Some questions you might have
How does it work?
Oatbox is a breakfast subscription box. You can choose from a variety of healthful breakfast products to fill a box that we will ship you every month. Our products are always 100% natural, most of the time organic and sometimes gluten-free, vegan and nut-free. Note that you can delay shipments if you don’t want your monthly box or even unsubscribe at any time, free of charge.
Do you make the products yourself?
Absolutely! All the products have been created by our own chefs. Some products, like our bars, were created by our chefs but are produced by a third-party, simply because the third-party is better than us at big scale production for this type of product.
Is it possible to buy only one box, without subscribing?
You can buy gift boxes, but you won’t be able to buy only one box of products you have chosen yourself. However, it is possible to unsubscribe anytime at no cost.
I want to offer a subscription as a gift, is it possible?
Of course! You can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will happily assist you in setting up a gift-subscription. Please note that the minimum purchase is three (3) months and that a one-time payment will be required. The boxes will be delivered every month until the subscription expires, after which the deliveries will stop automatically.
Do you accept returns?
Unfortunately, since what we sell is perishable, we don’t accept returns. However, if you are not entirely satisfied with your order, please contact us and we will do everything we can to satisfy you.
Do I have to commit to anything when subscribing?
The answer is no! You can delay shipments whenever you want, and you will not be charged for that shipment until it occurs. Three (3) days prior to sending you your monthly box, you’ll receive an email with what your next box will contain. If you wish not to receive these mixes, all you have to do is press on “Move Forward or Delay Shipment“, under the “Subscription Plan“ in your account. And again, you will not be charged.
What happens when I choose classic recurring products?
We will ship you these same products every month, unless you modify your box or cancel your subscription. If you choose the monthly discovery products, your box will automatically contain the chef’s selection every month. Again, you will be notified by e-mail three (3) days prior to your billing date.
Is it possible to receive more than one box?
You can only have one subscription per email. However, you can fill your box with as many products as you want and you can even choose to receive your box every two (2) weeks instead of every month.
When will you bill my credit card?
It all depends on when you subscribed. For example, if you subscribed on the 17th day of the month, your next payment will be on the 17th day of the following month. We will send your box 2-4 days after receiving the payment. You can always modify your billing date by delaying shipments or by adjusting your shipping frequency in your Account.
How are the boxes delivered?
The delivery is made everywhere in Canada by Canada Post and in the United States by UPS.
When do you send the subscription boxes?
Every business day. When you subscribe, allow 2 to 3 days for your box to be shipped.
What is the estimated delivery time for an order?
For all orders delivered within Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes, allow 2 to 5 business days for delivery. For all orders shipped to Western Canadian Provinces and the U.S., allow 5 to 10 business days for delivery.
What happens if no one is home at the time of delivery?
Canada: if the delivery person from Canada Post cannot leave the package in a secure location, he will leave a card in your mailbox, with which you will be able to pick up the package at the closest post office. This is why we suggest to have it delivered at your office if possible.
United States: the UPS delivery person will try to deliver the package for three (3) consecutive days before leaving a card that will allow you to pick up the package at the nearest UPS Store. This is why we suggest to have it delivered at your office if possible.
Can I swing by your offices to pick up my box?
Unfortunately not. We produce all the cereals ourselves in our facility, and for sanitary reasons, we cannot allow visitors in our kitchens.
How much does shipping cost?
Shipping is always free! If you added items to your monthly subscription, only the price of these items will be added to your bill.
Is it possible to track the shipment?
Yes. When the package leaves our facility, a tracking number becomes available. You can find it in your Account under Orders, by clicking on “View order details”, and then on the tracking number.
Where can I find the nutritional information and ingredient list of the products?
You can find the nutrition facts and ingredient list of our monthly mixes by visiting our homepage and clicking on “More Details” where the products are featured.
What is the best way to enjoy your granola?
Our granola mixes do not require any cooking and can be enjoyed as is, with milk, in a yogurt and fresh fruit parfait or even in your favorite smoothie recipe. We recommend a 50g serving size, which is equivalent to 1/2 a cup.
What is the quantity of granola I receive?
The Oatbox starter subscription includes two bags of granola that each contain 380g of our flavorful blends. We estimate about 8-10 portions per bag, which accounts for about $1.25 per portion.
I am allergic to an ingredient, what should I do?
You can definitely modify your monthly box to receive products that are suitable for your dietary constraints. All ingredients are listed on the product page and we try as best as we can to include the claims for each product (i.e. gluten-free).
How long are the products good for?
If the bag is properly zip-sealed and stored at room temperature, the shelf-life of our granola can be up to five (5) months. There is no need to store the granola in the refrigerator.
Our bars have a shelf-life of ten (10) months.
Our oatmeal can be stored, unopened and at room temperature, for up to six (6) months.
What is the Oatbox Referral Program?
The Referral Program automatically rewards you for the friends you refer to the Oatbox subscription services. You will earn $2 every time your friend gets a box delivered, redeemable on your subscription boxes or on gift shop purchases. Start referring here.
I'm not a subscriber - can I still refer?
Yes, you can refer friends even if you are not an active subscriber, as long as you have an Oatbox account.
How do I spend my referral credits?
If you are an active subscriber, credits will automatically be applied to your monthly box. They can also be used on gift shop purchases. If you are not an active subscriber, credits can be used on gift shop purchases.
Do credits expire?
Credits earned through our referral program do not expire.
How do I earn credits?
For each friend who signs up for an account through you and purchases a subscription, we will post to your account a $2 credit, which will be automatically applied to your next order, and which will renew every single time your friend receives an order (for the avoidance of doubt, excluding gift shop purchases). We will also post a $5 credit to each applicable friend’s first paid subscription order (excluding any trial orders). The $5 friend credit can only be applied to Oatbox subscription orders (and not to gift shop purchases or trial orders).
How do I invite friends?
You can refer friends who have not previously purchased any products from Oatbox by sending them your personal referral link or promo code. You will find them on the Oatbox referral page.
Make sure you are signed in to be able to refer friends.
What can I purchase with my Oatbox credits?
You can redeem your Oatbox credits on your subscription box, or use them on our gift shop.
What information do you store as part of the Referral Program?
If you elect to use our email tool for informing a friend about our referral program, we ask you for the friend’s email address. Oatbox will automatically send the friend an initial email inviting them to visit or transact with the website. Oatbox may also send additional emails reminding your friend that you referred them, only if they have given us their consent by signing up to receive additional information. Oatbox stores this information for the sole purpose of sending these referral emails and tracking the success of our referral program. The friend may contact Oatbox at any time to request the removal of this information from our database.