Whether you visited our web site, registered your pattern(s), placed an order, or sent us an e-mail, you helped Replacements, Ltd. achieve a national ranking of 231 among all U.S. e-commerce web sites in the annual Internet Retailer “Top 500 E-Retailer” ranking. Thank you! Internet Retailer, a nationally read e-commerce trade publication, is an authoritative source for information regarding the tens of thousands of web sites engaged in e-commerce, and we are thrilled to have improved upon our ranking from last year. As a bonus, Internet Retailer also ranks Replacements.com 17th nationally among web sites specializing in housewares and home furnishings. (We think we've identified a letter writing opportunity to request a tableware specific category!) Rankings are derived from annual online sales, and also include information related to web traffic volume, web site features and functions, number of items available for purchase, and more.
In fact, over 40 million customers visited Replacements.com in 2012. We also have a web site image catalog of more than 1.8 million images, with hundreds of thousands more to be added, since we carry more than 4 million distinct SKUs (stock keeping unit) for more than 12 million pieces of inventory! If you haven't been on our site lately, you can take a virtual tour of our 500,000-square-foot facilities (the size of 8 football fields!), read fascinating histories of the individuals and companies that have produced the tableware that has become part of the fabric of all our lives, consult an on-line dictionary of tableware terms and definitions, get easy-to-use china, silver, and crystal place-setting guides – whether for breakfast, lunch, dinner, formal dinner, or buffet, even look at illustrations to help identify hard-to-recognize silver pieces. When we started the site, we never realized we would be displaying inventory in more than 425,000 china, crystal, silver, and collectible patterns, old and new, some more than 100 years old, but we are doing just that! Thank you again for your support.