As we approach the end of March, we see ourselves busy preparing Easter meals and sweets and, in many places, still waiting to spring to arrive. Luckily in Rome it’s being warm and we’re getting some sunny days. Around here we are busy with some stuff other than cooking to be honest! We have a new layout to the website and the first edition of our Vegan Package Swap is happening.
We had some technical issues in the beginning of the process but this can happen, considering that we are the only vegan swap project that has an automatic system to pair up our subscribers and send all communications. We’re working hard to make things smooth for the April edition and most of the problems are already solved. We’re getting an amazing feedback from the participants and this is the most important. The main goal of the Vegan Package Swap is to create a nice monthly experience between vegans around the world.
To help the project to be a success from its birth, we had the help of some websites and blogs which kindly wrote a few words about it (thanks a million Vegansaurus and Fat Gay Vegan!) and many people and pages on Facebook who shared our website in their pages. We’ve got almost 250 subscribers for the first edition, from all over the world (specially from the US, UK and Europe). Many subscribers already got their packages, others are still waiting (international shipping takes longer to arrive). Our subscribers have the opportunity to evaluate their swap, so we can keep the quality of the project, improving it every month. Here’s a few words from who took part in March:
“I got an amazing package with great and local products and a very thoughtful letter explaining each of them.”
“I loved everything, it was thoughtful and varied package of vegan goods.”
“Wonderful local lovelies from an English village along with a very sweet postcard, I feel terrible that I did not send a note myself!”
THANK YOU, swappers! We can’t wait for the April edition!
To take part in the next edition, EVERYONE (including registered users) have to JOIN the project (clicking on “JOIN” in the Vegan Package Swap page) between the 3rd and 5th of April. No one is automatically confirmed to avoid having people who forgot to unsubscribe seeing themselves paired up and like this you can choose which months you want to take part.
We’ve send a newsletter with some tips about packages and shipping prices, let us know if you didn’t get it, please.
We will be running a few giveaways in April too to our subscribers, so please join our page on Facebook and keep an eye here to a chance to win extra vegan packages.
If you have a website or a blog where you shared your experience in this first edition of the Vegan Package Swap please let us know