At eLuxury.com, we’ve come a long way in a short time. Based in Evansville, Indiana, eLuxury.com was founded in the corner of a garage in 2009 with one person’s life savings. In less than 10 years, the company has grown to 65 employees manufacturing all our products in an 8,000 square foot facility in Evansville. We are a proud veteran owned and operated small business harnessing the power of e-commerce to deliver the highest quality home goods and plastics products such as mattress pads, platform beds, pillows and dog beds.
We’ve seen rapid growth in just a few years with Inc. Magazine honoring us as the fourth fastest growing company in America – the first in Indiana. We realized that if we wanted to continue to grow the company and expand our sales base, we needed to seek opportunities to sell our products beyond our borders. Today, we export to Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and countries in the European Union. International business has been a valuable addition to our company’s strategy. Last year, we exported over $1.5 million worth of products, account for approximately 5% of our total revenue.
In the international markets, one of our biggest challenges and concerns are tariffs. With Canada and Mexico as two major markets for us, NAFTA has been extremely helpful to eLuxury.com, enabling us not only to easily get our products into market in both countries, but also to be price competitive. Without these trade agreements which reduce tariffs and enable us, and other American companies, to grow and easily sell our products into foreign countries, we would lose market share and have a much more difficult time being successful in the global marketplace. Policymakers in Washington should remember that trade matters and is important for small businesses like eLuxury.com. We should be focused on preserving the benefits of these trade agreements to ensure that American products and services remain competitive and affordable for consumers around the world.