If you would have told me 22 days ago when I registered the domain name that someone would later purchase it for $85,000 on Flippa, I wouldn’t have believed you.
San Francisco, California and Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) January 22, 2015
ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com (https://flippa.com/3783970), has officially sold on the world's #1 websites marketplace, Flippa.com for USD $85,000 - a mere 9 days after the site was launched on January 12th.
The site managed to secure over $20,000 in sales and 2.5 million visits in its first 24 hours of operation after it was launched by 22 year-old Australian entrepreneur and web developer, Mathew Carpenter. The site was so successful, in fact, that Carpenter became overwhelmed with the sheer number of transactions, and was forced to temporarily removed the ability for customers to place further orders. Soon after, Carpenter announced on Twitter that he was putting ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com up for auction on the website marketplace, Flippa.com.
“The auction received hundreds of thousands of views, hundreds of comments, and 345 bids before finally being sold for $85,000,” said Flippa’s General Manager Nick Kenn. “This sale really shows the power of what an entrepreneur can achieve in our marketplace. Credit has to go to Mat for the original idea, and the way he's executed it. This guy is brilliant and I can't wait to see what he does next!”
The winning bidder, Peter Boychuk, an online entrepreneur who has been part of the Flippa community for the last 12 months said, "I'm extremely excited to be the new owner of ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com. There's huge opportunity for growth with this business and I certainly plan on taking advantage of the attention it has received." Boychuk plans on immediately reactivating the order form on the site and fulfilling the 10,000 pending orders that Mathew Carpenter has collected, saying, "I hope everyone is ready to make it rain glitter."
Mathew Carpenter is thrilled with the final sale price. Carpenter said, “If you would have told me 22 days ago when I registered the domain name that someone would later purchase it for $85,000 on Flippa, I wouldn’t have believed you. I'm incredibly grateful for the help and support Flippa has given me over the course of this auction and I'll definitely be back to sell my next project, so stay tuned..." When asked what he’ll do next, Mat said, “Well I’ll probably be taking glitter filled envelopes down to the post office for the next three weeks, but after that, I’d like to start another business that has nothing to do with glitter!”
More about Flippa.com
Flippa was spun out of the SitePoint.com Marketplace in 2009 by founders Mark Harbottle and Matt Mickiewicz, also Founders of 99designs.com and Hired.com. Since then, it has processed over $135,000,000 in transactions of websites, domain names, and smartphone apps.
In the past, websites sold on the platform have included The Inquisitr (for $330,000), ReTweet (for $250,000), and even Facemash.com (which was originally launched by Mark Zuckerberg and sold on Flippa for $30,000 in 2010).
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