Greekgear Celebrates Its 15 Year Anniversary!

GreekGear.com Celebrates Its 15 Year Anniversary as a Top Online Seller of Fraternity and Sorority Merchandise

The Popular Greek-Oriented Site Now Ranks #277 in All Social Commerce

GreekGear.com, a subsidiary of Freeburg IL-based Express Design Group, Inc., celebrates its 15th year as a top seller of Greek merchandise to college students and alum across the country; currently ranks 277th on the list of the top 500 social commerce leaders.

FREEBURG, IL – May 2014 marks the 15th anniversary of GreekGear.com, which is now the Internet’s premier provider of quality fraternity and sorority merchandise. Since the site’s inception in 1999, it has served millions of Greeks with a wide variety of goods ranging from custom-made fraternity hats and shirts to sorority totes and Greek-lettered iPad cases. The company produces and ships hundreds of thousands of items to customers every year.

Over the past 15 years, GreekGear.com has not only ascended to the position of a top e-retailer of fraternity and sorority paraphernalia, it is also ranked number 277 on the list of the top 500 leaders in all of social commerce — right behind other popular sellers like L.L. Bean and Brookstone. It was recognized as one of the top 10 fastest growing businesses in the St. Louis area. The company is also one of the largest online providers of items that can be personalized with names and special messages to give as gifts.

GreekGear.com is one of those rare sites that managed to survive and thrive through the “dot com implosion” of the early 2000s. It owes its continued success to keeping its pulse on customer needs and trends. Besides providing fraternity and sorority members with a convenient and affordable place to order paraphernalia, the site was redesigned to accommodate mobile shoppers and social media users. High quality customer service is also an important part of the site’s recipe for success — GreekGear.com associates talk to students every day, helping them complete their orders and talking to them about what’s hot on college campuses today. The fact that company CEO Joseph Tantillo was a Greek man in college also helps him identify with his niche customers.

“I absolutely loved hanging with my Phi Kappa Tau brothers in college. It’s an amazing experience. I still have (and wear) my old rush shirt from 1988,” the long-time Internet entrepreneur, who was featured in a #1 ranked best-selling bookabout millionaires, reveals. “GreekGear.com offers fraternity and sorority members top quality paraphernalia that they’ll probably keep and treasure 25 years from now as well.”

The site continues to grow and innovate, continually updating its catalog with new items to meet customer demand.

About Express Design Group, Inc.

Express Design Group, Inc. opened its virtual doors with GreekGear.com in 1999. It is now one of the leading online retailers in the country. Internet Retailer magazine named Express Design Group one of the hottest e-tailers in 2013 and INC Magazine recognized the company as one of the fastest growing private businesses for three years in a row. The online stores in Express Design Group, Inc.’s comprehensive list of offerings include GreekGear.com, GuidoGear.com, ChristianGear.com and TShirtHub.com, among dozens of others.

Media Contact:

Robb Hass @: rhass@inarush.com Tel: (618) 539-9998 Fax: (618) 539-9997

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