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.
5 ‘GlobeIn’ Reviews
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.
I tried to cancel. Thought I did but kept getting shipments. The products were okay so I didn't pursue the cancellation. But the September 2019 shipment was pretty disappointing. The basket was crushed, the small wooden cutting board looked cheaply commercial and the ladle was broken. I am going to try to cancel again!!
I bought a beautiful, well-made, way better than I imagined...Market Basket from Globein at a cost of $50 and it came today...I am THRILLED...I am not sure what the other comment is all about...from the lady who was so upset with what happened to her...I will be checking my payment with my bank but I feel all is well...I am absolutely thrilled with my purchase...I just checked with my bank...nothing has gone through yet...so, I will keep checking...hope everything is fine...my Market Basket is Beautiful...
Sounded like a good idea so I decided to try it. I then thought better of it and cancelled. That was over a month ago. Today I received a box from them and inside, it had a small stuffed animal, a mouse the size of your palm, two mugs (these were the only nice items in the box), a strand (one strand) of mardi gras beads and a woven decoration to be worn with your sari, which I don't have. I immediately went and checked my PayPal account and WOW, I found a payment to them for $134.00. The whole box wasn't worth 34.00. And it said the $134.00 was paid to Vladimir! What is this? I then emailed them as they don't have a phone number on their website. Then I searched to see if anyone else reported them as a scam and found a phone number for customer service. I called immediately, and big surprise, the number is no longer in service. The concept is good but unfortunately I think they are scamming good people at the expense of poor people. If I could have given it a -5 I would have.