Top 10 E-Commerce Retailers Revealed

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Top 10 E-Commerce Retailers Revealed

By Tim Denman - 07/11/2016
While e-commerce pure plays helped define online shopping, traditional retailers are fine tuning their digital strategy and regaining market share. And thanks to an influx of user friendly technology and lightning quick fulfilment options retail­ers’ digital sales are soaring.

In fact, sales for Q1 2016 increased 3.7% over Q4 2015 numbers, and 15.2% year-over-year, according to Department of Commerce statistics.

Prompted by these impressive numbers RIS News and our research partner wRatings decided to dig deeper into the performance of the top e-commerce retailers, ranking them across seven key metrics. The financial results are in line with industry performance standards — 34 segment leaders were examined, and all but four enjoyed year-over-year web sales increases, with the average bump a staggering 19.5%. The report also takes into account site performance, employee satisfaction, social authenticity and more.

While the entire report can be downloaded for free here, a quick preview of the 9th and 10th place finishers is below.
 
#9 Best Buy
 
Best Buy’s online sales growth of 13.3% year-over-year ranks in the bottom third among those retailers examined in the report. Although its year-over-year sales haven’t increased at the rate of some of the other retailers on this list, it has certainly increased at an accel­erated rate as of late. To help facilitate this growth, Best Buy has invested aggressively over the past three years in the on­line experience to improve its e-commerce site’s search, product information, research tools, checkout tools, mobile experience and fulfillment options.

#10 Home Depot
 
The retailer is not content with its massive physi­cal footprint, and is dedicated to growing its online channel, which ac­counts for nearly $5 billion in revenue yearly. In Q1 2016 online sales increased by 21.5%, thanks in no small part to the retailer’s focus on quick and easy fulfillment methods. Forty percent of the retailer’s digital shoppers opt to pick up their online orders in-store. In addition to its highly successful buy online pick up in store initiative, Home Depot is in the midst of a chain-wide rollout out of buy online, deliver from store capabilities, which it plans to have fully deployed by year’s end.