Hi friends, Happy Monday! I was going to write about something else today, but Saturday night I received an email form Pigment+Palette that I thought I should share with everyone. While I’m no longer subscribed to their monthly boxes, I am still subscribed to their emailing list so I can keep up to date with their boxes and to help me decide if I want to resubscribe to them. But this weekend I saw this:
“We are sorry to announce that PIGMENT+PALETTE is closing after 2 years of business. This is our last month of business, and we won’t be shipping any boxes after November 30th.
If you made a payment in November, your box will ship out as scheduled through the end of the month.
If you ordered in November, but weren’t due to be billed until December, your order won’t be processed and you won’t be charged.
If you have a prepaid year subscription that still has a few months remaining, you’ll be receiving a refund for the time remaining on your subscription. You’ll receive a separate email with those details.
Please direct any future emails about your specific account to firstname.lastname@example.org as the customer service portal will no longer be running.
Thanks to all who joined us during the last two years!”
So unfortunately it looks like this monthly art subscription box has bit the dust. I went to their website too, and they just have a message saying that they are now closed for business. I wonder what happened? I did some research on Twitter and it looks like a lot of customers received their most recent box very late, and many seemed to not be very happy with the quality of the box. Did they try to cut too many corners and ended up losing customers?
Or is this whole monthly box subscription business model simply not sustainable? What do you think? Leave me a comment below with your thoughts, I’d love to hear it!
Also leave a comment below with your recommendation of art/crafting subscription boxes. I know Artsnacks and Sketchbox are still going strong, so if anyone’s looking to give an art supply box subscription for Christmas, I’d have to recommend one of those.
So that’s it for today, guys! Just a quick post to let you guys know what I know. I was really surprised to see that email over the weekend, and I’m a bit saddened by it. I enjoyed Pigment+Palette while I was subscribed to them.
So thanks for stopping by, happy Cyber Monday shopping, and till next time, keep creating!