We recently discovered ChronicAlly Boxes, a monthly subscription box for women who suffer from chronic illnesses such as IBS and Crohn's disease! We were desperate to find out more about these boxes so we caught up with Ally - the brains behind the business! Check out what she had to say below:
How long has Chronically Box been around and what inspired you to start?
ChronicAlly Box pre-launched in June 2016 and officially launched on August 30th, 2016 and our first Box was shipped on October 15th, 2016. I've always wanted to start a company like ChronicAlly Box, but it wasn't until recently that the universe sent me the idea of ChronicAlly Box and I manifested it! I had heard a lot about subscription boxes, and have received a few myself, but never really thought of sending happiness and chronic illness allies to chronically chic women in this type of platform. One winter, I was at that all time low. I heard some very scary health news, and everything with my body was just going wrong. I noticed that the one thing that would get me really excited, was helping others through my IBS Sisters account and starting coaching classes to help others going through the chronic illness journey.
Then I started subscribing to magazines. I would subscribe to one, and I'm guessing they would sell my information, and I would receive an offer for another magazine, and I'd sign up. It was such a relief to get something else in the mail besides my unfavourable blood work and medical bills. This is when I came up with the idea of ChronicAlly Box. What if I was getting something in the mail that was tailored just for me? To pick me up when I'm down, and even better, delivering me products right to my doorstep that makes my health & beauty routine easier & better!
How do you decide what goes into each box?
Considering I'm a chronic illness sufferer myself, my allies and I decide what goes in the box depending on if we think the product would make my life easier and/or better living with a chronic illness. I also try to keep a wide variety of products in each box, and try to include a "pick-me-up" item, in addition to the health and beauty allies. I am constantly doing research on new products!
Are Chronically boxes available all over the world?
Yes! ChronicAlly Boxes can be shipped anywhere around the world! :)
What response have you had since starting your business?
The responses since starting ChronicAlly Box have been amazing! Everyone really loves the idea! The kind words and comments we get from our subscribers, that's what keeps us going! Here are some testimonials from the website:
"LOVE. LOVE LOVE LOVE. I am so full of love right now. Thank you so much, ChronicAlly Box, for taking care of me today. I'm having a spa night to celebrate!"
-Alex, ChronicAlly Box Tribe
What are your hopes for the future of Chronically box?
My hope for the future for ChronicAlly Box is that every woman dealing with any kind of chronic illness will be able to experience the joy of having Chronic allies delivered to her doorstep! I also hope that we continue to grow, so we can make the boxes even better! I believe the future for ChronicAlly Box is bright, and we look forward to watching it grow, one smile at a time! We couldn't have done this with our Founding members, so for that, we are forever grateful!