IRVINE, Calif., March 27, 2007, – Ritz Interactive, Inc., the e-commerce network that includes RitzCamera.com, WolfCamera.com, BoatersWorld.com and other leading online-shopping sites has been ranked number 114 in Internet Retailer’s 2007 Top 500 and number 21 in Internet Retailer’s Computers / Electronics Category, based on 2006 web sales.
Internet Retailer's definitive ranking and analysis of America's 500 largest e-retailers is based on annual 2006 Internet sales, researched by Internet Retailer and confirmed by retailers. This report includes company financial, operational and performance data, as well as vendors in 14 key categories.
According to Ritz Interactive President and CEO Fred H. Lerner, it’s no accident the Ritz Interactive network consistently rates in the top 25% of online retailers. “From the very start, we have been committed to providing our customers with a world-class online shopping experience,” said Lerner. “That means consistently delivering on our promises – all the way through the selection, purchasing and fulfillment processes. Sure we benefit from our well-known, trusted brands, but it’s the ease of use, savings, and superior service that keeps customers coming back to our sites,” Lerner added.
Internet Retailer editor in chief, Kurt Peters added, “Ritz Interactive has done a great job of identifying niche markets then using the Internet to develop a business that would be much more difficult to execute with an offline strategy,” says Kurt Peters, editor in chief of Internet Retailer.
Ritz Interactive, launched in April of 1999, has evolved into one of the Web’s most successful retailers, offering online shoppers an amazing array of products and accessories, plus the added benefits of no sales tax and free shipping on most photo and marine, boating and fishing items. In addition to its flagship Web properties www.RitzCamera.com, www.WolfCamera.com and www.BoatersWorld.com, the Ritz Interactive network includes such popular sites as CameraWorld.com (www.CameraWorld.com), PhotoAlley.com (www.PhotoAlley.com), eAngler.com (www.eAngler.com), OuterBanksOutfitters.com (www.OuterBanksOutfitters.com), and ShopAtShark.com (www.ShopAtShark.com).
Ritz Interactive is an award-winning, specialty online retailer and e-commerce service provider that operates a network of websites offering high quality, branded lifestyle products. Since its inception in Irvine, California in 1999, the company has become a leader in providing a full selection of photographic and consumer electronics products as well as a wide range of marine, boating and fishing products, at competitive prices for online shoppers. Ritz Interactive’s leading photo-specialty and consumer electronics e-commerce websites are RitzCamera.com and WolfCamera.com, while the company’s leading marine e-commerce website is BoatersWorld.com. Each of the individually branded and marketed websites offers a broad and deep selection of competitively priced products and brings an established brick-and-mortar reputation to the company’s e-commerce platform.
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