Quick Year In Review Fri, Dec 16, 2016
It's crazy to think that this is my last Loop post of the year. It's been a wild year with lots of mountain tops for us. So since we're all busy, instead of a long, contemplative Loop, here are a few quick hitters with some really cool/exciting things that have happened over the past year:
-Courtney and the upper management team have made 19 new hires this year (including our two seasonal employees)
-Our top 3 selling belts on Shopify have been: 1) Black Genuine 2) Black Top Grain 3) Mocha Genuine and the total belts sold would span 21.7 miles, if laid in a straight line.
-We sold over 60,000 belts on Shopify alone this year. Doing the math (I didn't do it - shout out to Navi), that number of belts laid out in a line extend 45.4 miles (roughly from the office to Davis).
-Our total nonprofit donations for the year include: Movember Foundation, Fisher House, Albie Aware, The Pony Express Marathon AIDS station and a company matching donation to victims of the Louisiana flooding. Those donations totaled $4,415. So rad!
-Navi has given out $4,500 to employees from money wheel spins throughout the year.
-The biggest single spin was $220, by Matt. The three biggest combined spins were from Trevor C., totaling $330.
-We've gained 4,535 new Instagram followers, 122 new Twitter followers and 4,925 new Facebook page 'likes'.
-We had 3,528,196 visitors to our website and a total of 52.8k orders (on Shopify alone).
-We had 615 orders placed from a game console (which is very weird/fascinating to me).
-After the United States, we sold the most belts to: 1) Mexico 2) Canada 3) United Kingdom 4) India 5) Australia
-This year is shaping up to be the first profitable year in SlideBelts history. We're on track to exceed $6.5M in total sales compared to last year at $2.7M. With this incredible growth rate, we have a great opportunity to make the Inc. 500 top 100 list next year.
-YTD through our website, we have sold over 1,600 Survival Belts amounting to $273k in sales.
-Wholesale: 91 active accounts this year; 44 of which are golf and country clubs. $181k in total sales so far. Our top wholesale account is The Grommet ($24k), followed by Bob's Belts ($12k), then Sanctuary Golf Club ($10k).
That's all I got for now, as I'm sure we'll be diving into these awesome year-end statistics more at our holiday party on Friday. The moral of the story is: this has been an amazing year with tons of new growth and we've made HUGE strides towards reaching that mountain top that we're all working so hard to get to. Just 4.5 more days before a much needed break. Keep pushing hard so we can all hit that finish line at full speed Friday afternoon like: