Dear Unboxers, 

When I founded this company in 2014, I could never have imagined how much it would grow. I am thankful to each and every one of you for joining us on our time travel adventure. We started out as a tiny team shipping boxes from my basement once a month to our ancient history subscribers. All of the orders fit in the back of a minivan! As time went on, we started using a fulfillment center in Utah to pack and ship boxes for our growing group of time travelers. And in June of 2023, we finally brought History Unboxed back under a single roof at The HUB in Old Town Warrenton, Virginia. For the past six months, we have been getting our fulfillment center up and running, bringing more craft production in house and employing members of the local community. It has been a true and wildly educational joy to take the reins on fulfillment firmly in hand. 

 

Last year, we shipped over 8,000 single boxes, nearly 3,000 subscriptions, and hundreds of full curriculum packages. We ended the year with more than twice as many of you as at the beginning. While this growth has been incredible, it has also brought challenges.  We have outgrown many of our beloved craft and souvenir suppliers and had to search for new ones. In an ongoing effort to enhance the quality of our products, and with the new volume of customers, we were able to source higher quality specialty items from authentic crafters all over the globe without raising prices, but those relationships took time. Last year, our fulfillment partner had one staff member to ship all of our orders. Now our fulfillment and customer service teams are six strong and rapidly growing to keep up with the higher volume of orders. 

 

As I sat in our first in-person company meeting in our new conference room, surrounded by almost a dozen talented, imaginative, dedicated History Unboxed staff, it hit me full force how much everything that has changed for us in the past ten years. We would not be here without you and we are dedicating this year to making sure we serve each and every one of you to our highest abilities. 

 

Thank you,



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