SOURCE: Leather Tree

December 02, 2008 07:00 ET

Small Leather Goods Company, LeatherTree.com, Expects Good Christmas Sales Despite Poor Economic Conditions

LeatherTree.com Lands in Internet Retailer Magazine's Top 500 Retailer List Due to Proactive Approach to Sales of Leather Briefcases, Leather Desk Sets; Expects Similar Holiday Sales

ISLAND LAKE, IL--(Marketwire - December 2, 2008) - While the outlook for Christmas sales is still dubious, LeatherTree.com, a leading online supplier of leather briefcases and leather desk sets is expecting to have a very good Christmas this year, despite the economy.

Six months ago, LeatherTree.com decided to take a new, proactive approach to their leather sales. Rather than waiting around to bottom out, a fate many similar small businesses find themselves in due to the poor economy, LeatherTree.com began a sales campaign that incorporated outgoing sales calls to existing and prospective customers pitching corporate gifts for the holidays and corporate incentives for employees. The results were astounding.

"We were hoping to simply maintain sales, and not lose money, and we ended up #426 in Internet Retailer Magazine's top 500 retailer list," said Jacqueline Berger, president of LeatherTree.com. "Many of our corporate customers have ordered entire leather desk sets and desk accessories for all of their offices to spruce up their images and show their clients they are a successful company."

Another top seller during the recent campaign has been leather binders, with many companies ordering leather binders with their company names debossed on them for their sales force to use while on sales calls. "After all, carrying a high class leather briefcase with a personalized leather binder exhibits professionalism, and shows prospective customers and clients that they are dealing with a successful company," said Berger.

On the heels of their successful sales campaign, LeatherTree.com is already geared up for the Christmas season with plenty of stock available on all items. Some of the more popular choices are leather Christmas gifts for mom such as leather journals and jewelry boxes. The biggest selling Christmas gifts for him include Italian leather briefcases and leather padfolios. Other great holiday gifts this year include wine carriers, leather desk sets for executives and leather binders personalized with initials.

For more information on the largest variety of all leather gifts on the Internet call 800-792-7002 or visit www.LeatherTree.com.

About Leather Tree:

At LeatherTree.com, the philosophy is simple: Customer satisfaction is everything. In business for 11 years, they have been rated "1A" in customer service, ease of ordering, products, pricing and shipping. At LeatherTree.com their leather lines are chosen very carefully. In order to qualify, each manufacturer must meet a stringent code of customer satisfaction. Excellent quality products, fair pricing, quick shipping and a liberal return policy are a few of the qualifications necessary to become a LeatherTree.com supplier.