If you’ve been part of our tribe for a while, you’ll know that our 2020 and 2021 Standard Boxes all featured a tea of the month and 3 different snacks to try.
But our Standard Boxes from January 2022 box onwards will no longer have either tea or snacks.
A lot of people love the snacks — why the change?
Parcels containing perishable items have to go through
a different customs process to parcels containing only non-perishables. This drives our mailing costs up exponentially. We were aware of this when we started Homeland Ties – what we didn’t know was that the pandemic was right around the corner and with fewer international flights, International mailing costs went up.
In fact, the cost of mailing more than tripled since we launched in November 2019. So in order to be able to continue sending authentic and fun Chinese culture right to your door without making our boxes super expensive, we had to choose to lose the snacks.
Each of our boxes still contains the same total value of products; we’ve just been able to spend more on the
Our 2022 Standard Boxes are still the same great way for your family to connect with China that we receive so many wonderful comments about but to keep offering them at this price we’ve had to make them non-snack-y.
For the snack lovers among you we’ll be preparing a
large box BURSTING with different snacks to try every
year…watch this space!