HENDERSON, Nev., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Zappos.com, Inc., a pioneer and
leader in the online retail shoe industry, today announced the signing of a
definitive agreement to purchase the assets of 6pm.com from Denver,
Colorado-based eBags, Inc., the world's largest retailer of luggage and
bags online. The deal is expected to close within three months and terms of
the transaction were not disclosed. 6pm.com, formerly Shoedini.com, is an
online footwear and accessory source that delivers a fun and interactive
"We recognize there are a variety of different types of consumers out
there. Through Zappos.com and 6pm.com, we want to provide them with the
online shopping experience that reflects their unique needs," says Tony
Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com. "6pm.com has done a terrific job attracting a
significant customer base. We recognize that success and plan to continue
to operate 6pm.com as a separate website."
"6pm.com quadrupled in size during the three years we owned the
website," says Jon Nordmark, CEO and co-founder of eBags.com. "We feel
confident in our decision to sell 6pm.com to an outstanding company like
Zappos.com, as this move will allow eBags to concentrate our energy towards
continuing to be the Internet's premier luggage and handbag e-tailer."
eBags is the world's leading online retailer of luggage, handbags,
business cases, backpacks and accessories for all lifestyles. With over 6.7
million bags sold, eBags features over 500 brands and 30,000 products from
names such as Samsonite, Kenneth Cole, Kathy Van Zeeland, kate spade, Cole
Haan, JanSport, and Nike. eBags offers over 1.1 million unbiased customer
reviews and pioneering tools such as the Laptop Case Finder, the Airline
Approved Carry-On Finder, and its exclusive Bagopedia to take the guesswork
out of shopping online. eBags.com is a part of eBags, Inc. which includes
eBags UK. For more information on eBags, please visit http://www.eBags.com.
Established in 1999, Zappos.com has quickly become one of the leaders
in online shoe and handbag sales by focusing on providing shoppers with the
best possible service and selection. Zappos.com currently stocks more than
3 million shoes, handbags, apparel items and accessories from over 1,000
brands in warehouse space totaling 905,000 square feet. Ranked #79 in 2006
on Inc. Magazine's list of 500 fastest-growing private companies in the
U.S., Zappos.com in 2006 topped $586 million in gross merchandise sold,
strongly surpassing its 2005 number of $370 million. The company was
recently named "Best of the Web" for 2006 by Internet Retailer. Zappos.com
was also included in Time Magazine's "25 Sites You Can't Live Without."
Zappos.com's Customer Loyalty Team is available 24/7, 365 days a year.
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SOURCE Zappos.com, Inc.