December 11, 2009 15:28
Well, Makaboo launched at 10:35pm last Thursday, December 3rd. Today we're celebrating our 8 day anniversary!
It's so gratifying to see the site live, and to watch orders coming in from all over the country. It's also been funny to hear from my parents, who seem to finally really *get* Makaboo now that they can see it, shop on it, send their friends to it etc. My mom has gone through 50 business cards since Sunday, and asked if she could include promotional materials in her holiday cards. And my dad has called every day to ask "how many hits" I have; he even sent an email out to his law office joking about how far this particular apple fell from the tree (he had to dictate the email to his administrative assistant. He does not know what Google is.)
So far I have done zero marketing - haven't even emailed the newsletter out yet - and we're averaging 3 orders a day. I feel pretty good about that.
So, stay tuned, and send your friends! You can become a fan at www.facebook.com/MakabooGifts, and follow us @MakabooGifts on Twitter.
Here's to week two!