Here at Viral Launch, our mission is to help you meet your goals as an Amazon seller, big or small (although we always advocate for dreaming big!).
While we don’t spend too much time resting on our laurels or patting ourselves on the back, we just reached an important milestone. This milestone in particular has had a direct impact on the lives and dreams of our clients as well as our company. And we think taking the time, however briefly, to recognize where we’ve been and what we’ve done is a great way to help keep our feet pointed due north as we push ahead to the future.
So all philosophical waxing aside, here’s the big news: earlier this month, Viral Launch officially hit 40,000(!) Launches. That’s 40,000 of our clients’ products that we’ve Launched, helping them take one more step toward success.
How We Got Here
Let’s take a moment to consider how far we’ve come. You may already know some of this, especially if you’ve been a follower of Viral Launch for a while, but let’s quickly recap.
In addition to our Launch milestone, Viral Launch also recently celebrated a birthday. Our company turned 4 years old in early October and then a few days later, we surpassed the 40,000 Launches mark (happy birthday to us!). Pretty cool for a company not even a half a decade old.
We also had a pretty epic birthday celebration:
Having worked in leadership roles at other companies, Viral Launch President/COO Mitch Black said it’s important, especially for a young company, to take a step back once in a while to celebrate success.
“It’s important we take note of milestones like this for all of our constituents including customers, employees, the community and our affiliates,” Mitch said. “It’s a milestone in just a few years in business that not only measures our short-term success, but is indicative of our long-term success.”
Viral Launch President/COO Mitch Black
We’ve come a long way since our humble beginnings. Our CEO and Co-Founder, Casey Gauss, along with Co-Founder Jordan Dekker conceptualized Viral Launch in the fall of 2014 while the two were in college, and the company was founded shortly thereafter.
But they never expected their dorm room dream would one day turn into a full-fledged company.
“When we created Viral Launch, we initially set out to create a small service as a side project,” Casey said. “I never would have dreamed that we would run thousands of Launches, let alone tens of thousands!”
A few months after the inception of Viral Launch, Casey had taken most of the control of the company and had set his sights on making Viral Launch a success in the long-term as well.
The months and years following consisted of hard work and dedication, as well as a little bit of luck, that contributed to our success. This includes Casey programming the original Viral Launch platform with socks on his hands because he couldn’t afford heat in his apartment. What doesn’t kill you, right?
Viral Launch Co-Founder/CEO Casey Gauss
“Looking back, I am both blown away at the incredible number of Launches we’ve been able to run and honored that we’ve had the chance to help so many brands and entrepreneurs over the last four years,” Casey said.
Things have also come full circle as Jordan has recently re-joined the team as our own in-house ecommerce expert.
If you want to read more about the humble beginnings of Viral Launch and how we got here, check out Casey’s blog post on the topic.
You can also check out this video from Casey’s personal Vlog, with awesome footage captured over the years.
What this Means for Viral Launch
While hitting 40,000 Launches is a cool milestone for us as a company, we’re more concerned about how that has affected the amazing entrepreneurs we’ve worked with.
“Hitting this milestone is a key indicator based on volume that says we care about our customers,” Mitch said. “It is a testament to all the Viral Launch employees that we continue to provide a high level of customer service that has enabled over 40,000 Product Launches.”
These days, we’re running hundreds of Product Launches a day, which helps to generate valuable keyword ranking and additional revenue for our clients.
Running Launches also helps us gather data to provide better, more informed services and tech to our clients.
“Looking toward the future, the data we’ve been able to gather through these 40,000 Product Launches has been instrumental to shaping our product roadmap and laying the foundation for some game changing new technologies we have in the works,” Casey said.
Where We’re Going
Reaching a milestone like this is all the more reason to keep pushing the envelope to provide the best software and services to our clients. Because at the end of the day, that’s why we’re here! Accolades like this along the way are nice, but to us this just means we’ve created something that can truly help people and people are noticing.
So to anyone and everyone who has used our software or services, we want to extend a huge THANK YOU for letting us be a part of your journey.
Looking ahead, this milestone means we’ve got a lot to look forward to and a lot more work to be done.
“I see the future as bright for us,” Black said. “We exist to help build the most dominant brands in ecommerce through innovative and data-driven automation. This measure is validation we are on the right path. Viral Launch will continue to empower brands through technology and data to become leading forces on Amazon – the world’s largest ecommerce marketplace.”
With that being said, keep your eyes open for what’s to come from Viral Launch. We’ve got a lot of really cool stuff planned for the future, some of which is coming your way very soon!
And once again, thank you for helping make Viral Launch what it is today!
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