Largest Online e-Retailer of Plush Toys, StuffedAnimals.com, Relocates to Western New York

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Beverly Hills Teddy Bear is pleased to announce the relocation of the largest online retailer of stuffed animals and plush toys, StuffedAnimals.com, to Western New York. StuffedAnimals.com, which was previously headquartered in Chicago, was purchased earlier this year by East Aurora, NY -based Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company.

Beverly Hills Teddy Bear is pleased to announce the relocation of the largest online retailer of stuffed animals and plush toys, StuffedAnimals.com, to East Aurora, New York, just outside of Buffalo. StuffedAnimals.com, which was previously headquartered in Chicago, was purchased earlier this year by East Aurora, NY-based Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company.

“As a Western New York native, I’m glad to move a successful business to this area,” said David Socha, President of StuffedAnimals.com. “We’re a family-owned company and we believe in supporting the region we live.”

With the company’s distribution facility situated in Western New York, they now offer on-site pickup of website orders for local customers who prefer to save on shipping costs or who are in a hurry to take possession of their purchase. Customers can visit the distribution facility at 129 Elm Street in East Aurora, NY. Hours of operation for pickups will be 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday to Friday and, after Thanksgiving, there will be Saturday hours from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Socha has been in the toy business his entire life, having worked at his parent's Tonawanda, NY, gift store as a youth and learning the ins and outs of the industry. In 1994, he started his own company, Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company, a manufacturer of custom plush toys serving some of the largest and best-known entertainment companies, movie studios and other enterprises. Over the years, the company has supplied stuffed animals and other items to renowned companies such as Disney, DreamWorks, Universal, Macy’s and numerous Fortune 500 companies.

While Beverly Hills Teddy Bear started life in Beverly Hills, California, to cater to the entertainment industry, Socha knew that one day he’d like to return to Western New York to raise his family. In 2008, he moved the company headquarters and distribution center from Southern California to East Aurora, a community already known affectionately as Toy Town.

The purchase of StuffedAnimals.com, which took place in early 2009, enabled Beverly Hills Teddy Bear to provide consumers with a one-stop shop for all types of plush toys. With over 4,000 items to choose from, StuffedAnimals.com has unrivaled selection, plus convenient shopping tools that enable customers to search by category, such as Made in the USA, eco-friendly gifts and plush animals for special holidays.

“Our focus has always been providing customers with the very products available,” Socha said. “Because we have strong relationships with so many manufacturers, we’re able to provide an easy, convenient shopping experience, as well as great prices. Plus, don’t have to battle crowds of other holiday shoppers.”

StuffedAnimals.com (http://www.StuffedAnimals.com) is an Internet retailer specializing in plush toys, teddy bears and related products. The company is a division of Beverly Hills Teddy Bear, itself a leading manufacturer of plush toys to the entertainment industry, and is headquartered outside Buffalo in East Aurora, NY. StuffedAnimals.com, along with sister companies Puppet.com and CustomPlush.com is visited by more than a million web shoppers annually.

Media Contact: Josh Livingston, Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company 716.655.1377

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