Robert Mason Launches New Subscription Service
After nearly a year of operations in their new Short North home, Robert Mason is ready to branch out to something new. The local retailer is launching a new subscription box service known as “Robert Loves” this month, aimed at delivering an exciting supply of curated goods to fans of the brick-and-mortar shop.
“The Robert Loves curated subscription is really about taking how our customer most likes to shop us, and extending it so those who can’t make the pilgrimage to our store can experience the same handpicked selections,” said Robert Grimmett, Founder and CEO of Robert Mason. “We call our customers ‘suppliophiles’ because they love writing, and anything the helps them journal, take meeting notes, or jot a list in a way that’s elegant and personal. What I hear at our store is that they love what we curate for them, but some of those unique discoveries and small-run, special edition supplies are harder to find outside Ohio.”
Subscribers to Robert Loves will find a hand-selected mix of some of the best accessories that Grimmett pulls from the assortment of items throughout the store’s inventory. The boxed items come wrapped with a personal note, and delivered directly to your desk.
“My goal is to curate each box of heritage supplies to be a thrill to open and elegant and inspiring to use,” explained Grimmett. “As to what will be in them — I don’t want to spoil anything by getting too specific — but imagine a Moleskine or Blackwing limited edition, a bouquet of that month’s most coveted writing instruments, limited-run greeting cards, and supplies with personality, like golden paper holders and washi tape.”
Customers can sign up for the service for a single month or auto-renew for multiple months, with pausing or cancellation available at any time. Signup must be completed by the end of the month to recieve the following month’s subscription box on the 15th of that month. The cost is currently $49.99, and Grimmett promises that the total value of the products inside will be worth over $60.
While multiple retail stores have struggled on the side-street of Brickel — including the recently closed Kit and Ace — Grimmett said that their brick and mortar store has seen a lot of success in its first nine months. The store is already in the transition to the holiday shopping season, with new products, gift wrapping, decor and of course — holiday music — already on the way.
“I am so grateful for our supporters, whose response has been overwhelming,” stated Grimmett. “People from around the state and around the country are visiting us and saying they’ve heard about the store from a friend.”
For more information about Robert Loves, visit www.robertmason.com.
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