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

Home Decor Retailer Ranked Among Leading Retail Web Sites for 2012.

Wichita, KS, December 09, 2011 --(PR.com)-- overstockArt.com is being recognized as an innovator in online retail: this week the home decor 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.”

Internet Retailer’s Hot 100 recognizes leading retail web sites operated by retail chains, catalog companies, Internet-only merchants and consumer brand manufacturers, including large and small sites alike in the belief that the entire industry can learn from innovation and excellence no matter the size of the retailer. As the editors of Internet Retailer select the Hot 100, they look for original marketing concepts, smart new navigation methods, site designs that instantly engage the visitor and groundbreaking adaptations to new online trends.

In an effort to make purchasing art online a personalized and interactive experience, overstockArt.com has made significant investments in its website this year, including new technology, the addition of a mobile optimized website, and the creation of an iPhone application and Android application. overstockArt.com has seen 30% growth in both page views and unique visitors in the past year.

“Our new technologies have both made shopping for art online a personal, interactive experience and have broken down the walls of traditional brick-and-mortar stores by allowing consumers to gauge how a painting will look in their space before they purchase it - something they cannot do in their local gallery,” Sasson explains. “We are changing the way people shop for home decor.”

As one of the Hot 100, overstockArt.com is among big-name sites including Apple, Amazon, eBay, Gap, Gilt Groupe, Sephora, and Williams-Sonoma, among others. To view the complete list, visit www.internetretailer.com/hot100/list/.

With more than 20 employees spread across three continents, overstockArt.com specializes in home décor with the most comprehensive selection of hand painted reproduction oil paintings, frames, and ceramic art tiles to choose from in the online oil painting industry. The gallery currently offers more than 100,000 decorating combinations, including works by Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Renoir, Gustav Klimt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Munch, Dali and much more. For more information about overstockArt.com, please visit www.overstockArt.com.

About overstockArt.com:
Founded in 2002, overstockArt.com is one the web’s most successful distributors of wall décor items with more than 20,000 daily visitors and 120,000 loyal customers. With more than 60,000 oil paintings and decorative ceramic tiles and more than 100,000 wall décor combinations to choose from in stock at all times, overstockArt.com has become a premier shopping destination for fine art reproductions online. The Wichita, Kan. based online art gallery was named to Inc. Magazine’s 2010 and 2011 Inc. 5000 lists, Internet Retailer magazine’s inaugural Second 500 Guide and was recognized with the STELLAService Seal for excellent customer service. For more information, visit www.overstockArt.com.

About Internet Retailer
Published by Chicago-based Vertical Web Media LLC, Internet Retailer is a monthly national business magazine that is at the core of the leading retail information web site, an e-commerce conference and four directories that serve the retailing community. Internet Retailer's 42,500 subscribers and 250,000 monthly web readers represent senior executives primarily from retail chains, independent stores, catalogs, virtual merchants and brand name manufacturers. Internet Retailer's circulation represents the largest multichannel readership base of any retailing magazine.

Michelle Ellis
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Amitai Sasson, overstockArt.com
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