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Peabody, Massachusetts (September 23, 2010): Today, Ray Hendrickson, President of Christianbook.com, announced the purchase of the assets of WorshipMusic.com, a leading e-commerce website with an emphasis on worship music, resources, and church leadership.
“Since we started WorshipMusic.com in 1998, we have dedicated ourselves to the singular mission of increasing worship in the earth. We believe that CBD brings a like-minded sense of the values and excellence to this same task, and that they will continue to serve the church and our customers well in the area of worship resources. We are proud to have been a part of building a top quality web property and loyal customer base, and believe CBD to be a great place for WorshipMusic.com to now make its home,” WorshipMusic.com Founder Kim Gentes said in a statement.
Ray Hendrickson commented, “Although CBD has had its own extensive and very successful music product line for 25 years, including 10,000 physical praise and worship related items as well as an additional 11,000 downloadable titles in this genre alone, the acquisition of WorshipMusic.com will allow us to take the best attributes of each company’s individual product offering and develop one line that continues the emerging strength in the Christian music market. We feel that WorshipMusic.com has an excellent relationship with their consumer base. Their mission statement speaks of a desire to increase worship, and to provide churches with resources that equip them to do just that; at Christianbook.com we share that desire, and we look forward to welcoming the WorshipMusic.com customers to the Christianbook.com family, and extending to them the same exceptional service, selection, and pricing that our customers have come to enjoy.”
As part of the transaction, Christianbook.com has acquired the customer list, the website, the inventory and the domain names WorshipMusic.com, PopularChristian.com and Shoutable.com. Since the company is privately held, no terms of the transaction are disclosed.
Christianbook.com is an eight-time recipient of the BizRate Circle of Excellence Platinum Award. This award is presented to top performing online retailers who have met the strict criteria set by BizRate Research to recognize outstanding customer service. As a platinum award winner, Christianbook.com is in the company of the highest performing online retailers, having scored 9.0 or above on all seven key customer satisfaction metrics.
The catalog arm of Christianbook.com is Christian Book Distributors; CBD is the largest religious catalog company in the world, sending out over 65 mailings of unique catalogs to millions of customers each year. CBD’s customers have access to the premier selection of Christian products available—over 300,000 books, Bibles, CDs, DVDs, gifts, toys, games, and more. CBD is honored to have been recognized in The Boston Globe 100 Top Places to Work 2009, ranking #22 overall and #8 among midsized companies.
For more information, please contact Bridget Timmins at (978) 573-2201.