Everest wants to be THE spot for outdoor and shooting enthusiasts to get their gear.
In the online world there are a ton of places to get your outdoor gear, but Everest wants to be the biggest marketplace and community on the net for people who love the outdoors.
"Everest is a non-discriminatory platform for hunters, shooting sports enthusiasts, anglers, campers and hikers across the country, linking consumers and retailers with a robust marketplace where they can interact, contribute, learn, transact and give back," a press release reads.
When they say non-discriminatory, they are hoping to fill a void in the online marketplace left by merchants leaving other sites due to the products they sell not being allowed on the platform anymore. More specifically, it seems they want to heavily cater to the shooting sports.
"At our core, we believe in passing down the great outdoor legacies that were passed to us," Everest CEO and Founder Bill Voss said. "Our mission is to create a one-of-a-kind marketplace where merchants can sell free of the noise of those other sites. We are committed to surpassing all customer expectations by providing unparalleled service, exceptional quality and ultimate value with every interaction."
The site will give customers the option of opening a "Caliber Account." In its essence it sounds a little like Amazon Prime, but for guns, ammo and outdoor gear. Specifically, Everest says customers could get free shipping and discounts on specific items. They could also watch exclusive video programming and enjoy other special perks.
However, Everest isn't just settling for being a commerce site. They insist they will be a source of outdoor content where users can find gear reviews, how-to-videos and other useful articles on the site. Folks will also be able to interact with each other and learn from one another through Everest and its social media-like atmosphere.
Everest is also partnering up with several non-profits who they plan to donate to on a regular basis. Listed on the website already are different firearms, veteran and cancer research groups including St. Jude Children's Hospital, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Project Childsafe, the Delta Waterfowl Foundation and the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.
Everest hopes to offer more than 1 million products by the end of this year, but there is already a good selection of products up on the site. For more info on how to be a merchant, or just to check out the deals, visit Everest.com.
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