The deluge of recent SleepPhones TV profiles have sent sales soaring. These are just the TV hits from April and May. We have other fantastic placements I'll profile in another blog post. When I see our Facebook likes come rolling in, I know something's going on. Lately, I've been pleasantly surprised many times so see a sudden uptick in likes and many pages of orders!
Crowd-funding really works! We're almost 150% funded with 2 days left. We asked engaged former customers and recent newsletter subscribers to help contribute to our Indiegogo campaign so we could make more SleepPhones Wireless headphones. We absolutely love and thank our customers for all of their support over the years. We strive to achieve their expectations of us as a growing company and will continue to innovate and bring them the products they want.
We just received an award from Amazon with Excellent customer satisfaction ratings! Dear AcousticSheep, makers of SleepPhones, On behalf of Amazon, we want to congratulate you on your outstanding sales performance during the 2012 holiday season. Your sales ranked among the top 25% of all Amazon sellers. In addition, your customer satisfaction ratings were excellent -- A+ -- during this period. We wish you a happy and successful 2013. Your Amazon Services Team
In business, it's often said that you need to be a part a 4 person group - people you can trust - to discuss potentially sensitive business matters and bounce ideas. Today, that finally happened for us! I had been advising 2 women (mompreneurs like me) who make and sell products that require sewing. One of them has been advising another young lady in college who I met while giving a presentation for a college entrepreneurship class. She was actually one of the panelists, not one of the students.
Over this past holiday season, we've had the privilege of working with some great organizations - Blue Cross Blue Shield and AAA. They featured SleepPhones for several days, offering great coupons. Some AAA customers can still access the great coupon deals! Just look for AAA member deals in your AAA region.
It's Dec. 1! Not long before CES, the world's biggest consumer electronics show in Las Vegas! We're super excited, nervous, and overworked here at AcousticSheep, trying to prepare for the show. We'll be at booth 22056 in South Hall 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. 5 of us are going - that's half of our staff! The rest of the staff will be holding down the fort. We're looking forward to showing off our newest products, including one that won the Innovations Award Honoree for headphones!
So around 4pm today, we noticed a lot of new orders coming in. Good thing we finished website updates a few hours earlier. Apparently Dr. Oz must have mentioned SleepPhones again! We didn't even know that they were going to do anything about it. We only found out because someone posted on Facebook about how SleepPhones might help them sleep with a snorer, so I posted a couple of comments, and then she posted about Dr. Oz. I'll have to catch the show tomorrow morning when it re-runs. Maybe this time I'll actually get to watch it and get a clip of it!
New Dedicated Server Upgrade
So we've upgraded to a dedicated server now. We hope that this will improve user experience with fewer outages and faster load times. Plus, we added a few social media links up at the top of the page. We've attempted to disable foreign languages. It's unfortunate because while we'd like to cater to our international customers, translated pages would show up randomly due to our caching system.