Guinea Pig Subscription Box Goes Into Hibernation

Is This the End? 
Yes, folks. It's true. Maybe. July 2021's Guinea Pig Subscription Club will be going on hiatus. While there are technically difficulties to hammer out it is possible to save Bijoux, but we will need strong customer support to continue the club. If there is a significant number of people that want Bijoux back we will create a space for you to sign up and learn more about continuing this project. 

July 2021 Icon
Our last box for the foreseeable future is the eclectic fashion entrepreneur, one-time Greta Garbo lookalike and songstress Gwen Stefani. Expect something in the vein of Harajuku style, a '90s SKA throwback and maybe even Bijoux in a fuzzy blue bikini top. 


Special Thanks to Club Members
THANK YOU to all the people (no love to the bots) reading this. Thanks for your support and interest in this little project that could AND should. While I feel that we just began to hit our stride with the 2021 Icon offerings, the subscription services we have experimented with do not suit our specific needs. It's difficult to process orders with the two services we have tried. Marketing this project has also been a head scratcher. Suffice it to say, we've had a blast designing for this subscription box and suffered spooky-dookie nightmares working out the finer details.

So...What's Next?

Bijoux will spend her hibernation considering if this whole thing is what our customers want, researching subscription platforms and getting her nails done. They are a mess. A MESS!

There's a chance the subscription club may come back, perhaps in another form or fade away and radiate entirely. It's ultimately up to whether we can find an appropriate service and if our customers are interested in subscription services. Again, we need strong support and feedback from our customers to resume the subscription club. 

Bijoux's Beginnings

The subscription box, now club, idea began in the fall of 2018. The Guinea Pig Subscription Box made its debut in December 2018. Why guinea pig? We're testing out new materials, findings, designs and types of goods that we offer. It gives us a chance to stretch our design legs to the point of straining them into noodles and churn out one-of-a-kind, head spinning designs. You're getting exclusive, experimental content at a steal. 

Past items have included a TINY(!) tick-tack-toe game, an Eartha Kitt/Catwoman-influenced drink coaster and a mini Yayoi Kusama-esque Infinity Room. And yeah. Ya missed it all!

Last Chance for Subscription-mance(?)

You have until June 20th, 2021 to purchase July 2021's Gwen Stefani box. We plan on having a Subscription Box Singletons Show on PopShop Live some time in August. That's where we sell the remaining leftovers from past Guinea Pig Subscription Club boxes. You can download the PopShop Live App on your mobile device to join us and snag some accessories or you can watch strangers buy all the accessories you want from your desk top. That's still fun, right? 

1 comment

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    I just found out about your subscription box within the last month or so, in 2023, and I thought I’d chime in. I’m not a huge fan of guinea pigs, in particular, but I wish I’d known about it, when you did Cher. I’m a huge fan of hers. I used to subscribe to a couple subscription boxes in the past, and I found them though videos on YouTube. I looked for yours, as I was interested in unboxings for the mini mystery bags, and I discovered a video or two of the Guinea Pig box. I would have ordered one, provided I had extra cash and knew about them in time. The other subscription boxes I purchased in the past had “spoilers/sneak peaks” pre release, so the customers could become interested and/or decide if they wanted to buy that particular box or “pause” until the next. The addition on a “one time buy,” vs a subscription commitment made it easy to try them out. Cratejoy is a familiar favorite among subscription junkies, but I always prefer to buy directly from the vendor. If you do restart, check out how OwlCrate and Goddess Provisions do it. There is another one that is very successful, but the name escapes me of it right now. I watched that particular woman, who is the sole proprietor of that particular box, do very well. I watched her go from the ground up, thanks to unboxing videos and sneak peaks. I think the biggest problem that you ladies have had is that you did not promote your box. I don’t like or use Tik Tok, but I did notice videos on that platform, while I was seeking media about you. Tik tok videos are a loss for someone like me, so vary your media outreach.

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