Purchasing Power® was recently ranked #103 in the Internet Retailer 2017 Mobile 500, up from #156 in 2016. Internet Retailer's 2017 Mobile 500 is an annual ranking profile of the world’s 500 largest mobile commerce competitors by annual mobile sales and other key metrics.
We are proud to earn this ranking, but for us, it’s not about winning awards and receiving high rankings. We are committed to delivering a superior customer experience for your employees/ members. However, when we succeed at that, it often can result in awards such as these. Last year, we concentrated on refining usability by optimizing our responsive site as well as enhancing our mobile app with many self-service features. With enriched features such as account information, document upload and easy navigation of our product catalog, customers now can explore our platform at their leisure and have all the information they need at their fingertips to make well-informed purchasing decisions.
Since we pride ourselves on knowing our customer, we realize that mobile commerce is favored by many of them—in fact, mobile traffic now represents 48 percent of Purchasing Power’s transactions.
Purchasing Power’s mobile sales in 2016 is projected to grow by 40%. Among the 383 U.S. retailers named in the Mobile 500 report, Purchasing Power ranked #55, ahead of such brand name companies as American Eagle (#56), J. Crew (#58), Dick’s Sporting Goods (#61) and Under Armour (#64). Retailers listed immediately ahead of Purchasing Power include Neiman Marcus (#54), Talbots (#53) and Crate & Barrel (#52). Among “Specialty” retailers, Purchasing Power ranked #3 ahead of Disney Store USA (#4) and Shutterfly (#5) and behind German retailer Zooplus AG (#1) and APMEX, Inc. (#2).