(PRWEB) November 11, 2005
One of the beauties of conventional shopping on the high street is the variety of popular stores and how easily we can spot them through recognisable logos. However, convenience is what we all crave these days. Convenience saves us our precious time. As much as some of us enjoy shopping, even Christmas or weekend shopping, we have to admit that there are some aspects of it that we could do without. The pushing, shoving, sore feet, carrying heavy bags, parking, queuing, rain, crammed trains and other general horrors, take away from the joys of buying.
Online shopping is one way around this but the internet can be a minefield; too much information, pages of text, ridged search options, not to mention the nightmare of actually finding what you are looking for.
The recent launch of The Billion Dollar Grid™ (BDG™) is set to change this. http://www.billiondollargrid.com is the world’s first 5 floor internet shopping mall. Each floor is a different department and contains image links to a world of familiar brands.
http://www.billiondollargrid.com is the brainchild of entrepreneur and self confessed shopaholic, Miss Ego Iwegbu. Having recently suffered the closure of her first business, Nail Haven; a chain of five nail bars trading out of the Selfridges&Co stores nationwide, Miss Iwegbu decided to create her own ‘department store’ online and attempt to solve the issues of both conventional and internet shopping.
“I thought it out and concluded that I really did not need to physically visit Boots to buy my regular face wash or go to an Apple store to buy my new iPod Nano”, explains Ego. “I decided there was mileage in creating a five floor online shopping mall that would use images of brands to link the customer directly to their online store”, she continues, “So instead of typing ‘flights’, ‘flowers’ or ‘mortgages’ into Google and getting pages and pages of text links, you could visit Floor 4, 1 or 5 and be presented with a multitude of attractive image links of popular and boutique brands”.
The floors are categorised as follows
Floor 1 Home, Electrical and Gifts
Floor 2 Beauty and Fashion
Floor 3 Entertainment
Floor 4 Travel and Holidays
Floor 5 Property and Money
Billion Dollar Grid™ web statistics show that the Travel and Holiday floor is a real favourite amongst customers so far, as it provides them with links to travel companies, hotels, insurers, flights, cottages, villas and so much more, all just one click away from the floor.
The site has a ‘What is this?’ page aimed at the customer, which fully explains how and why the shopping concept works. The website is five weeks old and already has some of the world’s best brands on board as well as over 2000 unique visitors. The choice of shops and services are huge and growing daily.
Worldwide online sales in 2004 were estimated at $71 billion, hence the name Billion Dollar Grid™ .
“I’m sure that if the world knew about http://www.billiondollargrid.com, they would use it to shop”, says Ego. “It is an easy and convenient one-stop shop for internet users”.
For the full story on Nail Haven and Billion Dollar Grid™ please go to http://www.billiondollargrid.com/whatis.html and look under ‘Who is Billion Dollar Grid™?’
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