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Luggage Online Doubles Size of Warehouse and Eclipses Store Revenue
Cherry Hill, NJ (PRWEB) September 14, 2005 -- Luggage Online, the Internet's premiere provider of luggage, business cases, and travel accessories, recently increased the size of their warehouse and surpassed the combined revenue of brick and mortar stores.
Luggage Online's warehouse, which houses products manufactured by over 80 different brands, was recently doubled in size from 9,000 sq. ft. to nearly 20,000 sq. ft. Tim Jacobsen, Vice President of Ecommerce for Luggage Online commented on the expansion, "While other online retailers are drop shipping more product, we are expanding our warehouse and stocking more goods. It gives us greater control of our inventory, allows us to make better deals with manufacturers, and enables us to provide faster service. In the end, our customer is happier."
This is Luggage Online's second major expansion since its inception in 1998. "We outgrew our first warehouse in 2 years. In 2000 we doubled our capacity and outgrew it in 5 years. We expect our latest expansion to hold us over for another 4-5 years," Jacobsen said.
This year also marks another milestone for Luggage Online. Their 2005 sales have surpassed the brick and mortar sales of parent company, Robinson Luggage, a well-known luggage retailer founded in 1927. With sales growing at a rate of 40% per year, Luggage Online has recently eclipsed the combined revenue of all seven of the Robinson Luggage stores located in the Philadelphia area. Sharon Laudenbach, president of Robinson Luggage / Luggage Online, remarked on the success of the Internet division, "By offering great products and superior service for nearly 80 years, Robinson Luggage has become an institution in the Philadelphia area. We make every effort to do the same on the web with Luggage Online. We are extremely pleased with the growth of our web business."