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Score big online this Christmas season

Added: (Mon Nov 27 2000)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Sweatband.com opens new store to meet demand from online Christmas
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London, 15 November 2000 ¡V Christmas in the Year 2000 is also known as ¡§e-Christmas¡¨. Consumers no longer have to shop in the cold while looking for Christmas gifts. Sweatband.com today announced the launch of their new Christmas department to meet the demand of consumers shopping online this Christmas by providing a wider choice of sporting equipment for the sports enthusiasts.

In the new department, consumers will be introduced to a new range of sporting goods such as basketball, badminton, netball, fun and games including snooker, football table, croquet and table tennis.

To streamline Christmas gifts hunting, Sweatband.com has also introduced a simple listing of price bands (eg. £10-£20, £21-£50; £51-£100, over £101, etc) as well as listings by sport to help shoppers find what they are looking for this Christmas, with delivery in 3 days.

eMarketer, the internet research company, commented that globally, consumers this year will spend £9.6 billion online during this year¡¦s fourth quarter holiday season, a 71 percent increase from last year holiday total of £6.3billion.

¡¨We understand that the number of consumers shopping online has increased. We are meeting this demand by opening a Christmas department,¡¨ says Paul Sherratt, Marketing Director at Sweatband.com. ¡§Our Christmas department will give shoppers access to top quality products at lower prices. Shoppers no longer need to leave the comfort of their offices or homes to complete their Christmas shopping list.¡¨

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Sweatband.com
Sweatband.com is an online sport retailer dedicated to providing competitively priced sporting equipment for the active sports enthusiasts. It has seven main shops covering rugby, tennis, squash, soccer, cricket, sailing and fitness. Sweatband.com provides the latest up-to-date sports news as well as competitions.

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