Paul Demery , Chief Technology Editor
Online Marketplace Expands Newborn and Children’s Product Offerings
MONTEREY, Calif., October 24, 2006 -- SHOP.COM (www.shop.com), the destination online marketplace where consumers can shop across hundreds of stores using its universal OneCart™ with one account, today announced that innovative, high-quality newborn and children’s products from OneStepAhead and Leaps and Bounds are now available through the SHOP.COM marketplace. These new merchants join other name brand stores such as BabyMall, BabyUniverse, Comfort 1st, and Sears Catalog Room for Kids to further expand SHOP.COM’s Baby Department, which is already one of the broadest and most robust offerings of newborn and childrens’ products on the Web.
“Our customers are mothers who have a lot of demands on them and very little time,” said Rachel Pendon, Director of Internet for Chelsea & Scott, Ltd., the parent company of OneStepAhead and Leaps and Bounds. “By providing our products through the SHOP.COM marketplace, we give these women another easy and convenient way to buy from us. Of course, we also benefit by gaining exposure to the millions of SHOP.COM customers.”
With its OneCart™, SHOP.COM enables consumers to make purchases from OneStepAhead and Leaps and Bounds using the same shopping cart they use to purchase products from all other categories of SHOP.COM merchants. Available today, SHOP.COM’s marketplace has added more than 1000 innovative and popular products from OneStepAhead and Leaps and Bounds that cover such categories as apparel, bath & health, feeding, nursery, safety, travel & gear, toys, and seasonal items. OneStepAhead and Leaps and Bounds will fulfill the orders from SHOP.COM and provide the ongoing customer care.
“Because we are completely aligned with our merchants’ needs to build strong customer relationships long term, it’s important that we work with well-respected companies that place an emphasis on customer care and service,” said Drew Green, Vice President of merchant operations at SHOP.COM. “OneStepAhead and Leaps and Bounds have an outstanding reputation for not only offering quality products that have been tested for performance and value but also for providing a complete guarantee on everything they sell. We’re thrilled to be partnering with them.”
Until October 31, 2006, SHOP.COM is currently offering free shipping from all the stores in its OneCart™ marketplace. For more information, visit www.shop.com.
SHOP.COM is the destination online marketplace designed to help consumers more conveniently and efficiently shop on the web. SHOP.COM organizes millions of products from more than a thousand merchants in a single location, allowing consumers to shop across them all – start to finish – with OneCart™ and one personal password-protected account. OneCart ™ is SHOP.COM’s unique, proprietary patent-pending solution that fully integrates data feeds from all SHOP.COM merchant partners to allow a single check-out experience. SHOP.COM is a privately-held company headquartered in Monterey, Calif. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.SHOP.COM.