EXTRA! EXTRA! 2007 Blinds.com in the News

Internet Retailer's Top 500

In 2007, Blinds.com came in at #194 on Internet Retailers Top 500 Guide.

Jay Steinfeld's never-ending quest to improve has resulted in dramatic growth for his online blinds business

April 15, 2007 - "Internet retailing is such a commonplace part of the business landscape that it's easy to forget how radical it seemed a little more than a decade ago. That's when Jay Steinfeld, founder and CEO of Global Custom Commerce, made what he calls a "risk-averse" decision to grow his custom blinds business by going online.

"My original stores sold blinds, shades and draperies, and I would go to people's homes to advise them, measure their windows and make sales," Steinfeld recalls. "It was a high-touch business with lots of face-to-face."

In 1994, when few people had heard of the Internet, Steinfeld made a strategic decision to try a Web site for his company, Laura's Draperies."

- Houston Business Journal

No Fear for Blinds.com

September 19, 2007 - "Steinfeld: I wanted to be a pioneer, a leader — I liked to try new stuff. My second core value is experimentation without fear of failure. And the third is continued improvement.

I don't think I learned those from any one person or book or seminar. I always knew that you couldn't get anywhere without experimentation, and that if you were going to experiment you would have to learn that failure is OK. Of course, you can't be a pioneer without trying new stuff.

Steinfeld will tell you he had failures here and there, but to him they were little more than signposts that pointed the way to success."

- PracticalCommerce.com