Internet Retailer Magazine was launched in March 1999 by Faulkner & Gray, a unit of Thomson Reuters. It was purchased in 2000 by F&G CEO Jack Love and some members of his management team, who left Thomson to form Vertical Web Media.
Vertical Web Media is a privately held company based in Chicago that focuses on providing business intelligence for the e-commerce market. Starting with one magazine, VWM has since started a dozen other information product aimed at this market and is now the largest publisher in the e-commerce field.
From its beginning, Vertical Web Media has been a journalistically driven enterprise which has as its mission to be the largest and most credible provider of objective business information on the market trends, technology, competitive practices and people that are shaping the e-commerce industry. We define our target market - the e-commerce business - broadly to include all forms of consumer and business transactions on the Internet that involve a purchase and exchange of value.
Starting with the monthly Internet Retailer Magazine that began in 1999, Vertical Web Media has launched on average a new publication or information service every year since. It now operates a monthly magazine, two web sites, two e-mail newsletters, three conferences and trade shows, and five research guides - all directed to various aspects of the e-commerce business.
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Internet Retailer Magazine is the largest monthly magazine in e-retailing with 44,000 subscribers. All articles are staff-written and cover strategies and practices that produce success in e-retailing.
Launched in 2000 and completely revamped in 2010, InternetRetailer.com is the most visited informational web site in e-commerce with more than 250,000 unique monthly visitors. Content is updated daily.
Our e-mail newsletters include IRNewsLink, a daily report on e-retailing practices and strategies with 45,000 subscribers, and E-Commerce Technology Report, a weekly on new e-commerce technologies.
We operate three annual conferences, including the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition, the world's largest e-commerce show; the Web Design & Usability Conference; and the Mobile Commerce Forum.
Our five annual e-commerce research publications include the data-rich Top 500 Guide, the #1 e-commerce market research publication, which ranks and profiles the 500 largest e-retailers in the U.S.
In 2009, we introduced the Top500Guide.com, a web-accessed database on e-retailing that allows subscribers to create hundreds of custom reports from the more than 100,000 facts from the Top 500 Guide.