GunBroker.com Hits $1 Billion in Sales
September 29, 2009
GunBroker.com®, which observed its 10th anniversary in March, reached another milestone when it hit $1 billion in cumulative merchandise sales on September 3, 2009.
Steve Urvan, founder and CEO of the world’s largest online auction site for firearms and hunting/shooting accessories, commented, “One billion is a huge number that would not have been remotely possible without the support of millions of hunting and shooting sports enthusiasts, as well as gun collectors, retailers and other firearms industry partners. A key factor in GunBroker.com’s sales growth is the increasing number of firearms retailers around the country who use our site to expand their business.”
Urvan added, “I am also very proud of our people, whose exceptional talent and hard work have made GunBroker.com a site that serves our buyers and sellers well, and keeps them coming back. Many thanks to all of you.”
GunBroker.com continues to grow, with more than 1.4 million registered users. The site currently draws around 2.7 million unique visitors per month and hosts over 300,000 auctions daily.
GB Investments, which operates GunBroker.com, is number 1,749 in the latest Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Hitwise, a Web site measurement service, ranks GunBroker.com third in the United States’ “Shopping and Classifieds-Auctions” category, exceeded only by eBay and eBay Motors. Quantcast, another online measurement service, ranks GunBroker.com among the 1,000 largest U.S. Web sites of any kind.
Not resting on its laurels, GunBroker.com recently launched a mobile site at http://m.gunbroker.com for cell phone and PDA users. The main site continues at www.gunbroker.com. Urvan and his staff are working with firearms industry veteran Bob Delfay on an initiative to form marketing/advertising partnerships with selected companies. GunBroker.com also partners with the industry through support of the NRA, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Hunting Heritage Trust, Shooting Sports Summit and USA Shooting. The site hosts the Hunting Heritage Trust’s Treasures and Traditions auctions and the Shooting and Hunting Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show auctions, as well as numerous charity auctions to benefit a variety of causes.
To plan for future growth, GB Investments and Triton Value Partners recently combined to form TVP Investments, LLC, which provides executive management, strategic direction and corporate development to its subsidiaries GunBroker.com and other related companies. Urvan serves as CEO and chairman of TVP Investments.
GunBroker.com is an informative, secure and safe way to buy and sell firearms and hunting/shooting accessories. GunBroker.com promotes responsible gun ownership. Aside from merchandise bearing its logo, GunBroker.com sells none of the items listed on its Web site. Third-party sellers list items on the site and Federal and state laws govern the sale of firearms and other restricted items. Ownership policies and regulations are followed using licensed firearms dealers as transfer agents.
Jeff Patterson, Swanson Russell, (402) 437-6410, email@example.com