DENVER, Sept. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading luggage and travel goods e-tailer eBags has added a forward-thinking new product to its growing lineup of travel essentials: the eBags Connected Luggage Tag. As part of the company's ongoing commitment to staying on the cutting edge of travel technology, eBags has developed an app-enabled ID tag that helps lost bags get reunited with their owners, while using patent-pending privacy controls to let customers control which personal information they display on the tags, and when.
This innovative tag moves away from the traditional luggage tag, which prominently displays the owner's contact information for anyone to see, as there's no other way for missing bags to find their way home. The contact information on a traditional tag is static, so these tags can't account for the unexpected schedule and location changes that are part of the modern journey. But with the app-enabled Connected Luggage Tag, users' contact information is stored in the cloud—so it can be updated anytime to reflect the correct location, new address, or any other changes to personal information.
"Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, lost luggage can ruin a trip," says Mike Edwards, CEO of eBags. "We wanted to leverage cloud-based technology to help travelers avoid hassles and preserve their privacy—it's a small effort on our part that can make a huge difference for our customers." eBags Co-Founder and EVP Peter Cobb added, "As a company, we've always been about creating connections; between people and places, and between people and their favorite travel products. Using technology to make those connections easier is the natural next step for us."
The eBags app is free, and is available for Apple and Android mobile phones. After downloading the app, the Connected Luggage Tag is incredibly easy to use - users simply follow the prompts to name their bag, then enter their contact information and indicate which personal details they'd like to display. Then they can link their bag to the tag in one of three ways: by scanning the QR code, tapping the chip on their NFC-enabled phone, or entering the Tag ID listed on their eBags Connected Luggage Tag.
Should a customer notice that a bag goes missing, they simply use the app to mark it as lost, then take a moment to confirm or update their contact information. When somebody finds the bag, all they have to do is scan the QR code or visit the URL on the tag to get in touch using the eBags app. The eBags Connected Luggage Tag retails for $4.95, and is available exclusively at eBags. In the few weeks since the soft launch of the product, thousands of customers have already purchased one of the 14 unique tag designs—making it one of the most quickly adopted eBags products in company history.
About eBags: With more than 17 years in the travel goods industry and 26.7 million bags sold, eBags is the leading online retailer of luggage, backpacks and travel-related accessories. The company is devoted to helping its customers find the perfect travel gear for any journey. eBags features more than 85,000 products from over 850 brands, including Tumi, Samsonite, Bose, Kenneth Cole, Patagonia, The North Face, PrAna and more. For more information, visit eBags.com
SOURCE eBags, Inc.