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example, provided a strong indicator of the rising strength
of online retailers, he says.
Edwards chose to come to eBags because "the shift to
working for a leading online company attracted me," he says.
He adds that traditional approaches to retail no longer work,
and wants to incorporate technology into eBags' sales.
"Every retailer is challenged to develop leaders who embrace change," Edwards says. "Companies and investors
must actively harness innovation and smart risk taking,
while taking a longer-term view toward transforming and
winning. We live in an ever-changing mobile world that
quickly adjusts to revolutionary technologies and services.
To succeed, a company's culture needs to place a high value
on data, customer information, speed and change."
Edwards keeps a keen eye on eBags' competition, which
includes department stores as well as Amazon. "Our pricing
is parallel with anyone in the industry," he says. "But we win
on selection, shipping, experience, rewards program, returns
and great customer service. We're a specialized retailer online. We own the mobile space." That's largely because department stores have been forced to create mobile apps on
the fly in order to catch up, while eBags started as an online
business in 1998, he says.

Technology's Role
eBags is looking to technology to solidify its position as a
leading-edge company in the market. The company's website has won several awards, and the retailer is teaming with
Iterate Studio to create an innovation lab. 
"eBags' innovation lab consists of two elements," Edwards
says. "The first is a rapid test center designed to improve the
velocity and number of experiments conducted on eBags'
websites each month. This will speed up our absorption of
unique digital tools that are proven to improve shopping for
the 36 million people that visit our site each year. The second is a  digital  research and development lab designed to
enhance the company's business model."
The company is soon to launch a mobile application that
allows users to look at photos of bags and swipe right if they
love the bag or swipe left if they don't. A customer's likes
and dislikes provide eBags with data that helps it display a
personalized list.
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