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Q&A: eBags' Peter Cobb on online versus traditional retail

There might be a recession going on, but this past holiday season, many online retailers saw record sales. One of those companies was eBags.

Over the past 10 years, eBags has grown to be the largest seller of luggage and bags online. With 500 brands and over 40,000 products available on its website, eBags set huge sales records this holiday season. Between Black Friday and Christmas, sales were up 32% over last year. Meanwhile, growth is continuing. February sales were up 20% from the same time last year.

I caught up with eBags cofounder Peter Cobb to chat about what eBags is doing to keep the growth continuing, why free shipping isn't so important online and the benefits of not having a warehouse.