2015 Fun Facts - A Year in Review December 30, 2015 14:32
2015 was an amazing year for Wander. Simply because it was the beginning. This little business of mine has come so far. And I have some big goals for 2016, so get ready to see more of the big white truck!
And because I love lists, here is a list of Wander fun facts from the year.
Date Wander Truck was purchased: March 28, 2015. Bye-bye FedEx, hello American made goods!
Number of trips to the hardware store during the truck conversion: 27
Date of first sale: Thursday, March 20, 2015 - Thanks, Patti!
Date of official launch for www.wandertruck.com: Thursday, March, 26, 2015
Number of customers who visited the Wander Truck in 2015: Too many to count. I loved meeting every one of you, thank you all for your business, and can't tell you how much it means when I see customers come back to shop two, three, four, even five times at Wander!
Best selling product: Massachusetts String Art - This one is shocking even to me. To date, I have sold 158 pieces of art. You guys really love your state!
Number of makers represented at Wander: 54 - That is 54 incredible, talented, makers! More to come in 2016.
States sourced from: 20 - CA, FL, GA, IL, LA, ME, MD, MA, MN, MO, MT, NY, NC, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, WI & Washington DC
Truck in inches: 276" bumper to bumper (23 feet).
Number of times parallel parked: 2. There's no picture of this. I was probably too busy having a panic attack.
Miles put on truck on 2015: 2,253
Number of times towed (ouch): 1 - When the tire exploded coming home from Freeport, Maine.
Cities & towns where Wander popped up: Boston, Newburyport, North Reading, Andover, Brimfield, Freeport (ME), Salisbury, Rockingham (NH), Lowell, Wellesly, Walpole, and Somerville. (Get yours on the list for 2016, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas!)
Number of times rained out: 1 - In June at the South End Open Market
Highest temperature survived: 95 degrees in Brimfield, Massachusetts on September 8, 2015. Second place happened the next day with 92 degrees on September 9, 2015. (Thanks to the shoppers who braved the heat!)
Here I am sweating with my helper, Marielle, who went above and beyond that day!
Cutest visitor to the Wander Truck: Adam's adorable Golden Retriever puppy. This was the day they brought him home.
Wander Employee of the Month: 6 months running...though he gets paid mainly in free lunches from the nearest food truck. Big clap for my brother, Keegan.
That's it for this year's fun facts. It's been a wild drive. Now cheers to a successful year ahead!