eCOST.com, a leading company which develops and deploys integrated business infrastructure solutions and fulfillment services for Fortune 100, Global 2000 and brand-name companies, announced that it now offers 170,000 products with expanded “For the Home” and “Sports & Leisure” categories. Included in the name brands offered are Bissell, Conair, Milwaukee Electric, Oster, Wilson, Spalding, Nike and Rawlings.
The new product additions, which will also be available on Bargain Countdown™, a proprietary shopping feature, are the primary result of a new “Virtual Warehouse” agreement signed in 2008. Under this agreement, eCOST.com does not have to invest large amounts of capital to purchase inventory, and can as a result shift the normal costs of warehousing to distribution partners. As of March 31, 2008, eCOST.com operates 15 fully functional Virtual Warehouses.
Gary Guy, President of eCOST.com said, “eCOST.com is well known for having some of the best prices on the Internet for technology and consumer electronics products. With these additions to our ‘For the Home’ and ‘Sports and Leisure’ categories, we now offer our customers similar great deals on products from some of the most popular manufacturers in the world in both the home and sporting goods categories.”
Mark Layton, Chairman and CEO of PFSweb, also commented, “The expansion of our product offerings to the Home and Sports & Leisure segments are in-line with our key strategies for 2008 as we focus on driving overall growth and improving bottom line performance. We believe the further expansion of our product categories on eCOST.com can provide the opportunity to create greater leverage and enable us to improve gross margins.”
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