Posted inSocial MediaNews

Why are shoppers crazy for the 2024 Valentine’s Stanley Cup?

A stampede is taking over shops for the latest Valentine’s edition Stanley Cups, why is everyone so crazy about it?

Why are shoppers crazy for the Valentine's 2024 edition Stanley Cup?

Valentine’s Day rush

A TikTok video showcasing Target shoppers racing for limited edition Valentine’s Day Stanley cups went viral, shedding light on the astounding craze around these 40 oz tumbler mugs. With viewers witnessing a mad rush to snag these cups in minutes, the phenomenon raises questions about the allure behind Stanley’s iconic product.

@victoria_robino_26 #fyp #fypシ゚viral #target #targetfinds #stanleycup #stanley #stanleytarget #valentinesday #stanleyvalentinesday ♬ original sound – Victoria Robino

Thirst for Valentine’s

Stanley’s Adventure Quencher Travel Tumbler, affectionately dubbed the “Quencher” or “Stanley cup,” has seen a meteoric rise in popularity, with TikTok playing a pivotal role. The video, amassing millions of views, underscores the intersection of branding and social media marketing that has fueled Stanley’s tenfold profit spike in recent years.

@meaganfetchhappen I can never show my face there again lol #stanleytarget #stanleytargetexclusive #newstanleycup #targetstanleycup #targetstanley #stanleydrop #targetstanleycollab #valentinestanley #valentinesdaytarget #fallingdown ♬ original sound – Meagan Henagan How

Hashtag it!

The TikTok hashtag “#stanleycup” boasts a staggering 6.7 billion views, emphasizing the widespread discussion and fascination with the tumbler. Despite its name connection to the NHL championship trophy, the hashtag overwhelmingly pertains to the coveted Stanley cup tumblers, creating a digital space for enthusiasts to share their experiences and collections.

Personal touches

Stanley cup aficionados go beyond the purchase, with videos featuring users decorating, customizing, and even creating specialized accessories for their beloved Quenchers. The product’s popularity is not merely transactional; it has evolved into a lifestyle, with emotional unboxing moments and personalized expressions of gratitude becoming part of the viral content.

Why are shoppers crazy for the Valentine's 2024 edition Stanley Cup?

The Stanley Cup trend

Stanley’s profit surge is attributed to strategic shifts in marketing, particularly targeting women. Previously marketed to men and outdoors enthusiasts, the brand embraced influencers, unlocking the power of women selling to women. Limited edition drops and a scarcity strategy borrowed from sneaker culture have added to the allure, turning product releases into highly anticipated events.

Marketing experts suggest that the Stanley Cup frenzy is a classic case of social infection. The combination of increased visibility, social proof, and the product’s functional benefits has created a perfect storm. Social media platforms like TikTok serve as catalysts for product visibility and shared experiences, fueling the viral trend.

@ashalosss RUNNN!!! Vanteines Day Stanley Release at Target! I swear I thought that lady took all of them😭 but I got mine😍 #stanleycup #stanley #valentinesdaystanley #vday #pinkstanleycup #target #2024 #newrelease #valentinesday #blackgirltiktok ♬ Everybody – Nicki Minaj

The success of the Stanley cup is described as catching “lightning in a bottle.” The product capitalized on the shift of water bottles from mere utility to fashion accessories, leveraging social media to showcase durability and creating scarcity through limited editions. The combination of showcasing indestructibility and creating a sense of exclusivity has contributed to the phenomenon.

@gfckingstatus Not much of a Stanley Girl but this drop was so C U T E ! Did anyone score? #stanley #stanleycup #stanleytumbler #stanleysoftiktok #valentinesday #2024 #target #targetfinds #viral #goviral #followformore #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #paratiii #paratipage #explorepage✨ #explore #explorepage ♬ Pink Friday Girls – Nicki Minaj

Stay updated on all of the latest news by subscribing to the ITP Live newsletter below and by clicking the push notifications.