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A new record for vente-privee.com, with 1 billion visitors to sales!

Paris, 02/12/2008
1 billion visitorsJacques-Antoine Granjon, co-founder and CEO of vente-privee.com, with the billionth visitor

Since its creation in 2001, vente-privee.com has built up a strong position as the European leader in online sale events. With more than 2,800 sales under its belt, the website has recently recorded its billionth visitor to a sale1!

To celebrate this event, vente-privee.com invited the member in question, a 35 year old mother, to spend a day at the company’s headquarters in Paris. The lucky winner was offered the chance to see the entire process in action. This included all the stages that the products go through every day both before and after being put up for sale online at vente-privee.com. She met all the teams at the company headquarters and was also introduced to the co-founder and CEO, Jacques-Antoine Granjon.

To end the day on a high note, the winner and her family have been invited to spend an incredible weekend at the Eurodisney theme park, partners of vente-privee.com.

Over the last 7 years, vente-privee.com has boomed. It started out as a website operating in the French market and has gone on to become an international operation, now present in four other European countries: Germany, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom. In the last year alone, vente-privee.com’s network of members has grown by 41%, from 4.6 million European members in November 2007 to over 6.5 million in November 2008. The two main values driving the company forward are the respect and promotion of the image of partner brands; and transparency and exceptional discounts for members.

As a pioneer and European leader in one-off sale events, vente-privee.com is the number one e-commerce website in France, in terms of the number of visits per month2. So far this year, the site has already recorded 348 million visitors to sales throughout Europe. 1,210 sales have been organised, in which nearly 18 million branded products have been sold. For each individual sale, vente-privee.com attracts an average of 398,000 registered members, and has achieved a record of more than one million visitors to a single sale last June!

About vente-privee.com
Founded in 2001, vente-privee.com organises exclusive events-based sales for its 6.5 million members, featuring items by major international brands (more than 1,250 sales involving 750 brands planned for 2008) in all product categories: fashion, fashion accessories, homeware, sports products and electronics. The sales are only open to members and last from two to three days with prices reduced from 50 to 70% off RRP. Registration at vente-privee.com is free with no purchase necessary.


1
Number of members registered for sales via an email invitation or reminder, or via the web site’s info banner
2Médiamétrie//NetRatings, Panel France – Segment Mass Merchandiser – From all connection points, September 2008