ATLANTA, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Crown & Caliber, the exclusively online marketplace to buy and sell luxury pre-owned timepieces, today announced it has been named to Internet Retailer's 2017 Hot 100 List of the most innovative e-retailers. The three-year-old brand joins the ranks of legendary leaders Amazon, eBay, Nike, Nordstrom, and others in the e-commerce arena. This distinction caps a record-breaking six months for Crown & Caliber, which includes audience growth over 30%, a 56% increase in customer site sessions, doubled sales, and capital investments.
For the past 18 years, the editors of Internet Retailer have annually evaluated and compiled a list of the e-commerce websites that push the boundaries of e-retailing. The magazine's 15 editors and researchers each nominate 20 websites for Hot 100 List consideration. Those 300 nominations are culled down to the final Internet Retailer Hot 100, which highlights brands that have distinguished themselves as market leaders in e-commerce because they are innovative and engaging, and serve their customers exceptionally well.
"Crown & Caliber is the kind of e-retailer we are excited to include in the Hot 100 because it is using the internet to transform an industry," said Allison Enright, Editor of Internet Retailer magazine. "In Crown & Caliber's case, it's the resale of high-end watches. Through the web it can source watches globally, and match those watches with buyers who are just as far-flung. Without that reach, sellers and buyers wouldn't have the ability to shop around as easily. Crown & Caliber spotted the opportunity to use the web to be a new kind of watch broker, and took it."
Crown & Caliber ensures its reputation as the most trusted and innovative online marketplace for buyers and sellers of luxury pre-owned watches through dynamic and forward-thinking service. The company's one-of-a-kind authentication and refurbishment efforts ensure maximum value for both buyers and sellers; and their proprietary data-backed pricing methodology ensures 100% pricing confidence for all customers.
"It is an honor to be recognized by Internet Retailer for our business model and commitment to innovation and service," said Hamilton Powell, founder and CEO, Crown & Caliber. "Our success is the result of creating an outstanding, trusted online shopping environment commensurate with the expectations of a luxury shopper. Our team of watchmakers, valuation data-scientists, premium sales leaders, and e-commerce/technology thought-leaders will continue to revolutionize the industry and deliver the ultimate experience to our customers."
About Crown & Caliber
Crown & Caliber was founded in 2013 as an exclusively online marketplace for pre-owned luxury watches, including Rolex, Omega, Breitling, Panerai, Patek Philippe, Tag Heuer, and dozens of others. The company is dedicated to its reputation as the most trusted e-retailer of pre-owned luxury timepieces – taking the fear and skepticism out the watch buying & selling process. The 40-person team, based in Atlanta, is passionate about watches and the stories they tell about people, culture, and craftsmanship and technology. Crown & Caliber offers the ultimate in customer service and industry expertise. For more information, visit: http://www.CrownAndCaliber.com or call (888) 715-9118.
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