"A very nice shopping experience. And the equipment is as good as advertised. We will come back to the site again" - Syd F, CA
"Your shipping time was absolutely AMAZING!!!! I will definitely shop with you again just because of that." - Jennifer, San Antonio TX
"I am very pleased with my steamer, it works great! I received my package very fast, will shop Allbrands again." - Edwina T, Chatanooga TN
"Great products at a great price. Easy order processing with fast delivery. Keep up the good work!" - Glenn G, IL
"I was impressed with quality and price as well as the service and speed of delivery." - Mina, FL
"Great Prices, Quick Shipping...what more could I ask...going to order a vacumn next!!!" - Claudia H, The Village, FL
"This has been one of the best internet experiences I have had purchasing from an online store. Thanks!" - Darlene, Las Vegas, NV
"Excellent follow up on order confirmation....product arrived one day ahead of schedule." - Dennis, Durango, CO
"Allbrands was recommended to me; I in turn recommended Allbrands to all my friends." - Dawn B, Seattle, WA
"I love shopping at AllBrands because I know that I can get a great price and excellent quality. Thanks." - Leanna Y., Provo, UT
"I love Sewforum so very much! It's the best group ever, and thanks to you for all your hard work and efforts to keep it such!" - Angel
"I have learned so much by coming to the classes. Please continue to have these classes for me and all the others that enjoy them" - Sharon
"Thanks to all for the time and work that goes into keeping this site up and going. I have enjoyed SewForum.com more than any other site." - Kali
"I come to the classes that you hold on Monday nights and I just want to say thank you for allowing this. I hate when I have to miss one." - Sheron
"I'm glad to do business with you and support the Louisiana economy in these difficult times. Regards" - Jackie
"I have always had such wonderful luck with Allbrands. I know why I keep returning." - Vonieta
BATON ROUGE, La., June 30, 2007 - Internet Retailer, an authoritative national business magazine dedicated exclusively to online retailing, ranked AllBrands.com among its Top 500 E-Retailers. The Baton Rouge business came up 407th in a survey based on annual Internet sales for 2006.
AllBrands also received the honor of being ranked 54th under the Specialty/Non-Apparel Category. Internet Retailer's definitive ranking and analysis of America's 500 largest e-retailers is based on annual 2006 Internet sales, researched by Internet Retailer and confirmed by retailers. The Top 500 Guide also includes company financial, operational and performance data, as well as technology vendors in 16 key categories.
AllBrands exceeded $ 10 million in Web sales in 2006 and is expected to surpass their goal this year. Owners John and Annette Douthat expect total online and retail sales from four stores in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette and Slidell to exceed $12 million in 2007.
AllBrands.com receives more than 205,000 visitors every month, 186,000 of which are unique visits, based on Internet Retailer's estimates. According to Google Analytics, which the company employs for real time, metric analysis of online traffic, 32 percent of those visits are from returning customers.
AllBrands has partnered with multiple search engines, shopping channels and an all service extended warranty company, and it has also developed important relationships with a hundred brand manufacturers, 3,800 affiliates, eight payment technology firms and UPS in order to provide seamless order processing and delivery of more than 10,000 products in sewing, vacuum and appliance categories, John Douthat added that the backbone of his company remains his 40 experienced technology, customer service, repair, administrative and sales associates.
AllBrands.com is the largest independent online retailer for all brands of sewing machines, vacuums and small appliances. The Baton Rouge-based business went worldwide in 1996, twenty years after its modest beginnings as a local Stretch & Sew franchise store, which later became Fashion Fabrics International in 1983. Their son John was 12 years old when he asked them why they were not on the Internet, and this is how they ended up going online. Owners John and Annette Douthat still oversee operational, financial and marketing aspects of the business from their state-of-the-art retail and warehouse operations, located on Highland Road in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The company ships more than 200 packages daily to destinations worldwide.
Jiffy Steamer Company of Union City, Tenn., is AllBrands' "Vendor of the Year" for providing the best quality products, delivery, warranty and customer service to AllBrands' customers. In addition to Jiffy Steamer, the Baton Rouge company has also partnered with more than 250 other suppliers. You may view Jiffy's entire line of products on Allbrands.com by clicking here.
John Douthat holds a master's in business and accounting from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and his wife Annette is a human ecology graduate from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. They are active supporters of LSU Opera, Opera Louisiane, Baton Rouge Symphony, International Hospitality Foundation, National 4-H Foundation, Alpha Gamma Rho agricultural fraternity and the AGR National Educational Foundation in Kansas City, Mo.
About Internet Retailer
Published by Chicago-based Vertical Web Media LLC, Internet Retailer is a monthly national business magazine, Web site, conference and directory that serves the retailing community. The Internet Retailer family of products focuses on the Internet's vital role in a wide array of retailing activities, including web merchandising, supply chain management and multi-channel integration. The magazine's 40,000+ subscribers are senior executives, primarily from retail chains, independent stores, catalogs, virtual merchants and brand-name manufacturers. Internet Retailer's circulation represents the largest multi-channel readership base of any retailing magazine. The magazine also publishes the most widely read e-mail newsletter in retailing, IRNewsLink, which is distributed four times a week to 35,000 opt-in subscribers, operates the largest retailing information Web site, InternetRetailer.com, sponsors the largest conference in the e-retailing industry and publishes an annual ranking of the 500 largest Web sites.