BuyOnlineNow.com Named in 2008 Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide

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For the second year in a row, online office supply superstore BuyOnlineNow.com has been named on the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide of the largest online retail stores.

We've focused on providing the best combination of service, selection & savings to be found in office products, and we believe that is the reason our customers return to BuyOnlineNow. With over half of our sales coming from returning customers, we've been able to continue to grow rapidly in spite of the difficult economy.

BuyOnlineNow.com - For the second year in a row, online office supply superstore BuyOnlineNow.com has been named on the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide of the largest online retail stores. 2008 sees them ranked at 328, up 46 spots from 2007. BuyOnlineNow also maintained their place as the tenth largest office supply store.

BuyOnlineNow.com opened in the year 2000, in the midst of a very turbulent online marketplace. Many dot-coms were experiencing difficulties, resulting in the "dot-com bubble" in which many companies were forced to close. Remarkably, while many online retailers were closing shop, BuyOnlineNow just continued to thrive. This is evidenced by the fact that they were recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the top 500 fastest growing companies for the years 2005-2007. BuyOnlineNow was also listed on the Internet Retailer Magazine's list once before, in 2006, as the 374th largest retail website. Along with being ranked in the top 500 largest online retail stores, BuyOnlineNow is also the 23rd fastest growing web-only store.

BuyOnlineNow.com was able to succeed when so many others were failing because of their unique combination of service, fast shipping and great prices. Another big reason for their success is they don't limit themselves to just office supplies and furniture. Customers visiting the site for products such as file cabinets and staplers, can also purchase other necessary items like breakroom products and janitorial supplies. Customer service has been a major focal point of their operation from the very beginning, and a lot of time and energy is spent trying to constantly improve the content on the website, as well as making the customer's shopping experience as easy and pain-free as possible. Recent modifications include implementing a new, more intelligent search engine and forming their "Go Green" campaign which makes shopping for environmentally friendly office products as simple as clicking a button.

"We have our customers to thank for our remarkable growth" said BuyOnlineNow CEO and founder Bob Herman. "We've focused on providing the best combination of service, selection & savings to be found in office products, and we believe that is the reason our customers return to BuyOnlineNow. With over half of our sales coming from returning customers, we've been able to continue to grow rapidly in spite of the difficult economy."

In 2007, sister company, BuyOnlineNow.net opened for business providing office supplies in Canada, making BuyOnlineNow a global company. Using the same successful formula that has worked so well in America, BuyOnlineNow is also seeing steady growth north of the border. BuyOnlineNow stocks over 30,000 office supplies and office furniture and ships from 85 warehouses nationwide. On top of this, BuyOnlineNow offers direct shipping on many different items, providing customers with discounted prices.

Internet Retailer's definitive ranking and analysis of America's 500 largest e-retailers is based on annual 2007 Internet sales, researched by Internet Retailer and confirmed by retailers. This report includes company financial, operational and performance data, as well as vendors in 18 key categories.

About Internet Retailer:
Published by Chicago-based Vertical Web Media LLC, Internet Retailer is a monthly national business magazine, web site conference and directory that serve the retailing community. The Internet Retailer family of products focuses on the Internet's vital role in a wide array of retailing activities, including web merchandising, supply chain management and multi-channel integration. Its 42,000+ subscribers are senior executives primarily from retail chains, independent stores, catalogs, virtual merchants and brand name manufacturers. Internet Retailer's circulation represents the largest multi-channel readership base of any retailing magazine. The magazine also publishes the most widely read e-mail newsletter in retailing, IRNewsLink, which is distributed four times weekly to 37,000 opt-in subscribers, operates the largest retailing information web site, InternetRetailer.com, sponsors the largest conference in the e-retailing industry as well as the annual Web Design conference and publishes an annual ranking of the 500 largest web sites.

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