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11 Oct 2010, Posted by Shane LeVardi in pets, 19 Comments

Welcome 2011 Entertainment Book Members


TABcom is a multi-divisional internet company that focuses on the development of premium domains in the pet, equine, outdoor and eco-friendly spaces, including dog.com horse.com solar.com garden.com…

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11 Oct 2010, Posted by Shane LeVardi in Garden.com, Press, 251 Comments

Garden.com relaunches as the ultimate garden center and outdoor living destination


Weekly Promotions and Seasonal Tips Throughout Kick-off Month of May
Celebrate the Return of Leading E-Commerce Site in Garden Space

May 3, 2010, Hazelton PA – At a time when record numbers of Americans are embracing backyard living, gardening and even growing their own food, Garden.com relaunches as the internet’s leader in the rapidly expanding outdoor living category. After an initial run as a major dot com of the late 90’s, the site has been reborn under the direction of Paul Ambrose, founder of Yardiac, and Alex Tabibi, the e-commerce entrepreneur of TABcom, the umbrella company that Garden.com is a part of. Garden.com embraces the garden as an extension of the home and combines the peaceful and informative experience obtained at a traditional garden center with the huge savings and broad product selections found in the large discount and home improvement store chains. Garden.com, like all of TABcom’s e-commerce sites, puts the spotlight on informative, seasonal content and a robust community where ideas and suggestions can be shared as a vital component of the retail experience.

“Today, Garden.com is dedicated to simplifying gardening and to encouraging more people to participate in this therapeutic pastime,” says Garden.com founder Paul Ambrose. He continues, “with the demise in recent years of many local garden centers as well as some major online gardening catalogs, the average gardener has limited retail options and homeowners are thirsting for information and quality products at an affordable price. Garden.com is here to fill that void!”

Alex Tabibi, CEO of TABcom adds, “Garden.com started as a pure-play e-commerce company and has transformed into a multichannel retailer. The re-introduction of the mail-order catalog will reinvigorate the industry and services offered by Garden.com such as its partnership with a national network of the industry’s most qualified Landscape Architects offer a dimension to customers unmatched elsewhere.”

To excite customers about the timely re-launch of Garden.com this month, the company will be doing a Grand Opening Promotion each week in May. Dates, themes and offerings are as follows:

May 6th – Decorative Outdoor Living

  • Window Boxes & Planters
  • Outdoor Clocks & thermometers
  • Hose Pots and reels
  • Rain Gauge
  • Arbors, metal arbors
  • Upside Down Tomato
  • Planters

May 13th – Planting For Success

  • Raised Garden Bed
  • Tree Gator
  • Coco Fiber
  • Hampton Window Box
  • Coil Hose
  • Radius Garden Tools
  • Garden Carts
  • Watering Cans
  • Clogs

May 20 – Innovations in the Garden

  • Custom Fiberglass Pergolas
  • Legacy Gass Grill
  • Deck Rail Planters
  • Decorative Faucets
  • Tools Storage
  • Lawn Stripper
  • Naples Fire Pit

May 27 – Organic Solutions to Organic Problems

  • Burn Out
  • Milky Spore
  • Fish Fertilizers
  • Solar Mole Chaser
  • Orenemec
  • Composters
  • Solar Fountains
  • Reel Movers

For more information about the promotions, click on the following link:

About Garden.com

Garden.com (www.Garden.com) is your online destination for all Garden supplies, as well as information. Garden.com is a subsidiary of Tabcom, formerly called PetsUnited, LLC. Founded in 1969, TABcom (formerly Pets United) is the parent company to a wide variety of pet-related and outdoor living websites, including dog.com, horse.com, ferret.com, bird.com, fish.com, statelinetack.com, and bike.com. All the pet sites provide a broad range of competitively priced pet supplies, as well as community forums and partnerships with several national and local rescue and adoption facilities. Check out our dog forum – one of the largest on the Internet and growing daily, a wealth of knowledge and conversation is available from around the world, around the clock!

Pets United rebrands as Tabcom and relaunches Bike.com and Garden.com

Pets United LLC is about a lot more than pets today. And so the company is changing its name to Tabcom to better fit is growing number of e-commerce and content destinations that offer everything from garden equipment to information on local service providers of solar energy systems.

Tabcom, named after founder and CEO Alexander Tabibi, operates such sites as dog.com, fish.com, ferret.com, bird.com, horse.com, garden.com, 1800petsupplies.com and solar.com. It owns more than 5,000 domain names and its network of sites attracts more than 2 million unique visitors per month. Tabcom now operates about 12 web sites, Tabibi says, and hopes to grow that number to 15 or 16 by the end of the year. E-commerce sites in the works include Modern.com and Eco-Friendly.com.

“Without abandoning our legacy of unparalleled information and products for the pet and equine enthusiast, we needed to cultivate a more inclusive name that we could own and that recognizes our expanding range of web sites that offer something for everyone,” Tabibi says.

Along with its rebranding, Tabcom is also relaunching Garden.com, an e-commerce site it has owned and operated for about three years and has grown from around 7,000 SKUs to about 35,000. The new site has more content including more than 100 articles on gardening.

Also this week, Tabcom announced the creation of Tabcom Living, a sister company to Tabcom which operates web sites, including e-commerce sites, that focus on lifestyle brands and products. Bike.com is one of its first publicized sites offering about 30,000 SKUs with the goal to have 70,000 bikes and bike accessories by July.

The site also houses information about local bike shops, says Tabcom Living CEO Ben Pfeifer. Tabcom Living also operates Camping.com, which, which for now offers limited SKUs and enables visitors to book campsites throughout the U.S. “It’s a mix between Expedia.com and a camping store,” Tabibi says.

<span >PetsUnited is No. 230 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide.

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06 Oct 2010, Posted by Shane LeVardi in Horse.com, News, Statelinetack.com, 11 Comments

Exclusive interview with world champion anne kursinski launches expanded content area of statelinetack.com


Kursinski Emphasizes Commitment to Helmet Use and Other Tips for Riders New Content Also Launching on Horse.com with Helpful Equine ArticlesSeptember 30, 2010, Hazelton, PA – Statelinetack.com, the premiere online destination for horse supplies and information is launching a new expanded content section that will include a wealth of helpful articles for devoted horse owners and aficionados.
To kick off this content launch, Statelinetack.com will feature their first exclusive interview, with Anne Kursinski, World Champion Horsewoman, five-time Olympian and one of the United States’ most accomplished and respected show jumping athletes. Her interview will be featured along with images and links to an October helmet promotion to supplement her content, on a special landing page at Statelinetack beginning today. Anne graces the cover of State Line Tack’s October print catalog.

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06 Oct 2010, Posted by Shane LeVardi in Dog.com, Press, 12 Comments

Top Internet Pet Retailer Dog.com Exhibits


AT AKC & CFA’S SECOND ANNUAL MEET THE BREEDS EVENT

Oct. 16 & 17 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City

Dog.com Booth # 2113 to Feature Family Activities, Scavenger Hunt,

Vast Merchandise Selection and Live-Action Product Display

September 29, 2010, Hazelton, PAdog.com, the premiere source for everything dog, is bringing an exciting blend of the latest must-haves for canines along with family friendly activities to the second annual Meet the Breeds™ event, the largest showcase of dogs, cats and pet owners alike who come together to learn from experts and find out the latest and greatest trends in the industry.  Sponsored by the American Kennel Club® (AKC) and Cat Fanciers’ Association® (CFA)  and presented by PetPartners Inc., the event was a huge success in its inaugural year and is now expected to draw more than 36,000 to New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on October 16 and 17, 2010  (Meet the Breeds).

The dog.com booth (# 2113) will be a hub of activity with prizes, children’s activities and a breadth of products for different dog breeds of various ages, sizes and needs. Holiday pet gift ideas, eco-friendly items, and additional cutting-edge products will also be on display.
Dog.com will feature the following exciting activities and specials at their booth:

  • Live-Action Doggie Treadmill Display- Fitness savvy pooches will demo Dog.com’s treadmill (available in small, medium and large!) throughout the weekend
  • Meet the Breeds Scavenger Hunt-Search far and wide for answers and you might be rewarded with a $20 OFF Gift Certificate reward from dog.com. (Both days)
  • $10 Gift Certificates for those who stop by the dog.com booth
  • Free Face Painting & Balloon Making – with doggie themes encouraged, of course! –  At the booth (both days – Time: 11am – 2pm) **note time subject to change
  • Raffle Contest-Be part of the exciting dog.com raffle contest for a chance to win one of 4 dog.com Gift Baskets (Retail Value $100) or the grand prize: PetZen™ Small DogTread Dog Treadmill (Retail Value $549.99)
  • Product Display at dog.com Booth – A wide selection of products (Food, Flea & Tick, Greenies, Toys, Treats, Holiday Gift Items (Holiday and Halloween), Eco-friendly products, AKC branded items and special puppy products will be available.
  • In addition to being the leading e-commerce site for dog supplies, dog.com is also a leading online community for dog lovers, so that consumers not only benefit from a thoughtful selection of products but also have resources for education and shared information, problem solving and tips that can help make the right choices and share experiences and preferences with others.  dog.com has everything from forums, blogs and articles to photos and how-to-videos that can be shared through the site community.  Discussions can range from keeping your dog active, diet concerns, weight control and other topics about nutrition and health. dog.com is the online destination for all things dog — find out more information from the official dog.com booth!

    About Meet the Breeds — With 160 dog breeds and 41 cat breeds, plus demonstrations, shopping and children’s activities, no pet lover will want to miss the AKC and CFA’s Meet the Breeds. Each breed will be presented in its own designated space, decorated to reflect its heritage, characteristics and unique attributes as a pet, while allowing attendees to literally “Meet the Breeds” by petting dogs, cats, puppies and kittens and learning about them directly from the experts.   The event is proudly presented by PetPartners, Inc. a leading pet healthcare provider, and will feature more than 150,000 square feet of dog and cat festivities. Sponsors include Invisible Fence® Brand; Pet Brands, Inc.; P&G Pet Care, Iams; Motel 6; ADT Security Services, Inc.; LubriSyn CA; AOL PawNation; Hill’s Science Diet Small & Toy Breed dog food; TD Bank, N.A.; American Pet Products Association; Dog.com; GoPetFriendly.com; Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Litters; Paramount Chemical Specialties, Inc.; Royal Canin; Petmate; Pet Airways®; JAKKS Pacific, Inc.; Sturdi Products and World’s Best Cat Litter. For more information visit www.meetthebreeds.com.

    dog.com is a subsidiary of TABcom, LLC, which was founded in 1969 and is the parent company to a wide variety of pet-related and novelty websites, including horse.com, statelinetack.com, ferret.com, fish.com, ga rden.com, bird.com, petsupplies.com and camping.com. The sites provide a broad range of competitively priced pet and outdoor supplies, as well as partnerships with several national and local rescue and adoption facilities. Customers can sign up for dog.com emails and receive exclusive email-only offers, advance notice about new products and other valuable, always updated information.  Check out our Dog forum – one of the largest on the internet and growing daily, a wealth of knowledge and conversation is available from around the world, around the clock!


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