Big E-Retailers Continue to Expand Their Market Share

Continuing a long-standing pattern of gradual consolidation, the top-tier e-retailers in the Top 500—viewed as a group—grew faster than their smaller brethren, reflecting their vast marketing resources, recognized brand names and large customer bases. For example, the web merchants ranked from 1-200 in the Top 500 Guide® achieved the strongest growth rate in 2013 online sales, collectively boosting their online sales by 17.1%, while the group of 300 e-retailers ranked below them grew at an average rate of 12.5%.

The Top 10 E-Retailers in the U.S.

Rank & E-Retailer Merchandising Category 2013 Growth Rate
1. Amazon.com Mass Merchant

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2. Apple Inc.  Books / Music / Video

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3. Staples Inc.  Office Supplies

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4. Walmart.com Mass Merchant

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5. Sears Holdings Corp. Mass Merchant

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6. Liberty Interactive Corp. Mass Merchant

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7. Netflix Inc.  Books / Music / Video

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8. Macy's Inc.  Mass Merchant

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9. Office Depot Inc.  Office Supplies

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10. Dell Inc.  Computers / Electronics

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Source: Internet Retailer 2014 Top 500 Guide®

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Top 500 Facts
16.9%

Growth rate in 2013 U.S. e-commerce sales

17.1%

How much the Top 500 grew in 2013

250%

2013 e-commerce growth rate for NoMoreRack.com

20.3%

Amazon’s 2013 growth rate

Key Features

  • Sales Figures2013 web sales of the 500 largest U.S. e-retailers

  • Thorough Analysis263 total metrics per profiled e-retailer: financial, operations, performance and others

  • Comprehensive ScopeFeature articles spotlight all Top 500 trends

  • Industry Contacts2,272 online retailing executives

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