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Small Town E-Retailer is a Huge Success
May 27, 2011 (05:05 PM EDT)
CORBIN, Ky., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TrollandToad.com has become the world's largest online retailer of collectible games. The company has recently been recognized by Internet Retailer Magazine as one of the nation's 500 most successful online retailers of 2010. They have been in business since 1993 specializing in collectible card games, out of print games, as well as current games. TrollandToad.com also earned Top Holiday Seller status on Amazon.com for 2010, and has just completed the largest single purchase of Magic: the Gathering cards to date. This record breaking 1.5 million dollar deal will help ensure that TrollandToad.com will continue to have the industry's most complete inventory of Magic cards.
In a year where the average annual sales growth of U.S. based e-commerce sales was 14.8%, TrollandToad.com experienced a 78.6% growth. The company has recently achieved an impressive ranking of #449 on Internet Retailer Magazine's Top 500. Ranking among companies like Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Toys "R" Us and Dell.com. This is the highest sales growth rate of all retailers listed in the Toys/Hobbies category. "I never expected, when I started this company in my garage, that it would become so successful", states Jon Huston. "However, with our employees' incredible level of dedication and teamwork; it seems that we can do nothing but continue to grow."
On April 28th, 2011 the company completed the purchase of the largest industrial warehouse in eastern Kentucky, formerly occupied by American Greeting Cards. As of May 2011, TrollandToad.com has also opened an additional retail store and tournament center located in Richmond, KY. and is planning to open several more nationwide.
"Upon assessing our progress in its entirety over the last twelve months, I am truly amazed," said CEO, Chris Woltereck. "Not only have we maintained such a high rate of growth, we accomplished it while simultaneously re-engineering the entire company. We have recently re-branded, moved our entire operation into a new facility, re-structured our Executive Management Team, developed more efficient and effective operating and administrative processes, and so much more."
In 2010, TrollandToad.com also received a prominent ranking of #1,004 on the distinguished Inc. 5000 list for being one of America's fastest-growing privately-held companies. With a product offering of over 300,000 items, TrollandToad.com perpetually strives to satisfy their customers with competitive product pricing as well as having "All the Games, All the Time!"