Thursday, January 23, 2014

Boxfullove news :: The solution to overflowing sub box products

A plastic watch in a particularly garish shade of green.  A necklace encrusted with really large, really fake rocks and rhinestones.  Nailpolish in a shade you'd never be caught dead wearing out of the house.

It happens to the best of us.

It's the inexplicable, unwanted, unlovable subscription box reject.

It comes with the territory for most of us subscription box addicts.  I mean, most of the time we're signing up to receive stuff we'll never get to vet or even preview before it's officially ours, which is both the appeal and the drawback of the sub box idea.  So no matter how much research we do beforehand, reading up on services and checking out blogs (ahem) before deciding The heck with it, this box is for me, this box gets me; once the commitment is made and the purchase button hit, we're pretty much guaranteed to get stuck with a dud or two.  We might regift some of these sub box black sheep to our unsuspecting coworkers or extended family members, but really, most of these orphaned samples and accessories end up stashed in the back of our closets or the cabinet under the bathroom sink, never to see the light of day again.

And that's where eDivv seeks to come in, to the rescue of these poor unloved products.

eDivv links up to your Facebook profile, which ensures you'll only create a single account, and basically hosts a virtual store for you to rehome all your sub box rejects.  Because as we know, one woman's reject is another woman's treasure, and there's bound to be some charitable soul out there who actually wants that plastic watch or gaudy necklace.  So when she finds the item at your store, she (ok, or he) can send you a virtual trade request in exchange for an item at her store, which you then get to accept or reject.

It's a fantastic idea, and one that the amazing, encyclopedic My Subscription Addiction also has in the works.  From what I understand, the MSA sub box trading portion of the site rolls out next Monday, January 27, so you may want to check out her site that day for more details.  

I'm pretty sure the MSA trading platform is a labor of love, meaning totally free to access for MSA subscribers.  As for eDivv, at the moment they're entirely fee-free, although the Terms & Conditions section of the site advises that the company reserves the right to change their fee policy, providing their members 14 days' advance notice before doing so.  But so far so good.

So are you setting up a reject photo shoot as I type this?  Or, like I am, making mental lists of old items stashed around the house that need to be rediscovered and prepped for rehoming?  Let me know what you think in the comments.

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