"WINSTON-SALEM, NC—Wednesday, May 13, 2016—For the past year, Carolina Monthly has been shipping monthly boxes of goods exclusively made in North Carolina to subscribers across the United States.
Past boxes include items like growlers from Winston’s Juggheads, lip balm from Craggy Mountain, apple butter from The Dutch Kettle, popcorn from Chad’s Popcorn, a cookbook from Foster’s Market and Freakers from Wilmington.
“Unlike other subscription companies, such as Birch Box or Bespoke Post, where boxed items are generally samples or plastics made overseas, all of Carolina Monthly’s products come from local artists, designers, craftsman, chefs, and writers, so each item is made or designed in the Carolinas,” boasts CEO, Brock Swinson.
In May, the Piedmont-based company launched a seasonal box for those customers unfamiliar with the mystery aspects of a subscription box business. In the Spring Box, items include cream soda from Waynesville Soda Jerks, a custom mug from EmDashPaperCo., as well as soaps and a flax-seed lavender eye mask from Whispering Willow.
For the Summer Box, the company will be partnering with Raylen Vineyards, coffee shops like the Mad Bean in Madison and the traveling, repurposed designers Carolina Chic. In addition to the new offline presence, the company is also offering three price options for the Summer Box to highlight the value that is being reinvested into each box.
Beginning on June 1, 2016, the NC-exclusive company will be offering three options: a normal retail box, a retail box that includes a donation to charity, and a wholesale option where new subscribers can actually purchase a box for a wholesale rate.
Each and every box benefits four to six local companies and over 80 percent of each purchase goes back into this unique collection of goods. For more information, log onto CarolinaMonthly.com or follow along on the company’s Facebook or Instagram pages to see future updates and learn more about local, Carolina-based businesses."
- A Press Release