HOUSTON, April 28 /PRNewswire/ — Sports Express, LLC, a premier luggage and sports equipment delivery service, announced today the acquisition of two previously competing door-to-door luggage delivery brands: Luggage Express and Virtual Bellhop. This acquisition makes Sports Express the largest service provider in the luggage delivery category.
“With this acquisition, Sports Express is extremely well-positioned for growth at a time when the industry is primed to expand,” said Jon Trevelise, CEO of Sports Express.
Trevelise explained that the timing for the acquisition is especially advantageous for Sports Express in light of the recent implementation of luggage fees by certain airlines. In some cases, airlines are now charging flight passengers additional fees ranging anywhere from $25 to $150 each way for a second bag or for oversized bags.
“Luggage Express is arguably the most recognized brand in the luggage delivery industry, so Sports Express is already seeing an increase in business as a result of this acquisition,” said Trevelise.
While previously owned by the same company, Virtual Bellhop was branded separately from Luggage Express. Trevelise added that it was especially important to Sports Express to keep Virtual Bellhop because the service has been a primary provider of luggage delivery to cruise lines and their passengers, and building relationships with various cruise lines is an important piece of Sports Express’ growth strategy.
Luggage Express and Virtual Bellhop clients can still obtain price quotes and make service reservations through the same portals as in the past, though the sites will now use Sports Express’ state-of-the-industry booking engine that provides clients a more convenient and user-friendly online experience. An entire reservation can be made in one visit, and guests receive automated notifications via email when their items are picked up and delivered. Clients can also track their items’ status 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, guests receive personalized “white-glove” service from travel concierges that watch over their items every step of the way.
About Sports Express
Sports Express is the world’s premier provider of luggage and sports equipment delivery services. By shipping bags in advance, Sports Express allows travelers to avoid the inherent delays and inconveniences of traveling with bulky or excess luggage. Sports Express’ high-touch door-to-door luggage delivery service even includes a personal “travel concierge” who watches over travelers’ bags from pickup through delivery. Founded in 1999, Sports Express’ expanding service area includes North and South America, Europe, Australia, South Africa, China and India. Travelers can book Sports Express delivery service online at Sports Express Luggage Delivery – Luxury Luggage Shipping Service or by calling 800-357-4174.
About Luggage Express & Virtual Bellhop
Specializing in delivering travelers luggage from their home or office to their destination (resort or cruise ship), Luggage Express & Virtual Bellhop are the perfect solution for leisure and business travelers looking for a solution to travel lighter, faster and without any hassles. Similar to Sports Express, the service guarantees luggage to be delivered on-time or our travel concierges will arrange and pay for rentals or purchases of needed items. Travelers may obtain price quotes and make reservations at Sports Express Luggage Delivery – Luxury Luggage Shipping Service or by calling 1-800-SHIP-BAG for Luggage Express, or at Sports Express Luggage Delivery – Luxury Luggage Shipping Service or by calling 1-877-235-5467 for Virtual Bellhop.