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On a semi-regular basis, we get a call from a customer saying, “I’m in Chicago and I think I’m right down the street from you. Can I just come pick up my order?” To which, of course, we always say yes. It’s a good way for locals to save a couple bucks on shipping, it’s nice to say hello to Jewelboxing customers, and it makes us feel almost like a real live brick and mortar. Well somehow this week, after one of these calls, it finally struck us that we should be making it easier for our customers to know that they can easily swing by and pick up their orders. So we’ve just added this option to the shopping cart:
If you’re local and close by, or just in town for a couple of days for meetings or a conference, and you’re looking to order, we hope this will provide a quick method to stop by, pick up, say hello, and get to Jewelboxing right away.
Amy here at Jewelboxing HQ alerted us to an important anniversary we might have otherwise missed: it’s the 50th anniversary of bubble wrap. You can read the whole AP story here about the pair of New York inventors, Marc Chavannes and Al Fielding, who developed this wonderfully protective instrument by accident, while they were trying to create a new type of textured wallpaper.
On a personal note, we don’t know where we’d be without the stuff. We go through rolls and rolls of it packaging Jewelboxing and all our other miscellaneous products. It seems like the UPS guy is here dropping more off nearly every week, each roll round and awkwardly shaped making it hard to lug up the stairs, yet surprising light, which sort of makes up for it. We also use a ton of bubble wrap-inspired products, from the Square Spongy Pad Thingamabobs we include in our Studio kitsto help separate cases (we’re sure these have a real name, but we’d prefer to continue along with this given title) to our now-famous Bags of Air machine, which does just exactly as it sounds and its output helps keep every Jewelboxing order safe in transit when it goes from here to you.
So a big thanks and a happy birthday to bubble wrap and here’s to hoping everything is safe and snug in Largs, Los Angeles, Conroe, Rochester Hills, Las Vegas, Miami, Tokyo, New York, Salt Lake City, Addis, Austin, Sandy, Chappaqua, Toronto, Basingstoke, Lincoln, and Hale.