Boy, how time flies! On August 16th, 2006 –almost 5 years ago– we received our first online order for some new-fangled magnetic collar stays by Wurkin Stiffs. While that 1.0 version of the product has long been upgraded, repackaged, upgraded again, expanded, repackaged again, and so on, you can still see what that original version looked like here.
Anyone care to guess Wurkin Stiffs’ first retail account? It was a young eCommerce company in San Francisco called On The Fly. As often happens, many years later, folks like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and others catch on and add the products to the their store. But I will always take special pride in being the first (and the only to offer Free Shipping on every order)!
It has been one of our best-selling products since we started carrying them, and they are one of our most addictive (defined as the number of customers buying them over and over).
Today, news broke that Wurkin Stiffs’ founder & CEO, Jonathan Boos, will be appearing on ABC’s entrepreneurial reality show, Shark Tank. We knew a few weeks ago that this would be coming since Jonathan politely informed us that he would not be able to attend the Grand Opening party for our new store/warehouse/global HQ on April 15th. But we’ll hope he offers up some cool door prizes or giveaways to celebrate his newfound stardom!