2016 Edition

The World's 100 Most Innovative Web Sites

Annual Internet Retailer Special Edition Issue

Every year we rank the Hot 100 e-retailing web sites, recognizing innovation in online retailing. The aim is to highlight retailers who move the online retailing business to a new level of service, features, functions and online experience.

  • 88-page magazine issue available in print or digital format
  • Celebrating the 100 most innovative e-retailers as voted by our editors and top industry sources
  • 100 e-retail profiles with web sales, data metrics and e-commerce solutions providers used
2016 Hot 100 Devices
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Give the Gift of E-Retailing Inspiration: 2016 Hot 100 Special Issue

Internet Retailer editors choose the stand-out retail web sites that make the Hot 100.

Hot off the presses, the 2016 “Hot 100” issue of Internet Retailer rings in a new year of e-commerce innovation by celebrating the 100 most innovative e-retailers as voted  by our editors and top industry sources. It’s an 88-page gallery of inspiration sure to get you thinking about which novel web design elements, social marketing savvy, cross-channel conquests or other best practices and performance benchmarks employed by the Hot 100 e-retailers you could emulate to take your business to the next level in 2016.

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What you get

  • 88-page print or digital format issue
  • 100 retailers profiled in 9 merchandising categories
  • 10 retail pioneers in mobile commerce
  • 2015 company highlights and website performance statistics
  • 30 different categories of vendors
  • Listing of web-based and mobile sales

There is an immense amount of innovation going on in e-commerce, and the e-retailers on the Hot 100 represent many of the best of the new ideas that emerged in the past year. We encourage you to visit the sites to explore them yourself.

-– Allison Enright, Editor, Internet Retailer magazine


Welcome to the 2016 class of honorees.

E-commerce is constantly innovating, and our eagerly anticipated Hot 100 issue lists our Internet Retailer editors' choices of the world's best retail web sites. Discover 100 profiles—chock-full of key data from sales and monthly web traffic figures to performance metrics, vendors used and much more—plus a listing of the hottest solutions providers across 30 different categories.

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Meet the leaders of their respective pack

Here are the 100 e-retailers whose websites are the ones our editors chose as the Best of the Web for 2016. They are listed in alphabetical order.

adidas Group AG
Ahold USA
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
AMain Performance Hobbies
Amazon.com Inc.
Ambatana Holdings BV
Apple Inc.
Barneys New York
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
BirchBox Inc.
Blue Apron Inc.
Boll & Branch LLC
Build.com Inc.
Burberry Group Plc
C & A
Charlotte Russe Inc.
Crocs Retail LLC
Dalian Wanda Group
David's Bridal
Di Bruno Bros.
Dick's Sporting Goods Inc.
Discount Ramps
Ditto Technologies Inc.
Enjoy Technology Inc.
Etsy Inc.
Express Inc.

Firebox.com Ltd.
Framebridge Inc.
GameStop Corp.
Gome Electrical Appliances Holding Ltd.
Groupon Inc.
Grove LLC
Haier Group
HF Global Inc.
IF Bags
Jarden Corp.
JD.com Inc.
Jet.com Inc.
Lands' End
Lululemon Athletica Inc.
Lush Retail Ltd.
Luxottica Group S.p.A
Macys Inc.
Magazine Luiza
Mall for Africa
Medelita LLC
Michael Kors Holdings Ltd.
Mountain Equipment Co-operative
MyTheresa.com GmbH
Nebraska Furniture Mart
New York & Co.
Nike Inc.

Nordstrom Inc.
Oxylane Group
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Primary Kids Inc.
Punto Fa S.L.
Red Dress Boutique
Saatva Inc.
Shinola/Detroit LLC
Signature Hardware
Spiraledge Inc.
Starbucks Corp.
Stitch Fix Inc.
Stronger Rx Worldwide Corp.
Target Corp.
The Frye Co.
The Home Depot Inc.
The Men's Wearhouse
The Nail SuperStore
The Neiman Marcus Group Inc.
The TJX Companies Inc.
Tire Rack
Toys R Us Inc.
Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc.
Uniqlo Co. Ltd.
W&P Design LLC
W.W. Grainger Inc.
Walgreen Co.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Wayfair LLC
Xiaomi Inc.