Send Someone a Message on a Potato
Well if this isn't the most Idaho way to send someone a message.
Potato Parcels is a unique business where customers can order a potato with a customized message written on it for any occasion and send it to anyone in the world.
You might be thinking "is this serious?" or "who would actually spend money to do that," but as it turns out Potato Parcels is a huge hit. The business actually appeared on an episode of ABC’s “Shark Tank” in 2016 and was able to get one of the sharks, Kevin O’Leary, on board as an investor! Since airing on the show, Potato Parcel has sold over 70,000 potatoes with yearly sales topping six figures.
Although Potato Parcels sounds like a very Idahoan thing, the company did not originate in the Gem State. The founder is actually from Dallas, Texas and his genius idea originated from a Reddit thread. Craig saw a post of a potato that was sent in the mail with a postal stamp on it. The potato garnered up to five million views!
Craig basically thought that if this message on a potato was such a viral hit, there was some sort of attraction to the idea and he could make some money off of it. So Craig founded Potato Parcel and made $2000 in just two days. Craig ended up selling his Potato Parcel company to entrepreneur Riad Bekhit who then brought it to Shark Tank.
Potato Parcel is still a strong running business. For every potato sold, a potato is donated to a food bank! Order your potato parcel here.
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