The list focuses on both retail and consumer brands selling directly to the public
Internet Retailing revealed the annual list of best-performing online shops in the UK, according to Ecommerce News.
The list is based more on revenues, store networks, web traffic, merchandising, brand engagement, rather than on traditional online sales.
The report shows there are so-called ‘Elite’ retailers having performed at an exceptional level. Amazon, Argos, Dunelm, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, and Next got that title this year. Among these companies, Amazon is the only one that has been ranked Elite in all 6 of the reports published to date.
The analysis reveals that 40% of retailers sell clothing and fashion accessories, whereas homeware is sold by 20%, whereas 80 retailers sell jewelry.
The study also finds that 62% of the top 500 retailers sell mostly third-party label products, while over 36% sell mostly own-label products. The remaining 7 players operate online marketplaces.