Flicker Box vs other Subscription Boxes: Why Choose Us?

Ever since Birchbox introduced itself to the world 4 years ago, they've lead the way for every subscription box company that currently exists. We've become accustomed to a subscription box for everything imaginable - so in a sea of options, why should Flicker Box be the one box (or 2nd, or 3rd, or 4th...) that you choose to shell out your hard-earned cash for?

FLICKER BOX IS THE ONLY CANDLE SUBSCRIPTION BOX

We've seen a few other candle subscription box companies come and go, and we're not sure why they're gone, but we're still alive and kicking! Sure, there are candle-of-the-month clubs offered, but what we've noticed from them is that they're pricey, they often come from one candle maker, and often include a singular candle, or sometimes a sample of another product they offer. We don't do that. And...

WE DON'T DO SAMPLES

Most subscription boxes, while offering a wide variety of products fill their boxes will sample sized products. Nothing inside a Flicker Box is a "sample". Everything that we include in our box is something that you too can purchase from the very same company. Sure, we often work with companies to create Flicker Box exclusives, but they are always the full product. An actual candle "sample" within the industry is either a fragrance chip or something that looks like a small round tin of lip balm, but without the wick. You can imagine if we filled our Flicker Box with these, you'd have lots of fragrance options, and it'd probably blow you away to open a box full of fragrance chips with coupons from industry leaders - but wouldn't you rather have a candles?... Yeah, we thought so too!

While it seems you're probably really getting a lot for your money from sample boxes, most of the samples that these boxes have acquired you too can acquire from a walk in the mall!

-Make-up, fragrances, and other beauty samples are ALWAYS passed out for FREE at department stores and other beauty outlets like Ulta or Sephora. Get a make-over and they'll throw those samples at you!

-For food, companies that are new or introducing new products are always willing to supply samples to whoever wants them. (Hello, new Lay's potato chip flavors!)

-Let's not forget there are entire blogs and websites devoted to scoring freebies and samples from industry leaders such as P&G, General Mills, etc. that'll mail stuff right to your doorstep in exchange for your email address.

NO CORPORATE FREEBIES

Flicker Box was founded on the idea of supporting local candle artisans. There are literally tens of thousands of skilled candle makers throughout the United States who you'd never find at the mall or shopping plaza. Often times, their candles are made with a better quality than anything found at the mall. With that in mind, we don't take corporate freebies!

The top-selling candle retailers within the United States will never be found inside a Flicker Box because those large corporations do not share our mission to help advocate for American manufacturing. We won't just throw in whatever item comes our way and "hope" you like it! 

WE BELIEVE IN HELPING YOU MAKE HEALTHY CHOICES WITHIN THE HOME

There's a little hidden secret inside many of the big-box store candles that doesn't get widespread news attention: they are often unsafe. 

-Mass-produced candles are almost exclusively made with paraffin wax, synthetic fiber wicks, and chemical fragrance oils. Paraffin, derived from petroleum or oil, is just not something you should be burning within the confines of your home. 

-Mass-produced candles are often made over seas and have less restrictions - such as lead wicks. While this occurrence is found far less often in 2014 than in past decades, it is still known to happen. You'll ALWAYS want a cotton wick. Better to just not chance it - stay away from candles made in China.

-The small-batch candles that Flicker Box scours the United States for, work exclusively with only the best and all-natural ingredients to make their candles. They work with American soybean farmers to create a long-lasting soy wax; create their fragrances from essential oils; and often used recycled glasses/containers. 

SHIPPING ALWAYS INCLUDED

We see the subscription box advertisements pop-up around social media daily..."Just pay shipping!" or "Your First Box Free, Just Pay Shipping" or "Only $10/month + $15.95 for shipping and handling." These are smart tactics on the part of subscription box companies, especially those that have small, weightless items - they make it seem like you're really getting a good deal. 

With Flicker Box, EVERY SUBSCRIPTION option (whether 3, 6, 12 months or month to month) comes with shipping included. Have you ever felt a Flicker Box?! Our boxes weigh in at 2-4lbs each! And we know you've had to ship packages around the holidays only to be FLOORED with the cost of shipping. We see bloggers post reviews and YouTube videos spouting off the retail value of the box, but always overlook the cost of shipping (or that it's even included in our box). Other box companies will charge you a one time flat rate fee in addition to their small monthly cost, but we just take care of that for you and include that in the cost of your box - saving you $8 per box!

A COHESIVE THEMED BOX

Each month, Flicker Box chooses a theme and begins to select candle items to fit within that theme!

-Themes could be 'Chicago' where we'd include only candles made within the City of Chicago or are perhaps named after things in Chicago. A theme could also be something whimsical or seasonal, like 'Halloween'. This gives us the freedom to select items for you without choosing them at random - because who wants a coconut scented candle in October?

-We also try to make our themes broad. For instance, we'll never fill a box with the same fragrance made by different companies, i.e. rose. We'll choose something like 'Garden Fresh' and use the freedom to select floral and herbal options to accommodate all our subscriber's likes. 

A CURATED SELECTION

to curate: to select, organize, and present, typically using professional or expert knowledge.

Founder Kristina has years of knowledge from working WITHIN the candle industry. It is this professional and expert knowledge that lead to the creation and success of what Flicker Box is today. Without having to include corporate freebies and other samples, Kristina single-handedly chooses every candle that is included inside a Flicker Box.

-Can you imagine if you had to search the internet, Etsy, craft fairs, small boutiques and markets for the perfect candle? It'd take forever...and cost loads in shipping! Flicker Box offers that service for you!

-When curating a box, our founder, Kristina, looks for diversity, quality of candle, value, and inclusion of the theme. 

-Boxes will come with soy wax, palm wax, beeswax, or a blended combo. They will come with wood wicks and cotton wicks. They will come with tea lights, floating candles, votives, candles in glass jars and candles in tin containers. 

SOOOO....

This holiday season, when you're looking at what subscription box to purchase, choose Flicker Box because:

WE OFFER A CURATED SELECTION LIKE NO ONE ELSE....

WE HAVE THEMED BOXES...

OUR SHIPPING IS ALWAYS INCLUDED...

WE HELP YOU CHOOSE SAFE AND HEALTHY CANDLES...

WE ARE THE ONLY CANDLE SUBSCRIPTION BOX IN EXISTENCE... 

& WE WON'T FILL YOUR BOX WITH COUPONS, SAMPLES AND, CORPORATE FREEBIES!

 

Choose Flicker Box and subscribe today!