TOP 500


Presented for the 12th consecutive year, the data in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide® serve as the bellwether for gauging the growth of e-commerce in the U.S., which continues to grow at more than four times the rate of store-based retailing. And once again, the elite e-retailers ranked in the Top 500 are spearheading that growth, reaching collective sales in 2014 of $296.5 billion in global sales at a growth rate of 15.7%, slightly outpacing total U.S. e-commerce growth in 2014 of 15.4%. Harness complete financial and operating performance data on each of these 500 e-commerce kingpins with your subscription.

  • Mine more than 130,000 facts
  • Sort through 263 data elements per retailer
  • Access 2,211 e-commerce executives’ corporate contact info.

Big Data, At Your Service

Scores of Metrics Reveal the Secrets Behind the Success of Top Retailers from Amazon to Nimble Niche Merchants

Only allows you to take a deeper dive into the metrics that matter that you. A new metric for the 2015 subscription to the Top 500 database measures the compound annual growth rate for each ranked retailer. There are more than 130,000 pieces of proprietary business information available to you on the 500 largest e-retailers in North America, including the fastest-growing ones, 42 of which are appearing on Internet Retailer’s radar for the very first time.

Additionally, all the metrics from last year are completely updated for 2014 e-retailing operations, from web traffic, conversion rates, merchandise return rates, search and e-mail marketing stats, e-commerce vendors used, web site features and functions and much, much more. Whether you’re accessing data for a competitive market analysis, performing due diligence on a vendor or crunching numbers for a presentation, the Top 500 database helps you save valuable time and effort.


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