SOURCE: Omniture

March 07, 2007 16:05 ET

Blinds.com Triples Product Sales With Omniture

Targeted Promotion Achieves 300 Percent Sales Increase

OREM, UT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 7, 2007 -- Omniture, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMTR), a leading provider of online business optimization software, today announced that Blinds.com, the No. 1 online retailer for window coverings in the U.S., increased product sales and site effectiveness using Omniture Web analytics. By evaluating visitor trends and behavior around the performance of a particular brand of products, the company created a highly targeted promotion, achieving a 300 percent increase in sales. Additionally, Blinds.com immediately measured the impact of a site redesign, seeing requests for product samples double in six months.

"Omniture is the lifeblood of our company," says Daniel Cotlar, Chief Marketing Officer at Blinds.com. "Before, online decisions were being made based on gut instinct and there was no way to determine if a change resulted in a positive or negative outcome. We were working off of guesswork and hunches with no evidence to guide decision-making -- I knew we were leaving money on the table."

With 90 percent of their sales conducted online, Blinds.com relies heavily on Omniture to help them determine the effectiveness of their Web site. Armed with real-time analytics data, Blinds.com has been able to present site performance data to suppliers, enhancing their partnership to create more effective online campaigns. For example, after Cotlar showed Levolor, a key supplier, exactly how online promotions correlated to increased customer activity and sales, the partners worked together to create and execute a $20 instant rebate promotion for every set of Levolor blinds purchased. The campaign resulted in a 300 percent increase in sales for Levolor window treatments as well as causing a halo effect of continued sales increases after the promotion ended.

Blinds.com has also used Omniture SiteCatalyst® Web analytics to optimize their site design -- looking at visitor pathing and the real-time performance of other cosmetic elements of their online channel to test visitor interaction and conversion. After redesigning their site based on the analytics data, the company saw product sampling requests double in just six months.

Internal reporting and processes have also been positively impacted by SiteCatalyst reports. For example, Cotlar created customized dashboards for different constituents across the company, including the CEO, CTO, product managers and salespeople. Jay Steinfeld, CEO and founder of Global Custom Commerce -- the parent company of Blinds.com -- believes spending time with SiteCatalyst data can be more productive than working with financial records like income statements and balance sheets: "While income statements tell us what we did financially, SiteCatalyst shows us how we got there," he says.

To read the complete Blinds.com case study, please visit: http://www.omniture.com/case_studies

About Blinds.com

Blinds.com, owned and operated by Global Custom Commerce, is the No. 1 online retailer for window coverings in the U.S. Established in 1996 as the first online retailer of window coverings, the company later launched the Blinds.com website in 2004. Today Blinds.com is ranked between Nike and MTV -- No. 186 -- on the prestigious Internet Retailer 500 list with 90 percent of company sales conducted online. At Blinds.com, customers enjoy significant savings and a huge selection of high-quality custom window coverings including window blinds, shades, and plantation shutters. The company carries major name brands such as Hunter Douglas, Graber, Levolor and Bali, as well as its own private label products.

About Omniture

Omniture, Inc. is a leading provider of online business optimization software, enabling customers to manage and enhance online, offline and multi-channel business initiatives. Omniture's software, which it hosts and delivers to its customers on-demand, enables customers to capture, store and analyze information generated by their Web sites and other sources and gain critical business insights into the performance and efficiency of marketing and sales initiatives and other business processes. In addition, Omniture offers a range of professional services that complement its online services, including implementation, best practices, consulting, customer support and user training provided through Omniture University™. Omniture's customers include eBay, AOL, Wal-Mart, Gannett, Microsoft, Oracle, General Motors and Hewlett-Packard. www.omniture.com

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