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Providing in-depth e-commerce research, data and analysis, the Top 500 Insider is a subscription-based source of competitive business intelligence found nowhere else. Each week, Internet Retailer experts reveal two reports detailing compelling, relevant topics with a wide-angle view on the industry— the global meta-trends affecting the technologies, marketplaces and people shaping the future of e-retailing—and publish these reports to all Top 500 Insider members ($120/per year) and all active members ($239 per year). The Top 500 Insider is sent to your inbox every Thursday as a brief newsletter and is accessible 24/7 via your member dashboard. Top 500 Insider is included as a bonus benefit to all active database members.

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Customers want help finding stuff and e-retailers are obliging | Top 500

To get shoppers to the right products, e-merchants are experimenting with new technology and communicating directly with customers.

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Appeal of online food shopping cuts across demographic lines | Top 500

2016 is shaping up to be the year when e-commerce becomes truly a mainstream—not a niche—part of the overall grocery market.

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Magento is gaining on competitors | Top 500

The e-commerce platform provider—formerly owned by eBay Inc.—provides a range a services to more than 200 merchants ranked in the Internet Retailer Top 1000.

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Best Buy uses its stores to beat Amazon on delivery | Top 500

In a recent Internet Retailer study of top merchants’ delivery performance, Best Buy fulfilled our online order from a local store in four hours.

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Asia Dominates Global E-Commerce | Global 1000

E-retailers in the Asia-Pacific region command a big part of global e-commerce market share. 48%, or $833.6 billion, of global e-commerce sales in 2015 were transacted on Asia-Pacific retail sites.

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