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January 27, 2016 AT 10:49 am

1 million thanks! Celebrating 1,000,000 orders @adafruit – thank you! #makerbusiness

Adafruit 1Mil Thanks Blog-1

One million thank yous today! On January 27, 2016 @ 10:49:52am ET the 1,000,000th order was placed for a Mini-Theremin Kit from Gakken.

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.

Below is a note we sent our team, thank you again everyone!

hey folks!

we are grateful to be celebrating the one millionth order together today with all of you. adafruit is rare, unique and special in this world, 1 million orders is an achievement to be proud of and share, we made this happen together with our smarts, caring and excellence to each other. we did this with and for each other. we’ve kept our important values and empowered each other to do important things together.

it’s more than 1 million orders, it’s one million thank yous to you the team, a million thanks to every customer, a million thank yous to everyone who has been part of this adafruit adventure past and present and in the future. we are here because of each other, one person cannot ship 1 million orders (maybe angel can, with enough coffee…).

adafruit is more than an educational electronics company, it’s a good cause and a good business, the world noticed. we are being rewarded with great customers and a community that comes back over and over. it’s taken about 10 years to get to 1 million orders and the next one million will happen a lot faster, how we get there is completely up to all of us, let’s continue to be excellent to each other and to our community and make the next 1 million, a million times more excellent together.

in closing, thank you stella for making it a lot of fun demonstrating you have -the knack- for numbers. nicely done, predicted it to the day, incredible 🙂

thank you,
ladyada & pt

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From: Stella
Subject: Re: CONTEST – when will we hit 1m orders?
Date: February 7, 2015 at 10:14:26 AM EST
hmmm.. I’m going with Jan. 27, 2016.


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1 Comment

  1. Hey folks! I just wanted to say congratulations and pass-along a super-thanks for all your good work! I’ve been in the tech-game for a few decades and NOBODY MAKES IT MORE FUN THAT YOU! Keep up the good work! Makers of the world salute you!

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