Moving Up Fast: WorkingPerson.com Named “Top 500” Internet Retailer
Indiana retailer’s online sales grow 79%; climbs 61 places on Internet Retailer magazine’s annual ranking of the largest e-commerce web sites.
Specialty retailer WorkingPerson.com climbed 61 places on Internet Retailer’s definitive ranking of America’s 500 largest e-retailers. The Lakeville, Indiana based online store rose from number 449 in 2007 to 388 in the 2008 ranking. Internet Retailer’s definitive ranking and analysis of America’s 500 largest e-retailers is based on annual 2007 Internet sales, researched by Internet Retailer and confirmed by retailers. This report includes company financial, operational and performance data, as well as vendors in 18 key categories.
“WorkingPerson.com grew web sales by 79% in 2007 in the site’s fifth year of selling online,” says Kurt Peters, editor in chief, Internet Retailer. “Niche e-commerce sites can perform well in a challenging overall retail market and WorkingPerson.com is a good example of this trend.” Internet Retailer also ranked WorkingPerson.com among the top 50 web sites, specific to its specialty category.
“Credit for our success goes first to the entire Working Person’s team. They work very hard giving our customers fanatical service” says Eric Deniger, the company’s CEO. “Technology is an important part of any e-commerce business and our partners at AVID Commerce continue to execute a solid online marketing strategy on a strong technology platform that has helped to drive our growth. We are happy to receive this recognition because it validates the importance of both a great team and great technology.”
WorkingPerson.com is the online division of Working Person’s Store, a work focused apparel and footwear retailer based in Lakeville, Indiana.
About The Working Person’s Store
Since 1995, The Working Person’s Store has grown into a leading multi-channel resource for quality work apparel, footwear and safety-gear by leading brands such as Carhartt, Carolina, Dickies, Dr. Martens, Timberland PRO, Wolverine, Wrangler and over a hundred other great brands. WorkingPerson.com – Dedicated to the Working Person.
About Internet Retailer
Published by Chicago-based Vertical Web Media LLC, Internet Retailer is a monthly national business magazine, web site conference and directory that serve the retailing community. The Internet Retailer family of products focuses on the Internet’s vital role in a wide array of retailing activities, including web merchandising, supply chain management and multi-channel integration. Its 40,000+ subscribers are senior executives primarily from retail chains, independent stores, catalogs, virtual merchants and brand name manufacturers. Internet Retailer’s circulation represents the largest multi-channel readership base of any retailing magazine. The magazine also publishes the most widely read e-mail newsletter in retailing, IRNewsLink, which is distributed twice-weekly to 35,000 opt-in subscribers, operates the largest retailing information web site, InternetRetailer.com, sponsors the largest conference in the e-retailing industry and publishes an annual ranking of the 500 largest web sites.
About AVID Commerce
AVID Commerce is the developer of software and related technologies employed in the design, development, construction and operation of high performance, web properties including WorkingPerson.com, JLPowellUSA.com, ArtPassions.com, and Veada.com. AVIDcommerce.com – Strategy, Technology and Marketing driving e-business success.
- Contact Information
- Eric Deniger
- Chief Executive Officer
- The Working Person’s Store
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