VitaCup Milestone Year In Review - A 2018 Retrospective Written by Laura Beatty Dec 30, 2018 5 As we head into a New Year, it's a great time to both set new goals and reflect on the accomplishments and milestones of the year that is ending. Taking stock of your accomplishments can increase your sense of gratitude and happiness. It can also power your belief in yourself, seeing how much you can overcome in the face of adversity or remembering your own strengths that you would have otherwise forgotten. We are often mightier than we realize; and a retrospective of the prior year can really illustrate our own personal super-powers. So, at VitaCup, we wanted to look back on 2018 and take stock of our accomplishments and milestones to share with you. We turned 1 year old in April. We've had over 290,000 customers online who ordered over 450,000 items in their orders. We launched a loyalty program, VitaCup Rewards with nearly 15,000 Rewards members who have earned enough rewards points for 2,860 free boxes of VitaCup or these customers could redeem their points for a value of $71,500 off orders. We launched 3 New Flavors! Genius Blend with MCT, Cinnamon & Turmeric in February Beauty Blend with Collagen, Biotin & Cinnamon in September Probiotic Blend with Probiotics & Aloe in November We had a bracket contest in March to find out your favorite flavor. After a tough match, we declared that Genius Blend is the favorite flavor, beating out Breakfast Blend for the title. We updated our old packages twice. See the progression of our packages. We added more mugs for you, with 5 fun ceramic quote mugs designed to help you express yourself in the morning. We held sweepstakes & giveaways with over 89 lucky winners: 2 winners of Free Coffee For a Year Giveaway. 3 companies won the VitaCup Office Party Challenge - two with us, and one with a partnership with iHeartRadio. 5 winners in the Share the Love Contest. 5 winners in the No More Scary Mornings contest. 15 winners in the What Will You Do with Your Extra Boost Contest. 28 winners in the VitaCup Flavor Bracket Challenge 31 winners in the National Coffee Month, Box a Day Giveaway. We had 5 new quizzes to entertain you, taken over 5,100 times. What Kind of Braniac are You? Quiz What Kind of Superpowers Do You Have? Quiz How Much Do You Know About Coffee? Quiz What Your Hair Says About You? Quiz The Perfect Holiday Gift Quiz We made 9 new recipes to help serve your hunger and thirst. Keto Green Eggs and Ham Tequila Spiked Mexican Coffee Coffee Coated Swedish Meatballs Enchanted Vita Voyage Tiki Drink Green Tea Ice Cream Collagen Boosting Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Butter Pecan Coffee Creamer Easy No-Bake Vanilla Cookie Bites NYE Crème de Menthe Coffee Martini We entered 9 store chains and are available in nearly 800 stores. We updated our shipping: New priority shipping option to get packages faster. New warehouse management system in October to help us send packages sooner. New warehouse location in Kentucky in November to cut down our shipping times, especially to the East Coast. We created 13 new jobs directly; and helped contribute to job creation with our partners, too. It's so amazing to look back on our growth and celebrate our accomplishments. We hope you'll spend some time making a list of everything you've accomplished and realize how amazing you truly are. We do believe that, because without YOU none of our accomplishments would have been possible. Here’s to a successful and prosperous 2019! Happy New Year from VitaCup!