Annual IR Hot 100 Issue

The World’s 100 Best Retail Web Sites

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.

  • 96-page magazine issue in print or digital format
  • Most diverse list to date
  • Features separate Mobile 10 listing
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Available in the following formats:
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  • Digital Version
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Illuminating E-Commerce Innovation, Passing the Torch of Inspiration

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

Excellence is a tradition at Internet Retailer. With our eagerly anticipated “Hot 100” issue of Internet Retailer magazine released each December, we compile what our editors deem to be the world’s best retail web sites of the year. We shine a spotlight on the web retailers that have made the greatest strides in engaging their customers with memorable e-commerce experiences in the past year—ones from whom other retailers can learn a great deal. All in all, it’s our annual celebration of e-commerce innovation, a tribute to the web retailers that have successfully championed new ideas to better meet the needs of their customers and move the industry forward.

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What you get

  • 96-page print or digital format issue
  • 100 retailers profiled in 9 merchandising categories
  • Mobile 10 profiles 10 retail pioneers in mobile commerce
  • 2014 company highlights and website performance statistics
  • 28 different categories of vendors
  • Listing of 2014 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 2015 class of honorees.

E-commerce is an industry that's constantly innovating, and our eagerly anticipated Hot 100 issue lists our Internet Retailer editors' choices of the world's best retail web sites. Additionally, this issue profiles the Mobile 10: 10 retailer mobile commerce sites or mobile apps that have, in the past year, stood out from their competitors in significant ways.

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Meet the leaders of their respective pack

Here are the 100 e-retailers plus 10 mobile commerce companies whose websites are the ones our editors chose as the Best of the Web for 2015. They are listed in alphabetical order. + apps + apps + apps + apps + apps + apps + apps

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