The first online marketplace of its kind for consumers who are passionate about outdoor recreation and brands made in The United States was officially launched, nationwide.
HOUSTON, June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Everest, the digital company that connects community and commerce for outdoor recreation, today announced the launch of Everest.com, the first online marketplace and community hub offering consumers branded assortment, convenience, expert advice , content and a community offers a place. The Consumer Product Exchange allows individuals and families across the country to shop at American retailers that offer mostly domestically made outdoor recreation products.
Everest (everest.com) fills an unmet need in a massively underserved outdoor recreation market of more than $700 billion in consumer spending. Currently, less than 20% of the industry’s sales are conducted online, and the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.12% over the next four years alone. Today, Everest.com offers products from over 1,000 US-based distributors and retailers and plans to expand that number to over 10,000 by 2023.
“Our mission is to create the world’s largest marketplace for the outdoor recreation community that not only fulfills the need for passionate outdoor men and women, but also provides retailers and brands with a place to differentiate, fan bases build and sell equipment and supplies and apparel for all kinds of outdoor activities,” explained Founder and CEO, Bill Voss. “We offer an environment that is as seller-friendly as it is consumer-friendly. This level of collaboration allows for the most robust niche market possible that offers the best consumer experience.”
As an avid outdoor enthusiast Bill Voss often finds himself outdoors with his friends and family. Before founding Everest, Bill recalls seeing a need in the industry for a digital marketplace to help individuals like him shop for the best recreational gear for their next outdoor adventure. In 2020, Bill applied his vast knowledge of outdoor recreation and made his vision a reality by founding Everest.com.
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Now, Everest is the first customer-centric, community-driven, multi-vendor online niche marketplace catering to those who love the outdoors by connecting them with brands, products, and content tailored to their passions. Using cutting-edge artificial intelligence, Everest.com aligns consumer needs and interests with its wide range of outdoor products at different price points.
Everest also offers consumers a next-level option called Caliber, which offers several exclusive benefits to its members, including:
Free shipping on caliber-enabled products
Thousands of hours of streamable content
Eat Play Travel discounts to 700,000 locations
Donation to Everest charitable partners
Early bird notification of sales and remaining stock
Extreme discounts on equipment
Participation in giveaways for Caliber members only
Fuel discounts at Shell petrol stations
“I wanted to build a platform that would be user-friendly and familiar for potential buyers and businesses, while also being innovative and unique,” said Voss. “Over the years I have assembled a team of bright, talented and like-minded team members to make Everest the successful market we knew it could be. Now we are ready and excited to share it with today’s consumers.”
As a brand embedded in the outdoor enthusiast community, Everest gives back to a number of nonprofits and organizations that support wilderness and conservation efforts. For the full list of Everest beneficiaries, visit www.everest.com/how-we-give-back and www.everest.com/your-impact.
Driven by our Caliber members, Everest’s mission is to create the world’s largest marketplace for the outdoor recreation community – a place for retailers to find gear, apparel and accessories for all outdoor recreation activities such as hiking, camping, biking, climbing… and winter sports, water sports, team sports, fishing, hunting, kayaking, rafting, road and trail running and much more. Everest is a place where like-minded consumers can learn, interact, participate and shop. Ultimately, we are a community of like-minded, non-discriminatory, conservation-loving outdoor food retailers, manufacturers, distributors and consumers. Join the movement today. For more information on Everest Marketplace, visit www.everest.com.
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