PotatoParcel.com – Website sold on Flippa to be featured on Shark Tank

A website called PotatoParcel.com, that was sold on Flippa last year, will be featured on ABC’s Shark Tank this Friday.

Potato Parcel is a quirky site where you can send anyone an anonymous (or not anonymous) message…on a potato.

potato-message_largeThe website named PotatoParcel.com sold on Flippa for $42,000 in September 2015. The website had been created just 4 months prior to that, in May 2015.

The creator claimed that $40K worth of potatoes had been sold at the time he listed the website for sale on August 2015 and “Over $19,000 in revenue and nearly 1,500 orders during the previous 30 days.”

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The buyer gave an interview on Flippa after the purchase of the website saying he is a San Francisco State University (SFSU) graduate with a degree in finance. Although Potato Parcel was his first web acquisition on Flippa, he had been building and running web businesses for about 2.5 years, and I already owned a successful eCommerce site.

The new owner claims $215,000 of sales in the trailer of the episode to be aired this Friday. Somehow I don’t picture them getting a deal on the Shark Tank…

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Shark Tank has shown great interest in websites and domain names in the past. Online sales are what the sharks are looking for first in a business. Shark Tank has displayed several times the importance of domain names.

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He loves domains and building websites. He is online since 1995, learned about html in 1996 and got into domains in 2002. He started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

4 comments

  1. Spam would be more fun if spammers had to send us engraved potatoes.

  2. Funny they got two offers and took one.

  3. I like the creativeness; but “PotatoHead” is more appealing?

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