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Pop Quiz: What’s A ‘Jegging’? Well, HSN’s Diane Gilman Sold A Record 100,000 Of Them Saturday

July 18, 2010

HSN sold more than 100,000 of these Jeggings

It looks like jean designer Diane Gilman hit a landmark on HSN with her Today’s Special, which was a pair of DG Stretch Denim “Jeggings” for $25. She sold more than 100,000 pairs of them, selling out in the early afternoon.

What the hell are those, you ask? We’d never heard the term, but we were in Target tonight and what did one of its signs say: Jeggings. They are a combination of a jean and a legging. They have the appearance of a jean, with false pockets and denim, but are made of very stretchy material and have an elastic waist.

Gilman, whose red hair looked tame and beautiful this visit (unlike our’s Saturday) produces jeans for “real women,” as she often says, with a lot of stretch in the waist. During one of her shows Saturday it was said that her jeans are the biggest jean sellers on HSN, if not the world.

We have several pairs of her jeans, and we love them. We’ve always dreaded trying to find jeans that fit right. It was tortuous. We remember one year when we vowed to find a great-fitting pair of jeans, and at that time we would have paid several hundred dollars for them. We tried on jeans everywhere — from Macy’s to Neiman Marcus — dozens of them — and couldn’t find any we liked.

Now we’re swearing by Gilman’s jeans and, believe it or not, Target’s, where 25 bucks can get you a really sharp pair.

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ShopNBC Surpasses Record 1 Million Customers

January 14, 2010

ShopNBC has hit a new benchmark, surpassingd a record 1 million customers, the largest customer count in its 19-year history, the home shopping network said Thursday.

A diversified merchandise mix, lower price points, and an improved customer experience drove strong growth in new and active customers for ShopNBC in fiscal 2009, the company claimed.

Year to date, the company expects its total customer base to be up about 33 percent versus last year. While adding over 250,000 customers in the last 12 months, the company also achieved major operational efficiencies in order capture, customer service, and fulfillment, which lowered transactional costs by about 20 per cent per unit in Q4 vs. the prior-year quarter.

ShopNBC also continued to increase its overall Internet sales penetration, which is expected to be about 38 per cent in the fourth quarter.

“Reaching this milestone of over 1 million loyal customers is a proud and exciting moment for all of us at the company,” ShopNBC president and CEO Keith Stewart said in a prepared statement. “It’s all about connecting with the customer, and delivering a premium, customer-focused shopping experience that fosters interactive engagement and builds community. As we continue to build on our momentum, we are excited about harnessing our potential within an innovative future.”

Want to see the slide presentation that Stewart will present at the ICR Xchange Conference in sunny California today, Thursday?

Well, the No. 3 home shopping network filed an 8-K with the SEC that includes the slides. Here is the link to the presentation.

Here are some of the slides.

QVC PR Dept. Gets Cute With Headline: ‘Not Just Another Manic Monday’ As QVC.com Attracts Record 1 Million Users For Cyber Monday

December 1, 2009

On Cyber Monday QVC.com achieved its highest traffic day in its 13-year history, setting a record for unique visitors, with more than 1 million, breaking last year’s record of more than 842,000 visitors, QVC said Tuesday.

QVC.com also set a record this past week, Nov. 23 to 30, in unique visitors, realizing more than 3.5 million unique visitors from about 2.8 million last year – a 26 percent increase.

In 2008, a record 85 million people shopped via the Internet on Cyber Monday, according to the National Retail Federation. If QVC is a bellwether, this year’s Cyber Monday may set yet another record for Internet commerce activity.

“QVC.com is an integral part of our business, accounting for more than 30 percent of QVC’s total U.S. revenues, and delivering a rich multimedia shopping experience to our customers,” QVC president and CEO Mike George said in a canned statement.

“As one of the top general merchant Internet sites – both in terms of sales volume and service excellence, QVC.com has emerged as a real destination for millions of smart Web shoppers,” he said. “We’re thrilled by the overwhelming response we’ve received from our customers, and trust that they will continue to make us a preferred destination for their shopping.”

Cyber Monday followed a busy, record-breaking holiday weekend at QVC, in which more than 815,000 shoppers were received and more than 60,000 new customers were welcomed. In what turned out to be QVC’s largest Black Friday ever, it rang up more than $32 million in orders – a 60 percent increase over last year’s Black Friday sales.

Additionally, QVC.com achieved more than $13 million in orders – a more than 100 percent growth over last year’s Black Friday sales.

QVC Racks Up Record $32 Million In Black Friday Sales, But What Does Poor 28-Hour Host Dave James Get?

November 28, 2009

We told you a QVC press release on Black Friday would be forthcoming, and here it is, released Saturday.

QVC enjoyed its biggest Black Friday ever, ringing up more than $32 million in orders – a 60 percent increase over last year’s Black Friday sales. More than 765,000 units were ordered in a 24-hour period, according to the home shopping network.

QVC mounted the most aggressive Black Friday event in its 23-year history. The network’s holiday weekend kicked off early, Thanksgiving evening, with “The New Black Friday,” a special programming event meant to keep shoppers at home rather than visiting their local malls.

QVC offered three Today’s Special Value offers (items presented at exceptionally low prices, for a specific period of time) instead of the usual one, and had specially priced deals in every hour of programming.

QVC CEO and president Mike George

“Our merchandising team worked incredibly hard to find the most special gift-giving ideas on the market and price them competitively,” QVC president and CEO Mike George said in a canned statement. “And, as always, the entire QVC organization delivered a fun, stress-free shopping experience for our customers. Given the successful results – our largest Black Friday in our company’s 23-year history – it’s clear that their hard work paid off,”

Said George, “We’re thrilled with the overwhelming response we received from our customers and will continue to strive to be their preferred destination for holiday shopping.”

Largely contributing to QVC’s Black Friday success was the Sylvania Digital Camcorder with a 2” LCD Color Display, one of the three Today’s Special Value offers, selling out of more than 200,000 units.

Additional top sellers from the day included the Sharper Image Entertainment Projector, the Playhut Travel Lounger with Removable Slumber Bag and Storage Tote, the Nintendo Wii Gaming System with Accessory Case and Games and the Olympus 12 MP, 5x Optical Zoom Camera.

QVC.com also played an integral role, contributing more than 40 percent of the day’s sales.

The press release made no mention of poor host Dave James, who stayed live for 28 hours straight — on the air and via Webcast — for the Black Friday event.

Give the poor man credit for his contribution to the day’s blockbuster sales, CEO George! How about combat pay for James?