Crain’s New York Business calls Dotcom Distribution NY’s least sexy big Internet player. The $60 million e-commerce company survived the dotcom implosion and has been profitable since 2004. Last year, it shipped $1 billion in goods for clients including Intermix, Bliss, Fab, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and Birchbox.
Dotcom provides widely different services. Birchbox customers receive elegantly gift-wrapped cosmetics each month. Fashion retailer Intermix clients get same-day delivery. The company prepped for an expected boom in on-line retailing by doubling its space. It has a combined 1 million square feet in two NJ facilities, and currently ships an average of 15,000 to 25,000 items a day. Founder Bill Follett told Crain’s that future expansion requires more capital, saying, “We’ve stayed private, but that doesn’t mean we always will because it takes money to grow.”