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Fri, 25 Sep 2009

SSK Extends Exclusive Contract with CustomGlove.com

SSK has announced that they recently renewed and extended their exclusive US Internet distribution contract with gCustomGlove.comh, who have been operating their website business out of Sandpoint, ID since 2000. CustomGlove.com has been well known for many years as one of the most knowledgeable and professional specialists among serious baseball players.

Ken Horton, owner of Centerfield Sports / CustomGlove.com, launched a state of the art gGlove Builderh tool on his website early Spring 2009. This dramatically upgraded their system from a traditional analog style to a 21st century digital showcase. Customers are now able to build their own gloves visually while every detail and color are verified step by step, anytime 24/7, 365 days a year from anywhere in the world. You can explore 24 different options at the SSK glove builder on their website and itfs as easy as 1-2-3.

Despite very difficult economic circumstances all over the world, Horton is happy to say his business has been growing; especially SSK, where glove sales have increased by more than 30% over the previous year. He proudly mentions their success is partly because of his aggressive investment in the unique gGlove Builderh software program. Ken also states that support from SSK has been significant, gSSKfs quality and service are rated #1 among his vendorsh.

Analyzing orders, we found players like black leather over other leather colors including traditional tan/brown but white leather has become very popular. Also people like white lacing. It looks like the most popular size ball gloves are 11.5h or 11.75h, which are normally worn by infielders and pitchers. The most popular Web styles chosen are SSKfs signature web called gStar II Neth and gT Neth while many mid-infielders pick the g I g shape web or gNeth web which allow players to easily fold their gloves. Christmas orders and Spring sales are the busy times at CustomGlove.com.

Ryo Nakamura, manager of International Business did not waste any time making an extension offer to CustomGlove.com and Ken Horton immediately accepted it. Ryo said that SSK is extremely pleased and appreciates their hard work and effort to bring SSK gloves to American consumers. Mr. Horton and Mr. Nakamura fully expect that SSKfs custom gloves will continue to gain popularity in the US market, as they have already been very successful in the Japanese domestic market.

SSKfs uncompromising effort and commitment to make the best baseball equipment in the world keeps us clearly focused on our goal – to give you the ultimate glove to enhance and inspire your own fielding performance.

You can check our distributorfs website at www.CustomGlove.com or contact their office at 866-302-1716 for further details.

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