Net revenue in the third quarter for GSI Commerce Inc. grew 79% over last year’s third quarter to $32.3 million from $18.1 million, the company reports. Comparable store sales--that is, sales at web sites that were in operation for the third quarter last year, increased 32% from the third quarter of 2001. GSI Commerce is an outsourced provider of e-commerce services for retailers and operates the online retailing arms of a number of national chains.
Net loss was $8.6 million in the third quarter, a 41% improvement from a net loss of $14.6 million in last year’s third quarter.
For the full year, GSI Commerce is expecting net revenue of $167 million to $172 million, with a net loss of $20 million to $22 million.
The company also reported that in the third quarter, it completed expansion of its fulfillment center expansion in Louisville, KY, and opened a customer sales and service center in Melbourne, FL. GSI Commerce, Inc. was formerly known as Global Sports, Inc.