overstockArt.com Ranked #47 in Internet Retailer’s 2014 Social Media 500 Guide

overstockArt.com Ranked #47 in Internet Retailer’s 2014 Social Media 500 GuideoverstockArt.com has been named among the top e-retailers in Internet Retailer’s prestigious Social Media 500 Guide. The online art gallery ranked #47 in the 2014 edition of the top retailers utilizing social media to drive traffic to their site.

overstockArt.com, is a perfect of example of smaller retailers who have pushed the envelop in creating a more robust social presence and are reaping the rewards of social traffic and more social sales in 2013.

The Top 500 Social Media Retailers are determined according to the percentage of social media traffic arriving at their online store – a key indicator to their effectiveness in this channel.

The company increased its social revenue this year by more than 30%. “Our ability to grow in the social space is attributed to our relentless focus to be a part of the conversation on Twitter, and make sure that we are sharing quality content on the various social media platforms we participate in,” said David Sasson, CEO of overstockArt.com.

Heading the social media efforts for overstockArt.com is none other then David Sasson’s wife, Stacy Sasson, who started the business from the couple’s basement in 2002.

“Stacy’s voice and tone on the various social media channels have become our company’s voice, and customers appreciate that. Her ability to engage our shoppers in social conversation have driven interactions and a viral affect that has helped us increase social traffic and brand awareness,” said Sasson.

This year, along with Facebook and Twitter. The company has added several platforms where they have considerable presence: Google+, which is the rising start as far as traffic generation, Pinterest, which does not drive as much traffic, but has the most qualified traffic converting best out of all social media outlets, Instagram, which is linked with Facebook, and the “new kid on the block”, Houzz.com, which is an up-and-coming social media platform for Home Decorators.

In addition to its main website, overstockArt.com, the company has also invested heavily in its sister website, ArtistBe.com (Artist Become), an innovative platform for contemporary artists to share and sell their art. “The growth of ArtistBe.com has been solely via social media interactions and artist’s word of mouth. We plan to continue this strategy in 2014, has it has proven to be very successful,” Said Sasson.

overstockArt.com Named in Internet Retailer’s Second 500 Guide for Third Consecutive Year

overstockArt.com Named in Internet Retailer’s Second 500 GuideFor the third consecutive year, overstockArt.com has been named among the top e-retailers in Internet Retailer’s prestigious Second 500 Guide. The online art gallery ranked 789 in the 2012 edition of the Second 500 Guide and 31 in the merchandising category for Housewares and Home Furnishings.

overstockArt.com, which gained over 200 spots from the previous year in Housewares and Home Furnishings category, is also part of the personalized wall art segment which was the second fastest growing niche on the list.

This announcement comes after another year of steady growth in which the company increased its web-only revenue by more than 30%. “Our phenomenal growth is directly attributable to the talent and commitment of our team, our dedication to providing exceptional customer service and high quality wall art and frames to our growing number of loyal customers,” said David Sasson, CEO of overstockArt.com.

Sasson continued, “It’s an honor being recognized for these achievements and being included alongside other exceptional up and coming online retailers in Internet Retailer’s Second 500 Guide for the third year in a row.”

This distinction adds to a growing list of accolades for the home décor retailer, including Inc.’s 2010, 2011 and 2012 Inc. 5000 lists, Internet Retailer’s 2012 Hot 100 list and 2012 Internet Retailer’s Top 400 Mobile Guide.

Internet Retailer’s Second 500 Guide ranks retail web sites in the U.S. and Canada from 501 to 1000 based on annual web sales. The 2013 Second 500 Guide ranks, profiles and analyzes the 500 fastest growing up and coming e-retailers based on annual 2012 web sales. The report includes company financial information, operational and performance data, and vendors in 15 key categories. For more information about the Second 500 Guide, visit http://www.internetretailer.com/second500.

David Sasson to Speak at the 2012 Internet Retailer Mobile Marketing & Commerce Forum

David Sasson, CEO and president of overstockArt.com, will speak at 3:45 p.m. PT on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Internet Retailer’s 3rd annual Mobile Marketing & Commerce Forum in San Diego, Calif. Sasson is one of 45 leaders in mobile commerce speaking at the event, being held October 8 – 10. He will be sharing his m-commerce success stories along with leaders from companies including Buy.com, Dell, Dunkin Donuts, Etsy, HSN, InterContinental Hotels Group, Orbitz, Macy’s, PayPal, Rue La La, Sears, ShopNBC.com, Taco Bell, Walgreens, Wine.com and more.

Internet Retailer’s Third Annual Mobile ShowSasson will be featured in the session “Augmented Reality: Making Mobile Shopping More Than Real.” He will be presenting with Stephanie Pertuit, online marketing manager of Blinds.com. Sasson and Pertuit will speak about the technology and management support needed to develop and operate their augmented reality programs and how it lets mobile shoppers do what they previously could do only in a store – and sometimes not even there. Continue reading “David Sasson to Speak at the 2012 Internet Retailer Mobile Marketing & Commerce Forum”

overstockArt.com Named One of Internet Retailer’s “Hot 100”

overstockArt.com Named One of  Internet Retailer’s Hot 100overstockArt.com is being recognized as an innovator in online retail: this week the home décor retailer announces that it has been selected as one of Internet Retailer’s Hot 100 sites in 2012. The e-retailer was selected for the housewares/home/ hardware category – “products for the home sold with style and intellect.”

“We are extremely honored to have received this distinction from Internet Retailer,” said David Sasson, CEO of overstockArt.com. “We have set ourselves apart from other home décor retailers by utilizing advanced online and mobile technologies. We made it our goal to make shopping for art online an empowering and engaging experience. As our small web team developed and released new web tools, mobile applications and our mobile website we kept this goal at heart. To win this award is icing on the cake.”
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