GlobeIn, found online at GlobeIn.com, is a company that provides their customers with a monthly subscription box filled with highly curated, artisanal goods sourced from creators all over the world.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, GlobeIn is dedicated to supporting artisans from all around the world, but especially in developing countries where artisan goods are often the second largest source of employment. These countries and their communities can significantly benefit from the type of potential customer exposure they will receive from partnering with a service like GlobeIn.
Supporting GlobeIn directly benefits these countries and people, helping to reduce poverty and increase stability. Each month’s box will contain a variety of products that will be selected to fit a common theme, like Picnic, Sustainable Goods, Kitchen, Laundry, and more.
In each box, one artisan or artisan collective will be highlighted and you will be invited to help crowdfund their particular project if you choose to.
The GlobeIn box can be purchased on a month-to-month basis for $35 each month, or it can be purchased in longer periods of subscription for a small discount. Their three month subscription is priced at $99 paid quarterly, and their six month subscription is priced at $180 paid bi-annually. No matter what length of subscription you choose, however, the website says that shipping is always included in the price of the box.
Unfortunately this company does not actually address a standard Refund Policy of any kind, though based on the nature of the box and the items included it is likely that refunds given for any reason besides damaged or missing items will not be probable. That being said, customers who receive a box that they are unhappy with for any reason should contact Customer Service as soon as possible so they can help you with any issues or problems that you are having.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who have questions, issues, or complaints can contact their Customer Service by phone at 415-294-1490 or by email at [email protected]
Though most of the reviews of this product come from monthly subscription review blogs and not from average, every day customers, there does appear to be a general consensus about this company and their products, and they’re all positive.
It appears that even though many of the previous themes for this box may seem vague or unexciting, like “Laundry” or “Kitchen,” the reviewers have expressed surprise and enthusiasm about all the products included in their boxes, especially about the high quality and beauty of the products they’ve received.
In addition, the estimated retail value of the items in the box appear to well exceed the monthly cost of the box by more than double, and the unique nature of the items is obvious. Finally, many reviewers expressed pleasure at the information that came in their boxes about the artisans that were involved in the product creation.
Competitors and Alternatives?
Monthly subscription services are becoming more and more popular in all areas of hobbies and lifestyle, and there are many other boxes available aimed at enjoying life, including food, reading, fishing, technology, and many other pursuits.
If you have any experience with this company or their products, please leave your GlobeIn reviews below.
11 ‘GlobeIn’ Reviews
My aunt ordered by mistake, charging her 259.00 . That was in August .Tried to cancel within minutes to no avail. Can't get customer support to respond to emails and of course there's no phone number. Now today 9/14/2020 another55.00 was charged to her account.If it's not a scam I don't know what is.
Box has not shipped. Form letter responses for status updates. Just poor to non existant customer service. Either they grew faster than they could handle or I just threw away $100 because now I am not getting any response at all
There’s no phone number. Customer service doesn’t respond to email. Boxes haven’t been shipped from months ago. Company is sketchy. I do not recommend at all.
I joined for 6 months. I still haven't received my April boxes. It's now 5/30/2020. I wish I had seen these reviews. I will be cancelling my subscription. I just wish I could get the items that I paid for before I do!! Phone number isn't in service, emails never get returned, just a stock email saying they received mine. BEWARE of this company!
So many things wrong with this site. First, their web site is extremely difficult to navigate and somehow I ended up with 2 subscriptions. To add insult to injury, I received my first shipment. Chintzy, cheap and tacky. I would be embarrassed to sell it at a garage sale it is so bad. Before I knew that I had a second subscription and received a second package of the same crap, I complained. The response was to tell me to let someone else know that I didn't appreciate the quality. When they finally responded about my second box, they proudly told me I had 2 subscriptions. I have asked them to remedy the situation, but no response. This is a scam, stay as far away as possible
I DID NOT, I REPEAT, DID NOT INTEND TO BUY A SUBSCRIPTION. I ONLY ENTERED MY CARD TO FIND OUT WHAT THE EXACT COST WAS THAT THEY WERE CHARGING ME FOR A BASKET THAT I WANTED TO BUY. SOMEONE IS SUPPOSED TO BE "REACHING" OUT TO ME SO HOPEFULLY, THEY WILL UNDERSTAND THAT IN NO WAY WOULD I BUY SOMETHING LIKE THIS....MUCH LESS TWO TIMES IN A ROW!
I subscribed to this and received a towel, floppy straw basket and some soap. Not the artisan stuff I signed up for. Cancelled immediately and am really about wasting money on this. I don't think much of the goes to the country it's from.
The intent to help women in the third world countries is real. But GlobeIn is a FOR PROFIT company. Bad judgement in designing boxes for their subscriptions ( not worth what they say it is), fake concern about the reactions of their "Mavens" a group of subscribers that is totally behind the cause of helping women in the third world companies but eventually get turned off by GlobeIn's tendancy to make huge profits.