e-tail Monday Eclipses Cyber Monday at eBags.com

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Online retailer sees 48% increase in orders over Cyber Monday.

These numbers show that the assumption that Cyber Monday’s title as the largest day of the season for online retailers is a bit flawed

eBags took 88% more orders on Cyber Monday than on the Monday before Thanksgiving; however, the 6,779 orders placed on eBags on December 11th beat Cyber Monday’s total orders by 48%. Additionally, the site showed an increase of 179% in orders on Monday, December 11th over the Monday before Thanksgiving.

Between Cyber Monday and Monday, December 11th, eBags’ traffic grew 4%, with 146,917 unique shoppers visiting on Monday, December 11th.

“These numbers show that the assumption that Cyber Monday’s title as the largest day of the season for online retailers is a bit flawed,” states Jon Nordmark, CEO of eBags, Inc. “Really, considering the only slight increase in traffic, Cyber Monday should be considered a shopping day, while ‘e-Tail Monday,’ as I like to call it, is a buying day. The fact that orders increase nearly 48% between those 2 weeks is indicative of an increased motivation to buy. December 11th becomes a sizeable day largely due to the impending shipping deadlines that are part and parcel of online shopping during the holiday.”

In an effort to aid those shoppers who are facing shipping deadlines, http://www.eBags.com will offer QuickShip -- free upgraded 2nd Day Air shipping from December 14th through December 19th. Additionally, eBags.com’ Holiday Center features great last-minute gift ideas, from stocking stuffers (http://www.ebags.com/travel_accessories/department/index.cfm?sub_site_id=24) to true splurges (http://www.ebags.com/search/index.cfm?fuseaction=searching&brandid=121&categoryid=8064&end_keywords=zero%20halliburton).

About eBags.com

eBags is the world's leading online retailer of luggage, handbags, business cases, backpacks and accessories for all lifestyles. eBags features over 25,000 products from 370 brands including Samsonite, Kenneth Cole, Kathy Van Zeeland, JanSport, and Nike. In pairing pioneering tools (like the Laptop Case Finder and the Airline Approved Carry-On Finder) with nearly 1,000,000 unbiased customer ratings and testimonials, eBags has taken the guesswork out of shopping online. Additionally, eBags features a loyalty program in which members receive special benefits that apply towards purchases from eBags.com. eBags.com is a part of eBags, Inc. which includes eBags UK and 6pm.com, a site specializing in men's and women's footwear in an incredible range of sizes and widths. For more information on eBags, please visit http://www.eBags.com.

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