EasyLunchboxes are a sell-out this back to school season

by on August 19, 2012 · 28 comments                       

EasyLunchboxes are Sold Out until late September, 2012

I am grateful beyond words for the overwhelming popularity of my EasyLunchbox containers this back-to-school season!!

But I was truly taken by surprise this August. Sales went (way) over double what I was doing last year at this time…

See, I really needed a crystal ball…

Here’s what it would have told me: One should never underestimate the power of positive word-of-mouth. Or in this case, the power of the pin. If you aren’t familiar with Pinterest yet, check out this post, and you’ll see how it can drive traffic to a website like no one’s business.

In my case, with each repin of each packed lunch pic, traffic to my site grew like never before. And boy do you pack some beauties! :)

The power of Pinterest. EasyLunchboxes.com

And it didn’t hurt that my entrepreneurial story made the home page of Amazon.com again this month.

Kelly Lester EasyLunchboxes on Amazon home page Aug 2012

More container sets ARE on the way, but we won’t be restocked until late September…

Order now, we’ll ship as soon as we get ‘em

Even though the containers are out of stock, you can still place an order on my website. If your order includes a container set, your entire order will ship when we have more stock, by the end of September. (We cannot ship partial orders).

If your order does not include a container set, it will ship immediately. I am so sorry for the delay! (Amazon.com still has about a day’s supply of my containers left so you can still order there. AND get FREE shipping! But hurry- they’re almost gone from Amazon’s warehouse too.)

Dreaming of the day my ship comes in. EasyLunchboxes.com

Anyone have a crystal ball brand to recommend?

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1 Corey @ Family Fresh Meals August 20, 2012 at 7:16 am

WOW! This is so great Kelly! SOLD OUT! Good and bad at the same time :)
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2 Emily @ Bentobloggy August 20, 2012 at 7:21 am

That’s awesome news for ELB! Glad there are more on the way!

3 Kim August 20, 2012 at 7:35 am

How is shipping free on Amazon?? Mine wasn’t…..

4 Kelly Lester August 20, 2012 at 7:48 am

Hi Kim – Sorry for the confusion. The individual items in my Amazon store qualify for super saver shipping/are marked as such right below the item title.
Those are individual items, not packaged together. Amazon fulfills those and therefore, Amazon can offer the super saver shipping. You have to be a PRIME member to qualify for free shipping on those, OR your cart has to contain at least $25 worth of super saver shipping merchandise (does not have to be only from EasyLunchboxes). This is only applicable to orders that ship within the USA. Again, I apologize for the confusion.

5 Stefanie August 20, 2012 at 8:16 am

Wow! Congrats! And I’m so glad I ordered mine when I did!! They shipped this morning. They will arrive just in time for school to start on Monday, with a couple practice packs in between. :)

6 Kelly Lester August 20, 2012 at 8:35 am

Thank you Stefanie :) Glad you got them in time too!

7 Korey August 20, 2012 at 8:50 am

Congrats! Well deserved! I love Easy Lunch boxes , and sing their praises to all who will listen! :)

8 Kelly Lester August 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Thanks Korey! That means a lot :)

9 Kim Wendt August 20, 2012 at 10:00 am

Thanks for the tip, just ordered through Amazon, still in stock! Can’t wait to use these, so much better than all the little containers I shove into my boys lunch bags! Also love the food ideas on your site.

10 Kelly Lester August 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Thanks for your order Kim! Exactly why I started my company… I was SO tired of all the mismatched containers I used to shove in my girls’ mismatched cooler bags. Totally drove me nuts! So glad you’re enjoying all the great lunch ideas I share from my lunch packing buddies… I’m continually amazed by all the continuous creativity…

11 Konnie August 20, 2012 at 10:35 am

We have been using your lunchbox system for 3 school years now. I order the kids and myself new lunchboxes every year. I just got my order in at amazon last night. We love your system!

12 Kelly Lester August 20, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Konnie – Thank you so much for all your enthusiasm! Love it. Thanks for letting me know :)

13 Joanna August 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm

When are the new little inserts going to be available? And the cookbook? I am waiting for those.

14 Kelly Lester August 20, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Hi Joanna – The cookbook is coming out mid september and my “Mini-Dippers” small container sets are coming out in just a couple of weeks! I’ll be splashing announcements everywhere :) Not something that I’ll let slip in here quietly, lol!

15 Kate August 20, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Wow, looks like I ordered mine just in time (yesterday)! And I recommended your site to many of my friends. Not sure if they got an order in time or nog.

I’m excited for you and to hear what a difference pinterest can make. I’m just starting to get my eclothusa.com stuff up there. I’ve seen some increase in web traffic. Here’s hoping it goes through the roof, like yours!

16 Kelly Lester August 20, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Thank you Kate, and best of luck with your business! Check out my Pinterest board for some really great articles about using Pinterest to grow your biz. It’s fun!

17 Kelley Simpson August 20, 2012 at 8:03 pm

I ordered my ELBs last night on Amazon then I saw your SOLD OUT notice tonight. Three things instantly came to mind: 1) I’m very happy for your business…HOORAY! 2) I’m glad for once I didn’t second-guess myself before I hit “purchase” and back out. 3) I need to pray that Amazon had enough containers in stock to fulfill my order so I get my containers soon!
I’m anxious to get organized and creative!

18 Kelly Lester August 20, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Hi Kelley – Thank you!!! If you ordered last night, your order should be on the way shortly as Amazon didn’t run out until today. YAY for not second-guessing yourself :)

19 Lindah August 21, 2012 at 3:47 pm

OMG I NEED TO GET ME SOME OF THIS LUNCH BOXES, does anyone know where I can get them, besides this site and amazon (which are sold out!) :-(????????
Thanks in advance.

20 Kelly Lester August 21, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I’m so sorry to keep you waiting Lindah! :(

21 Nansi August 23, 2012 at 8:34 am

Hi Kelly! My son starts JK this September and I saw these on Pintrest and fell in love! I’ll be putting in an order for the containers and the cooler bag. I saw pictures of how people have personalized them and that’s what I’d like to do, but I’m not sure how they did it? How did they get the name stitched on the cooler bags? Thanks!

22 Kelly Lester August 23, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Hi Nansi – Some of them were taken to pro embroidery shops, and others used fabric glue to adhere fabric cutouts. You’ve seen my lunch bag gallery? It’s HERE and has some tips on some of the individual photos.

23 marla August 26, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Oh my!!! Congrats this is fabulous!! Can you imagine Back to School orders fro next year??

24 Kelly Lester August 26, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I know! :) And we’ll have our swell book too Marla! Your pics are gonna make sales go even crazier. I’ll be ordering LOTS more from now on.

25 marla August 26, 2012 at 12:44 pm

“for” next year ;)
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26 Natalie August 27, 2012 at 11:39 am

Somewhere I saw that you were bringing out little accessory containers to go in the big section. Was I dreaming? I can’t find it anywhere now!!

27 Kelly Lester August 27, 2012 at 1:56 pm

You weren’t dreaming Natalie! They are on their way to my warehouse and I will have them up and available for sale in about two weeks or so :) If you haven’t already, please sign up for my newsletter, and I’ll let you know when they are available for purchase. Thanks!

28 Jessi September 4, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Just as a heads up, I think some people have been ‘getting by’ with using the ones from Gladware, but they are no longer making them, so your orders will likely be higher throughout this year with that :-)

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