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The Shark Tank Effect: Traffic & Sales Results

In the past couple weeks, two Shopify online stores have been featured on ABC's hit show Shark Tank. Last friday,…

In the past couple weeks, two Shopify online stores have been featured on ABC's hit show Shark Tank. Last friday, an impressive 5.7 millions viewers tuned in to watch entrepreneurs pitch their businesses for a shot at an investment from business moguls: Daymond John, Mark Cuban, Kevin O'Leary, Barbara Corcoran, and Robert Herjavec. 

Rachael Mann and Mackenzie Burdick are two sisters who entered the tank pitching their body jewellery business Litter. They asked for $80,000 in exchange for 51% of their company:


So what happened right after the episode aired? We asked Rachael and Mackenzie what the "Shark Tank Effect" was, and they were kind enough to let us share with you the traffic and sales details. 

After the show aired Friday night at 8pm EST, over 250,000 visitors flocked to their Shopify store www.littersf.com. That weekend, Litter had their most successful weekend ever, selling over $25,000 in 72 hours. After a successful investment, Rachael and Mackenzie have worked with their new business partners Daymond John and Mark Cuban to grow Litter's sales and distribution across the globe. They've also been contacted by industry leading fashion designers and major publications wanting to cover their designs. 

Just weeks earlier, another Shopify ecommerce store, KissTixx, successfully pitched the Sharks, receiving $200,000 for 40% of the company from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. KissTixx saw traffic increase of 3,000% overnight to their online store that sells playful mix-and-match flavoured lip balm.

Curious how to be featured on Shark Tank? The application process is fairly straight forward. Check out the details here, and fill out this applicant questionnaire.



New Store Fridays - February 10, 2012

  February 10, 2012 - Each week we take a look at some of the new online stores that…

 

February 10, 2012 - Each week we take a look at some of the new online stores that have recently launched on Shopify. It's a great way to get some inspiration for your own ecommerce site. It's also a great place to do some shopping!

Would you like to be included in the next New Store Friday? All you need to do is post a link to your awesome store in the comments of our New Store Fridays post on our Facebook page.



Adoniswww.buyadonis.com

Products: The world's first Estrogen Detox nutritional supplement.




Ortensia Bluwww.ortensiablu.com

Products: Authentic, specialty food from the Lake Garda region of Italy.




Dorawww.shopdora.dk

Products: Interior design with personality.





Underfuseunderfuse.myshopify.com

Products: Performance iron on pocket. Can be affixed to any piece of clothing!




Little Incawww.littleinca.com.au

Products: Hand selected children's wear from South America.




Hopps Limitedwww.hoppslimited.com

Products: Designy athletic apparel and accessories.





GLHF Apparelwww.glhf-apparel.com

Products: Apparel for friendly gamers.





Swedish Inspirationswww.swedishinspirations.com

Products: Scandinavian inspired modern design, home decor, kitchenware and kids items.




Shopaholics Recyclewww.shopaholicsrecycle.com

Products: Women's contemporary resale, vintage and new fashions. Enter promo code WINTER for 20% off the entire sale collection!




Marissa Bwww.marissab.com

Products: Up-scaled fashion jewelry from a new perspective.




Athletic Xtremewww.athleticxtreme.com

Products: Athletic supplements, pre work out and energy products.



Shopify's Hottest Holiday Gifts of 2011

Curious about the hottest Christmas gifts this year? The following is a collection of best selling products -…

Curious about the hottest Christmas gifts this year? The following is a collection of best selling products - all sold through Shopify.

Angry Birds

Red Angry Bird Plush Toy - $12.99

Coffee Joulies

Set of 5 Coffee Joulies - $50.00 

DODOcase

iPad 2 DODOcase - $59.95

Thursday Friday

Together Bag - $65

LMFAO Party Rock

Party Rock Gift Box - $59.99


Holstee

Holstee Manifesto Poster - $25


Epic Meal Time

Bacon Strips & Bacon Strips T-Shirt - $20  

The Chivery

Bill Murray T-Shirt - $20.00


The Chivery

Keep Calm and Chive On! - $20.00


A Book Apart

Responsive Web Design, by Ethan Marcotte - $18


Also check out our 21 Geeky Holiday Gifts Guide.

New Store Fridays - November 11, 2011

  It's Friday and this week we have a cornucopia of amazing stores for your viewing pleasure. Everything from jewelry…

 

It's Friday and this week we have a cornucopia of amazing stores for your viewing pleasure. Everything from jewelry to furniture to fruit!

Want to be included next week? It's as easy as commenting on the New Store Fridays post on our Facebook page.

Want even more exposure? Upload a screenshot of your store's homepage to Facebook, include a description and tag Shopify in the picture. We feature one store each day on our Facebook and Twitter feed. Take a look at past featured Shopify stores for examples.

The Antidote for Egotheantidoteforego.com

Products: All natural air fresheners for home or office.



Twisted Envywww.twistedenvy.com

Products: Iron-on rhinestone transfers, glitter, pearls, nail wraps and much more.




Stoked Boardshopwww.stokedboardshop.be

Products: A bunch of boarders just living the dream. Now you can buy board gear from us.



Fanswww.fansfloormatsdeskpads.com

Products: Customizable accessories, chair mats and desk pads with college logos.



Royal Shadowwww.royalshadow.com

Products: Quality skateboard products at affordable prices.



Clark & Diverseywww.clarkanddiversey.com

Products: Handmade flair for festivities.




My Kid Brotherwww.mykidbrother.co.uk

Products: A superb range of designer labels and everyday non branded boys and baby wear.



Industry Belts & Bagswww.industrybeltsandbags.com

Products: A unisex accessories line geared toward the hair/make-up/beauty industry.



Adventures of Littlewww.adventuresoflittle.ca

Products: A cloth diaper emporium and more. Shopping for diapers can be fun.



Run Goddesswww.rungoddess.com

Products: Temporary tattoos for runners and triathletes.



The Lily Homeshop.thelilyhome.com

Products: The finest antique French and German textiles combined with today's fabrics to create unique pieces.



The Daily Earringwww.thedailyearring.com

Products: We sell earrings and only earrings. A new set of earrings will appear daily.



Exotic Rugs LLCwww.exoticrugs.org

Products: Unique and beautiful rugs ranging from antiquities to contemporaries.



Fruit My Cubewww.fruitmycube.com

Products: Market fresh fruit delivered straight to your desk at work.



Sally Lee by the Seasallyleecandles.com

Products: Handmade soy candles & cottage accents.




Informal Teawww.informaltea.co.nz

Products: An organic tea company from New Zealand.




Mas Sato Designswww.massatodesigns.com

Products: Our mission is to create stylish furniture children will love to use and adults will love to display.



New Store Fridays - October 7, 2011

  Have a peak at some of the awesome stores that have launched recently.  Want to be included…

 

Have a peak at some of the awesome stores that have launched recently. 

Want to be included next week? It's as easy as Tweeting out your store URL with the #buildabiz hashtag or commenting on the New Store Fridays post on our Facebook page.

Want even more exposure? Upload a screenshot of your store's homepage to Facebook, include a description and tag Shopify in the picture. We feature one store each day on our Facebook and Twitter feeds. Take a look at past featured Shopify stores for examples.



Gift A Ballwww.giftaball.com.au

Products: Show your love and support with a Gift A Ball.



Gourmet Footweargourmetfootwear.com

Products: American-Italian style. High-end for the regular guy.



Focus Skateboard Storewww.focuspocus.co.uk

Products: Purveyors of the finest streetwear, sneakers and skateboards.



De Belevingswereldwww.atlasvandebelevingswereld.nl

Products: Maps and atlases.



Nanananadc.myshopify.com

Products: Women's clothing shop inspired by all things vintage, modern, handmade, and ethically made.



Simply Sweet Arrangementswww.simplysweetarrangements.com

Products: Sweeten every occasion with tasty arrangements.



Handsome Coffeewww.handsomecoffee.com

Products: We will make amazing coffee the way we think it should be made.



New Stores Friday - October 1, 2011

  Another week and another group of amazing sites launching on Shopify. Click through for a peak.

 


Local Leatherlocalleather.com.au

Products: Minamilistic leather bags and accessories.



FORESTBOUNDwww.forestbound.com

Product: A line of durable, utilitarian tote bags made from reclaimed materials.



Click Clackswww.clickclacks.com

Product: The nineties slap bracelet revival.




Shiny Trinketwww.shinytrinket.com

Product: Think of us as your personal jewelry shopper.



Backsidewww.backsidestore.com

Products: Slim, fashionable, high-quality vinyl pocket that attaches to your phone.



artlimitsen.artlimits.com

Products: Limited edition, mueseum quality artwork..



Bebe Oh La Lawww.bebeohlala.com

Products: Special occasion outfits and photography props.



Luxe Mobileswww.luxemobiles.com.au

Product: Bespoke mobile phones and fine communication accessories.



The Grand Unionwww.thegrandunion.com.au

Product: Custom wedding stationery.




Palm Boutiquewww.palmboutique.co.nz

Product: Stylish clothing boutique in New Zealand.




Sabo Designswww.sabodesigns.com

Product: One-of-a kind jewelry and limited production collections.



Fresh Wallwww.freshwall.co.uk

Product: Unique T-shirts and wall art.




Sukimamawww.sukimama.com.au

Product: Eco boutique for mama, baby and child.




Simpelsimpel.myshopify.com

Product: Soft silicone band with interchangeable watch faces.



New Store Fridays: September 23, 2011

  Another week and another group of amazing sites launching on Shopify. Click through for a peak at…

 

Another week and another group of amazing sites launching on Shopify. Click through for a peak at the awesmeness.



BBM Shirtsbbmshirts.com

Product: T-shirts with your scannable BBM barcode.



Manitobah Muklukswww.manitobah.ca

Product: Authentic mukluks and footwear made by hand.



Start Gallerywww.start-gallery.com

Product: Original artwork by Canadian students.



Reap & Sewreapandsewshop.com

Product: High quality men's clothing and accessories.



Let Life Outwww.letlifeout.com

Product: T-shirts that are meant to inspire you.




Pret Pour Moiboutique.pretpourmoi.com

Product: Fashionable cosmetic bags.




New Dudswww.newduds.net

Product: Quality screen printed apparel.



Icarus & Co.www.icarusandco.com

Product: Jewelry that push the bounds of art and traditional beauty.



Amazing Capeswww.amazingcapes.com

Product: Awesome capes for kids.



Cat & Dog Natural Petswww.katndog.ca

Product: Raw dog food, natural treats, chews, raw bones and supplements.



Nameste Kidwww.namastekid.com

Product: Bringing a true yoga experience to kids.



Lawn Fawnwww.lawnfawn.com

Product: The best in photopolymer clear stamps.




Pop Wingwww.popwingshop.com

Product: Funky apparel, accessories and anything else they can dream up.



Zo & Cowww.zoandco.com

Product: TravelTote keeps everything organized while travelling.



Bohemian Hipswww.bohemianhips.com

Product: Fashionable belts with pockets and accessories.



DODOcase will Answer Your Questions

The winners of last year's Build-A-Business Contest, DODOcase, will be answering your questions about online sales, marketing, and…

The winners of last year's Build-A-Business Contest, DODOcase, will be answering your questions about online sales, marketing, and anything else you'd like to ask. 

Last year, the founders Patrick and Craig took home the $100,000 grand prize, and now they're operating a company with projected annual earnings of over $5 million a year. These guys know what they're doing. Since we've just passed the halfway mark in our 2nd Build-A-Business Contest, we figure there's no better time to tap into their expertise. 

All Shopify store owners are welcome to participate by asking a question. Next week, DODOcase will record a video response that we'll post shortly after. 

Ask DODOcase a question in the comments below :-)

New Store Fridays - September 16, 2011

  It's Friday afternoon, which means it's time to check out some of the stores that have launched…

 


Sit back, grab your favorite beverage and peruse some of the new sites launched on Shopify recently:




Brown Cookiebrowncookie.com

Products: Cookie cutters, bakeware and much, much more.



Lovesickwww.lovesicknecklaces.com

Products: Neckalces and notes.




Chiefs For Menwww.chiefsformen.com

Products: A natural face wash for me that wakes you up.



Lettersketchwww.lettersketch.com

Products: Blind impression cotton cover sketchbooks.



FrenchCuffedwww.frenchcuffed.com

Products: Stylish, fun and truly unique cufflinks.




Megan Miller Collectionmeganmillercollection.com

Products: A collection of fine nail polish.



Raw Ceramicswww.rawceramics.com

Products: Hand-crafted ceramic jewelry.




Timothy Ferriss on Creating a Low-Maintenance Business That Generates Big Income

You've probably heard of Timothy Ferriss before. Aside from being one of Forbes Magazine's "Names You Need to…

You've probably heard of Timothy Ferriss before. Aside from being one of Forbes Magazine's "Names You Need to Know in 2011," he's also the author of The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, and his wildly popular blog, Experiments In Lifestyle Design. Today, Ferriss has posted Volume 4 of his popular "Muse" series.

According to Ferriss, a "muse" is a low-maintenance business that generates significant income. In this installment, entitled Engineering a "Muse" - Volume 4: Case Studies of Successful Cash-Flow Businesses, Ferriss showcases three different muses and highlights exactly what worked, what didn't work, and includes lessons learned on how to earn an extra $1,000 - $25,000 per month.

Some of the case studies that Timothy Ferriss examines are Shopify online stores. A few "muses" were created as a result of Shopify's Build-A-Business Contest, which you can still enter for a chance to win $100,000 and meet Timothy Ferriss in person. If you have a success story (or a "muse"), you're generating more than $1,000 a month and you're comfortable sharing the details, fill out this form.

 

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