I elected to set myself up with the recurring monthly shipments of Soylent (3 weeks of soylent per month), and had been planning on having Soylent replace 2/3 of my diet. But I’ve been running out way in advance of receiving the next batch due to the delivery dates slipping further and further behind. Worse, by billing date seems to have been altered so I actually missed Soylent 1.2 entirely.
I can’t wait for a more stabilized supply chain to materialize so there’s less disruption to my routine, but until then I just wanted to let the Soylent team know about my experiences and see if others are in the same position.
Here’s a breakdown of the dates my card was charged and when each order was shipped out:
- 1/27/2014 Initial order placed for starter kit & two weeks of
Soylent. Received 9/04/14. Elapsed time between billing and delivery = 220 days
- 9/27/2014 Subscribed. Delivered 10/3/2014. Elapsed time between autobill & delivery = 6 days
- 10/29/2014 Billed. Delivered sometime around 11/17/2014 (tracking number provided was invalid, but shipment notification was sent on the 11th of Nov. and had to email email@example.com on the 15th to find out that it’d be another 3-4 days) Elapsed time ± 19 days
- 12/11/2014 Billed. No shipment notification as of yet. Going on 11 days so far since billing.
Note that my billing date happened late (don’t know why, certainly not my idea) and skipped November entirely. Had I been billed on the 27th of Nov as it was scheduled to, it would be more like 25 days.
So my questions for the group are: Are your dates slipping? Has anyone else had their billing dates pushed out? How do you pad your supply so you don’t run out?
My question for the @soylent team is basically: What gives, man?