Two years ago today, the four partners released the beta of our plugin on the WordPress repository. It was the beginning of the awesome adventure we share with you, and Maily, our mascot.
Let’s look at some figures for the sake of perspective:
- 700,000 downloads
- 60,000 active users
- 11th highest rated plugin on the repository
- 21st most popular plugin there too
- We’ve grown to a team of 8 fine, and passionate, people
We’re immensely grateful to everyone who helped us, encouraged us, gave us feedback, and wrote critical reviews. Every message we get makes us move forward. Our heartfelt “thank you” to all of you, we mean it.
Work hard, get rewarded
A lot of sweat and tears go into making your newsletter experience easier, faster, more fun. It’s hard, but very fun, and extremely rewarding.
For example, I meet people in random circumstances that turn out to be users of MailPoet nowadays. In France, our plugin has become quite popular.
When these strangers find out what I do, they look at me in awe, sort of stardom struck. They nearly all say “Merci!” immediately, and share their experience.
Thankfully, I haven’t yet met anyone who’s site crashed after an update!
We’re in business!
Our commitment and urge to make a better experience hasn’t wavered at all in the last 2 years. Nada!
We still bang our heads against the wall nearly every week because users are stuck in our user interface.
We’re excited to tackle some of the major issues next year. We’ve been gearing up for it.
In many ways, we feel like it’s just the beginning. In fact, 2 years for a company is just the beginning.
More importantly, we proved that our business model works. We created this plugin to relieve our own qualms, and frustrations with the existing solutions. Our thousands of users have proved we are not alone in our quest.
To end this post, I’d like to mention that we do accept presents. They can be in the form of comments on this post, or a few stars on the repository, a tweet about our plugin, an email to your friends about our plugin, or even signups to our newsletter below.
Extra credit for those who do all of the above. Thanks again!