BOSTON — One man in Boston is turning a profit on this year’s historic snowfall.
ShipSnowYo.com started out as a joke between Kyle Waring and his wife while they were digging themselves out from under piles of snow.
It didn’t take long for them to turn the joke into a business that ships snow to family and friends in warmer climates.
The first of about 100 recipients received 16.9 ounces worth of “historic water” instead of “historic Boston snow” because it all melted en route.
Now, Waring is selling six pounds of snow for $90. He said he can get the snow delivered anywhere in the U.S. in just 20 hours.
“I put the snow in a plastic bag, and put that in tinfoil,” Waring told Boston.com. “Then I put that package in an insulated container that’s an inch and a half thick, and ship it overnight. It’s sealed tight in Omaha steaks packaging.”
Waring said he plans to keep the business going as long as the snow sticks around.
“At this rate, it’s going to be July until the snow melts,” he told Boston.com. “But I’ve thought about taking this idea and running with it for other seasonal items. Maybe I’ll ship some fall foliage.”