How Does the Club Work?
The Timeline of the Club.
Unless otherwise noted, slots for each month’s subscription closes on the 20th of the month. New subscribers after the 20th will be sent that month’s pin if there is any extra space, otherwise they will be considered to have subscribed in the next calendar month.
Pins usually ship out between the 25th of each month and the 7th of the following month.
Can you give me an example of that timeline?
Yes! Thank you for asking!
Okay, so if you sign up anytime between June 20th and July 20th, you will be on the list to get sent the July pin at the end of July/early August. If you sign up on July 21st, if there are extra spots, you’ll also get the July pin. If there were no extra spots, you’ll be considered as having signed up for the August pin, and will have secured a spot for August.
Do You Offer International Memberships?
As of now, due to the high cost of shipping to outside of the United States (shipping rates start at $13 USD, even for a single pin), we currently do not service to international members. That said, we are working on various solutions to bring down the shipping costs.
We definitely want to offer this to people living outside the US, so if you would like to be notified of when we open it up, please sign up for the international wait-list by emailing Rick and we’ll let you know once we’re set-up to do so.
How Are the Stories Delivered?
The stories you’ll have access to either via pdf download, or member-only web pages readable anywhere you have internet connection.
If you’re looking at some older stories, you can check them out on our blog.
How Do You Ship?
All pins are sent via USPS 1st class mail in protective mailer. Orders from the webstore are shipped within 1-2 business days, while subscriptions orders are shipped on the 23rd-25th of each month. Subscribers will be notified on the blog, and in the community Discord and Slack channels when pins have shipped.
How Long Will It Take To Get My Package?
However long it takes for a package to get sent from San Francisco (the location of the Evil Pin Club Secret Lair) to you is how long it’ll take.
Do You Ship Internationally?
We most definitely do. Please be aware of the high cost of international shipping though, as shipping usually starts around $13 USD.
Please note we are not responsible for any taxes, tariffs, etc. you might have to pay for importing products from the United States. I know the shipping rates suck, and I’m looking into eventual solutions for VAT, etc. if there is a large enough demand, so let me know!
What Shipping Methods Are Available?
It’s all United States Postal Service 1st class here, my friend. If you really need something expedited, please let me know.
What Payment Methods Are Accepted?
We use Stripe, PayPal, and Square to process payments, meaning that any major credit card is accepted, and you can also pay from PayPal and SquareCash.
Do You Keep My Credit Card Info?
I don’t even get to see that stuff. If our payment partners keep that info, then good for them, but tokenized, encrypted data may be kept on our SSL-protected server.
Orders and Returns
Do I need an account to place an order?
Nope! Making an account is easier in that it keeps all your shipping info and good stuff like that, but otherwise you can always check out as a guest.
If you’re talking about subscriptions, then yes, you do need to create an account. Also, if you are a subscriber, you’ll have options to place orders for member-only pins (which will require membership validation to order).
Who should I Contact with Questions?
I know I say “we” a lot, but it’s really a one-overlord show over here. Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org is the best way to get your questions answered!
Alternatively, if you’re an Evil Pin Club member, you’ll have access to the community Slack and Discord, where you can always drop questions in the appropriate channels, or DM me directly.
How Can I Cancel Or Change My Order?
For all shop orders, if you suddenly need to change or cancel your order, please email email@example.com as quickly as possible. If we can fix stuff before the order is processed and shipped, no harm, no foul!
For subscriptions, you can always cancel your order by going to your account page and clicking the “Manage my subscriptions” button.
How Can I Return a Product?
While we stand by our products and believe that they will be everything you ever want and more, if you need to return a product, please contact us within 5 business days of receiving the item, and then ship the item back, unused and in its original packaging.
We will refund the total price of the item(s) returned. You, however, are responsible for shipping the item back to us. We’re not Zappos, sorry.
If there is a defect (broken post, major scratch) or something like that, please send us a photo of the damage via email, and we’ll go from there to make you happy.
For Subscription members, you have 7 business days of receiving your FIRST pin, to email us for a full refund. After that time period, due to the nature of managing limited-edition items, we cannot accept any refunds on subscriptions.
Did You Really Make Pacts With Evil Spirits?
What do you think?
Do You Have Brand Ambassadors?
I don’t right now. Do you love the EPC? Want to become an Ambassador? Contact me and we can talk!
Will you share photos that I take with your pins?
Most definitely! Send photos of the pins my way and I’ll totally throw them up on Instagram and Facebook! Just make sure to tag me (@evilpinclub) and let me know who I should credit.
I mean, unless you don’t want me to? I’m not sure why, but if you’d like to share a photo of my pins in the wild, but don’t want me to share them, just let me know! I’m a big fan of consent, so I shall respect your wishes!
Do you ever do collaborations or stuff like that? Joint ventures? Team-ups?
Yo. I love working with rad people on cool projects, especially if there is a horror theme and social good aspect to it.
I’m always open to talking with people about projects. I can’t guarantee everything will be a perfect fit, but if you have a project you’d like to work together on, please shoot me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Charities Do You Support?
We try to spread the love around as much as we can, but the main organizations that the subscription program supports are:
Can I get my Horror WITHOUT the Politics, please?
Ah, sorry, you’re probably in the wrong place. Horror is historically political by nature, so if you’re not a fan of the social commentary in 28 Days Later, Get Out, or Ex Machina, this probably is not for you.
Please be aware that representation of minorities really matter to me. So while I try not to get heavy handed with stuff, the stories (and thus the pins that come with it) are by my very nature, political. Whether I’m criticizing sexism in the workplace, homophobic bullying, or climate change, I use horror as a medium to both excite, scare, and make people think about the way the real world works.
Best of luck on finding stories devoid of any political meaning!