SOURCE: Ritz Interactive, Inc.

May 13, 2008 08:00 ET

Ritz Interactive Named to Internet Retailer's 2008 Top 500

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - May 13, 2008) - Ritz Interactive, Inc., the e-commerce network that includes,, and other leading online shopping sites has been ranked number 114 in Internet Retailer's 2008 Top 500 and number 17 in Internet Retailer's Computers / Electronics Category, based on 2007 web sales.

Internet Retailer's definitive ranking and analysis of America's 500 largest e-retailers is based on annual 2007 Internet sales, researched by Internet Retailer and confirmed by retailers. This report includes company financial, operational and performance data, as well as vendors in 18 key categories.

According to Ritz Interactive President and CEO Fred H. Lerner, it is no accident the Ritz Interactive network consistently rates in the top 25% of online retailers. "From the very start, we have been committed to providing our customers with a world-class online shopping experience," said Lerner. "That means consistently delivering on our promises -- all the way through the selection, purchasing and fulfillment processes. Sure we benefit from our well-known, trusted brands, but it's the ease of use, savings, and superior service that keeps customers coming back to our sites," Lerner added.

Internet Retailer editor in chief, Kurt Peters added, "Ritz Interactive has done a great job of identifying niche markets then using the Internet to develop a business that would be much more difficult to execute with an offline strategy."

Ritz Interactive, launched in April of 1999, has evolved into one of the Web's most successful retailers, offering online shoppers an amazing array of products and accessories, plus the added benefits of no sales tax and free shipping on most photo, consumer electronics, marine, boating and fishing items. In addition to its flagship Web properties (, ( and (, the Ritz Interactive network includes such popular sites as (, (, (, (, and (

About Ritz Interactive, Inc.

Ritz Interactive is an award-winning, specialty online retailer and e-commerce service provider that operates a network of websites offering high quality, branded lifestyle products. Since its inception in Irvine, California in 1999, the company has become a leader in providing a full selection of photographic and consumer electronics products as well as a wide range of marine, boating and fishing products, at competitive prices for online shoppers. Ritz Interactive's leading photo-specialty and consumer electronics e-commerce websites are and, while the company's leading marine e-commerce website is Each of the individually branded and marketed websites offers a broad and deep selection of competitively priced products and brings an established brick-and-mortar reputation to the company's e-commerce platform.

About Internet Retailer

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 42,000+ 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 four times weekly to 37,000 opt-in subscribers, operates the largest retailing information web site,, sponsors the largest conference in the e-retailing industry as well as the annual Web Design conference and publishes an annual ranking of the 500 largest web sites.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Andre Brysha
    Ritz Interactive, Inc.
    Tel: 949-442-0205
    Fax: 949-442-0210
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