June 10, 2013
MSC INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CO. (NYSE: MSM),
a leading distributor of Metalworking and Maintenance, Repair and Operations ("MRO") supplies to industrial customers throughout
, is pleased to announce that it has been named to the
2013 Top 500 Guide®. In its inaugural year on the list, MSC debuted as #31 in "Retail sites with the biggest growth in dollars" category and ranked #35 overall. The Top 500 Guide®, published by Vertical Web Media, is an authoritative ranking and an analysis of
500 largest e-retailers.
"It's very exciting for us to be recognized by
for our contributions to the e-commerce market. We invest heavily in our e-commerce capabilities as part of our multi-channel sales strategy to help our customers reduce costs, accelerate time to market and increase profitability. The fact that we have been named in the top 10% of the Top 500 is a testament to our commitment to delivering a great customer experience," said
, MSC vice president of e-commerce.
The Top 500 rankings are based on annual 2012 e-commerce sales, researched by
. This report includes company financial, operational and performance data, as well as vendor rankings in key categories. The
Internet Retailer 2013 Top 500 Guide®
is available in a print and digital version.
As part of MSC's continued investment in e-commerce, the company recently rolled out a number of enhancements to its website, including improvements to the company's product information, a new transactional platform and a mobile site for customers. MSC continues to see e-commerce increase as a percentage of sales. In Q1 2013, e-commerce represented over 42% of total MSC sales, up 50 basis points from last quarter, and remains a key growth driver for the company going forward.