Purchase of 7th Competing Brand Solidifies Leadership Position in Luggage Delivery Market
BOSTON, MA – January 18, 2012 – Luggage Forward, the leading provider of doorstep-to-destination luggage delivery worldwide, today announced the purchase of The Luggage Club. Founded in 2006, The Luggage Club built a substantial, loyal client base and developed important strategic partnerships with Marriott, Travelocity, Hertz and more. This acquisition represents the 7th luggage shipping brand that has been purchased by Luggage Forward since 2009.
“We are pleased to have emerged from a difficult economic period in the travel industry positioned to consolidate this once-crowded space,” said Zeke Adkins, Co-Founder of Luggage Forward. “The scale we’re developing will allow us to introduce lower price points that will put the ease and convenience of door-to-door luggage delivery within reach of an even wider audience.”
Clients of The Luggage Club will now benefit from such lower pricing, which starts at $49 per bag for door-to-door delivery. “As always, every shipment will continue to be backed by Luggage Forward’s exclusive double money back on-time guarantee,” Adkins added.
Recognized as a member of the 2011 Inc. 500|5000 list, Luggage Forward is one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States. Luggage Forward ranked as the 12th fastest growing travel company, according to the annual Inc. Magazine list, with a three year revenue growth of 172%.
The Luggage Club will join a growing family of brands that Luggage Forward has acquired since 2009, including Baggage Quest, Luggage Advance, Luggage Express, Sports Express, Virtual Bellhop and Ship Luggage. Today’s announcement demonstrates the continued commitment by Luggage Forward to maintain a leadership position in this rapidly evolving travel industry vertical through both organic growth and strategic acquisitions.
About Luggage Forward
For travelers seeking the utmost in convenience, reliability and predictability, Luggage Forward guarantees delivery of baggage from doorstep to destination. Luggage Forward leverages a worldwide network of shipping partners, innovative technology and honest, unparalleled customer care to give seasoned travelers the peace of mind they deserve. The smart alternative to checking and carrying bags, Luggage Forward is transforming today’s travel experience.
Founded in 2004, Luggage Forward has set the standard in door-to-door delivery of luggage and sports equipment for travelers. The company is the exclusive luggage delivery provider for many of the world’s leading travel brands including Abercrombie & Kent, American Express Vacations, Exclusive Resorts, Holland America Line and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Headquartered in Boston, Luggage Forward has regional offices in Charlotte, Denver and New York. For more information, visit www.luggageforward.com or call 866-416-7447.