With last month being the three year anniversary of Rock That Gem (popularly referred to as an "Etsyversary", how cute!) I thought it would be fun to take a look at all the places the jewelry has traveled to around the world!
Early on in the business I tried to establish a map of order locations, but once the holidays hit the data became too cumbersome to enter manually and the project went on hold. This week I came across a fantastic piece of software that creates a nightly-updated custom sales map through an integration with your Etsy shop. With just a click of a button the map was complete!
The stats show that as of today the jewelry has traveled to 14 countries (out of 196):
- The Netherlands
- United Kingdom
- United States
Every time an international order comes through it always feels so exotic and special. I imagine the jewelry traveling with a little tiny suitcase and getting vintage stickers from each region of the journey to paste on its luggage!
It's a popular goal among Etsy shop owners to have their products travel to all 50 states. As of today the map shows that the jewelry has made itself at home in 41 of them! Here are the 9 states the remain un-rocked:
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
It's not surprising that Alaska and Hawaii are on there since they're so far away. But Vermont? Our states share a border! It would be awesome to cover all 50 states by the end of the year. So let's have a little fun -- if you live in one of the remaining states above and place an order before someone else from your state does, I'll include a special gem present with your purchase! Just make sure to include in the Notes to Seller that you're from one of the un-rocked states. And yes, it totally counts if you're shipping a gift to a friend who lives in one of those states, they'll get two presents instead of just one! (I'll update this post with strikeouts as the states get rocked!)
Do you have an Etsy shop? What does your sales map look like? I'd love to hear!
P.S. If you didn't have the pleasure of watching "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" on PBS as a kid, or just feel like taking a trip down memory lane, this episode is for you!