Bye Bye Blendabilities….
Last week, Stampin’ Up! made the difficult decision to permanently discontinue the Blendabilities product line, due to an ongoing manufacturing fault.
The manufacturer is unable to correct the problem in a manner that Stampin’ Up! are certain would meet their high quality standards and provide us with a stable, long-term solution. Therefore, after a great deal of deliberation and in order to prevent further disappointment to our valued customers, the Blendabilities product line has been discontinued.
Q: Will the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad (item #132708) and the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad Refill (item #133456) still be available for purchase?
A: Yes. These items will also be featured in this year’s 2015–2016 annual catalogue.
Q: What are the quality problems with this product?
A: When the tip is welded to the barrel, the welding process can leave microscopic (invisible) holes in the marker tip. This leads to accelerated evaporation of the alcohol in the ink.
Q: Are all Blendabilities markers defective?
A: No. Most Blendabilities markers work as intended. We ask that you use your best judgment to determine whether your product is in good condition or if you need a refund.
Q: Why did it take so long for Stampin’ Up! to discover this problem?
A: Over the months we’ve noticed quality issues with this product, but they were within normal tolerance. We’ve also received some great feedback and know that many of you have thoroughly enjoyed working with Blendabilities. However, when corrections and complaints became more and more frequent, we increased the sophistication of our quality testing. This led to discoveries that meant we had a serious problem with the product line. Although these are still great markers, our manufacturer is now reporting a 30 to 40 percent fail rate before they are shipped to Stampin’ Up!—which is unacceptable.
If you have purchased Blendabilities through me in the last 90 days, and have found yours to be faulty, please contact me ASAP so I can help rectify the situation. If you purchased your Blendabilities through another demonstrator, you will need to contact them for assistance :)
….Hello, New SAB Goodies!
With the news of Blendabilities discontinuing, the ability to earn them as a Sale-A-Bration reward has now been removed as an option. But don’t fret, because Stampin’ Up! have announced another ELEVEN (yes, eleven!) products that you can earn as a Sale-A-Bration reward for every $90 you spend during Sale-A-Bration!
Hurry, Sale-A-Bration ends 31st March! :)