Saturday

December Bircbox Delay

You guys know I've had my ups and downs with Birchbox in the last few months. I've felt as though the products have been "blah" or duplicates. I told you guys I'd give Birchbox until December's box to prove to me this wasn't how things were going to continue. Well, I just received an email I'm sure many of the rest of you received as well. Here was the general gist...

Your Birchbox is about to ship! We're sorry that we are a tiny bit behind schedule — one of your samples is so new that it hasn't even hit shelves yet. Lesson learned: factor in a cushion for lab production delays. We'll be working overtime to make sure your box ships as soon as possible.

It's worth the wait, though — this month we're helping you gear up for party season with a collection of festive products, including a hot pink number you won't find anywhere else. And to help bide your time, we want you to know about a members-only holiday offer: Take $20 off any full-size order of $75+. Just enter code 'bblove' at checkout*. It's our gift to you.


Hm... To be honest, it seems a wee bit silly to me that a company that's been around for over a year doing the same thing month-after-month didn't ensure that production was done in such a way that there wouldn't be a delay on sending out the boxes. And to make matters worse, $20 off of $75???? I'm sorry, but to me that's a bit ridiculous. If Birchbox really wanted to make it up to us they would have done something like $5 off $15, $10 off $30, etc. Having to spend $75 to "bide my time" isn't really that appealing to me.

What do you guys think?



11 comments :

  1. I'm honestly not thrilled with this... all I can say is I would prefer them to put a full sized product in the box for us instead as a i'm sorry thing, or do the 5 of 15/ 10 off 30 thing. but My box and the box I get for my sister have been coming later and later I didn't even get the delay email on hers but I did on mine... very disappointed

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  2. Apparently I'm not getting a super new product because mine already shipped. I would feel like you with that offer though.

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  3. @Angel I agree :(

    @MakeupObsessions I've seen a handful of people who already have their boxes or whose boxes have shipped! What the heck are we getting in our delayed boxes? Watch it's a freaking sticker or something ;)

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  4. I'm pretty sure the item is the Atelier Cologne Ambre Nue. In the youtube video that Birchbox did, they mentioned that we get to try that item out before it even hit shelves.

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  5. Oh boo, I hope that's not why! That scent did not sound like something I'd like. Hm I guess we'll have to wait and see!

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  6. I wonder when they will actually be shipping out the late boxes. My tracking # they provided doesn't give any info yet.

    I hope I'm wrong, the scent didn't sound like something I would enjoy either. Maybe it can be a stocking stuffer for my boss.

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  7. I don't know, but I wish they'd either found a substitution and just sent them out on time or offered us something a bit more substantial as an apology. This was my final box before deciding whether or not to stay with them and so far, it's not looking to great!

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  8. Have you looked at MyGlam? They just launched and December is their first month. They are sold out of December and January but there might be a waiting list.

    As far as I can tell December's box has 3 full size and 2 sample size items. $10/monthly, ships on the 10th via USPS. My box would have gotten here today (they shipped early) but I wasn't at work to grab it.

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  9. I wavered for a while trying to decide. I wasn't head-over-heels for any of the December products so I waited. If they open the subscription back up I may try for a month!

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  10. I'll be excited to see what MyGlam does for January's items. I'm hoping they won't have issues since they have so many subscribers and they just launched.

    Whatever you do, stay away from GoGoGirlfriend. There are so many issues with that subscription company :/

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  11. Yeah, it'll be interesting to see what MyGlam does. I was never interested in GoGoGirlfriend, I'm not a huge drugstore cosmetics fan and that's a lot of what the reviews I saw had. I'm waiting on BeautyArmy--hopefully that's one that ends up being better than the rest once they launch. I guess we'll see!

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