SOURCE: San West Inc.

San West Inc.

March 11, 2010 08:00 ET

San West and CountyImports.com Announce 23% Sales Increase for Motorized Scooters

Average Sale Price for Scooters Rises 24.5% Over 2009 Figures

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2010) -  San West Inc. (OTCBB: SNWT) an emerging leader in the design, manufacturing, sales and repair of off-road buggies, announced today that motorized scooter sales generated by its partner website, www.CountyImports.com, have increased approximately 23% for the first two months of 2010 compared to the same period last year. 

Management expects this segment of its business to continue to grow substantially as the Spring/Summer ORV season progresses. The Company also announced that the average sale price for scooters sold by www.CountyImports.com is up 24.5% compared to 2009 figures as consumers select higher-end scooters and those with additional features. 

"Warmer Spring weather and an improving economy appears to be driving increased sales of our off road vehicles, most notably motorized scooters," commented Jesse Gonzalez, president of CountyImports.com. "Not only are scooter sales growing considerably on a unit basis, but customers are spending more on each vehicle, part and accessory than ever before. This trend provides us with increasing optimism about what the Spring/Summer season holds. It's also a strong indicator that consumers have finally recovered from the recent economic downturn and are ready to enjoy hobbies and outdoor activities." 

Mr. Gonzalez added, "Due the perfect storm of positive trends currently impacting our business, we expect to log our largest historical sales increase for motorized scooters over the next 30 days. ORV season is shifting into high gear and we are receiving extremely positive initial feedback for our new product releases, which we plan to announce in the coming weeks. In addition, continued improvements to our website are making it more attractive and easier for consumers to find. By attracting a larger flow of highly-targeted web traffic, we've been able to increase the average order size considerably and expect this trend to continue as both off-road season and our web development campaign progress." 

Frank Drechsler, President and CEO of San West Inc., added, "The overarching trend towards increased consumer spending on ORVs and related goods is driving scooter sales to record levels. We plan to continue to leverage our position as the No. 2 online ORV dealer in order to capitalize on market growth and aggressively target new opportunities that hold the potential to boost sales and help our business gain share from competitors."

About San West Inc.

San West designs, manufactures, sells and repairs off-road buggies, and additionally provides aftermarket performance products and accessories for off-road buggies. Products are sold via three divisions: at retail store locations, via the online store and through its growing dealer network. Buggy repair services are sold and fulfilled at the Santee, California retail location. For further information about San West Inc., visit http://www.CountyImports.com/, http://www.CountyImportparts.com/, http://www.BuggyWorld.net/, http://www.scootspeedshop.com/ and http://www.SanWestInc.com/

Certain statements contained herein are "forward-looking" statements (as defined -- Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). SNWT cautions that the statements made in this press release constitute forward-looking statements and no guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from projections in forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and opinions of management at time the statements are made.