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What better way to survive the recession than with fun, laughter, pole dancing and water fights? The UK’s leading gift and gadget site, www.Prezzybox.com announces its sales figures so far for 2009 and there has been more than 30% increase in orders for the first half of this year compared to last.

www.Prezzybox.com, the UK’s leading gift and gadget site proves that all Brits need in the midst of this doom and gloom is a good giggle, a pole and a water bomb launcher to escape reality Britain. These items have become the most popular gifts on the site and have contributed to the site increasing its profits by almost 25% this year.

The sales figures so far for 2009 reflect a 24% increase in turnover and a 31% increase in orders for the first half of 2009 compared to the same time last year; exceeding last year’s sales and far surpassing expectations for the previous recession-riddled 6 months.

Mums across the UK should take the hint that the kids think they need to chill out now more than ever, as the sales on Prezzybox.com went up 164% this year for Mother’s Day week compared to last, with the most popular gifts being a giant cupcake, chocolate pills and an eyezone massager.

The most popular sales so far for 2009 reflect a Brit in need of some fun. The Top 10 best sellers on the site are as follows;

1) Wildsling 3 Person Water Bomb Launcher
2) Peekaboo Pole Dancing Kit
3) Chocolate Pills
4) Micro Electric Cigarette
5) 20Q – The machine that reads your mind
6) The Shocking Ball – emits random electric shots
7) Terry the Swearing Turtle
8) Mankini
9) Dining Table Ping Pong
10) BBQ Sword

Popular products like the electronic cigarette have possibly come as a direct result of the turbulent economy as consumers are more desperate than ever to kick their smoking habit and save their pennies!

Zak Edwards, Managing Director Prezzybox.com had the following to say;

“Since our launch in 2001 we have seen the company continue to grow and we are pleased to be able to report such a huge success, especially in the midst of the recession and when so many around us are struggling to stay afloat.”

Edwards continues;

“It comes as no surprise that our most popular products so far this year all focus on some light-hearted fun, which is exactly what we all need! People are proving that no matter what the credit crunch may bring, a night in with family and friends playing silly games is all the entertainment we need for a fraction of the cost of going out!”

The family run self-funded website was launched in 2001, with a raft of gift ideas and features and the thriving trend of their company seems set to stay, as June 2009 saw 150,000 unique visitors to the site and 603,000 page views.

ENDS

For more information, please contact Emma Stockley 10 Yetis Public Relations Agency on 01452 348 211 or emma@10yetis.co.uk

Notes to editors:

*Medical Praise for the Gamucci Micro Cigarette:

"The Electronic Cigarette is just like smoking but without the 4000 poisons contained in a normal cigarette..."
Dr Chris Steel, "This Morning", ITV 28/05/08

"The Electronic Cigarette... simple, safe, and very effective..."
Dr Ian Brooman, GP, BBC London News

"The Electronic Cigarette could be useful..."
Dr. Giacomo Mangiaracina of the Italian Society for the Study of the Effects of Tobacco

"This product (the Electronic Cigarette) is a thousand times safer than cigarettes..."
Jonathan Winickoff, M.D. MDH

Prezzybox was founded in 2000 by Zak Edwards. From a tiny rented office in an Industrial Estate in Leicestershire the team - Zak, Mom, Dad and Girlfriend busily began creating a gift site which was full of delightful products together with a number of features to make gift buying a breeze.

The site launched in 2001 with a raft of gift ideas and features – such as the gift wizard, wish list feature and referrals scheme – and has gone from strength to strength.
The site has enjoyed a 37% growth in visitors from last year and shows no sign of slowing down.

Having won the 'Choice of Merchant' and 'Affiliate Manager of the Year' awards in 2007 with an Honourable mention in 'Innovation in Affiliate Marketing' against Amazon.com, Prezzybox.com have continued to provide outstanding innovation and creativity in their online service.

Prezzybox.com also won ‘Best Use of Creative’ and ‘Best Merchant Innovation’ awards in 2008 with Zak Edwards being highly commended in the ‘Affiliate manager of the year’ award.
Prezzybox have also won ‘Innovative Merchant of the Year’ 2009 and Winners of Customer Service ‘ WOW’ Awards 2007-2009.

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