If you missed the announcement on Facebook or through the Tatting Corner email list, I’m super excited to announce that Tatting Corner will soon have its very own subscription program (think Hello Fresh, Graze, etc.), called TATOLOGY! To that end, I thought I should publish it here, so everyone can see the details…and I’ve put together a FAQ for the end as well. 🙂
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What is this? Well, it’s very similar to the subscription boxes you see on TV and on your Facebook feed nearly every day. You pay a set amount per time period, and you’re sent a package with surprise items in it each time.
You’ll be able to select your thread size, and shuttle preference or needle size. If you want a mix of thread sizes, that should be doable as well.
The $20 monthly subscription will get you 3 balls of Lizbeth size 10, 20, or 40, or 4 balls of Lizbeth size 80; a shuttle (Aerlit, Moonlit, Sunlit, Sew Mate, Starlit, Lacis Clover style, etc.) or a needle (Handy Hands size #5/0, #7/0, or #8/0) and a free pattern, along with a surprise or two. Domestic (USA and US territories including Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands) shipping is included in this price! (International shipping will need to be quoted on a case by case basis, but will be discounted.) First shipments for the monthly program will be in mid-June.
The $50 quarterly subscription will get you 7 balls of Lizbeth size 10, 20, or 40, or 9 balls of Lizbeth size 80; two shuttles (Aerlit, Moonlit, Sunlit, Sew Mate, Starlit, Lacis Clover style, etc.) or two needles (Handy Hands size #5/0, #7/0, or #8/0) two free patterns, a flour sack towel, beads, ice drop gems, or other accessories, along with a surprise or two. Domestic (USA and US territories including Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands) shipping is included in this price! (International shipping will need to be quoted on a case by case basis, but will be discounted.) First shipments for the quarterly program will begin in July.
For subscriptions that will be shipped to a location in Indiana, sales tax of 7% will be charged as well.
As with all subscription programs, you are technically signing up for a full year, but you may cancel if needed with a 15 day advance written notice on monthly subscriptions, or a 30 day advance written notice on quarterly subscriptions by email.
And here’s the FAQ:
TATOLOGY Frequently Asked Questions
How do I enroll in the program?
On May 31, 2019, a new category will appear on Tatting Corner’s website: TATOLOGY Subscriptions. Under that category, there will be two products: Monthly, and Quarterly. Select the one you want, and read over the entry, then make your choices. You will not be charged during this process, but you will need to have a Tatting Corner account. Important: Do not add anything else to this order. Proceed through the checkout process; you are simply registering, not making any payment, although you do need to make sure your shipping address is accurate. You may select Check/Money Order during the checkout process in order to avoid having to enter a credit or debit card. Once the order is fully confirmed, you’ll get an email confirmation of that order, and so will I.
How do I pay?
You will be sent a PayPal invoice approximately 2 weeks before your package is shipped. If you choose the monthly program, the invoice will come out on the first day of the month (although the first one may be a bit later, since the launch is scheduled for May 31). If you choose the quarterly program, the invoice will be sent two weeks before each quarter closes (June 15 for July shipments, September 15 for October shipments, December 15 for January shipments, and March 15 for April shipments). Note: Pay these invoices promptly so you don’t delay shipment of your package. You can use a credit or debit card to pay the invoice; there is no need to have a PayPal account.
I’m in the US. Can I pay by check or money order?
Yes, as long as funds are drawn in USD, although money orders are preferred since there is no “hold” period for them. Money orders would have to arrive to me in the same time frame as PayPal invoices will be sent (see above).
How will my domestic (USA and US territory) shipments be sent?
I use the USPS for all of my shipments, and your packages will be sent first class. You will receive a tracking number by email from stamps.com when I ship.
How will my international shipments be sent?
I use the United States Postal Service for all of my shipments. The default shipping is first class international package service. I will quote you the shipping rate after I receive your registration; it will not be included in the package pricing, but it will be discounted. You will receive a tracking number by email from stamps.com when I ship.
Can I skip a month if I need to?
time, I would like to get the program up and running with minimal exceptions to
the process. At a later date, we can
incorporate temporary program suspensions.
Give me a few months. J
Can I change my selections?
You can, although you’ll need to put in another registration and note in the comments that the new registration supersedes the old one. It’s always best to give me a heads up before you do it, too – just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I combine a regular order with my subscription package?
Yes. Just put in a regular order and make sure you put the request to combine in the comments field. Note: the regular order will charge you shipping.
What about discount sales?
The package prices will remain the same, even if I have a sale running on the products in the package.
My budget has changed. How do I cancel my subscription?
Send me an email (email@example.com) as soon as you know. I would prefer it if you would notify me before your invoice comes out for your next package.