Internet Retailer magazine today announced its Top 50 Best of the Web online retailing web sites. These sites represent the best in what retailers can do online, says Kurt T. Peters, editor of Internet Retailer.

Internet Retailer magazine today announced its Top 50 Best of the Web online retailing web sites. These sites represent the best in what retailers can do online, says Kurt T. Peters, editor of Internet Retailer. The Top 50 recognizes retailers who take an innovative approach to the web, whether it be in selling on the web or in using the web to help implement a multi-channel strategy.

They range in size from Amazon.com, which year after year has continued to execute a brilliant online strategy while growing rapidly, to AuntiesBeads.com, with sales of about $5 million a year but which is using its web site as a means to pinpoint where it wants to open stores. In addition, AuntiesBeads.com was recognized in a recent e-mail survey as one of only a few online retailers who complied with all aspects of the CAN-Spam legislation and engaged in other e-mail marketing practices, proving once again that a retailer doesn’t have to be big to excel.

The Top 50 winners this year are:

Specialty/Apparel & Accessories
eBags
Eddie Bauer
Lands` End
LL Bean
Neiman Marcus
Saks
Zappos.com

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Specialty/Non-apparel
AdvanceAutoParts
AuntiesBeads.com
Drs. Foster and Smith
Lego
Lillian Vernon
Northern Tool
Office Depot
REI
Ritz Camera
Rockler
Sharper Image
Telescopes.com
Tool King
Vermont Teddy Bear

Computers/Electronics,CDs/DVDs
Best Buy
Blockbuster
Circuit City
Crutchfield
Dell
FirstStreetonline.com
Napster
Netflix

Food & Drug
Drugstore.com
FreshDirect
Peapod
Schwans
SimonDelivers.com

Flowers/Gifts/Jewelry
1-800-Flowers
Bluenile.com
GiftCollector.com
Proflowers.com

Housewares/Home Furnishings
Bombay
Crate and Barrel/CB2
PBKids
Williams Sonoma

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Mass Merchants
Amazon
eBay
Macy’s
Nordstrom.com
Overstock.com
Sears.com
ShopNBC
SmartBargains.com