NEW YORK, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TOTSY (http://www.TOTSY.com), the private sale site exclusively dedicated to delivering deals on must-haves for parents, babies and kids, announced today that Co-founders Guillaume Gauthereau and Christophe Garnier have been chosen as finalists for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award within the e-commerce category, one of the world's most prestigious business awards for entrepreneurs. The award recognizes the contributions of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement and celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses.
Launched in 2008 during the economic downturn, TOTSY defied the odds and succeeded in becoming the fastest growing private sales site in the U.S. and one of the fastest growing digital media companies in the world with 3000 percent year-over-year growth in November 2011. TOTSY has over 2.6 million registered users and the highest social media engagement metrics among private sales sites across categories. Within the last year, TOTSY has been named by Forbes as one of America's Most Promising Companies and was included in AlwaysOn's OnMedia Top 100 Private Companies.
TOTSY has played an integral role in changing the retail landscape for mom and children's product companies by offering them a national platform to reach parents and market their products, when in the past; these companies were limited to selling through specialty stores. TOTSY is also unique in that the company strives to be completely green through carbon offsets, the institution of eco-friendly office policies and planting a tree for every family that shops on the site.
"We are incredibly proud of our team and grateful to all of the TOTSY moms and dads across the country that made our success possible. We'll continue to endeavor to serve our customers to the best of our ability and look forward to the coming year," said Gauthereau.
"I'm honored to be part of the TOTSY family and would like to thank our indispensable team, all of whom can take ownership in this recognition. We've all worked very hard and we're excited to celebrate, as well as to build on our accomplishments," adds Garnier.
Headquartered in New York, TOTSY is a privately held company dedicated to providing its members with access to coveted and essential products and brands designed for expecting moms, parents, babies and kids at sample sale prices. Shopping events are designer-specific and held over a 72 hour period. Membership is free of charge and by invitation only. For more information, please visit http://www.totsy.com.
About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.