SOURCE: LeftLane Sports

LeftLane Sports

February 07, 2012 10:00 ET

LeftLane Sports Grows 850%, Launches Mobile Site and Apps

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 7, 2012) - Flash sale site LeftLane Sports confirmed today that revenue in 2011 grew over 850% in its third year of business and that the company has launched a mobile commerce site. The announcement comes just three months after LeftLane Sports, the first Private Sale site focused on the Outdoor and Action Sports industry, closed its first round of funding.

Management says the company, which had been self-funded until October 2011, has been growing at a double digit pace each month for the past 15 months. "LeftLane Sports' growth has been a result of our dedication to our members. We're providing the best brands at the best prices, and we're topping it off with unrivaled service," said Co-Founder Erik Fialho.

Going into the 2011 Holiday season, LeftLane Sports gained a solid edge over the competition by boasting its standard 1 business day shipping. LeftLane is the only Flash Sale retailer to offer 1 business day shipping on all of its products, beating established sites, like Gilt Groupe, One Kings Lane, and others by as much as 3 weeks. The fast service allowed LeftLane Sports to offer guaranteed delivery for Christmas up until December 21st. The resulting extra sales boosted December revenue by over 720% compared to 2010.

Prior to the Holiday season, LeftLane Sports also began a "Go Mobile" initiative. The site launched its first iPhone app in November, and saw thousands of downloads within the first few days of launch. "We're now receiving nearly 7% of our business from our iPhone app," said Fialho. "Our members are constantly on the go, and giving them the ability to shop faster than ever from wherever they are is unbeatable," he continued.

The tremendous response to the iPhone app validated the company's decision to become fully mobile compatible. LeftLane Sports quietly launched its mobile site on January 24th, and plans to boost promotion for the site within the coming weeks.

About LeftLane Sports
LeftLane Sports (www.leftlanesports.com) is an exclusive private sale site offering premium Outdoor, Fitness, and Action Sports products at up to 70% OFF retail. Site membership is free and requires only a name and email address. LeftLane Sports was founded in 2009 by industry veterans and friends, Helio Fialho, Maggie Bartels, and Erik Fialho. To become a member, visit www.leftlanesports.com.

For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release (or for a sample copy), contact Lorin Acker (press@leftlanesports.com).

LeftLane Sports, LeftLaneSports.com, and the LeftLane Sports logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of LeftLane Sports, Inc. All other sponsored products, company names, brand names, trademarks, and logos are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Lorin Acker
    LeftLane Sports
    Phone 805.781.9205
    Fax 805.781.2978
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    1150 Laurel Lane
    Suite 110
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
    LeftLaneSports.com