There are an absurd amount of companies who send messages on potatoes in both the US and the UK. Here we take a look at some of the different personalised potato-message companies.
The owner of Potato Parcel, Alex Craig, made £19,000 in his first three months of selling personalised potatoes online. His company, Potato Parcel, allows people to send a potato in the post with a special message for only $9.99. In the US, he now offers the ‘potato pal’ for $14.99, which is a potato with a person’s face printed on it or a potato postcard for $12.99. He also ships internationally to the UK, Australia, Europe, and Canada. For UK customers, he charges £9.99 with the option to include a message with up to 140 characters on the spud.
Rival UK company, Potato in the Post, however, offers spuds with messages starting from £3.99 with free shipping. The company was started by Adrian Nantchev who claims that sending a card is “too mainstraim”, urging people to “send a potato instead”, as receiving a spud is far more memorable.
Another US based company, Mail a Spud, costs $9.99 to send and arrives as is with the address of the recipient written on the potato with a bunch of stamps glued to the spud. You literally receive a potato with your post.
And then there’s Mystery Potato, which also writes a message on a potato but never discloses who the potato is from. Their potatoes start from $7.99 and go up to $9.99. The company also offers a ‘glitter bomb’, which includes a message written on notebook paper and ton of rainbow glitter that falls onto the recipient from the envelope.
All of these companies have one thing in common: they are ridiculous. But, it seems to work for them and people love it, so who are we to judge?