(PRWEB) June 10, 2005
The top 100 retail sites, as measured by Web-only sales in 2004, were compiled as part of the new Top 400 Guide to retailing Web sites by Internet Retailer magazine (http://www.internetretailer.com).
Despite several major changes over 2003s top 100 ranking — many newcomers to the list and significant movement by start-ups and venerable retailers, alike previous and new Endeca-powered sites dominated the list for the second consecutive year.
This trend by the top U.S. retail organisations is being mirrored in the UK and European retail markets. High profile organisations such as Tesco, Bol.com, Comet, Littlewoods, Lastminute.com, and Wehkamp, amongst others, are using Endeca InFront to power their online search and navigation facilities.
First unveiled in late 2001, the Endeca InFront e-commerce search, navigation and merchandising solution has experienced incredibly rapid adoption by the worlds most successful and innovative online and multi-channel retailers.
More than a simple search engine, the software gives retailers a robust and easily managed solution to create a customized and compelling shopping experience one that consistently delivers increased browser-to-buyer conversion rates and higher average order value.
The Endeca InFront solution is now used by nearly 100 online and multi-channel retail leaders like 1-800-Flowers.com, Barnes & Noble, Bol.com (the Netherlands), Crate & Barrel, Circuit City, CompUSA, Eddie Bauer, Kmart (Sears Holding Corp.), Hallmark, The Home Depot, Overstock.com, Patagonia, Tesco, Walmart.com and Wehkamp (the Netherlands).