Custom Ink Recognized as One of America's Largest Online Retailers
CustomInk.com Ranks No. 209 in the 2007 Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide with 2006 Online Sales of $35 million
Mclean, VA - May 21, 2007 - Internet Retailer today announced its 2007 ranking of America's Top 500 Retail Web Sites based on 2006 online sales. Mclean, VA based custom t-shirt company Custom Ink debuts at No. 209 on the list, with 2006 online sales of $35 million. The company also ranks No. 23 in the Specialty/Non-Apparel category. "I'm glad we're on the list and hope we keep progressing," said Custom Ink CEO Marc Katz. "I think we've made it this far because we innovate in building our online presence and, most importantly, we're committed to coming through for customers."
Now in its seventh year of business, Custom Ink continues to increase its online presence and customer base. Internet Retailer reports a 2006 growth rate of 48.94% with an estimated 403,000 monthly visitors (304,000 of which are unique) and 12% conversion rate. Search engine shoppers comprised 48% of the company's 2006 business, while repeat customers and referrals accounted for the remainder of sales.
Custom Ink also expanded its product offering significantly in 2006. The company grew its product catalog to 1,000 customizable items ranging from t-shirts and hats to promotional products and office supplies. While screen printed t-shirts continue to be the company's primary commodity, Custom Ink also offers custom embroidery on polo shirts, hats, bags, and more.
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 16 key categories.
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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.
Custom Ink's innovative online service allows visitors to design their own professionally screen printed t-shirts, embroidered caps, or any of over 200 other products using a simple web browser. The company serves a variety of customers, ranging from businesses and organizations to college students and individuals in need of custom products for parties, reunions, and other special events. To ensure quality and customer satisfaction, Custom Ink has a team of professional artists review every order and create an electronic proof to send to the customer for approval before the physical production process begins. Additionally, for those who need a little extra help or have a question to ask, friendly, free assistance is always just a phone call away, seven days a week. To learn more visit www.CustomInk.com or call 800-293-4232.
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