grip a bit softer.
2 - Mini Clothespins - $2.00?
These are really cute, and I plan to use them with my holiday garland that I put over my mantle for the various holidays! They seem to be pretty sturdy, and the colors are green and brown.
Hamutelet Mini Notebook - $6.50
This is a really cute little notebook. It is handmade, and the pages are blank. The description on Etsy says that the pages are organic and the binding is made from kraft paper and linen thread. It is very well made, and I love it!
Verdict: The value of this Paper + Pen shipment is about $15.50, assuming my estimations are close to the correct value. I always like the stationery items that I receive in this shipment, but I honestly can't say I would spend $20.00 on them. I understand that it's really difficult to start a subscription and make it profitable, but I think one of the biggest things subscribers look for is value. I think the curation of this box is great, but the value really isn't there - but maybe I'm off base! What do you think?
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