About Try the World
Try the World, found online at TryTheWorld.com, is a subscription box service that provides members with a collection of high quality selections of the best items from a different country every two months.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, the world is a big and wonderful place that deserves to be explored and experienced. Unfortunately, this isn't always the easiest or most affordable thing to do. To make global experiences more accessible for their customers, they have worked to find the best gourmet food items and cultural finds from a selection of cities across the world and then ship them directly to your door.
The first box is The Paris Box, followed by The Tokyo Box and The Rio Box. Future countries will be announced depending on the length of your subscription.
Boxes are priced at $45 per box, and can be purchased per box or up front for a particular subscription period. Shipping is always free, and subscriptions will never be automatically renewed - members must go on to the website and choose to extend their membership.
Since this service is offered with a pay per box plan, as well as all other shipment plans needing to be paid in advance, they unfortunately do not honor any sort of refunds.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to speak to their Customer Service team about their questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 765-889-2691, by traditional mail at 1209 Orange Street, Wilmington, DE 19807, or by submitting them directly to their website.
Try the World seems to have very positive reviews, with members happy about the wide selection of products, their quality, and their beautiful presentation which some reviewers described as so well done you could turn around and gift it directly to someone.
Competitors and Alternatives?
While there are many other different types of monthly subscription services, especially for gourmet food products, currently Try the World seems to be one of the only ones which work to provide such varied cultural products.
If you have experience with this company or their products, please leave your Try the World reviews below.
6 ‘Try the World’ Reviews
Total scam artists. We ordered the annual subscription. They failed to deliver. After 2 and a half months, we disputed the charge on our card. They sent one box to placate us and the credit card company. That was the first and last box we ever received. They refuse to respond to emails, have no telephone. We have filed consumer case against them in their state of doing business but are pessimistic we will ever see our money or God forbid one of their boxes.
Still waiting for the last box of a 6 month set. Lying responses about being shipped shortly, to lies about warehouse moves. Don't waste your money. They will only steal it.
TRY THE WORLD is definitely a scam. I was charged for a 3 month subscription and have yet to receive anything (2 months later!). My emails are not answered and my "account" shows I ordered nothing (yet they charged my credit card $105). The phone number for customer service is always a recording (due to "high volume of calls") and no one ever returns my messages. Very unethical and frustrating!
I keep receiving emails from this infernal racket, but I've yet to see any progress on receiving my order. And - yes - I DO mean RACKET!
On June 6th, I placed an order with Try The World for an Argentina Box - this was special offer that included a Paris box.
On June 15th, I emailed their contact address asking for an estimate on delivery. I fairly quickly received a message that the box would ship the next day and I would receive a tracking number.
On the 18th, I contacted the email address again because I did not receive an email with the tracking number. A day later, I received a message with a tracking number. Upon checking the usps.com link and searching for the tracking number, I learned that a "shipping label has been created."
On June 24th, with the status of my package remaining at "a shipping label has been created", I sent another message to the contact email asking what was going on.
Now -- it's June 26th. I've received no reply other than a computer generated acknowledgement that I had sent a message.
Not surprisingly, I cancelled my subscription -- which only merited a computer generated acknowledgement. But -- I see no change to my account when I log in. God only knows what I have gotten myself into.
I ordered a subscription and the amount was deducted from my credit card but I have not received anything. My emails through the web site go unanswered and the phone number for complaints listed above leaves a message that the company is in a "remote place" without phone service. I will continue to try to get out of this scam and advise others to steer clear.