Our Company

Our Story

It’s important to have vision, but seeing where you’ve been and learning from your experiences is also vital to growth. Here is a snapshot of the Bluestem Brands history.

Company Growth

Key Milestones

2013

  • Over 1,000,000 employees are eligible to shop through PayCheck Direct program
  • Shipped our 25 millionth package
  • 4th year in a row of driving double-digit growth

2012

  • Hired our 1,000th employee
  • Launched mobile websites for Fingerhut and Gettington.com brands

2011

  • Shipped our 20 millionth order
  • Introduced Fingerhut FreshStart® Credit Account
  • Launched third brand, PayCheck Direct®

2010

  • Changed corporate name to Bluestem Brands, Inc.
  • Passed over half a billion in sales

2009

  • Launched second brand, Gettington.com

2008

  • Shipped our 10 millionth order
  • Listed as an Internet Retailer Top 100 Company
  • Moved Corporate Headquarters to Eden Prairie, MN

2007

  • Reached 1 million active customers

2006

  • Achieved positive net income

2005

  • Hired our 500th employee

2004

  • Battery Ventures and Bain Capital made first investments in the company

2003

  • Completed first full year in operation booking $135 million in sales

2002

  • Restarted the Fingerhut brand with new business model