We take a look at the popular e-liquid subscription service Zamplebox and see if they live up to their claims!
Zamplebox are one of the most popular e-liquid subscription services in the US and have over 20 000 active members. They also ship abroad as well, which is a big positive for those vapers outside the US!
We were sent a standard Platinum e-liquid subscription box for review. A massive thank you to Zamplebox for doing so.
The Platinum box contains 11 bottles of e-liquid and costs $44.99 a month.
Zamplebox Subscription Boxes
In terms of pricing, Zamplebox stacks up very well compared to the other e-juice subscription services.
- Bottles: 3
- Amount of E-Juice: 30-50ml
- Prize: $19.99
- Savings: 40% of Retail
Gold (most popular e-juice box)
- Bottles: 6
- Amount of E-Juice: 60-100ml
- Prize: $24.99
- Savings: 60% of Retail
Platinum (one we are reviewing)
- Bottles: 11
- Amount of E-Juice: 120-180ml
- Prize: $44.99
- Savings: 60% of Retail
Our Zamplebox Review and Experience
How it works and Ordering Your Zamplebox
First up I have to say that choosing your Zamplebox is very easy and consists of 7 simple steps. The whole process took less than 10 minutes.
Step 1: Vaping Experience
The first step is choosing your vaping experience. I went with advanced, but I am not sure how this affects your Zamplebox!
Step 2: Flavor Profile
Step 2 consists of you choosing which types of e-juices you enjoy. There are fruit, tobacco, menthol and dessert flavors to choose and you can select up to 4 options. Alternatively you can opt for the surprise me option. I personally went for dessert and fruit and unticked the tobacco and menthol options.
Step 3: Flavors You Hate
Step 3 is optional and you can put some specific flavors in here to avoid. I listed citrus flavors in this section.
Step 4: Flavors You Love
Step 4 is again optional and allows you to select any specific flavors you love. I put in some dessert and creamy flavors.
Step 5: Nicotine Options
You now select what nicotine option you want. You can choose from 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg and 18mg. There is also a note to say that the 3mg nicotine e-juices contain more VG for more vapor production.
Step 6: Choose your ZampleBox
Here you can select which Zamplebox you want. You have 3 options as I mentioned above: Silver, Gold and Platinum. We chose the Platinum!
Step 7: Box Summary
Step 7 is a summary of your subscription and you can change anything you need to here. You need to add your email, first and surname here as well.
Step 8: Pay
You will have to pay by credit or debit card for your Zamplebox. There is no Paypal option, but I assume this is due to the auto renewing nature of the order. Remember you pay for your first box upfront and then every month after it gets auto renewed and the money will automatically get taken out of your account.
That was it! The whole process took me less than 10minutes to complete and was very simple. I then got a few emails confirming my order and welcoming me to the Zamplebox family. Now you wait eagerly for your e-juices to arrive!
Cancelling your Zamplebox Subscription
I had heard some stories of people having issues cancelling their subscriptions from Zamplebox, so was intrigued to see how this worked. As we needed to create an account and pay for postage to Germany, we had a monthly subscription set-up, so once we made the order we were told to cancel our subscription. All you need to do is login into your account on the Zamplebox website and go to subscription and press cancel. This was very easy and we haven’t since been billed for another month. You always have the option to go back to your account and then reactivate your subscription at a click of a button. Overall it was no hassle at all cancelling and it all worked great for us.
The E-liquids and Packaging
What you get in the Zamplebox Platinum Box:
- 11 x 15ml E-liquids
- 1 x E-Liquid Tasting Menu
- 1 x Juice Rating Card
Our platinum Zamplebox all came very well packaged and the e-liquids were tucked neatly into some soft Styrofoam type material. We had one e-liquid bottle that was leaking slightly. Funnily enough it was one that was sealed, so no clue how it was leaking! You also get a nice e-liquid menu, which tells you a bit about all the e-liquids you got in your box. We received 11 15ml e-liquid bottles, some sealed some not. The bottle sizes were all the same and labelled pretty similarly. I assume manufacturers have to use a standardized bottle when sending stuff to Zamplebox.
I recognized or had heard of around 5 of the e-juices we got in our Platinum Zamplebox. I had heard of the following: D Squared, Source Code, Daily Dripp, 13th Floor Elevapors and Blueprint Page 6. The other e-liquids were ones I had never heard of or had never come across before. The Daily Dripp Churro flavor was our favorite and tasted gorgeous!
Flavor wise the majority of the e-liquids were the exact types of e-liquids that I enjoy and the flavor profile was pretty accurate. The VG ratios were all quite high, given I had chosen 3mg for dripping, so this was great. Out of the 11 flavors I enjoyed vaping around 7-8 of the e-liquids and there were only 3-4 that I didn’t enjoy. This will of course come down to personal preference, but I was impressed that I enjoyed so many, and thought there would be more e-liquids there I didn’t like.
There weren’t really any big big names in the box, but I found a few new e-liquids that I had never heard of before and now quite enjoy. I guess that is the whole point of the Zamplebox and it is a good option for finding some new all day vapes. If I were to get a similar box next month, I would be pretty happy.
Refer a Friend
Zamplebox are big on you spreading the word about Zamplebox and building a community. You can refer friends to get yourself a free box of e-juice. You get a referral link to share with your friends and if you refer three friends you will be able to get a free box. There is also an exclusive members only Facebook group you get access to as a member for giveaways and exclusive content.
This was my first experience with an e-juice subscription service of any kind. I had heard some mixed reviews on a lot of the services out there, so was very keen to try this for myself.
Apparently Zamplebox has recently upgraded their flavor profiling system and I have to say I was impressed. I didn’t get any of the flavors I choose not to get and the flavors were more or less the types I like. I guess the more info you yourself put into creating the box, i.e. what you do and don’t like – the more likely it is you will end up with e-juices that will appeal to you. I was surprised by how many I enjoyed and came across some good new brands of e-juice.
The service itself was really impressive. It is really easy to sign up and create your box and shipping to Germany took about two weeks which isn’t bad. I assume in the US, shipping only takes a few days.
Would I purchase it again? I wouldn’t get the platinum box as that was slightly too big for me, but it provides good value. I would definitely consider the Gold box If I didn’t run a vaping review site!
Overall there isn’t much too to fault about Zample Box at all. It seems they have sorted out the flavor profiling and got that nailed and the service and value is pretty darn good. I would have liked to have seen one two big big names thrown into the box like Kilo, Cuttwood and Cosmic Fog etc. but there were still some very tasty e-juices in my box, so I can’t complain!
Update: Zamplebox now features Cosmic Fog e-liquids!
I’d love to hear your experiences with Zamplebox or any other e-liquid subscription services below! We will be reviewing more over the next few months.