SOURCE: MarketLive


April 14, 2011 14:50 ET

MarketLive® Announces Third-Annual MarketLive Merchant Award Winners

Companies Representing Best-of-the-Best in eCommerce Honored at MarketLive Summit 2011 Conference

SONOMA, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 14, 2011) - MarketLiveSummit 2011 Conference -- MarketLive, Inc., the leader in eCommerce software and solutions, today announced the winners of the Third-Annual MarketLive Merchant Awards at the MarketLive Summit 2011 Conference. The MarketLive Merchant Awards recognize the best performing companies in three essential categories -- Intelligent Selling® Excellence, MarketLive Performance Index™ Top Performers as measured by Omniture®, and the Ken Burke Award of Excellence.

"Even as all of our merchants excelled in 2010 with total year-over-year revenues up 18%, several customers stood out for their innovative approaches and best practice implementation that resulted in extremely strong performances," said Ken Burke, Chairman and Founder of MarketLive. "Once again, these merchants have set the standard for other online merchants to emulate."

The MarketLive Merchant Awards highlight merchants and eCommerce sites that deliver the best selling environments, achieve the highest performance according to the MarketLive Performance Index, and demonstrate best Intelligent Selling acumen overall.

Intelligent Selling Awards
Five MarketLive merchants were recognized for best execution of MarketLive Intelligent Selling best practices. These merchants' eCommerce sites present the best shopping environments -- whether they're innovating with the use of next-generation features or improving the customer experience with rich and interactive content. The winners are:

MarketLive Performance Index Awards
This award honors merchants that consistently top the MarketLive Performance Index metrics. These companies drive the averages higher and lead the way with exceptional implementation of best practices that are proven to boost sales. In 2010, these retailers achieved the highest average conversion and customer engagement (visit-to-cart) rates -- metrics that track the overall site and its merchandising.

The Ken Burke Award of Excellence
Judged by Ken Burke, MarketLive Founder and author of Intelligent Selling: The Art & Science of Selling Online, the winner of this award demonstrates exceptional capabilities and performance across all of the Intelligent Selling areas. The winner of the Ken Burke Award of Excellence this year is Party City (

"Congratulations to all of the MarketLive Merchant Award winners," said Mark Pierce, Chief Executive Officer for MarketLive. "Our customers can feel good about expanding the scope of what is possible in eCommerce. We look forward to working with all our customers to apply the successful approaches of our award winners to achieve even stronger results in the coming year."

All MarketLive merchants are eligible to receive MarketLive Merchant Awards. A MarketLive panel consisting of representatives from across the company selected the winners. For more information about the Third-Annual MarketLive Merchant Awards, please contact the MarketLive Internet Strategy Group at

About MarketLive
MarketLive, Inc. provides eCommerce technology and services that help retailers maximize acquisition, conversion and retention. The MarketLive® eCommerce Suite and MarketLive's best practices-based Intelligent Selling® methodology enhance shopping experiences and drive results online, socially, on mobile and in-store. MarketLive powers successful retail eCommerce sites, including Country Curtains, Ulla Popken, Learning Resources, Sports Chalet, Gaiam, Helzberg, Party City, Armani/Exchange, and many others.

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