2022 Next 1000 Report

North America’s Midsized Online Retailers Ranked 1,001-2,000
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Analysis of North America’s leading online retailers ranked 1,001-2,000. Includes over 100 charts, rankings by 2021 web sales, growth analyses by category and merchant type, and an overview of the successes and challenges in ecommerce. 

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2022 Next 1000 Report

Generally speaking, online retailers performed better in 2021 if they weren’t among the largest in their space. North America’s leading small- to medium-sized online retailers posted year-over-year web sales growth of 22.8% in 2021—higher than their 19.9% web sales growth in 2020. 

The Next 1000 retailers, ranked 1,001-2,000 by web sales, invested heavily in omnichannel this past year and reaped the benefits of expanding their customer service. 60.2% of Next 1000 retail chains offered buy online, pickup in stores (BOPIS) to entice shoppers and successfully compete with giants like Walmart and Target.  

But is this pattern of small business growth a sign of what’s to come for ecommerce? 

’s 2022 Next 1000 Report has the answers. Built upon a year-long analysis of ecommerce sales and performance data, this report delivers exclusive ecommerce rankings and need-to-know trends in marketplaces and customer acquisition and experience. 

View the table of contents for full details on what’s included in the report.  

Published August 2022 

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED 

Rankings, Benchmarks and Category Data  

Explore a full ranking of the Next 1000 online retailers by 2021 web sales and fundamental category data on leading merchants, fastest-growing retailers, highest long-term growth and largest web sales growth decline. 

Here’s a sample of the merchant category data:

 

100+ Data-Packed Charts  

Start visualizing the power of strategies and trends in North American ecommerce and share critical data with your colleagues and clients. 

 

Executive Overview & Growth Analysis 

Read through our major findings on sales growth, notable shifts in 2021 and major ecommerce topics, including:

  • Omnichannel offerings like BOPIS and curbside pickup 
  • Website features and functions of leading retailers 
  • Industry challenges, including inflation, supply chain disruptions, increased shipping costs and rising fuel prices
  • Trends in customer acquisition and experience, including site traffic, free shipping and returns and buy now, pay later 

 

WHY YOU SHOULD BUY IT 

’s analysis of the Next 1000 online retailers is used by online retailers, technology providers, financial firms and more across the globe to get an accurate and up-to-date view of ecommerce as it stands today—and what to expect moving forward.  

The status of North American ecommerce is an important gauge for the industry overall and we provide the most comprehensive financial data and performance analysis available on these leading online retailers. 

 

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KEY DATA FROM THE REPORT

  • Web sales growth for the Next 1000 was a median 25.0% year over year, higher than 2020’s 23.7% 
  • Comparatively, the median web sales for Top 1000 online retailers dropped nearly 10 percentage points year over year to 22.2% in 2021, down from 32.0% in 2020 
  • Consumer brand manufacturers collectively grew 2021 web sales 26.8% year over year 
  • In 2021, the 89 digitally native, vertically integrated brands (DNVBs) in the Next 1000 increased their online sales by 26.4% 
  • Next 1000 retailers in the apparel/accessories, housewares/home furnishings and hardware/home improvement all experienced web sales growth of around 27% in 2021   
$499.00

Analysis of North America’s leading online retailers ranked 1,001-2,000. Includes over 100 charts, rankings by 2021 web sales, growth analyses by category and merchant type, and an overview of the successes and challenges in ecommerce. 

For a deeper look at these retailers, access the raw data behind our analysis. Add the Next 1000 Database

 

Save 50% When You Become a Member

Interested in this report and more of our upcoming research? Sign up for a Gold or Platinum Membership to receive two full calendar years of research reports for over 50% off individual prices, plus access to the data behind the analysis in select membership plans.