Amazon Top Consumer Electronics Retailer in Latest Dealerscope Ranking
For the first time in the history of the Dealerscope Top 101 Consumer Electronics Retailers list, Amazon has claimed the number one overall spot. The ecommerce giant supplanted Best Buy, which has been at the top since Dealerscope began tracking annual CE retail sales for the Top 101 listing a handful of years ago. Visit the Dealerscope Resource Library to download the free Top 101 listing.
Best Buy had been able to maintain a slight edge over Amazon in annual CE retail sales for the last several years, but despite seeing consumer electronics retail sales climb more than 8.5 percent year-over-year, the brick and mortar giant wasn’t able to keep a hold of the top spot. Amazon, for it’s part, grew it’s CE retail business by more than 18.5 percent year-over-year—more than $5.3 billion—to claim the top spot for the first time ever.
It should be noted that, combined, Best Buy and Best Buy Canada would rank higher than Amazon on this list, but because they calculate their sales as individual entities, they get separate listings in our Top 101.