VB KITS ARE NOT ON A SUBSCRIPTION PLAN This is the number 1 question I get. People automatically assume it is because it's a planner kit. When I started doing this VB Planner Kits I didn't realize how popular they would be and actually just made kits when I felt like it and put them up for sale. As popularity grew I started taking preorders so I knew how many to make for the upcoming month. So for now, kits are first come first serve.
PREORDER TIMELINE: Kit theme reveal for next months kit 1st of every month --> Preorders start 5th of every month --> receive shipping notification --> 15th-19th of the month the kit is supposed to be for --> wait 2-4 days before checking tracking number --> receive your kit. Please keep in mind these dates can change.
WHEN DO I KNOW IT'S TIME TO PREORDER? Preorders are always the first week of the month. I also send out an email newsletter as a friendly reminder either a couple days before or the day before so make sure you sign up! Keep an eye for my IG posts and updates in the FB Group as well.
HOW DO I PREORDER? All kits are found in the category "VB KITS" in the store. Once the listing is live you'll go to the site, select your options, add to your cart and checkout out. It's best to sign up for VB Newsletters so you'll always be updated with the latest news.
HOW MUCH ARE THE KITS? The basic kit is $26.99 and go up from there depending on the extras you order. Take a look at the shop for examples.
WHAT DOES THE KIT INCLUDE? Each kit is a little bit different in regards to its contents but there's one product that is always consistant- Crystal VBPen. Basic products are VB Stickers, 8.5" x 11" paper, sticky note plus other surprises. Most of the products featured are exclusive to VB- you won't find them elsewhere. I also feature other planner girlbosses to have their product featured in the kit if I see it would match the theme. I always like to support others in the community!
WHEN AM I SUPPOSED TO GET THE KIT? When you place your preorder during the first week of the month you won't be receiving the kit till the middle of the next month. So let's say you preorder the first week of April that means the kit will be for May and will be shipped out that month. I always add the shipping notification dates in the listing so please read the listing before ordering.
WILL THE KIT WORK FOR MY PLANNER? YES! VB KITS will work with any planner that you have from ring-bound, Traveler's notebooks, coil, Happy Planner, and ECLP. There is an option for you to choose Standard, Happy Planner and ECLP with no headers. Please read the description in the listing to see which box size will work for you. Standard is the basic size for boxes which measures 1.5x1.9 inches. Starting for July there will only be one standard option for the kits.
WILL I BE GETTING THE IMAGES FROM THE MOOD/INSPIRATION BOARD? No, the images featured in the mood board are just for inspiration purposes. It is a way for you to get the overall mood and style of the kit.
WHEN DO THE KITS GET SHIPPED OUT? Kits are sent out the roughly between the 15th - 19th of the month it's supposed to be for. May kit will be mailed out May 15th-19th. Please keep in mind that we do pre-print the shipping labels to make the shipping process faster for us especially when shipping so many kits. Check your tracking 2-4 days after you receive your email confirmation. Also because of manufacture delays or shipping delays the kit can get delayed. We always try our best to get the kits out in a timely manner. Updates regarding kit shipping status are always found in the original listing of the kit.
WHY IS SHIPPING SO EXPENSIVE FOR INTERNATIONAL? The rate given at checkout it the max rate. Usually before preorders we don't have the product yet in our hands to weigh the kit so it is maxed out until we ship the kit out to you. When we do, at the actual rate of the kit is lower than expected we refund the remaining back to you.
CAN I SEE SNEAK PEAKS BEFORE ORDERING? Before preorders I always post the mood board that I create using photos I find on Pinterest. The mood/inspiration mood gives you a better understanding of concept of the kit. Please keep in mind the photos are for inspiration use only and not the actual photos you'll find in the stickers. If the product for the kit has arrived at the studio before theme reveal, I will definitely be sharing.
WHEN DO YOU REVEAL THE PRODUCTS FOR THE KITS? Right when the products start arriving at the studio I either post in the FB group, show on my IG Instastories or post on IG. This usually happens a week before the kits get sent out.
CAN I COMBINE SHIPPING? Sorry, but kits can't be combined with regular merchandise like stickers. The kits are prepacked and have special packaging that is weighed before preorders to get a rate on shipping. The kits are also on an automated shipping label service which categorizes the kits into batches. If another product is added to the order it will be placed in a Misc. batch and has to be manually entered into the system. This makes the shipping process very slow- please check-out with two separate transactions.
I FORGOT TO PREORDER AND IT SAYS SOLD OUT CAN I STILL GET ONE? Once the allotted amount of preorders have been met there won't be anymore kits available. Preordering right on the 5th of every month would be the best way to reserve your kit. The set amount of preorders can last 24 hours, a week or even the whole month it just depends on the popularity of the kit. However, there will be extra loose products like paper, stickers, pens, etc and even at times maybe half kits. It is not always guaranteed that the specific product you want will be available. Stay tuned to the FB Group for information regarding kit extras.
CAN I JUST BUY THE KIT PEN? The kit pen is exclusive to the kits that they are featured in (that's why the pen is named after the monthly kit). At times, there will be extras once the kits get sent out but only a few quantities it could be 1-200 depending on how many kits sold that month. If there are extras they will be released with the corresponding pen collection that complements the kit. For instance the Rainy Day Kit (sky blue with blue/aqua crystals) will be available (very small quantity) when the Rainy Days New Release Pen Collection launches (TBD). You can always post in the VB Facebook Group ISO/BST monthly thread to see if anyone is selling theirs.
WHERE CAN I SEE PAST KITS? Instagram is a good source if you would like to see past kits but I've also added a few below. I also post contents of past kits in the listings of the kits.
WHEN WILL DIGITALS BE SENT OUT? Digitals will be sent to the email you used to purchase the kit. Look for a newsletter type email from hello@villabeautifful to be sent roughly after the few batches of kits are sent out. I will update the FB Group to be on the looking out for my email If you have gmail it will be in your promotions/junk/spam folder.
I RECEIVED A SHIPPING NOTIFICATION EMAIL BUT MY PACKAGE HASN'T MOVED. We ship the kits in batches and pre-print the shipping labels to speed up the shipping process. Please allow 2-4 days from the email to see movement with your order.