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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|
|2. Apple Inc.||Books / Music / Video|
|3. Staples Inc.||Office Supplies|
|4. Walmart.com||Mass Merchant|
|5. Sears Holdings Corp.||Mass Merchant|
|6. Liberty Interactive Corp.||Mass Merchant|
|7. Netflix Inc.||Books / Music / Video|
|8. Macy's Inc.||Mass Merchant|
|9. Office Depot Inc.||Office Supplies|
|10. Dell Inc.||Computers / Electronics|
Source: Internet Retailer 2014 Top 500 Guide®
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