Lessons Learned by Doing - An Interview with Kasey Hope about her Subscription Box Business | Episode 4

interviews podcast Mar 05, 2021

 

 

 

Subscribe:  Apple Podcast Spotify | Libsyn | Stitcher

Today I’m joined by my friend Kasey Hope with P’zazz Art Studio. Kasey started with Whatever Letter Lettering membership, where she taught courses on how to hand letter, but had the idea to upgrade that service with a subscription box.

In her box, she sends art supplies, traceable hand lettering, and different materials that can be used with her membership. We spoke about what got her started, what she learned from her first launch, and how her box has grown since she started.

* This post contains affiliate/referral links. I could make a commission at no charge to you if you purchase my recommended products.  Please read my disclosure and privacy policy HERE.

 

Her Subscription Box Took Her Membership To The Next Level

 

Kasey already had her membership going with online classes when she noticed that some people would buy the membership and not use it. Instead of letting that ride, she thought of ways that she could increase engagement among her members. “We wanted to create a kind of experience around the membership, and the box was a tangible little something they could open.”

By creating a box to go along with her membership, she could give her regulars a VIP experience with items related to her classes. The convenience of getting catered supplies that they didn’t have to go out and buy created more of a community for her membership.

 

Kasey had never shipped before, but that didn’t stop her!

 

When she launched, Kasey had 167 members and she was thrilled. They put together the boxes (which ironically were large envelopes), gathered them up, and took them right into their local Post Office. “We had a local art studio; we did not ship products. So, we were like, I guess we take them to the post office!”

For hours, one by one, they labeled and shipped them out. This was a learning experience with a little bit of embarrassment involved, but the point is that it got done and sent out. “It was hard and crazy and embarrassing, but we got the packages out. We had to start somewhere.”

 

Her Success Has Built Upon Itself

 

Today, Kasey is shipping thousands of boxes out to her members and her numbers keep on growing. When Covid hit, her brick-and-mortar studio took a huge hit but because of the success of her subscription box and recurring revenue that comes with it, they were able to whether the changes and thrive.

 

“If you’re thinking about it and you’re worried you don’t have all the pieces, just start! It can be sloppy; it can be small. You’re going to learn the lessons.” – Kasey Hope

 

 Kasey and the Whatever Letter Box: https://www.pzazzonline.com/whatever-letter

Remember to subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast provider, as well as leave a 5-star rating and a review!

❤Sarah

 

Learn from me:

  • Subscription Box Blueprint eBook: This $10 ebook covers logistics from product selection to packaging to shipping. Plus a 90-day launch plan and bonus ‘Instant Scripts’ for your social media.
  • Launch Your Box: My complete training program that walks you step by step through how to start, launch, and grow your subscription box business.

 

Find me on social:

 

Download my Free Packaging Cheat Sheet!

 

JOIN SARAH'S NEWSLETTER

Learn more about how to start and grow your own subscription box business! Subscribe to get our latest content by email.

6 Ways to Keep a Subscriber | Episode 36

Sep 22, 2021

5 Things Subscription Box Businesses Should Email Their List Each Week

Sep 19, 2021

We All Start from Scratch – How Donna Ended her First Launch with 6...

Sep 15, 2021