Some newsletter stats and more … @adafruit

I’m a subscriber to The Prepared newsletter (and we are a biz sponsor of it), today they sent out how many subscribers they have and it reminded me to post our stats so folks can get an idea of how our newsletters are doing. Companies do not share this type of info, so we try to share this, as well as: # of orders, # of ADABOX subscribers, and other things with our community. Sharing information like this can help other companies, it’s hard to get accurate estimates of markets.

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We currently have:

  • Electronics
  • Python for Microcontrollers
  • Maker Business
  • New Products at Adafruit
  • 3D Printing
  • Biohacking
  • Wearables/Cosplay
  • Internet of Things Monthly
  • MakeCode

MakeCode and Internet of Things Monthly being the newest most recent ones and are moving fast.

And here are all the stats for all the newsletters.

  • Weekly Featured Products Newsletter: 42,370 subscribers newsletters

  • Electronics: 8,840 subscribers
  • Python for Microcontrollers: 7,322 subscribers
  • Maker Business: 5,279 subscribers
  • New Products at Adafruit: 3,123 subscribers
  • 3D Printing: 5,671 subscribers
  • Biohacking: 4,473 subscribers
  • Wearables/Cosplay: 4,860 subscribers
  • Internet of Things Monthly: 1,847 subscribers
  • MakeCode: 805 subscribers

Python for microcontrollers has an unusually high # of subs for the topic it is, however over the last 2 years with the big trend(s) with python on hardware, frequent news, hardware, and large community, that’s where it is.


Other stats: We’re up to 2,246,989 orders (3D print has a recent article with some stats) and we’ve capped ADABOX at 4,100 subscribers and hit the max subscribers last round.

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