DevDepot Announces First Quarter 2001 Results
Year on Year Quarterly Revenue Grow 21.3%
Year on Year Quarterly Transactions Grow 17.3%
Year on Year Customer Base Grows 25%
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 27, 2001 -- DevDepot, the leading direct
marketer of thousands of Mac OS, Windows, Palm and Linux technical,
developer, web content developing, and system development tools, today
announced first quarter results ... DevDepot's best quarter in its history.
First quarter 2001 sales grew 21.3% compared to the first quarter of 2000,
and excluding trade show sales, 37% compared to 4Q00. Quantity of orders
processed grew 17.3% when compared to the first quarter of 2000. And,
DevDepot's customer base grew 25%.
Contributing to the growth is not only a renewed interest in the technical
products market, but also DevDepot's addition of several "mini-stores"
* Built-to-order RAM (http://www.devdepot.com/memory)
* PowerBook Depot (http://www.devdepot.com/powerbook/)
* Home Automation Store (http://www.devdepot.com/homeautomation/)
* Connectors & Adapters http://www.devdepot.com/connectors/
* PalmDepot (http://www.palmdepot.com) or (http://www.devdepot.com/palm)
* MacServer Store (http://www.devdepot.com/macserver)
* MacTech Store (http://www.devdepot.com/mactech/)
* Tech Books (http://www.devdepot.com/techbooks/)
* Metrowerks Store (http://www.devdepot.com/metrowerks/)
* REALbasic Store (http://www.devdepot.com/realbasic/)
* QuickTime Tools (http://www.devdepot.com/quicktime/)
* T-Shirts & GeekWear (http://www.devdepot.com/geekwear/)
Neil Ticktin, CEO of DevDepot's parent company Xplain Corporation, stated,
"I am very pleased with our results for the quarter. Our plan to give the
technical markets the best selection of products, at competitive prices
with the service they deserve, continues to work. Our fifth generation
online shopping basket, which rivals the fastest sites on the net,
continues to give customers more of what they want. Our goal has been to be
*the* source of tech products in a customer focused, quality of service
environment -- we've done that."
DevDepot will have a large presence at both Apple's Worldwide Developer
Conference (May 21-25 in San Jose, CA). Attendees are encourage to stop by
and see a vast array of great products.
DevDepot is *the* source for Mac OS, Windows, Palm and Linux technical,
developer, web content developing, and system development tools. Shipping
to 130 countries, with world renowned customer service, competitive
pricing, and overnight delivery to most locations. DevDepot carries
thousands of tech products and accessories, as well as developer, web
content developing, and system development tools. Developers produce the
solutions that make computers worth using, DevDepot provides the tools that
let developers get the job done.
To find out more about DevDepot, contact:
Outside US/Canada: 805-494-9797
About Xplain Corporation
Xplain Corporation is privately held and has three divisions -- publishing,
mail order and custom services. The publishing division includes MacTech(r)
Magazine (http://www.mactech.com/), and THINK Reference(tm). The mail order
division operates DevDepot(sm) (http://www.devdepot.com/), RadGad
(http://www.radgad.com/), and Movie Depot (http://www.moviedepot.com/).
Custom services provides turnkey custom publishing and trade show services.
Founded in 1984, the company has its offices in Westlake Village,
California. For more information on Xplain Corporation or any of its
products/services, point your browser to (http://www.xplain.com/), call the
main offices at 805-494-9797, fax at 805-494-9798, send an e-mail to
mailto:email@example.com, or overland mail to PO Box 5200, Westlake Village,
CA 91359-5200, USA.
MacTech and DevDepot are registered trademarks of Xplain
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