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All About Oli's Boxship

  1. What is Oli's Boxship?

    Oli's Boxship is s a monthly subscription box delivering themed hands-on creative play for kids ages 4+.

  2. Who is Oli?

    Oli is a curious, crafty, and playful quintopus (five-legged octopus) from Ink Blot Land. The creatures of Ink Blot Land only see in black and white, but Oli's pretty sure there's more to the world. He invents his own telemicroscope and discovers Earth! He travels to Earth in his Boxship to discover this land of color and fun.

  3. How does it work?

    We curate. Every month, we curate a surprise theme that includes tested and engaging activities and materials.

    Choose a plan. You can choose among different subscription plans – 1 month (1 Boxship), 3 months, 6 months, 12 months.
    The longer the plan, the more savings you get!

    Discover, Create, Play. The kids get excited with surprise packages that are shipped to your doorstep every month. Each Boxship brings hours of learning, fun and bonding.

  4. What is included in my Boxship?

    Each Boxship includes all the materials you need for 2/+ activities – a Craftivity and a Funcycle activity; a storybook that will have kids learning and playing; a Discover with Oli magazine that includes easy instructions, fun facts, comics and other activities.

  5. For whom are the Boxships for?

    The Boxships are designed and extensively tested for both boys and girls and is great for ages 4+. Younger kids can participate too! We offer parameters to inform the adult of the level of supervision needed.

  6. What kind of activities are included in a Boxship?

    The activities go beyond arts and crafts and revolve around STEAM topics (Science, Technology, Enginerring, Art and Math). Projects transform kids into mini makers, scientists and inventors and their finished crafts turn into interactive games, role-play, dress-up, toys and much more.

  7. What are the benefits that my kids get from Oli's Boxship?

    Oli's Boxship believes in engaging kids in creative play to promote an unplugged childhood and learning through play.

    It builds their creative confidence and fosters their creativity and curiosity.

  8. Why creative play?

    Creative play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Creative play is important to healthy brain development.

  9. What is the difference between Subscribe and Shop?

    Signing up for a subscription means you get the latest surprise themed Boxship from us!

    Shop purchases are one-time purchases of our popular past themed Boxships and other merchandise to supplement your crafting experience.

Subscription

  1. How to subscribe?

    Simply choose from different plans – 1 month (1 Boxship), 3 months, 6 months or 1 year. The longer the subscription, the bigger the savings!

  2. Why subscribe?

    Sure, the savings are great but the kids' excitement in anticipation of a monthly surprise package addressed to them is priceless.

    It is also a pre-prepared and pre-planned monthly bonding time with your kids.

  3. When do I receive my order?

    Upon ordering, your orders will be shipped out in 3-6 business days. Shipping within Metro Manila takes 3-6 business days and shipping outside Metro Manila takes 5-8 business days. Succeeding Boxships will be shipped out every first week of the month.

  4. Can I know what is inside my next Boxship?

    No peeping! We offer teasers for next month's Boxship but we want it to be a surprise adventure each and every time.

  5. Can I pick my themes each month?

    To truly delight our Oli Crafters, we like to keep our themes a surprise! Our Boxships are assigned each month based on your order history – not all subscribers receive the same theme each month. Make sure to mention upon checkout or send us an email if you have purchased a Boxship from our stockists – as this will not be on our record of your order history.

  6. Do plans auto renew?

    To give you peace of mind, our plans do not auto-renew. To renew, you have to order a new subscription plan.

  7. What if I receive the same theme?

    If we accidentally sent you a Boxship that you have already tried, just shoot us an email at hello@olisboxship.com and we will send you replacement.

  8. How many themes do you have?

    We cycle among more than two dozen themes that revolve around a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) topics as well as culture, geography, history and DIY projects. You can confidently subscribe for two years of fun learning and get different themes each time!

  9. Will you be adding new themes?

    Yes, we always add new themes so the fun and learning never stops!

Payment

  1. How can I pay?

    Payments can be made through any of the following:
    Bank deposit (BPI and BDO)
    Globe Gcash
    Paypal
    Major Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, etc…)

    Bank, Gcash and Paypal details will be sent together with the confirmation message after order has been placed.

    For bank deposits, please confirm your payment by sending us your deposit slip within three days at hello@olisboxship.com. Items will be reserved for you during the said period and shipped out once deposit slip has been received.

  2. Are my credit card and personal information secure?

    Oli's boxship takes every precaution to ensure our site is as secure as possible. Your privacy is important to us. Please note that all personal details will remain with Oli's Boxship. Your details will be kept on a private database for Oli's Boxship use only.

Shipping

  1. How much does shipping cost?

    Shipping fee is Php 130.00 per month within the Philippines.

  2. When will my Boxship arrive?

    Upon purchase, you will receive your first Boxship in 5-7 working days (7-12 days if outside Metro Manila). For the succeeding months, you will receive your Boxship every first week of the month.

  3. How are my packages shipped?

    Oli's Boxship uses a third party courier.

  4. Can I track my subscription?

    Yes, you can! We email you your tracking number and a link to the courier's website where you can track your orders.

  5. My order has been shipped but tracking information is unavailable on the carrier's website?

    Tracking information may not be available for the first 24-48 hours after you receive your shipping confirmation email. If it's been more than 48 hours and you are still having trouble tracking your package, contact us at hello@olisboxship.com .

  6. Does Oli ship internationally?

    Oli's Boxship ships worldwide with several couriers such as FedEx, EMS and DHL.

    All international orders are shipped out from Manila, Philippines and are subject to shipping charges. Shipping charges already include delivery and import fees. Any additional local charges once your package reaches your country are not included. All international orders usually arrive within 7-14 working days after shipping date.

  7. I haven't received my Boxship yet, what should I do?

    The courier is a third party entity and at times, they do not pick up or deliver the items as scheduled. Although their logistics are out of our hands, please be assured that we will continue to monitor your items if needed. If you do not receive your item within the days indicated above, kindly email us at hello@olisboxship.com

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Gifting

  1. How do I give an Oli's Boxship as a gift?

    Give a gift that gives on giving!
    Simply purchase your gift by following the same steps:

    - Choose a subscription plan.
    - Add to cart.
    - Proceed to checkout.
    - Write the kid’s name and address under Shipping Address (under Customer Information).

  2. Can I include a gift note?

    Yes, you can! Simply include your brief message under Personalize your Boxship upon Checkout.

  3. Can the first month's Boxship be shipped to me and the rest to a gift recipient?

    Your wish is our command! Just write your shipping information under Shipping Address and shoot us an email at hello@olisboxship.com to let us know that the succeeding Boxships will be sent to a different shipping address.

Shop

  1. How to Shop?

    Browse through the Shop category.
    When you like an item, click on the Add to Cart button. Review the items on your shopping cart by clicking on the shopping cart icon on the upper right corner of your screen.
    Click Checkout to complete your order.
    An order summary will be sent to your email address.

  2. What can I buy in the Shop?

    We offer a variety of our most popular past themed Boxships. They make the perfect gift for a loved one or a chance to catch up on any past themes you've missed.

    We also offer materials to supplement your craft experience.

    You may purchase an assortment of upgrade kits that contain different craft materials for limitless creativity.

    Starter kits are available for grownups and include a glue gun, refill, cutter and measuring tape.

  3. Who are your stockists?

    Single Boxships are available at the following:

    9 Months and Beyond, Diliman, Quezon City
    Fully Booked BGC, Alabang, Rockwell, Greenbelt
    Hobbes and Landes BGC
    Hoy Bata, Aguirre Ave, Parañaque
    Learning Plus, Ayala Malls the 30th, Pasig
    The Parenting Emporium, New Manila

Party Favors

  1. Do you do party favors?

    We definitely do! We offer Oli's Boxship On-the-Go Boxships that are perfect as party favors. They come in hand-held mini Boxships.

  2. What activities are available for party favors?

    A variety of activities to suit your party theme are available. Check out the different activities available and their prices by clicking on Party Favors under Shop on the main menu.

  3. What is the minimum order quantity?

    The minimum order quantity is only 36 sets.

  4. How long do I have to pre-order?

    Most activities need to be ordered 30 days in advance while some sets require 60 days due to material availability.

  5. Can I have it personalized?

    Yes, we personalize the Boxship sleeves with your party theme layout and your kid's name and photo.

Other Fun Stuff

  1. What is a welcome pack?

    We send you a welcome pack with your first Boxshops. This contains a pair of scissors and a map of Ink Blot Land.

  2. What do we do with the map of Ink Blot Land?

    In every Discover with Oli magazine found in every Boxship, we give you a collectible sticker of your Boxship's theme.

    Fill the ink blots on the map with these stickers.

  3. My map is all filled up. What do I do?

    Once all your ink blot slots are filled with stickers, email us the map at hello@olisboxship.com and we will send you an Official Collector's Badge to take on your explorations!

  4. How can I order a new map?

    Just email us at hello@olisboxship.com and we will send you a new map together with your next Boxship!

  5. How many badges are there?

    Sorry, this is a well kept secret. Guess you just have to collect and find out!

Partnership

  1. Can I collaborate with Oli's Boxship?

    Sure thing! If you have products or concepts that you know is a great fit, email us at hello@olisboxship.com and we will respond right away!

  2. Can I share ideas for future boxships?

    We love hearing your crazy and not so crazy ideas! Shoot us an email at hello@olisboxship.com .

  3. I'm an educator. How can I offer Oli's Boxship activities in my program?

    We work with schools, camps, after-school programs, and other groups to offer Oli's Boxship activities. Please contact us at hello@olisboxship.com to discuss your needs and interest.

Bulk Orders

  1. Do you offer discount on bulk orders?

    You bet we do! We know how great our Boxship would be for parties, giveaways and school activities so do drop us a line at hello@olisboxship.com , and we will gladly give you a quotation.

Contact Us

  1. How can I contact you?

    We're happy to hear you out! Drop us a line at hello@olisboxship.com , and we will reply to you within 2 business days. Feel free to leave feedbacks, comments and suggestions.

  2. What is your business hours?

    Oli's Boxship will reply to orders and inquiries during the following business hours:

    Mondays to Saturdays 8am – 5pm
    Excluding non-working holidays

  3. Where can I find you?

    We are currently located on the world wide web and occasionally pop up at bazaars and expos. Follow us on instagram to be in the know!

  4. I can't get enough of Oli! What else can I do to get involved?

    We can't too! We've got an amazing community of Oli Crafters on Facebook and Instagram. Share us your experiences, crafternoon photos and finished work of arts!

Security

Oli's Boxship takes every precaution to ensure our site is as secure as possible. Your privacy is important to us. Please note that all personal details will remain with Oli's Boxship. Your details will be kept on a private database for Oli's Boxship use only.

Still can't find what you're looking for?

The answer to your question could be right at your fingertips! Check above for our top Frequently Asked Questions. If you can't find what you're looking for, fill up the form under Contact and our team of Curious Crafters will reply to you within two business days.