Tables & Charts Inside the Top 500 Analysis Report

Overview

The 2017 edition of the Internet Retailer Top 500 Analysis Report is a comprehensive 101-page analysis of the key trends shaping the North American e-commerce market, benchmark data on how retailers in the various product categories are doing online, as well as a hard look at the business strategies of merchants that are winning—and losing—the battle with Amazon.

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Data Tables & Charts Included

There are over 150 data tables, charts and graphic elements in the 2017 Top 500 Analysis Report. Below is a listing of the major tables, charts or graphic elements inside the report.

  • Who’s Up, Who’s Down: Top 500 Retailers Showing the Biggest Sales Increase/Decrease
  • Top 500 Merchants with the Highest Online Compound Annual Growth Rate Over Five Years
  • Top 500 E-Retailers by Merchant Type: Top 10 retailers in each merchant type (Catalog/Call Center, Consumer Brand Manufacturer, Retail Chain, Web Only)
  • Fastest-Growing E-Retailers by Merchant Type: 10 fastest-growing retailers in each merchant type (Catalog/Call Center, Consumer Brand Manufacturer, Retail Chain, Web Only)
  • Top 500 E-Retailers by Category: The top 5 online retailers ranked by primary merchandising category
  • Fastest Growing E-Retailers by Category: The top 5 fastest-growing e-retailers ranked by primary merchandising category
  • Top 500 Retailers and their Performance Scores: Each Top 500 merchant has an Internet Retailer Performance Score, a proprietary scoring system that measures merchants’ success in online retail in comparison to their peers, and to the overall e-commerce market.
  • Top Performers by Category: The top 5 Performance Scores in each primary merchandising category
  • Web vs. Store Sales: How Annual Web Sales Fare vs. Comparable-Store Sales
  • What Prime members buy: The top product categories purchased by Amazon Prime members
  • Online Shopping Trends: Where consumers begin their online shopping
  • Collective web sales and growth of the Top 500 e-retailers, by category
  • Top 500 Retail Chains: Annual web sales growth vs. total retail sales growth, 2003-2016
  • Home Depot’s e-commerce growth story
  • Shipping Data: Number of retail chains shipping online orders from stores
  • Top 500 Acquisitions: E-retailers who fell off the ranks due to acquisition
  • Category Benchmarks: 2016 Online & Total Sales by Category
    • Apparel/Accessories
    • Automotive Parts/Accessories
    • Books/Music/Video
    • Computers/Electronics
    • Flowers/Gifts
    • Food/Drug
    • Hardware/Home Improvement
    • Health/Beauty
    • Housewares/Home Furnishings
    • Jewelry
    • Mass Merchant
    • Office Supplies
    • Specialty
    • Sporting Goods
    • Toys/Hobbies
  • Consumer Survey
    • Approximately how often do you purchase a retail product online?
    • How often do you research items online before buying them in stores?
    • Do you use your smartphone more or less than you did a year ago?
    • Annual Income levels Prime vs. non-Prime households
    • How many retail apps do you have installed on your smartphone?
    • Ordered online, picked up in store during past year
    • How often respondents research items online before buying in a store
    • Top 10 shopping apps
    • Have you ever placed an online order with a retailer not located in the United States?
    • Consumer responses to reports about theft of personal data
    • Which is more important: fast shipping or free shipping?
    • Acceptable Wait Times for Online Orders
    • Top 10 Types of Products Consumers Prefer Purchasing Online
    • Top 10 Types of Products Consumers Prefer Purchasing in Stores
    • The last time you placed an online order with a retailer for the first time, how did you find that retailer?
  • Survey: Tech Spending
    • Will your spending on e-commerce technology and services increase, decrease or remain the same over the next year?
    • What are your main reasons for spending more on e-commerce technology?
    • If you will increase technology spending, what kind of increase do you anticipate?
    • What are your top e-commerce technology budget priorities?

 

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