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UK’s top 500 ecommerce revealed

Which online and multichannel retailers are leading the way in the United Kingdom? Every year, Internet Retailing publishes the UK Top500, which features the best-performing online shops in the UK.

It’s the sixth year that Internet Retailing publishes the RetailX Top500. The list focuses on both retail brands and consumer brands selling directly to the public. It’s no traditional ranking with a top 500 arranged by online sales. It’s based more on a different set of metrics, like revenues, store networks, web traffic, merchandising, brand engagement and more.

This performance-based index has ranked the top 500 ecommerce companies in statistically similar groups, with the so-called Elite retailers having performed at an “exceptional level” across all dimensions. This year, they are Amazon, Argos, Dunelm, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and Next. Of these six players, Amazon is the only one that has been ranked Elite in all six of the reports published to date.

Retailers in the UK that have performed at an “exceptional level”:

Amazon
Argos
Dunelm
John Lewis
Marks & Spencer
Next

 According to RetailX, these are the Leading retailers:

Asos
B&Q
Blacks
Boots
Dorothy Perkins
Evans Cycles
H&M
Holland & Barrett
JD Sports
New Look
River Island
Sainsbury’s
Schuh
Screwfix
Space.Nk
Tesco
Toolstation
Wickes
Wilko

40% of top 500 sell clothing and fashion accessories

The report has analyzed all 500 retailers and found out that about 40 percent of them sell clothing and fashion accessories. Homeware is sold by 20 percent, while jewelry is sold by 80 retailers from this list.

7 out of 500 top retailers operate marketplaces

The study also finds that 62 percent of the top 500 retailers sell mostly third-party label products, while over 36 percent sell mostly own-label products. The remaining 7 players operate online marketplaces.

Salesforce and Magento most popular software

Salesforce Commerce Cloud and Magento Enterprise are the most popular ecommerce platforms used by the top 500. They are used by respectively 16 and 14.6 percent of the leading online retailers in the United Kingdom. Other popular ecommerce platforms are Amplience (9.4 percent), Hybris (9.4 percent), IBM Websphere Commerce (9.2 percent), Oracle Commerce (6.2 percent) and Magento (6 percent).

The UK top 500

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