“Temu Tired?” Mailman Goes Viral for Delivering Too Much Temu

By Greg Grzesiak Greg Grzesiak has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on July 12, 2023

A mailman became an internet sensation on TikTok after sharing a video requesting people to ease up on their online shopping sprees on the Temu app. Sean Fogelson, a TikToker who documents his delivery adventures, expressed his exhaustion from the overwhelming number of distinctive orange-colored packages flooding his truck from the popular shopping app. In the video, he exasperates, “Everyday is Temu, Temu, Temu. I’m Temu tired.”

Since its upload, the video has accumulated over 11 million views and received 1.7 million likes, making it Fogelson’s most popular video to date. 

Despite Fogelson’s half-joking appeal, it seems that viewers have little intention of curbing their Temu shopping habits. In fact, the video may have had the opposite effect, with some commenters stating that they were initially hesitant to order from Temu, but the mailman’s verification of its reliable delivery service convinced them otherwise.

“I’ve never ordered from Temu because I thought it was sketchy, but now that a mailman confirms they deliver, I’m about to place an order,” read one comment. Another commenter shared, “I was concerned about making a purchase, but now I see it’s all good.” Luz Burgos expressed her love for Temu, likening it to an adult pinata.

Temu is a Boston-based shopping app that can also be accessed via a web browser. Renowned for its affordable merchandise, Temu offers a wide selection of products, ranging from everyday items like kitchen and homeware to niche supplies for hobbyists. The app made its debut in September and quickly gained popularity among savvy shoppers seeking great deals on wholesale-priced items.

Temu advertised during the Super Bowl in February with the tagline “Shop like a billionaire.” Since then, Temu has expanded its reach to 22 markets, including Japan and Slovakia, becoming its most recent additions. In addition to the US, Temu is available in countries such as Canada, Mexico, the UK, Germany, France, Australia, and New Zealand. Its launch in Japan marks the company’s first venture into the Asian market.

Temu offers products spanning 30 major categories. One customer, Shyra from Queen City Minis, a hobbyist who purchased dollhouse kits and other miniatures from Temu, shared her positive experience in a YouTube video. She mentioned that while four kits cost her $85 on Temu, she found the same products on other websites at twice the price. Shyra praised the high quality of the items and advised potential buyers to pay attention to the dimensions to ensure satisfaction.

Since his video went viral, Fogelson has been receiving a steady stream of comments. His follower count skyrocketed from 300,000 to over 400,000 in the days following the video’s upload.

“You should have put up your Temu referral code so you can get some free stuff,” suggested Jessica LF, one of his followers. So, will you shop on Temu?

By Greg Grzesiak Greg Grzesiak has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Greg Grzesiak is an Entrepreneur-In-Residence and Columnist at Grit Daily. As CEO of Grzesiak Growth LLC, Greg dedicates his time to helping CEOs influencers and entrepreneurs make the appearances that will grow their following in their reach globally. Over the years he has built strong partnerships with high profile educators and influencers in Youtube and traditional finance space. Greg is a University of Florida graduate with years of experience in marketing and journalism.

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