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June 19, 2013 -- Today Wine.com, the nation’s leading online wine retailer, announced the third anniversary and week-long celebration of its members-only flash sales sister site, WineShopper. In its third year, WineShopper has grown an unprecedented 40 percent by continuing to offer its members limited-time deep discounts on a wide range of hand-picked wines.
WineShopper has an advantage in the wine flash sales market, as it’s powered by Wine.com, which not only offers the largest selection of wines online but also delivers to more than 90 percent of the U.S. Additionally, WineShopper provides the same high-quality professional reviews and recommendations seen on Wine.com, giving customers the information they rely on when selecting wines.
“WineShopper’s constant growth assures us that as people search the web for great deals on wine, we can offer them the best package of quality products, screaming deals and quick delivery,” says Rich Bergsund, CEO of Wine.com. “The backend infrastructure we spent more than a decade building for Wine.com set us up for success in a flash sales endeavor. With continued focus on what we do best, we’ve provided the country access to great wine, exclusive deals and the convenience of fast delivery.”
To celebrate their third anniversary this week, WineShopper is offering the best deals of the year. Special offers include:
- $99 case: pick any 12 bottles for $99 and get fast, free delivery
- 50 percent off a celebrated Napa Cabernet
- 40 percent off a best-selling summer white
- A rare deep discount on a top-rated Bordeaux
- A customer-favorite 90-point Prosecco for $9.99
Additional WineShopper Promotions Include:
- Get up to $35 when you join and invite a friend. New members get $10 off their first order and current members get $25 for every friend who makes a purchase;
- Enjoy free shipping on orders of $99 or more;
- Facebook and Twitter contests throughout the week: follow us to play for a chance to win WineShopper gift cards and more!
Follow Wine.com and WineShopper on Facebook and Twitter for deal details throughout the week, or visit www.wineshopper.com.
Wine.com is the nation's #1 online wine retailer, offering thousands of wines, wine gifts, gift baskets, corporate gifts and monthly wine clubs. Wine.com's mission is to be the ultimate resource for wine enthusiasts, whether shopping for themselves or a gift. Wine.com offers a combination of selection, value, service and detailed product information that is impossible to find in a brick and mortar store. Wine.com is the world's most visited wine website and also runs the wine flash sales site, WineShopper. Wine.com is majority owned by Baker Capital. For more information: visit www.wine.com, the Wine Notes Blog, Facebook page, Twitter, or download the iPad app. For WineShopper, visit www.wineshopper.com or on Facebook and Twitter.
About Baker Capital
Baker Capital, founded in 1995, is New York based private equity firm with $1.5 billion under management. Baker Capital invests globally in digital communications, media and technology companies at all stages of development. The partners of Baker Capital have extensive private equity and operational experience allowing the firm to provide its portfolio companies with not only capital, but also global strategic thinking and relationships.