9. Packed Munches goes live!
The last stage of setting up the business was what I like to refer to as our beta stage (although Sabrina hates this name). We tested the site and trialled it on our friends and family, checking that our payment systems worked and also asking them to highlight any typos of which ashamedly there were a few – I blame this on living abroad however, something you’ll be familiar with when you return ☺
Here are some snippets from our Press Release:
Fiona Timba, co-founder of Packed Munches has worked and studied in Paris, Maastricht and Brussels, she said: ‘Living abroad can be exciting and tough in equal measure. As well as family, friends and familiar settings, one of the things I missed enormously was British food. I spent the last three years abroad so know what it’s like to REALLY need a proper cup of tea with Rich tea biscuits! Our pre-sign up stage received hundreds of enquiries so we’re so excited to launch a service that people really want.’
Each Munchbox will be bursting with products that are only available in the UK or are very difficult to come by outside of the UK. The box will have a minimum of eight products with staples such as tea, crisps and chocolate always included. There will also be a selection of surprise, seasonal products that will give expats a nice reminder of home.
Sabrina Hamilton co-founder of Packed Munches said ‘We wanted to make Munchboxes both practical and exciting. That is why we decided to include the staples alongside surprise products each month.It’s always nice to receive something unexpected in the mail, so we hope that Munchboxes will put a smile on the faces of homesick Brits and make them feel a little closer to home. For this reason, Packed Munches also make brilliant gifts for family and friends living abroad.'
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