December 31, 2001, 12:00 AM

Internet Retailer announces 15 Honorable Mentions in annual Top 25

Internet Retailer’s 15 Honorable Mention sites are outstanding sites that generally exhibit particularly noteworthy features. The magazine honors the 15 as part of its annual Top 25 Web Sites awards.

Internet Retailer today announced the 15 retailing web sites that received honorable mention in its annual selection of the Top 25 Web Sites.

The 15 Honorable Mention sites are outstanding sites that generally exhibit a particularly noteworthy feature or features.

The 15 Honorable Mentions for 2002 are:, a surviving pure-play with a good approach, great organization, great search, surviving and growing, stylish with fast-loading images, wrote the book on selling computers on the web, entertaining, engaging, great presentation, great follow-up, beautiful re-design, a model for selling furniture online, proves the power of the web, makes shopping for a difficult item easy, nice site, great fulfillment, leverages brand with Galleria concept, shows the channels are converging, a model for working with manufacturers.

As with the Top 25, the list includes mostly multi-channel retailers or pure-plays who have developed multi-channel relationships. Notable exceptions-800.comm., and perspectives on how future retailers might carve out niches on the web. "The range of sites on this list-from to and the power of the web in a broad range of retailing and marketing activities," says Kurt Peters, editor of Internet Retailer. "Consumers definitely are turning to the web for a variety of activities-to shop before they buy, for instance, at La-Z-Boy as well as to complete purchases that they might have placed by phone or in person before at Lillian Vernon or J.C. Penney."


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