I love getting mail. Even the discovery of a bill or two in my mailbox doesn’t quell the sense of anticipation of checking the mail. But when it’s a package… whoa, even better. And if you’re anything like me, then I’ve got two words for you: Nerd Block.
Maybe you’ve heard of other similar services, but what makes Nerd Block stand out from the rest is the quality of the products it includes in its packages. And as a subscriber I can personally attest that Nerd Block does it better than the rest.
Let me back up a bit and describe Nerd Block a little. Basically, they’re a subscription-based service company that provides its customers with packages of geek culture-themed goodies for a bulk price. Subscription to the packages themselves range anywhere from 13.99 to 19.99 plus shipping and the customers have the option of choosing which themed box is best for them.
The themes are: Nerd Block Classic, Nerd Block Arcade, Nerd Block Horror and Nerd Block Junior for both boys and girls. However, I have it on good authority that there will be some exciting new changes to this line-up that Nerd Block will be offering in 2015. I can’t wait to see these innovative new geek-tastic delights! Seriously, if you’re a geek or nerd I’m doing you a favour here. You really need to check this stuff out.
I had a chance to sit down with President and co-founder of Nerd Block, Russ Montague. He shared with me that the whole staff is behind this company. Every employee has a chance to suggest what goes into these boxes, and the entire team’s level of passion is incredible. When you consider that Nerd Block has a range of great product brands like Star Wars, Marvel, DC, etc. for their geek employees to choose from, and also consider the level of enthusiasm that their employees have for the company they work for, then you really do get the sense that Nerd Block is a company of geeks FOR geeks.
Of course, the growth of this company should also give you a sense of its success. Within three years the company has enlarged its staff from seven to over sixty-five employees. Geek merchandise is hot and getting hotter, and this company is living proof of the power and astronomical growth of geek culture.
Nerd Block is based out of Oshawa, Ontario (East of Toronto) and is a local success story that Canadian geeks can be proud of. Originally started as a novelty T-shirt company, the company has seen smart decision-making from its inception to its current state. Sure, every idea begins with a creative vision, but being able to apply experiential insight has allowed Montague to grow this company into a secure and innovative capital enterprise. And its customer base is growing every day, serving tens of thousands of customers worldwide. Visit their website to get an idea of the some of the customer feedback.
Nerd Block’s boxes are different every month, with some cool extras. Last month, they included not only a bonus t-shirt but also an autographed picture of either Val Kilmer or Warwick W. Davis from Willow fame. Of course, both of these actors have gone on to other memorable roles, but what geek could ever call him or herself a respectable geek by forgetting George Lucas’s epic fantasy film? Nerd Block knows just what products to include in its boxes and what its fans like.
Yeah… I like getting mail, but after receiving my first Nerd Block, now I’m totally spoiled. The mailman knows that I’m happy to see him, my wife never bothers to check the mail anymore and the joy of opening a box of stuff chosen for me is not only a fun thing to look forward to, but it also saves me tons of time by not having to shop for this stuff individually. Plus, if you follow Nerd Block on Twitter (@nerdblock) then the tantalizing teasers about what’s coming up in the next shipment get you excited for the next delivery! This is the kind of thing that helps a busy, hard-working geek like myself get through the day.
Nerd Block makes being a devoted geek easier. If you haven’t given them a try, you really need to treat yourself. So live the life of a card-carrying nerd: check out nerdblock.com and enjoy the thrill of getting mail again.