November 26, 2008 12:41 ET

Ready for the Holidays, Newegg Earns Highest Online Customer Rankings

Popular e-Retailer Solidifies Its Reputation as the Ultimate Destination for Tech Products as It Kicks Off the Holiday Season

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA--(Marketwire - November 26, 2008) -, the second-largest online-only retailer in the U.S., enters the holiday shopping season with confidence backed by extensive deals and promotions and top customer rankings. In its December 2008 issue, Consumer Reports, a major independent research organization, ranked Newegg as the best place to buy computers online. In a separate survey, Keynote Competitive Research gave the highest score in Site Reliability, while Nielsen Online confirmed Newegg's longstanding position among the top 10 computers and consumer electronics retailers in the U.S., in year-over-year growth of unique visitors. has consistently grown in popularity among consumers nationwide due to an extensive product selection, competitive pricing, award-winning customer service and lightning-fast shipping. With its high rankings by Consumer Reports, Keynote and Nielsen, Newegg has solidified its position as the top web destination for the tech enthusiast and expects to see even more shoppers this holiday season.

Consumer Reports rankings are based on responses from more than 50,000 subscribers, covering new desktop and laptop computers purchased between January 2007 and June 2008. Responses are based on selection, price, service, return policies and restocking fees. Also in the report, tied for third place with Amazon, Costco and BuyDig in the consumer electronics section. "We launched our Consumer Electronics division just over a year ago," Vice President of Product Management, Michael Amkreutz explains. "Ranking alongside sites like Amazon and Costco in such a short time tells us that our commitment to quality and service resonates with the everyday buyer."'s recognition for best site reliability is based on Keynote's Competitive Research survey, which measures a site's ability to service its customers without error, and provide highly responsive and consistent page downloads. For over a decade, Keynote Systems, Inc. has been the Internet's performance authority, using the world's largest Internet test and measurement network to deliver insights on the end-user's experience.

Delighted with the site's performance,'s Vice President of Merchandising, Bernard Luthi emphasizes the importance of maintaining the same level of excellence: "Over the years, we have invested heavily in providing customers the best service possible, and we are thrilled to receive these rankings. They validate our efforts to provide the very best online shopping experience possible. Our goal now is to maintain this same level of excellence, while continuing to innovate and improve the way we serve customers."

This holiday season Newegg has prepared attractive promotions and a wide array of deals, gift combos, and free shipping offers. With a great selection of close to 40,000 unique items, lightning fast shipping, and exceptional customer service, Newegg customers are poised for another brilliant holiday shopping season.

About Newegg is the second-largest online-only retailer in the United States. Founded in 2001, Newegg has more than 10 million registered users and regularly earns industry-leading customer service ratings. At its award-winning web site,, customers can shop for a comprehensive selection of the latest high-tech products, view detailed product descriptions, pictures, how-to information and customer reviews, and interact with members of the technology enthusiast community. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Newegg Inc. and is headquartered in the City of Industry, California.

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