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ShopHQ Builds Community and Inspires Shopping During Its Spring 2014 Fashion Season(June 11, 2014)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- (Marketwired) -- 06/11/14 -- ValueVision Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVTV), a multichannel electronic retailer operating as ShopHQ via TV, Internet and mobile, today thanked its loyal shoppers for making its spring 2014 fashion season an on-trend, major hit among customers.
During the spring 2014 season, ShopHQ held four Fashion Day events on separate occasions, including a record-breaking fashion sales event on May 17, 2014. Shoppers were treated to new and exciting fashion and accessories across ShopHQ's multichannel platform as well as a curated online-only product assortment.
Each Fashion Day featured an impressive lineup of trusted brands, including customer favorites such as OneWorld®, Anuschka® handbags, Matisse® and Corky's® footwear. Additional ShopHQ exclusives included fashion from Kate & Mallory® and Love, Carson Fab Fashion by Carson Kressley, as well as the premiere of Ellen Tracy® handbags.
ShopHQ hosts entertained and informed viewers with authority and credibility about the latest on-trend fashions suited for their lifestyles. Top consumer fashion trends included:
1. Mix & Match - Make it a must to blend multiple fabrics and textures into any ensemble. Trust in ShopHQ, as it's easy to achieve and unquestionably fashionable.
2. White Hot Color - Command a wardrobe by pouring on white hot color. Powerful and minimalistic, the color white is guaranteed to magnify any look this year.
3. A Hint of Print - Add an extra dose of personality with a punch of print. Easily incorporate patterns and prints to make a wardrobe a little more playful.
4. All Dressed Up - Dress season has arrived, so whether it's a special celebration or a warm night out on the town, ShopHQ's got shoppers covered with a figure-flattering and flowing assortment.
5. Adore Adornments - The secret is out, embellishments are in! Go with a little -- or a lot -- of detail with outfits and accessories for an added element of fabulous.
The May 17th Fashion Day was the biggest Fashion Day sales event in ShopHQ's history, generating the most orders to date in a single Fashion Day and airing 123 unique styles and 90 new items. In connection with the event, ShopHQ shipped over 87,000 units and welcomed approximately 7,000 new customers. The Company's Internet, mobile and social channels had the highest penetration and conversion for a Fashion Day event. ShopHQ's phone agents greeted over 35,000 customers throughout the day.
"We are thrilled to share in the success of our spring Fashion Day events with our loyal customers," said ShopHQ President Bob Ayd. "As we've always said, what's good for the customer will ultimately be good for the business, and our team works every day to make sure our viewers and shoppers are finding what they want on ShopHQ."
Mr. Ayd continued, "Going forward, we will continue to offer compelling and unique events while also creating opportunities for our customers to visit us and discover exciting new fashion finds. We are committed to keeping up this positive momentum and are thrilled that more customers than ever are relying on ShopHQ as a fashion shopping headquarters that is always there to meet their needs."
About ValueVision Media/ShopHQ (www.shophq.com/ir)
ValueVision Media, Inc. operates as ShopHQ, a multichannel retailer that enables customers to shop and interact via TV, phone, Internet and mobile in the merchandise categories of Home & Consumer Electronics, Beauty, Health & Fitness, Fashion & Accessories, and Jewelry & Watches. The ShopHQ television network reaches over 87 million cable and satellite homes and is also available nationwide via live streaming at www.shophq.com. Please visit www.shophq.com/ir for more investor information.
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