Celebrating 900,000 orders @adafruit – thank you! #makerbusiness

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On October 16th, 20015 @ 09:24:46am we hit 900,000 orders! Previously on June 2 2015 at 10:50am we hit 800,000 orders! On Feb, 6 2015 at 6:06am ET we hit our 700,000th order! On October 6th, 2014 we hit our 600,000th order. On May 14, 2014 we hit our 500,000th order. Before that in December of 2013 we hit 400,0000 orders and then previously in June of 2013 we hit our 300,000 orders. On November 25th, 2012 we hit 200,000 orders. In August of 2011 we hit 100,000 orders. The first order since we started counting orders this way was placed on October 12th, 2005 for a x0xb0x. Thank you everyone in the community for all the support, everyone here at Adafruit is here because of our community, we do not have ads, sponsorship, loans or venture capital, Adafruit exists because of all you. Thank you! – Ladyada and the entire team at Adafruit.

What was the 900,000th order? Randy in Florida purchased (posted with permission):

We sent a thank you note and a gift certificate – 1 million orders, here we come!


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2 Comments

  1. Congrats! Can’t wait to see how fast it is till you hit 1 million mark.

    -Russ

  2. Congrats to the whole Adafruit team — what a milestone! It’s exciting to see the acceleration of orders as your company grows. 1,000,000 is coming quick. Thanks for helping all us inventors, enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and geeks bring our ideas to life!

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