Small Leather Goods Company, LeatherTree.com, Expects Good Christmas Sales Despite Poor Economic Conditions | Reuters

ISLAND LAKE, IL, Dec 02 (MARKET WIRE) --

While the outlook for Christmas sales is still dubious, LeatherTree.com, a

leading online supplier of leather briefcases and leather desk sets is

expecting to have a very good Christmas this year, despite the economy.

Six months ago, LeatherTree.com decided to take a new, proactive approach

to their leather sales. Rather than waiting around to bottom out, a fate

many similar small businesses find themselves in due to the poor economy,

LeatherTree.com began a sales campaign that incorporated outgoing sales

calls to existing and prospective customers pitching corporate gifts for

the holidays and corporate incentives for employees. The results were

astounding.

"We were hoping to simply maintain sales, and not lose money, and we ended

up #426 in Internet Retailer Magazine's top 500 retailer list," said

Jacqueline Berger, president of LeatherTree.com. "Many of our corporate

customers have ordered entire leather desk sets and desk accessories for

all of their offices to spruce up their images and show their clients

they are a successful company."

Another top seller during the recent campaign has been leather binders,

with many companies ordering leather binders with their company names

debossed on them for their sales force to use while on sales calls.

"After all, carrying a high class leather briefcase with a personalized

leather binder exhibits professionalism, and shows prospective customers

and clients that they are dealing with a successful company," said Berger.

On the heels of their successful sales campaign, LeatherTree.com is

already geared up for the Christmas season with plenty of stock available

on all items. Some of the more popular choices are leather Christmas

gifts for mom such as leather journals and jewelry boxes. The biggest

selling Christmas gifts for him include Italian leather briefcases and

leather padfolios. Other great holiday gifts this year include wine

carriers, leather desk sets for executives and leather binders

personalized with initials.

For more information on the largest variety of all leather gifts on the

Internet call 800-792-7002 or visit www.LeatherTree.com.

About Leather Tree:

At LeatherTree.com, the philosophy is simple: Customer satisfaction is

everything. In business for 11 years, they have been rated "1A" in

customer service, ease of ordering, products, pricing and shipping. At

LeatherTree.com their leather lines are chosen very carefully. In order

to qualify, each manufacturer must meet a stringent code of customer

satisfaction. Excellent quality products, fair pricing, quick shipping

and a liberal return policy are a few of the qualifications necessary to

become a LeatherTree.com supplier.

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