Community member Alex de Beer is an Excel god! He put together these awesome graphs to track product sales over the past three days (since the start of our big Fan/Follower Drive) and over the past month. Check them out for a visual representation of Quirky sales!
Month of March
If you’re at all plugged in on Facebook and Twitter, you’ve noticed the increased back-and-forth flow of info on the Quirky pages. The Great Facebook/Twitter Fan/Follower Drive is in full swing! Here’s an update on the action thus far:
Our members are killing it on Facebook… we went from 399 to 640 fans in just three days. That’s a 60% increase — amazing! Don’t forget: we’re offering free idea submissions and Quirky gift packs to the community members who suggest the page to the most eventual fans. Check out all the details here. We’ve also posted an exclusive 24-hour Facebook-only discount coupon code for idea submissions, which is only Read More...
Have markets become so saturated that ad agencies and branding firms now see the only possible avenue for expansion of existing brands as the alt or hipster subsets of the demographics that they’re already targeting?
Take for example:
Does there really exist a sizable market segment consisting of people in retirement communities buying lame hot pants? I think not, but I suppose it is larger than discerning babies who might own an Apple product, shop at places such as Urban Outfitters, and control their household’s grocery spending.
However, such things have not gone unnoticed (just Google “Gerber hipster babies” or the like). Unfortunately, I suspect the noticing and commentary from such s Read More...
It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for… the release of multi-colored PowerCurls! “Get wound up” with a brand spankin’ new line of our popular PowerCurls in pink, blue, lime green, charcoal, and our classic dead-sexy orange.
Designed by the Quirky community and Apple enthusiasts in just 24 hours, the Quirky PowerCurl is a clip-on cord wrap for Apple’s 45W, 60W, and 85W MagSafe Power Adapter. The Curl, as we like to call it, makes it easy to unplug and pack up quickly without having to untangle your extension cords the next time you set up shop.
Oh, and we’ve quirkified this thing — it’s bright orange and dead sexy. Here’s what else Read More...
This week, we catch up with Pieter Laga, the brains behind Petal Drops, a Quick & Quirky product that recently hit threshold and is now available for just $5.25 in our online store.
1. What do you do? (job-wise, ya know, when you’re not on Quirky)
I work at a local advertising agency as a graphic designer and I do some copywriting, motion design and I know a thing or two about interior design.
2. Where are you from?
I live in Belgium, a small (yet complex) country in the center of western Europe.
3. How and when did you think up the idea for Petal Drops?
After influencing some products, I was confident I could come up with a product concept. I was playing with the idea of rain water — the fact that Read More...
MugStir — “A Spoon That Hangs With You” — just reached its pre-sale threshold of 630 products! We knew this product could make it, and we’re excited to push it through manufacturing. The MugStir is now available in packs of three for $12.99 in the Quirky store.
The Quirky MugStir is a portable spoon that hangs onto the side of a coffee mug or cup of tea. Bring your MugStir to work to replace those nasty communal spoons, or to avoid wasting a new plastic spoon every time you need to stir a hot beverage.
The MugStir features:
- A handle that clips to the side of your mug, rubber-coated to protect the mug from scratches and your fingers from burns.
- A spoon that holds about 1/2 a teaspoon of li Read More...
That is the foundational belief at Quirky. Since the industrial revolution, business has been “closed” — meaning relatively few people have made the decisions about what products come to market and how a business should be run. At Quirky, we believe that’s an outdated way of doing business. In fact, we’re betting the company on it. We believe that we, together, are smarter and more capable of designing great products and building a great company. Together, we can reshape markets, design breakthrough products, and demonstrate to the world that, in fact, Open Beats Closed.
I’m creating a forum topic about this: let us know your thoughts here.
I wrote this in my last blog post, but it’s wo Read More...
Because of Facebook’s terms and conditions regarding promotions, we’re going to explain our Facebook fan promo right on this here blog post.
Here’s the deal:
1. Become a fan of Quirky on Facebook.
2. Click on the “Suggest to Friends” link, located just under our profile picture.
3. Suggest becoming a fan to one, five, or better yet, ALL of your Facebook friends.
4. See how many of your friends accept the suggestion and actually become new fans.
5. Return to this blog post and post a comment, listing the names of the new fans you’ve referred WHO HAVE ACCEPTED THE INVITATION. If possible, post those names 5 at a time, please, to make Jess’s life easier.
At week’s end, the person with the highes Read More...
As of 10:35 a.m., Quirky had 1,421 Twitter followers and 399 Facebook fans — not too shabby for a 9-month company like ours, but we know we can do better.
And so, this week, we’ve decided to launch The Great Facebook/Twitter Fan/Follower Drive! It’s a mouthful, we know, but it best describes what we want to accomplish over the next week: engage our existing community to boost our number of fans and followers exponentially. Our goal is to break 3,000 Twitter followers and 800 Facebook fans by the end of the week. Ambitious? We know. But do we think we can do it? Say it with me… YES. WE. CAN!
All week, we’ll be holding exclusive contests and giveaways on Facebook and Twitter. Keep you Read More...
Hi all. I’ve been following your posts in the forum about payments and referrals and I wanted to take a minute to address some of your concerns and hopefully clear things up a bit.
Payments and Account Balances
First, payments and negative account balances. While building the new payment system, I found a few bugs in the old code that lead to inflated account balances. They were:
(1) a rounding error that rewarded people more than they should have earned for each order.
(2) an error that occurred when (re)submitting an idea with a coupon which resulted in credits to your account that shouldn’t have been made. For example, say you resubmitted an idea for $10 with a $25 coupon. It would deduct $10 fro Read More...
50% Off PowerCurl!
It’s no surprise we have some new PowerCurl inventory on the way…
We figured we’d use this opportunity to clear some space in the ol’ warehouse for the shiny new boxes, due to arrive on Monday.
Go ahead and scoop up your orange PowerCurls at half price before Sunday night. PowerCurl will return to its full retail price on Monday morning — along with the launch of some awesome new colors.
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