OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- APMEX, Inc. was recently listed by Internet Retailer® as #46 out of the Top 500 Internet Retailers in all of North America and #1 among specialty e-retailers. APMEX is also celebrating their 15th year in business with a 15th Anniversary Sweepstakes, giving away over 300 ounces of Silver.
Each year, Internet Retailer releases their list of the top 500 e-retailers in North America. This year, APMEX made their private company holdings public to be considered in the ranking. What came next was surprising and notable. In their first year on the list, APMEX was ranked #46 out of the top 500. This puts APMEX ahead of many familiar names such as Barnes & Noble, Urban Outfitters, Shutterfly, and many more.
"APMEX has risen to the top of the Precious Metals industry. We've become a key player in the internet retailer market as a result of continuous investment in our customers, including a state-of-the-art website, having more than 10,000 products in stock and ready to ship, industry-leading fulfillment and unmatched customer service," APMEX Chief Executive Officer Ken Lewis said. "While we appreciate our accomplishments after 15 years in business, we strive to exceed expectations and set the standard of greatness knowing we have to earn our customers' confidence."
Scott Thomas founded APMEX when he began selling his late grandfather's coin collection. The business has grown from an antique mall booth in Edmond, OK to the former Federal Reserve building in Oklahoma City, OK. APMEX now has more than 200 employees who handle all aspects of the business, including operations, product preparation, pulling products and shipping directly from their facility. This is yet another way APMEX is set apart from their competition.
"When I started this business more than 15 years ago, I had a passion to provide our customers with unmatched service. I knew that if we treated people with respect and appreciation and listened to what they wanted, we'd become successful," Thomas said. "The success of our company has outgrown my expectations, but not my dreams. We realize that our success is only a reflection of the continued patronage of our loyal customer base and the dedication of our staff, who have made concierge customer service a priority in their work."
To celebrate their 15th year of business and recent ranking in Internet Retailer Magazine, APMEX is hosting the 15th Anniversary Sweepstakes the week of August 24. Everyone is invited to enter online for a chance to be one of 30 daily winners. There are multiple ways to enter, including signing the guestbook, purchasing any APMEX branded, co-branded or APMEXclusive® products, or by being social using the hashtag #APMEX15. To learn more about the sweepstakes and APMEX, visit www.APMEX.com/APMEX15. In combination with the Silver giveaway, APMEX is offering discounts on select APMEX branded, co-branded and APMEXclusive® products all week long.
About APMEX, Inc.
For more than 15 years, APMEX has been one of the nation's largest Precious Metals e-retailers. Boasting over $6.5 billion in transactions, APMEX was recently ranked the #1 Specialty E-Retailer and #46 out of 500 e-retailers by Internet Retailer Magazine. APMEX has the largest selection of bullion and numismatic items provided by a retailer, boasting more than 10,000 products. Product offerings include all U.S. Mint bullion such as Gold, Silver and Platinum American Eagle coins. APMEX also sells products from leading mints around the world including The Royal Mint, Perth Mint, Royal Canadian Mint and many others. APMEX is a member of the American Numismatic Association, the International Precious Metals Institute and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets. For additional information, visit www.APMEX.com or call (800) 375-9006.
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Source: American Precious Metal Exchange (APMEX)