• Top-line growth rate for the month of December totaled 75%.
• Total revenue growth for the entire fourth quarter was 62% year over year.
• In total, overstockArt.com’
“During the first six months of the year we were struggling to generate the growth we were seeking,” said David Sasson CEO of overstockArt.com. Sales increased substantially by year end, allowing the company to reach a revenue growth rate of 25%. Sasson said the company would have seen an even more substantial growth rate in the fourth quarter of 2009 if inventory purchases were more aggressive prior to the holiday season. With so many warning signs about the state of the economy the company used a more conservative approach to inventory levels, Sasson explained. This caused inventory shortage across all styles even among the top three best-selling artists – Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet and Gustav Klimt oil paintings.
Many luxury item retailers have not fared as well during these turbulent economic times. Sasson credits overstockArt.com’
Co-founded by David Sasson and Amit Yaari in 2002, overstockArt.com began as a small home-based business with only a handful of unframed oil paintings to choose from. Today, overstockArt.com is one of the Web’s most successful online art galleries. The company has over 20 employees in 3 continents. Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., the company offers the most comprehensive selection of oil paintings and frames to choose from in the online oil painting industry — currently over 100,000 decorating combinations — including works by Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, Renoir, Klimt, O’Keeffe, Munch, Dali and much more.
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overstockArt.com is the Web’s leading distributors of art reproduction oil paintings, with over 100,000 wall décor combinations to choose from. In business since 2002, the company provides decorating assistance, custom framing and commercial wall decorating services. With an inventory of over 60,000 paintings in stock at all times, order wait is minimal. For more information, visit http://www.overstockArt.com.