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Any time BuyOnlineNow makes the news, be it for reaching noteworthy sales goals, publicizing big promotions, adding new product lines or for many other reasons, we'll keep a copy of the new article here in our media center. This is not just to "toot our own horn," but to show our customers that we are an office supply dealer that can be trusted to always be growing in all the right directions.
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Office supply superstore BuyOnlineNow.com climbing the ranks in Internet Retailer’s 2009 Top 500

5/22/2009 - The Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide® annual list of the largest online retail stores has been released and, for the third year in a row, office supply superstore BuyOnlineNow.com has been included, ranking at 288.

Rochester, MN - May 22, 2009 –BuyOnlineNow.com - The Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide® of the largest online retail stores has been released and, for the third year in a row, office supply superstore BuyOnlineNow.com has made the list. Continuing their upward trend, BuyOnlineNow ranked at 288 of 500. This is up 40 spots from 2008, where they were ranked 328, and 86 spots from 2007, which saw them ranked at 374.

Now in their 9th year of business, BuyOnlineNow continues to prove they are a lasting player in the online office product market by not just growing in sales but in all other areas as well. Currently employing over 35 people in their Rochester, MN headquarters, BuyOnlineNow.com also named their first Vice-President within the last year, promoting Mark Melius to the Vice-President of Sales position. BuyOnlineNow.com recorded total sales of $28,600,000 for the year 2008. This is up from $19,700,000 in 2007 which is a 45.18% growth. Other statistics for BuyOnlineNow in 2008 include: 300,000 monthly visits from 261,500 unique monthly visitors, a 4.4% conversion rate and an average of $189 total price per order. “Our goal is to get better, not just bigger.” said BuyOnlineNow CEO Bob Herman. “We believe that our commitment to getting better; to maximizing the value we can offer our customers, is the reason we have been rewarded with another year of record sales growth.”

The Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide® has been ranking the largest e-tailers in the U.S. and Canada every year since 2004. Rankings are determined by annual online sales. The Internet Retailer staff gathers data year-round and checks on extensive sources to verify the accuracy of the information. The Top 500 Guide® includes thorough statistics on all companies included on the list including the number of unique visitors to the site, total visits, conversion rates, how many products are stocked, website usability and performance, internet marketing programs and many other categories. All relevant company information is also included for each business, such as location, executives and which URLs are used. Companies listed in the Top 500 Guide® can also be compared against each other by type of retailer and merchandise category.

About BuyOnlineNow: Starting in 2000, BuyOnlineNow.com has become a major player in the online office supplies business. They currently stock over 100,000 office supplies and office furniture products in multiple warehouses throughout the country. A Canadian branch, BuyOnlineNow.ca was opened in 2007.