After months—nearly a full year's worth—of preparing and working and figuring, on the 1st of July, we finally had our first case of Mamacita's Salsa Fresca in stores!
We were so excited to get in before the 4th of July weekend, and we were astounded at the feedback we immediately received. Our first Facebook post on our page reached 4,000 people in less than a few days. So many people shared and commented and liked that the word of our Salsa Fresca spread so fast.
On the 1st of July, we were in store. By the time we left the store, four containers had already sold. FOUR. Out of a case of twelve.
We looked at each other in an excited panic and said, "Oh, no. We need more."
On the 2nd of July, the next day, we delivered another case because we had already sold out. And the same happened on the 3rd. We sold out three days in a row.
Now that might not seem like it's that much. A case of twelve seems like a small amount. But we hadn't expected that many people to respond so quickly. We'd anticipated a slow start, and that we would gradually start selling more and more. We thought a case would last for the entire weekend.
We were wrong. And we are so so so excited that we were!
And because we were wrong, those three cases were all we could do until the 7th of July. We initially had thought we were going to have our big shipment of labels printed just in time for the 4th, but because they wouldn't be ready until the 7th, we had a rush order on a select amount. All of those went in the first three days.
So now we have our big shipment of labels, we are getting into a groove and rhythm of preparing, making, packaging, and delivering. We are beyond excited to have started and to continue this journey!
A huge thank you to everyone who bought Mamacita's Salsa Fresca and everyone who shared and liked and commented on Facebook. Thank you!
Kelly + Kyle