Thursday sees the release of the 2016 InternetRetailing UK Top500 (IRUK Top500), which will feature details on which retailers’ delivery, fulfillment and multichannel capabilities are keeping them to the fore.
Some of the big names likely to be highlighted will be Amazon, Argos, Boots, House of Fraser, John Lewis, Mothercare and Screwfix.
Sponsored by PFSweb, the in-depth study rigorously designed metrics to determine expertise in areas including mobile and cross-channel capabilities, logistics and strategic planning, and also considers turnover.
The report has established some insight of the dimension and true workings of the retail industry:
- The size and turnover of the UK’s 500 leading retailers varies between £500,000 and £43bn, of which ecommerce spans between £500,000 to £5.3bn (13%)
- The number of largest 100 UK retailers offering Sunday and nominated-time delivery has doubled in the past year
- 23% of Top500 retailers have a transactional app, and 20% have native apps
- Half of the largest 50 retailers are selling their most popular products at a lower price than Amazon
InternetRetailing’s editor-in-chief Ian Jindal, said: “The IRUK Top500 2016 launches and introduces ongoing Indices that show in detail how retailers succeed in cutting-edge techniques from dynamic pricing to increasing search reach, in partnership with Knowledge Partners including Wiser and OneHydra. We look forward to sharing that constantly updated research throughout the industry over the coming year.”
The IRUK Top500 report will be followed through the year with a series of Dimension Reports that look in-depth at the individual areas covered in the Top500. The first IRUK Top500 2016 Dimension Report, on Brand Engagement, will appear with the March issue of InternetRetailing magazine and online at www.internetretailing.net.
We’ll be taking a closer look at the delivery and fulfilment elements of the IRUK Top500 later this week.