Tealet is a Rackspace-powered startup that connects independent tea farmers with tea lovers. The e-retailer works directly with close to 25 tea growers in nine different countries to sell their products directly to the market. Customers can purchase tea online in individual packets, or they can subscribe to a service that will send four different types of teas to their doorstep every other month.
Last week my colleagues and I attended the National Retail Federation (NRF) 102nd Annual Convention & Expo in New York. We walked the expo floor and met with many of our customers, prospects and partners – we had a number of great conversations. The most popular topics of discussion for us and our customers were Internet Retailer’s “Top 1000” and “Hot 100,” lists that highlight the vendors to the top retailers in the country.