PotatoParcel allows users to send an anonymous message...on a potato.
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- Currently ranks 15th in Google for keyword "Potato"
- Over $19,000 in revenue and nearly 1,500 orders during the previous 30 days
- Hundreds of links from major media including Playboy, Entrepreneur, & CNBC
- 364k visits in August 36% Organic Search, 30% Direct, 17% Referral, 14% Social
- Traffic decreased 68% between 8/18 and 8/27
- 15% of traffic comes from four countries not currently served by the business
- 35% of all-time traffic comes from Reddit, and this source seems unsustainable
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Name: Alex Craig
Location: Dallas, TX
Background: Mobile App coordinator by day, potato smuggler by night.
PotatoParcel.com is a unique gag site that allows customers to craft personalized messages, which are then inscribed...on a potato, before being shipped anonymously to unsuspecting recipients worldwide. I launched the site on May 14th, 2015 and in the first two days it generated over $2,000 in revenue - but that was just the beginning. Since then, the site has done over $40,000 worth of potato sales, and counting...
Some of the popular messages our customers have sent out via potato include:
Grown in the USA, and purchased from my local Wal-Mart.
The site continues to grow in traffic and sales. In less than 4 months we've generated over $42,000 (as of 8/26) We've even expanded overseas to the United Kingdom where we have a PotatoParcel representative shipping potatoes in the UK. We'll be expanding to Australia and Canada next.
Sales by Month:
Our site recently had a viral push and was featured by the likes of Good Morning America, CNBC, USAToday, The Chive, and Playboy. It was broadcasted across US television and radio stations. We even applied to Shark Tank (the popular TV show for entrepreneurs), and they'll be checking back in for possible inclusion in season 8. We're also currently in talks with multiple nationally syndicated television programs with millions of viewers - some of which may pan out during the auction.
The original story:
Some of the most popular media mentions:
The opportunities for growth are literally limitless with some of the biggest opportunities being:
Why am I selling?
PotatoParcel.com will continue to make a lot of money and will provide a great source of income for the right buyer, but I've had my fun with it and I'm ready to step aside and watch someone come in and take it to the next level.
|Site Established ?||May 2015|
|Built With ?||Weebly|
|Google Analytics Detected ?||Yes|
|Domain Registered ?||14 May 2015|
|Content Unique ?||Yes|
|Design Unique ?||No|
|Pages In Google ?||16|
|MajesticSEO Inbound Links ?||99|
|SEOmoz mozRank ?||3.55|
|Alexa Rank ?||112,652|