Former Shark Tank Contestant Bought by Luggage Shipping Industry Veteran
Boston, MA. – December 8, 2014
Luggage Forward, the worldwide leader in door-to-door luggage delivery, today announced the acquisition of LugLess, a high-growth New York-based luggage shipping company. LugLess was featured on Season 4 of ABC’s Shark Tank, which was an important catalyst for the company’s early growth. The LugLess team went on to build a business that was recently named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Brilliant Companies list.
Luggage Forward has been named to the Inc. 500|5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, for four consecutive years. To supplement this strong organic growth, Luggage Forward identifies select competitors with solid brands, operations expertise and leadership teams for acquisition. Lugless, which has become popular with younger travelers including college students studying abroad, is a natural complement to the Luggage Forward family of brands. LugLess is the eighth competitive brand that Luggage Forward has acquired since 2009.
“We are pleased to be adding LugLess to our arsenal. We have known the LugLess team for several years and are very impressed with what they’ve built,” said Zeke Adkins, Co-Founder of Luggage Forward. “LugLess has earned a great reputation among a wide range of travelers. The ability to stand out in an increasingly crowded field of luggage delivery companies makes the LugLess brand a valuable asset to Luggage Forward.”
LugLess clients can feel comfortable knowing they are in good hands with Luggage Forward and will benefit from the company’s global luggage shipping expertise and legendary customer service. Bookings made with LugLess will now include all of the popular Luggage Forward features such as best price assurance, an unmatched worldwide on-time guarantee and predictive tracking technology.
“LugLess is thrilled to join Luggage Forward and its family of luggage delivery brands. We are excited that even though Shark Tank did not bite, Luggage Forward did,” said Brian Altomare, Founder of LugLess. “They really appreciate the value of what our team has built and recognize the growth potential of continuing to expand our service offering to travelers. Luggage Forward has over a decade of experience as a leading luggage shipping provider and LugLess will only benefit from their infrastructure, operations, and client support team.”
LugLess will join a growing family of brands that Luggage Forward has recently acquired, including The Luggage Club™, Baggage Quest™, Luggage Express®, Luggage Advance™, Ship Luggage™, Sports Express™, and Virtual Bellhop™.
LugLess is a travel agent for luggage, allowing people to travel without the baggage. The LugLess brand has broad appeal with a cross section of travelers ranging from students, via relationships with organizations like Student Unniverse, to business travelers, through its integration with the Concur expense management system. LugLess has been featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, Bloomberg Television, Fox Business Channel and was named to Enterpreneur Magazine’s 100 Brilliant Companies list. More information at: www.lugless.com
About Luggage Forward
Luggage Forward is a boutique logistics company specializing on doorstep to destination luggage shipping. The company leverages a global network of logistics partners, innovative technology and unparalleled customer care to deliver luggage and sports equipment for travelers worldwide. Luggage Forward is the smart and convenient alternative to carrying and checking bags. We are a Virtuoso® Preferred Supplier and an exclusive luggage delivery provider for world leading travel brands including Abercrombie & Kent, Canyon Ranch, Inspirato, Butterfield & Robinson, Exclusive Resorts, Haversham & Baker, Holland America Line, Seabourn Cruise Line and Visa. Experience Luggage Forward at: www.luggageforward.com