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eCompanyStore gets back-to-back awards

eCompanyStore gets back-to-back awards

ATLANTA – At a ceremony held in Las Vegas on March 18, eCompanyStore received the ASI Spirit Award for being a Top 10 Fastest Growing Distributor for the second year running. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) annual spring trade show at the Venetian/Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.

Buyers purchase some $16 billion of promotional products each year from 14,000-plus distributors.

To be considered for the Top 10 Fastest Growing Distributor Awards, entrants had to demonstrate activity in the promotional products industry since 1999; report sales of $200,000 or more in 2000; and report sales in 2002 that were greater than in 2001. The fastest-growing companies were identified based on their growth from 2000 to 2002.

eCompanyStore experienced sales growth of 265.38 percent for the qualifying period.

Accepting the award on behalf of the company was Walt Geer, eCompanyStore president and co-founder. In his acceptance speech Geer recognized and thanked ASI Chairman Norman Cohn “for his leadership and dedication to the industry.” He went on to thank eCompanyStore’s “employees, shareholders, suppliers, and most of all customers.”

After the ceremony, Geer was delighted with the latest award. “This award is a testament to the focused efforts of a passionate team we have working with us at eCompanyStore. Our company’s employees exemplify the core values on which we pride our business and the result is winning awards just like the 2002 ASI Spirit Award.”

Operating in an industry that had an overall decline due to a sluggish economy and reduced marketing spending on promotional items, eCompanyStore grew revenues in 2002 based on focusing their efforts and resources on customer needs. The company helped such clients as AirTran win the airline industry’s Best Software and Best Uniform awards in 2002 and was a recipient of the Microsoft Vendor Excellence award, an honor that went to only two vendors of the more than 10,000 vendors that Microsoft works with worldwide.

The company grew their customer base and was awarded contracted corporate program business for such highly-visible companies as, Bayer Corporation, Boise-Cascade, Xerox Corporation, and others in 2002 while ramping up a national field sales organization that services major metro areas throughout the nation. Additionally, the company created new customer satisfaction measurement tools, released new versions of their online stores, and created “industry-pioneering” software that will soon be released nationally.

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