Here Are the 100 Most Innovative E-Retailers from Internet Retailer

An annual compilation of the retailers around the world breaking new ground online

Dec 08, 2015, 08:30 ET from Internet Retailer

CHICAGO, Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Published as a special issue every December, the Internet Retailer "Hot 100" rings in a new year of enthusiasm for e-commerce by profiling the world's 100 most innovative e-retailers as determined by Internet Retailer's editors and top industry sources. The two-pronged goals for the annual issue are to celebrate the ongoing evolution of e-commerce and inspire online retailers worldwide to better serve consumers via the web and mobile technology.

The Hot 100 e-retailers, half of whom also appear in the Internet Retailer 2015 Top 500 Guide®, which ranks North America's 500 largest e-retailers by annual web sales and other key financial, operational, and website performance metrics, are extensively profiled. The profiles are broken down by eight categories based on what makes the retailer innovative, ranging from its business model to creative social media marketing. Furthermore, each profile explains what makes the e-retailer hot, such as alluring website design, providing useful and compelling online content, generating enviable mobile commerce sales or deploying outstanding omnichannel initiatives—all valuable lessons that other web and multichannel merchants can emulate. Profiles also include key data on each retailer, such as its online sales and website traffic as well as performance metrics such as site response time. Additionally, the Hot 100 lists solutions providers across 30 different categories—vital behind-the-scenes players that have helped boost their e-retail clients into such an elite ranking.

"We found what was really exciting the industry, and us editorially, were the many new online-dependent business models emerging that use technology and data to better serve consumers' needs," says Allison Enright, editor, Internet Retailer. "E-retailers are thinking differently today about how to serve consumers' needs, and we think the Hot 100 should do the same for readers," she says.

The Hot 100 issue of Internet Retailer is available in an 88-page, full-color print or digital edition. Internet Retailer subscribers receive a complimentary copy.

For editorial information, contact: Allison Enright, editor, Internet Retailer, at 312.572.6252 or

For media inquiries, contact: Anna Applegate, corporate marketing communications, Internet Retailer, at 312.572.6264 or


The flagship brand of Chicago-based e-commerce publisher Vertical Web Media, Internet Retailer® provides comprehensive e-commerce business intelligence through print and digital channels, including a monthly magazine, several research guides, web sites, online databases, webinars and e-mail newsletters. Internet Retailer, launched in March 1999, is the largest e-retailing monthly magazine with 44,500 subscribers. is the most-visited informational web site in e-commerce featuring daily industry news and market analysis. The site attracts more than 205,000 unique monthly visitors and is also available in Mandarin for the Chinese e-commerce market at IRNewsLink, a daily e-commerce newsletter, is sent to more than 44,000 subscribers.

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