Choose Direct Hot Tubs Donates to the Covenant House, Oakland, for Project Christmas CAROL

Choose Direct Hot Tubs made news again this past Christmas by donating a portion of its sales to Operation Christmas CAROL (Care About Remembering Overlooked Lives) at the Covenant House, Oakland. Steve Barbarich, CEO, wanted to help runaway teens and young adults have a better Christmas, a few gifts and a warm place to live, seeing so many homeless people on the streets of San Francisco, where ChooseHotTubsDirect is located. Although giving to the Covenant House is easy – it accepts food, personal hygiene products and business attire, for example – Choose Direct Hot Tubs thought the shelter would benefit most from a monetary donation. That way, the shelter could allocate the funds as it felt best.

Though the shelter mostly serves the 18- to 24-year-old crowd, it will never turn away any child who shows up “with absolute and unconditional love.” It offers street outreach and even has a 24 hour toll free number for teens in trouble and a website,

ChooseHotTubsDirect proudly increased its philanthropic activities this past holiday season. Look for more donations soon.

ChooseHotTubsDirect Donates to Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, 2009

Meanwhile, in October, 2009, Choose Direct Hot Tubs chose to help the battle again breast cancer by donating to the Mills-Peninsula Breast Centers in San Mateo and South San Francisco to help women who cannot afford them receive mammograms.

Knowing San Francisco has one of the largest populations of women with breast cancer, Steve Barbarich, CEO, thought it important to help provide this service that can save lives. Indeed, with early detection through mammograms, breast cancer deaths decrease dramatically. By donating a portion of sales to this worthy cause, ChooseHotTubsDirect improved its reputation as a philanthropic organization again.

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Monday, 18 May 2009 has always supported when in need, whether it be the the gulf coast fund, helping raise funds for the hurricane victims, or supporting our troops with a discount for Armed Forces Day.

Now and have teamed up to help with wildfire and other natural disaster victims nationwide, by donating to the American Red Cross.

American Red Cross Promotion will span May 21st – June 21st, so hurry up and get your orders ready!

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Emerald Bay Hot Tub Spa – 6 Person, Large and Deep Hot Tub Spa. Featuring 38 all water jets, the Emerald Bay is a good choice when it comes to the mix of large hot tub, and comfort. Buy between May 21st and June 21st and we will donate $20 of your purchase to the American Red Cross

oasis hot tub spa

Oasis Hot Tub – This 40 all water jet, 6 person hot tub is another one of our best sellers, available in 3 Models the Oasis, Oasis XL, and Oasis XP you can find the right fit for your needs. Buy between May 21st and June 21st and we will donate $20 to the American Red Cross

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Steve Barbarich & E-Commerce Meets Traditional Retail Store Values

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 14, 2008

Steve Barbarich, CEO of Choose Hot Tubs Direct and business extraordinaire, knows that in order to succeed as a business over time, a high degree of customer service is crucial. Unlike most ecommerce businesses whose sales force is non-existent or thousands of miles off-shore, Barbarich’s companies maintain an internal, customer-service oriented sales force whose members fully understand the company’s target demographic. These sales people are well educated and technically trained on all of the products or services that they offer so they can accurately answer any questions a customer might have.

“Off shoring customer service departments is a mistake many internet businesses have made in the past. Off shoring sets up communication barriers between the client and the service provider, usually leaving the customer feeling aggravated without providing the degree of customer service they deserve,” says CEO, Steven Barbarich.

Barbarich was personally a victim of a poor online shopping experience. This lead him to create his own new age ecommerce business which offers high quality products with great customer service, accessible information and high quality technical assistance. With this “consultative approach” to customer service, encourages customers to call for assistance with anything from advice on installation & service to tips about design & safety.

“To sustain a successful e-commerce business and maintain profitability, a business not only has to offer high quality products, but should also ensure that the customers feel secure about their purchases and certain that they can always get the help they need.” says Barbarich. “If you provide your customers with reliable assistance and quality information, your business will win the customers’ trust and loyalty, ensuring repeat business not only from this customer, but also from his friends, co-workers, family and peers.” offers high-end hot tubs, portable spas and swim spas. This ecommerce store follows Steve Barbarich’s business model by establishing itself as more than just a hot tub dealer. ChooseHotTubsDirect maintains itself as an informational hub for the hot tub spa industry by providing accurate and informative product facts and industry related information. By better informing the customer about the product they are buying, maintains high customer satisfaction and the customer can make a more informed decision. This practice increases customer satisfaction and decreases the amount of uninformed customers, product returns and negative feedback, making the business healthier and more efficient overall. To further this effort, Barbarich is taking customer service to a new level. He is constantly hiring new writers and contributors to expand the Info Center. Right now, Barbarich is producing instructional videos which he plans to release onto the website soon. Barbarich is also in the process of creating a forum where customers can ask professionals from all over the country their questions.

Barbarich also owns Choose Outdoor Kitchens, an online retailer of bbq islands, built in grills and outdoor appliances among many other outdoor kitchen products. also follows the business model by leading the industry with high quality products, great customer service, detailed product facts and outdoor kitchen industry information. Barbarich also stated that he plans to launch other luxury outdoor living ecommerce store s in the near future.

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choose direct hot tubsWhen you’re thinking of buying hot tubs, you usually don’t think about buying one online and not check the swim spa prices, do you? More often than not, you go to a showroom where you are pressured by obnoxious salespeople who just want to sell their products at inflated prices and try to pressure you into buying one. They try every tactic imaginable, just like car salespeople. They say, “I have to go talk to my manager to see what I can do,” for example, when you make an offer. Then the salesperson returns, telling you the manager said no way, and making a counteroffer. This can go on for quite a while and is a very stressful event. You just want your hot tubs at the lowest prices possible, right?

Well, then, I have the answer for you: shop online for one. Sure, you can go to a showroom and pick the size, number of jets and number of people that will fit in it, but these days you need not purchase one there. Rather, you can find a great deal on the web. The site I visited was choosehottubsdirect. This internet site boasts factory direct pricing, meaning it cuts down on the people involved in selling hot tubs. In fact, Choose Hot Tubs Direct, I found, had the best prices possible on every size hot tub imaginable. I bought an Island Escape Cozy Nest, a two person one that’s small, portable and just fabulous, at a price I never thought one would cost – it was that reasonable.

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