Retailer TrollAndToad.Com Makes Inc. 5000 Again
CORBIN, Ky., Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — TrollAndToad.Com, the world’s largest online retailer of collectible games, continues its exponential growth and success in the retail sector, and has made the Inc. 5000 List for the second consecutive year. TrollAndToad.Com’s recognition was due to its being the 1063rd fastest-growing privately-held company in America and achieving 285% revenue growth over the past three years.
“We are honored to be part of the Inc. 5000 as it is a testament, once again, to the dedication of our entire team, as well as the satisfaction and support of our customers,” says Founder and CEO Jon Huston.
The company has also recently been recognized by Internet Retailer Magazine as one of the nation’s 500 most successful online retailers of 2010. They have been in business since 1993 specializing in collectible card games, rare out-of-print games, as well as new games.
TrollAndToad.Com has not only maintained a high rate of growth, but accomplished it while strategically re-engineering the entire company. Over the last year, the company has re-branded, moved its entire operation into a new facility, expanded its management team, developed more efficient and effective processes and procedures and much more.
TrollAndToad.Com’s growth and success can also be attributed to its acquiring the most talented people in the industry to oversee its growing divisions. In an effort to rapidly expand its brick-and-mortar retail endeavors, the company has brought hobby retail store veteran Marcus King on board to chart and direct the course for this initiative.
King was a Board Member of the GAMA Retail Division (GRD) for many years. He also served as Vice President of the Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA) Board of Directors, helping to oversee all the activities of that body. “I will be working with, and in, the newly opened Richmond, Kentucky store,” King explained, “and opening more Troll And Toad Retail and Tournament Centers — first in Kentucky, then across the nation.”
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear recently christened their one-million square foot warehouse and office facility in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. TrollAndToad.Com is “making a positive economic impact in the local area,” said Gov. Beshear. “By choosing to expand within Kentucky, TrollAndToad.Com is another example of how the recent modernization of our economic development programs has provided the tools needed to help our existing companies grow and succeed across our state.”
Huston, the CEO, was also recently nominated as a finalist in the 2011 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA), a program developed by Eastern Kentucky University.
“TrollAndToad.Com is determined to continue our pattern of rapid and strategic growth and industry excellence by inciting passion for our products, remaining customer-centric and encouraging innovative thinking by our staff and leadership,” states Huston. With a product offering of over 300,000 items and shipping out an average of 40,000 orders monthly, TrollAndToad.Com perpetually strives for excellence by providing their customers with the best value, widest selection and reliable service.