Hey awesome nerds, and welcome to The Geekery. It's great to have you here and I hope you stick around.
What the heck is Geekery?
What is a "geekery", you may ask? Well, according to a super quick Google search, geekery is defined as an "obsessive interest in or enthusiasm for a subject, typically one of specialist or minority interest". In my case, I have a love of all things nerdy and I wanted to find a place that I could combine my passion for nerd culture with my interest in entrepreneurship.
My aim is to make The Geekery into your one-stop shop for all sorts of nerdy and geeky goodies: everything from jewelry to stuffed animals, wallets, socks and more. I am always looking for suggestions of products or fandoms to bring in, so if there is something you want to see that I do not have yet, send me a message on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Snapchat, and I will do my best to bring in that fandom or product :)
Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to getting to know all of you awesome nerds going forward :D
At the moment, The Geekery has only one employee :'( - but I'll tell you a secret, she's a keeper! Okay, it's me. I guess I should say nice things about myself.
Katrina Darwin - Owner
So this is my face. Hello there! My name is Katrina Darwin, I am 24 years old, and I am currently self-employed as the owner of The Geekery.
The Geekery has been my dream for about six years now, so when I graduated from university in December 2016 I knew that was what I had to start focusing my time on. I have been fully self-employed since May of 2017, which is also when my website launched (offically the company launched in January 2017, but actually became functional in May... you know, in case anyone wants to write a business case study on me. :P)
My favorite nerdy things are My Little Pony, Supernatural, Doctor Who (Nine is life ♥♥), World of Warcraft, and Pusheen. I spend most of my time on the computer (online business and all), but I also love going to the beach, spending time with my mom, and petting fuzzy animals - usually my own, sometimes going to the SPCA and petting cats for a couple hours.
I usually am watching Netflix while I am working, as I've always liked having noise in the background to distract me, except when I am writing product descriptions, blog posts, or that kind of thing. If it is something short like a tweet, I'm okay, but anything over 150 characters and I start incorporating lines of text. Lately I've been watching YouTube while I work, specifically binge-watching Jessica Kellgren-Fozard's amazing videos. She is hilarious, and I highly recommend watching her. No, she didn't pay me to say that (but Jessica, if you want to, I wouldn't say no!)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where is The Geekery located?
The Geekery is located in Nanaimo, British Columbia. At the moment the store is only located online, but I do go to a ton of conventions up and down Vancouver Island. If you are interested in seeing where we are next, check out the Upcoming Events tab on the main menu!
Where does The Geekery ship to?
We proudly ship our products worldwide.
What is the main shipping method used?
I ship all packages through Canada Post, using standard postage rates unless otherwise specified.
How much does shipping cost?
It is hard to quote exactly what the shipping will be ahead of time, but for lighter items it will usually be less than $10. For bulkier packages, it will depend on the size of box required as well as the overall weight. I always choose the least expensive option possible while making sure the package is covered and tracked whenever possible (international tracking is extremely expensive, so it is rarely used unless specifically required.
What if I want to return my item?
If you want to return your item, please contact me immediately so that I can begin the return process. If the item is being returned because it is damaged, please see below. If you have changed your mind or the item is not what you wanted, please ship it back to my address and as soon as the item has arrived back I will refund you the original purchase price. Shipping is non-refundable.
Returns must be done within 30 days of receiving the product. Since shipping can take a while depending on the location, once you have informed me that you have the item but want to return it, as long as the item has been shipped out within those 30 days, even if it arrives here after that, the return will still be valid.
My item arrived broken, what now?
Oh no, that's terrible! As soon as you realize the item is broken, please send me an email and attach a picture of the broken item. If you are unable to take a photo of the item, then I will require the item mailed back so I can assess the damage before processing a return.
Once an item has been confirmed as damaged, two options are available: 1) a full refund of the purchase price (not including the shipping cost), or 2) a replacement item will be sent out immediately.
I love my item, where can I leave love? (Girl can dream ;P)
Reviews can be left on my Facebook page, as well as posts on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #thegeekery and tag @thegeekery1. I love seeing your posts so you can always tag me if you see something you want me to sell or see. You can also leave reviews directly on the product pages!
ADVERTISING, INFLUENCERS, SUBSCRIPTION BOXES, AND MORE!
Do you have a nerdy blog/YouTube/instagram page/general following and you are looking for companies to sponsor you or send you items to promote? Send me an email and we can talk about potential opportunities for the both of us!
If you are the brains behind a subscription box service or know of a cool one that might want more geeky products, let me know and we can talk! My email is email@example.com <-- it links straight to my personal email so I get them lickity split!