TheFerretStore.com, a leading on-line pet supply retailer, was recognized recently as one of the country’s top e-commerce Web sites at the 3rd Annual I.MERCHANT Awards, presented by PRIMEDIA’s CATALOG AGE magazine during a special luncheon at the Annual Catalog Conference in Chicago. The I.MERCHANT Awards honor catalog and e-commerce companies who produce outstanding e-commerce Web sites. Also honored were winners of the 17th Annual Catalog Awards, which recognize the country’s top catalogs.
“We’re extremely pleased to recognize TheFerretStore.com as one of the catalog industry’s outstanding e-commerce sites,” says Sherry Chiger, editorial director of CATALOG AGE, “as well as their hardworking team that put it together.” It’s been a tough year for catalogers, Chiger adds, and many have had to trim expenses – even by cutting catalog content and staff. “For those who put out a top-performing product despite having potentially fewer resources, the I.MERCHANT Awards provide the industry-wide recognition their efforts deserve. TheFerretStore.com is one of those companies.”
A panel of renowned catalog industry professionals evaluated each entry on a variety of criteria, including revenue generated, customer service, merchandising, and creative. Winners were named across more than twenty consumer and business catalog categories, and also included international recipients. Past winners include well-known brands such as Harry and David, Patagonia, Orvis, L.L. Bean and P.C. Connection, as well as smaller companies such as Northwest River Supplies, Cottura and Zingerman’s.