Sold on Flippa – A Handwritten Notes Services Business

Sold on Flippa – A Handwritten Notes Services Business

Thankbot is a business that has reinvented direct mail through their handwritten letter service. It is designed to add a personal touch in a world of Whatsapp, email and Twitter.  

 

What does the website offer?

The website offers a note writing service for its customers. Businesses or individuals submit their notes via an online submission tool and ThankBot’s scribes write the notes. ThankBot then adds a stamp and sends the note within 3-5 business days. The site offers four different price plans depending on the number of notes you wish to send.

 

When there is initial interest the Flippa marketplace goes into overdrive stimulating comments, discussions and ‘watching’

 

Why did the site sell so quickly?

It’s unique and was priced reasonably. With Flippa the sales process often starts as an auction. When there is initial interest the Flippa marketplace goes into overdrive stimulating comments, discussions and ‘watching’. ThankBot had 20 discussions, 704 views, 55 watchers, 5 comments and 6 bidders. The site sold for more than 4x times the reserve. 

 

Who uses ThankBot?

Businesses or individuals wishing to send handwritten thank-you notes via mail can use the service. All notes are 100% handwritten and customers can even use their own stationery – just send it their way. 

 

 

How can you find a similar site?

Click here to filter via services sites that are generating a profit have high levels of engagement within the Flippa community. 

 

Sold on Flippa — An Apple Recommended App for Screenwriters

Sold on Flippa — An Apple Recommended App for Screenwriters

Untitled is an iOS app that was designed by the former lead UIUX designer at Vimeo. The app, which previously reached #6 in the top paid productivity app section in the Apple Store, has over 1,100 active users. It recently sold on Flippa

 

 

What is the app?

Untitled is a screenwriting, and note-taking app, that can turn what you write into a fully formatted screenplay. 

 

 

What makes this such a popular app?

The app works very well for professional screenwriters as it automatically capitalizes scene headings, characters names, etc. The app allows the writer to immerse themselves in the story and characters.. The app also has a separate section for notes, outlines, and screenplay drafts. 

 

It has an autosave function as you type and the font is a customized version of Graphik. Other features include a one-touch reorder to quickly rearrange your scenes and PDF preview 

 

Untitled is a paid app — at $4.99 the app currently has over 106 reviews in the Apple app store. It’s available on both iPhone and iPad.  

 

 

Who uses the Untitled App?

Untitled is used by current and aspiring screenwriters and those are looking for a smarter/faster way to write scripts. 

 

 

What made this business so appealing to prospective buyers?

The app is 3-years-old and generates over $1,610 in revenue per month. To date, the app has had more than 6,300 paid downloads and is consistently featured by Apple. 

 

 

How can you find a similar site?

Click here to sort and filter via established iOS apps with strong community engagement

 

Sold on Flippa: An Ad/Content site with over 209,000 page views per month

Sold on Flippa: An Ad/Content site with over 209,000 page views per month

Content sites backed by advertising continue to prove their popularity amongst Flippa buyers. They are the single most popular site type on Flippa. Low barriers to entry, passive income streams, low cost of operation and access to niche content make them particularly attractive to seasoned acquirers. One particular site, which had annual net profits of $43,000 sold on Flippa in just under two weeks. This website was called Just Give Me The Damn Manual. 

 

What is the website?

This business is a comprehensive online database of automotive owners manuals. All manuals can be accessed and viewed via PDF. The business generates income through Google Ad Sense. 

 

What makes this such a popular website?

The 6-year-old website has thousands of car manuals in PDF versions including popular brands such as Ford, BMW, and Honda. These can be downloaded for free and users do not have to sign-up or register to gain access. This seamless, friction-free experience has resulted in a large amount of organic traffic to the site.

 

Users can also easily upload manuals. This functionality has resulted in thousands of manuals being uploaded to the website. The website is something of a community forum with a blog and Q&A section. Additionally, the site has a strong social following with over 16,000 fans on Facebook.  

Content sites backed by advertising continue to prove their popularity amongst Flippa buyers. They are the single most popular site type on Flippa. 

Who uses Just Give me the Damn Manual?

The site is used by consumers globally looking to download car manuals. All manuals available are in English. 

For the months of March, April and May 2019, the business had an average of 97,000 users per month and 209,000 page views. 

 

 

What made this business so appealing to prospective buyers?

It’s niche user-generated content makes this an evergreen business. There are thousands of car manuals uploaded and new manuals being uploaded daily. The website is very passive to run with the previous owner spending less than four hours per week working on the website. 

 

How can you find a similar site?

Click here to sort and filter by advertising sites and begin to look for a business operating in a niche with strong community engagement. 

Flippa Seller Showcase –  FinanceFeeds

Flippa Seller Showcase – FinanceFeeds

FinanceFeeds is a Fintech website which was founded in 2015. It’s since become the trading industry’s leading news and research portal. The website is monetized through conference and event sponsorship, paid advertising and editorial partnerships. The site receives over 110,000 page views per month. It’s currently for sale on Flippa.

We are getting about 70 to 80 thousand unique readers per day every day. This is not via any referrals — Finance Feeds is a completely sustainable website with an organically growing audience. 

I spoke with the Co-Founder Andrew Saks-McLeod and asked him some questions about the business. In the interview below, he reveals who reads FinanceFeeds and what they can expect to find, how a prospective buyer could grow the business and how the business makes money. 

We’ve done 35 different industry related networking events all around the world which are quite simple to produce because we have a very comprehensive marketing database of senior executives. These people regularly attend those events and therefore getting sponsorship by service providers vendors and brokers is straighforward. 

Andrew will be pitching to buyers on August 2nd (PST) as part of our Flippa Business Owner Series. Register here — it’s free. 

Watch the full interview below and click here to see the business listing on Flippa.

Flippa Seller Showcase – A Non-Prescription Computer Glasses Business

Flippa Seller Showcase – A Non-Prescription Computer Glasses Business

We recently spoke with the owner of an established and fashionable computer glasses brand. Their lenses block out up to 30% of all blue light emitted from digital screens. The branding is sleek and minimal and the business has an Instragram following of over 22,000. And, it’s currently listed for sale on Flippa

 

How does this eCommerce business make money?

The business sells computer glasses, 100% online. We use Shopify as our web host to handle all of the orders. Our glasses retail for $99.00AUD, and we also offer extended warranty for $14.00AUD (3 years) and $21.00AUD (5 years).

 

What frame is your most popular selling SKU?

It changes all the time, though our two best sellers currently are the Rose Crystal – Wenstrom and the Coffee Tortoise – Nash. 
 

How did you start the business? Why non-prescription computer glasses?

I started the business with $20,000 and a drive to make it work no matter what. It took about 8 months from idea to launch. I, along with my brother, have always enjoyed playing video games. I was suffering from eye soreness due to staring at screens for extended periods of time and thought that there must be something to combat this. I went to OPSM for my annual checkup in early 2017 and explained my issue, but because I had 20/20 vision they simply told me to stop using screens for so long. For people working in front of screens for 8+ hours per day, “stop using screens” isn’t a viable option, so I realised there was going to be a huge market for computer glasses. People with 20/20 vision are essentially forgotten when it comes to eye care, which is why I decided to tackle the non-prescription market first. 

For people working in front of screens for 8+ hours per day, “stop using screens” isn’t a viable option, so I realised there was going to be a huge market for computer glasses

How does the business currently acquire customers and what is your breakdown for marketing costs?


Currently we use Facebook, Instagram and Google advertising for all of our paid digital traffic. We also use Instagram and Youtube personalities to promote our glasses to their audiences. 
We like to try cap the cost per purchase at $30 in order to maintain excellent profitability. 

 

How big is your team? How many people does it take to run the business?

 
We have only just this week gone from 2 employees to 1 (which is myself). Our social media coordinator left to travel Europe, so I have decided to knuckle down and run a tight ship in order to increase profit. This business can be ran by one person at its current stage. During the busy period (October-February) it helps to have an extra pair of hands to help pack orders. 


What’s the reason for selling your business on Flippa?

 
I have been offered a marketing role in the United States for an exciting and innovative company. I am currently 22 years old and I want to further my skill set within the marketing and business sphere on an international scale. I wouldn’t have the capacity to continue running Whisky & Stone from the United States. 
 
This is honestly the perfect business to purchase and hit the ground running. Our relationship with manufacturers is great, they always push our orders to the front of the production line to help us get stock as early as possible. We have a very active community on social media who constantly give us feedback and ideas for new SKU’s. Our email list has an amazing hit/open rate.