Subscription Box FAQ

Q: What is the Parcel subscription box?
A: The Pen Parcel is a subscription box operated by Birmingham Pen Company to provide fountain pens and ink on a residual basis at a great rate. Right now each box is prepared by Nick, just like orders from .

Q: Can I modify or cancel my subscription after purchase?
A: Yes, you can modify or cancel your subscription at any time by logging into your account.

Q: How much does shipping cost?
A: Shipping is free within the USA. Currently The Pen Parcel is only available in the USA. 

Q: When do Pen Parcels ship?
A: All Parcels ship by the 4th of each month (or following non-holiday business day.)

Q: Can I sign up for more than one subscription?
A: Yes.

Q: What is the cut-off date for signup in a given month?
A: The last day of each month is the final day to sign up for the coming month's Parcel. All Parcels should be in the mail by the 4th day of each month (or following business day.)

Q: When do renewals occur?
A: Auto-renewals register on the 11th of each month. This gives me over 2 weeks to get all of the work done (and ask for help when I need it) to get Parcels out on time.

Q: What is the benefit of subscribing to The Pen Parcel vs. buying items individually?
A: Subscribers realize a lower total price for the Pen Parcel contents, which includes free US shipping. Patrons of the Parcel are shipped new inks before they are announced to the everybody else.

Q: Can I modify the items in my Pen Parcel before it is shipped?
A: While you can cancel your subscription anytime, none of the contents can be modified. Customizing each box would add a significant amount of prep time and increase the cost of operation.

Q: Can I substitute another ink bottle for one in my Parcel?
A: No. The price point of The Pen Parcel only viable when each order can be prepared without modifications of any kind.

Q: Can I combine the shipping of another item purchased on with my Pen Parcel?
A: No. The price point of The Pen Parcel only makes sense when each order can be prepared without modifications of any kind.

Q: How is Nick able to provide such a great price?
A: Since the subscription boxes are predictable and quicker than average to prepare, I am passing along a discount commensurate to time and money saved.

Q: How do I get back to the main Birmingham Pens website?
A: Click 'Return to Shop' in the navigation bar or click here.

Q: Are you eventually going to offer something similar with small-run turned fountain pens?
A: Yes.

Q: When does Birmingham Nick sleep?
A: Not very often ;)

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