TOP 500


Now in its 13th year, the data in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide® show which North American e-retailers continue to set the standards of excellence in online retailing for web merchants the world over to emulate. These leaders drove U.S. online sales to $286.2 billion in 2015, commanding an 84% share of total U.S. e-commerce sales last year. Your subscription allows you to harness complete financial, operations, and website performance metrics on each of these 500 e-commerce kingpins. Additionally, for the first time ever, besides annual web sales rankings, we’ve ranked each Top 500 merchant by an Internet Retailer Performance Score, which assesses a web merchant relative to their direct competitors via 10 distinct metrics. Welcome to a whole new world of competitive data exclusively available from Internet Retailer.

  • Mine more than 138,000 facts
  • Sort through 276 data elements per retailer
  • Access 2,145 e-commerce executives’ corporate contact info.

Comprehensive Competitive E-Commerce Intelligence

Tallying the Most Metrics in the 13-Year History of the Top 500 Guide® So You Can Learn the Secrets of Success from America’s Leading E-Retailers

Only allows you to take a deeper dive into the metrics that matter to you. This year’s edition features the most metrics we’ve ever provided—276—in addition to a never-before-offered ranking of each web merchant in relation to its peers and to the U.S. e-commerce market as a whole. That’s the at-a-glance analysis afforded by the Internet Retailer Performance Score, which factors in the following 10 metrics per retailer: 2015 web sales, 2015 web sales growth, 5-year compound annual web sales growth rate, each merchant’s rank in its respective merchandise category, a comparison of each merchant’s 2015 growth rate to the collective growth rate of all Top 500 merchants in the same category, conversion rate index, average ticket index, a check on whether or not the retailer has a mobile-optimized site, the time it takes to load a website and the percentage of site traffic each merchant receives from social networks.

There are more than 138,000 pieces of proprietary business information available to you on the 500 largest e-retailers in North America, including the 21 e-retailers that are appearing on Internet Retailer’s radar for the very first time.


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