How Volant Went from $0 to $2M in 1 Year Using Social Proof
We all have experienced first-hand how Covid-19 shook up our world and never looked back. We’ve seen how businesses everywhere have had to adapt to survive. One might say that during a pandemic is the worst time to start a business. But, Daniel and Tobias thought differently. They started their business, Volant, as a side hustle because of the Covid-19 pandemic alongside their full-time jobs and that too, on a shoe-string budget with little technical knowledge. While a lot of us were going stir-crazy figuring out what next sourdough bread recipe we should make, they noticed that ecommerce was blowing up and saw opportunity. People all over the globe were having to get creative with how they could earn an income online. More and more people were having to adapt to the sudden (and seemingly, ongoing and never-ending) change at a rapid pace. One centralized place a lot of people were going to was online and more specifically, ecommerce. From local coffee shops, to never before pretty lit brand starters, Daniel and Tobias hopped on the bandwagon to give it a go and see what would happen.
Little did they know that in around only 1 year, they’d be 5x Shopify Plus store owners with over $2M in revenue (while staying profitable), who’ve successfully built a brand community, making a difference one household at a time through the power of aromatherapy! What’s impressive is that they didn’t just build 1 ecommerce store, they built out 5 Shopify Plus stores that cover 11 markets in Europe (with fully translatable pages). Keep reading to figure out how they produced such amazing results so quickly.
So how did it all begin? It began from their own personal love and passion for aromatherapy. They started their first ecommerce store on Shopify in May of 2020 during such a stressful time for all of us. Daniel and Tobias wanted to create an experience through aromatherapy and share the benefits of it online. They wanted to play their part in helping ease the tension the world is feeling right now and do so in a manner that imbues love, connection, a feeling of belonging and peace.