eBags.com Marks One Year of E-commerce Success

Leading Online Retailer of Bags and Accessories Celebrates

Significant Growth and Accomplishments of the Past Year

Mar 01, 2000, 00:00 ET from eBags.com

    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
     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
     --  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
     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.

SOURCE eBags.com