Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Ashford.com: Online Retailer of Luxury Watches
Anyone who is in love with luxury watches is sure to know the online store Ashford.com. The business has started its operations in 1997 and has taken over the site in 2002. Through the years, the company has attracted watch lovers around the world for their excellent service, quality products and reasonable costs.
The business is known as an authorized dealer for some of the world’s most expensive and revered brand names in watches. They are also considered as non-authorized reseller to some of the known brand names. Though non-authorized, the business is able to provide a guarantee to their customers, that the products they carry are all authentic and are free from any serial number tampering. To stand behind the authenticity of their marketed products, they offer a 2 year extensive warranty. Their sold items are also shipped with their original packaging, complete with the user’s manual.
At one point, before the emergence of the proprietary sites of those branded watches, the company was once considered as the largest luxury online retailer of watches. Under the leadership of Rob Shaw, the company has grown significantly from their operations in Houston, Texas. They carry brand names like Cartier, Ebel, Corum, Movado, Baume & Mercier, International Watch Company, Rado, Seiko, Tag Hauer and Breitling, among others. Despite the emergence of bigger competitors on the internet, the business remains to be one of the largest web merchants in the United States. On the Internet Retailer Top 500, the business was ranked #323.
Since the company’s inception in 1997, they have already satisfied the requirements and needs of more than 1 million consumers. The business remained to be owned by Luxi Group, LLC and is traded publicly on the NASDAQ. Common stocks are marketed under the ticker symbol ASFD. Amazon.com is also one of the major owners of the company.