We are the subscription box generation.The millenials who crave variety and convenience delivered to our doorstep. If it is local and natural, even better. Most boxes fit into a specific niche. Make up, dog toys, hair products, you name it, you can pay a small monthly fee to have a surprise box of said essentials sent to you monthly. Georgia Crafted however, casts their net wide, rounding up all of Georgia’s locally sourced and produced foods, beauty products, music… all of it. If it’s from Georgia, it’s likely to show up in your Georgia Crafted subscription box.
So I am sure you are wondering what sort of local goodies you can expect to grace your foyer. Well pull up a chair and grab your drool cloth. Georgia Crafted features goodies such as chocolates, which is nom-tastic enough based on name alone. But wait… it gets better. Included are treats such as chocolate shortbread from The Cookie Studio in Buckhead; chocolate chip peanut butter cookies from Ratio Bakeshop in Decatur and chocolate from Chocolate South in Midtown.
Sweets not your thing? That’s ok friend, for the world of handcrafted beauty products have descended upon you. From Atlanta’s Finest white peach-vanilla handmade soap made in Atlanta of course, to pure Shea butter from Revive Bath & Body in Kennesaw, to raspberry lemonade lip balm from Atlanta-based Soapzilla – your beauty regiments are covered while supporting small businesses.
Liking what you are reading no? But before you make a mad dash to subscribe, take a peek into the newest subscription box service to enter the Georgia startup scene:
Georgia Crafted is a monthly subscription/gift box company promoting local Georgia artisans. Sign up and you will receive a box on your doorstep containing 4-5 carefully-curated products made by Georgia artisans. The products will range from gourmet food to bath/body products to local music, stationery and more. 1, 3, 6-month and recurring monthly memberships are available. Only $29.99 and that includes your shipping!
Funded or bootstrapped:
Price of Services(S):
$29.99 (and that includes your shipping!) for a 1-month, 3-month or a recurring monthly membership. Sign up for a 6-month membership and receive an $18 discount (only $26.99/month)!
What Customers Get:
Each box will contain 4-5 carefully-curated products made by local Georgia artisans. Categories will include gourmet food, bath/body products, music, stationery, art and more.
How’d You Get The Idea For It:
One evening, after our children had gone to bed, my husband and I were brainstorming different business ideas. I mentioned my passion for shopping local, and told him about various “monthly subscription box” companies I had been reading about. I recommended we come up with a monthly subscription/gift box company which would help promote local Georgia artisans and the concept of shopping local. That was in mid-May and our website was launched on September 3rd.
Where do you gain your insights from and how do you stay on top of emerging trends?
I am constantly reading articles in magazines such as Inc.com and Entrepreneur, and also follow many “subscription blogs” to learn more about other subscription companies which are out on the market.
What’s Unique About Your Company Culture:
So far, Georgia Crafted is the only monthly subscription/gift box company which promotes local Georgia artisans.
What You Need Most Right Now:
More Subscribers! 🙂
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