The just-published report, "E-Retail Quarterly Financial Spotlight," shows that the 30 publicly traded web-only merchants tracked in the report grew 18%, collectively, in Q4 2016 and 22% for the full year.

A new report by Internet Retailer shows that the top publicly traded retailers are driving a lot of the growth in online retail.

The merchants tracked in Internet Retailer’s exclusive quarterly financial report are 30 publicly held companies that break out e-commerce sales on a quarterly basis. Amazon accounted for more than three-quarters of the e-commerce growth among the 30 retailers in the report in the fourth quarter. Factoring out Amazon’s web sales, the remaining 29 merchants grew six percentage points slower.

But Amazon is not the only merchant growing well online, as 12 of the 30 retailers increased web sales by double digits in Q4. The “E-Retail Quarterly Financial Spotlight” delves into what publicly traded retailers are doing to boost e-commerce sales—and where they’re falling short. The report analyzes the latest financial results of some of the largest e-commerce merchants, and includes detail on revenue, net income and mobile commerce penetration. The analysis breaks down retailers by merchant type, such as retail chains and web-only retailers.


The 13-page downloadable PDF report, “E-Retail Quarterly Financial Spotlight,” includes:

  • Analysis of financial earnings results of 39 e-commerce companies.
  • Revenue analysis of the industry’s nine largest public e-commerce tech companies.
  • Individual and collective web sales in each quarter of 30 top online retailers.
  • In-depth review of online retailers’ performance by merchant type.
  • Analysis of who’s winning in mobile commerce.