Be forewarned, this post is coming from a place of frustration and disappointment and I don’t think I will be able to hide those feelings. To anyone who reads my blog, you may know that the majority of my unboxing posts are Memeboxes and I have loved my Memeboxes. Over the last few months, people have been speculating about a lot of things involving Memebox.
First, people were disappointed because the VIP and affiliate benefits got worse and worse until they weren’t worth having for the most part. The quality of the boxes was very hit or miss causing people to lose trust in the company. For almost all of November (I believe it was November), they just weren’t really releasing boxes at all. A lot of focus shifted to the US customers and to Memeboxes new makeup line that they had created. No one really knew for sure what was going on but Memebox assured people that lots of exciting things would be happening in the new year.
Throughout January, people received emails saying that due to shipping issues, Memebox wouldn’t be able to ship to their company anymore. People were unhappy and that is understandable because I often thought “I’m glad that isn’t me” and “They wouldn’t stop shipping to Canada since we are neighbours to the US.” Fast forward to today and my fears were realized, but not just mine.
Memebox released an email (which I didn’t actually get) and a statement saying that they would no longer be shipping internationally AT ALL. They would only ship within China, Korea, and the US where they had distribution centres. Now, I understand that it is silly to get upset over something trivial like this. However, a lot of people have been very loyal to Memebox and have given them a lot of money for their products. Everyone is feeling a little bit betrayed by this.
You can order boxes up until February 10 and still get them internationally but that is it. I understand that this is a business decision but I think they will lose a lot of profit by cutting out international customers. I do feel sad about this, and a little bit angry even though that doesn’t make much sense. I have a couple of Memebox unboxings that I am about to write and have a few more boxes that are in transit or still have to ship. I hope that these upcoming posts aren’t tainted by the way that I am feeling about Memebox at the moment. They might be, and if they are than I apologize.
I just wanted to let you guys know about these changes in case you didn’t see the news and are a Memebox lover yourselves. Sorry that this is a more ranty and less fun kind of post but the more I thought about it, the more I thought that I needed to write this. Maybe posting this will make me feel less grumpy, who knows.
Thanks for reading! If you are an international Memebox customer, let me know how you feel about all of this.