DENVER, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In a year of which e-commerce companies have faced a variety of challenges, eBags.com, the world's largest online retailer of bags and accessories for all lifestyles, stands apart as an e-commerce success story. This month the site celebrates one year of accomplishments and ongoing growth. "The phenomenal success of our first year places us months ahead of our business plan goals," said Jon Nordmark, CEO of eBags.com. "This steady growth moves eBags.com into a strong position for continued success as we forge ahead into new markets and expand the depth and breadth of our offerings." eBags.com has cemented its position in the industry through innovative business practices and a commitment to providing world-class customer service. By investing significantly in cutting-edge backend technology, eBags.com is able to offer content-rich features, such as live customer service chat. Key milestones accomplished over the last year include: -- A 98 percent sales growth per month since launch -- Company growth from 20 to 72 full-time employees -- Growing eBags.com's partner base from two to 150 (including America Online, Travelocity and Preview Travel) -- Boosting brand offerings from six to 156 (including Samsonite, Callaway, The North Face and Adrienne Vittadini) -- Growing eBags.com's affiliate program to 15,000 participants "Our business model encourages a 'mind over money' philosophy," Nordmark said. "Because of this, we've been able to concentrate on innovation and have introduced several groundbreaking customer-oriented initiatives like our corporate sales program, Premier Perks, and our online travel community, Let's Talk Travel. Our laser-like focus on customer satisfaction is what has set us apart." According to BizRate.com, eBags.com consistently ranks among the highest-rated e-commerce sites and has achieved BizRate.com's coveted Gold Merchant status. About eBags.com eBags.com is the world's largest online retailer of bags and accessories for all lifestyles. From computer cases and travel totes to adventure gear and handbags, the site carries a full line of bags from well-known brands, including Samsonite, JanSport, Eagle Creek, The North Face, Adrienne Vittadini, Callaway and Timberland.