Overstock.com, Inc. operates as an online retailer offering discount brand name, non-brand name, and closeout merchandise, including furniture, home decor, bedding and bath, housewares, jewelry and watches, apparel and designer accessories, electronics and computers, and sporting goods. The company also sells various books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, and video games (BMMG). It sells these products through its Internet Websites located at www.overstock.com, www.o.co, and www.o.biz. It sells products primarily in the United States and internationally. The company deals primarily in discount, replenishable, and closeout merchandise and uses the Internet to aggregate both supply and demand to create a marketplace for selling these products. The merchandise offered on its Website is from various sources, including brand-name manufacturers. The company offers approximately 491,000 non-BMMG products and approximately 805,000 BMMG products. Direct Business The company’s direct business includes sales made to individual consumers and businesses, which are fulfilled from its warehouse in Salt Lake City, Utah. Its warehouse ships between 3,000 and 5,000 orders per day and up to approximately 6,000 orders per day during peak periods, using overlapping daily shifts. Fulfillment Partner Business For the company’s fulfillment partner business, it sells merchandise of other retailers, cataloguers, or manufacturers (fulfillment partners) through its Website. The company has relationships with approximately 2,400 third parties who supply approximately 488,000 non-BMMG products, as well as majority of the BMMG products, on its Website. Other offerings Within its Website, the company offers additional products or services that complement its primary offerings. These include the following: Worldstock Fair Trade, a store within its Website that offers handcrafted products made by artisans all over the world; Main Street Revolution, a store within its Website that features products from small businesses across the United States who offer their products using national marketing and distribution channels; A consignment service for suppliers where the suppliers' merchandise is stored in and shipped from warehouses; Ecommerce marketplace channels, where some of its products are offered for sale in on-line marketplaces of other Internet retailers' Websites; International business where the company offers products to customers outside the United States using U.S.-based third party logistics providers; and An online car listing service which allows sellers to list vehicles for sale and allows buyers to review vehicle descriptions and post offers to purchase, and provides the means for prospective purchasers to contact sellers for further information and negotiations on the purchase of an advertised vehicle. Products The company’s Website Shopping section is organized into 25 main product lines: For the Home, Furniture, Bedding and Bath, Clothing and Shoes, Electronics, Jewelry, Watches, Sports and Outdoors, Luggage and Bags, Worldstock Fair Trade, Health and Beauty, Baby, Crafts and Sewing, Office, Gifts and Flowers, Toys and Hobbies, Pets, Main Street Revolution, Emergency Preparedness, As Seen on TV, Business Supplies, Cars, Sales and Promotions, Books Movies Music Games and Farmers Market. Worldstock Fair Trade is a socially-responsible, online marketplace through which artisans in the United States and around the world can sell their products and gain access to a broader market. The company also has specialty departments, such as Main Street Revolution and Farmers Market, which enable small businesses and individual producers to offer their products to a mass audience by selling on its Websites. Seasonality The company’s business is affected by seasonality because of the holiday retail season, which results in higher sales volume during fourth quarter, which ends December 31. Significant Events In May 2014, Overstock.com Inc. announced the launch of Supplier Oasis Fulfillment Services Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, which provides multi-channel fulfillment services. Competition The company competes with liquidation e-tailers such as SmartBargains; online retailers with discount departments such as Amazon.com, Inc., eBay, Inc. and Rakuten.com, Inc. (formerly Buy.com, Inc.); private sale sites such as Rue La La and Gilt Groupe; online specialty retailers such as Bluefly, Inc., Blue Nile, Inc. and Zappos.com.; and traditional general merchandise and specialty retailers and liquidators, such as Ross Stores, Inc., T.J. Maxx, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Costco Wholesale Corporation, J.C. Penny Company, Inc., Sears Holding Corporation, Target Corporation, Best Buy Co., Inc., Home Depot, Inc. and Barnes and Noble, Inc., all of which also have an online presence. History The company was founded in 1997 as D2-Discounts Direct. In 1998, the company was reorganized as a C Corporation in the state of Utah and reincorporated in Delaware in 2002. In 1999, the company changed its name to Overstock.com, Inc.
overstock.com inc (OSTK:NASDAQ GM)
6350 South 3000 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
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