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I got the Oregon box and it was just so so for me.
I can tell a lot of thought went into the curation but I didn't find it was enough of a value for what I spent.
One thing that I didn't like at all is that they sent me in a separate regular mail envelope a granola bar that wasn't even in the package. It was just crumbling inside a standard white mail envelope
We are so disappointed you wrote this review without allowing us the opportunity to fix the problem. You emailed us at 9 pm your package was damaged and we immediately wrote back at 8 am that we were sorry it happened and we could send out a replacement bar asap in better packaging with a little something else to help make up for the inconvenience. You wrote back "no need but thank you."
We do not usually send out individual items, but we had a slight delay in receiving all of the granola bars. The folks at LivBars were just great and nextday shipped them, but given the delays in postal delivery during this COVID challenge, we made the decision to ship...
I had so many questions about giving this as a wedding present that I must have sent them 10 emails. The responded quickly and answered all my questions and my friends loved their gift.
I had to write a review although I rarely do. This box is really unique! I have had several other subscription boxes over the years mostly beauty and health themes. This one is actually made up of products produced locally in the city. I love the info included which tells about the people who make the products. It really makes us feel like we know the city better and makes us want to go there!
Love checking out things from different parts of the country. Love the descriptions of each item too. Just enough items to not overwhelm you.
I love this box! I was bored at home and decided to try this box because I miss traveling! My first shipment was Boston which is a favorite city of mine. I loved all the sweet treats and the lobster towel. My favorite was reading the little bios about the local companies/artisans who created the items in the box. I will be a long term subscriber! I cannot wait to see what next month brings!
Just want to write to say how much I have been enjoying the boxes! I've subscribed for a couple years now and have always looked forward to checking out a new city, but even more so now with real travel on hold. I especially appreciate the info on the makers of the products. Their stories are inspiring. We're looking forward to visiting some of these cities for real in the future.
Meh. It's a great idea but kind of expensive for what you get.
We are sorry you found the gift box expensive. We really strive hard to find locally made products from the featured cities that are both of good value and great quality. All items in the boxes are handmade by local artisans or small businesses and their value if purchased individually is more than the cost of the box. Most of the suppliers are very small companies which are run out of homes or at sites with just a few employees. They do not operate with the volume that is needed to get large discounts in purchasing supplies or even shipping. Mass-produced products are definitely cheaper, but they would not be unique to the city and support the local artisans. We at Explore Local Box believe...
Terrible I accidentally renewed this instead of box I wanted and they charged me any way even though it’s not a subscription and says cancelled. I order it twice as a subscription for a niece in college but she didn’t think worth it so chose something else. I thought I was rehearing a heart box but saw it was thus. I cancelled and write them 30 seconds after. Today my bank said they processed it beyond the hold!!!
We are so sorry you are disappointed. We promptly responded and have tried twice to contact you by email to clarify your request, but have not heard back from you. We strive for excellent customer service and want to make you happy. The request was that you did not want the subscription to renew. This could mean that you would get the first box and then your subscription would not renew OR that you wanted to cancel the order. We are happy to issue you a refund if that is what you want.
I love the idea that this box supports local small businesses. I have given it to several people as gifts and they all comment on how cool it is.
Great. We got this as a gift twice and really like it. The writeup of information on the products is nice too - who doesn't like to know the story of who made the items