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Newsweek compiles list of best online shops

Newsweek teamed up with Statista to compile its inaugural list of the best online shops. Photo: Courtesy of Newsweek

NEW YORK – Several well-known home furnishings retailers have made it on to Newsweek magazine’s inaugural list of the best online shops.

According to Newsweek research, there are more than 2 million online retailers where Americans spent $791.7 billion last year alone. The publication teamed up with research firm Statista to compile its inaugural list of America’s Best Trending Online Shops. Newsweek and Statista ranked the e-commerce sites by revenue growth, traffic growth and ease of use of the site. They then offered the best 1,000 sites in several categories including home living.

In order to progress to the evaluation, the sites had to meet the following criteria:
1. At least 1,000,000 annual website visits in the U.S.
2. Growth in both traffic and revenue
3. More than half of sales coming from the U.S.

The sites were further broken down into extremely high growth rates, very high growth rates and high growth rates.

The home furnishings e-commerce sites that made it onto the list in the “extremely high growth rate” category include AFAStores.com, American Furniture Warehouse (AFW.com), Apt2B, Article, Badcock Furniture, Birch Lane, Chairish, Coleman Furniture, Fully, Gardner-White, Mattress Firm, Mor Furniture, Rove Concepts, Sauder, The Room Place and Value City Furniture.

“This is fantastic recognition and exposure for the site,” said Barb Scherer, Badcock Furniture’s vice president of marketing. “And it is a testament to the company’s commitment to and dedication by the e-commerce team to work tirelessly to make the website an incredible success.”

The sites that Newsweek recognized in the “very high” category include Aarons, American Signature Furniture, Arhaus, Ashley Furniture, Cariloha, CB2, Crate & Barrel, La-Z-Boy, Living Spaces, Bob’s Discount Furniture (mybobs.com), Nebraska Furniture Mart (NFM.com), Perigold, RC Willey, Serena and Lily, Slumberland, Ward’s and Wayfair.

Newsweek said its goal in making the list is to help consumers to more easily find the best shops online.

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