Online sales climbed 24% year over year, while Best Buy’s overall sales were flat.
Chattown.com Network Inc. has added children's games store Childsgear.com to its network. Childsgear.com offers board games, video games, bath toys, plush animals and ride-on toys. It also plans to offer children's apparel.
Chattown.com plans to add 35 to 40 web sites by yearend 2000, says Thomas P. Clay, chief executive officer. Sarasota, Fla.-based Chattown.com is the main portal used by VPM, an Internet marketing company. Its primary business model is to diversify and develop content-based web sites. Other sites in the Network will offer interactive video and audio technology, financial content and other e-commerce services, he says.
With the addition of Childsgear.com, the Chattown.com Network includes 14 mostly chat-oriented web sites, Chattown.com, ChattownUSA.com, HoundDog.com, Loversonly.com, Chattersworld.com, 1chatblvd.com, Chitterchatter.com, Chatsports.com, Chatpolitics.com, Bell2Bell.com, PennyPicks.com, StockMarketChat.com and ZoneDk.com.