Wednesday, February 11, 2009

TheFind100, the Top Specialty Stores of 2008

TheFind, Inc., the leading shopping search engine and web destination for discovering lifestyle goods, announced today the winners of the inaugural TheFind100, recognizing the best 100 online stores in sixteen shopping categories. These categories include: Apparel, Appliances, Baby Clothing, Bags & Luggage, Crafts, Food & Wine, Furniture, Garden, Health and Beauty, Home, Jewelry, Kids & Family, Kitchen, Pets, Shoes, Tools & Hardware, and Sports & Outdoors.

TheFind100 annual list can be found by visiting

Over 500,000 online stores and retailers can be found on TheFind, and over 11 million people are visiting the TheFind every month. This sheer diversity illustrates the great achievement that these 1,600 merchants demonstrated by being clear favorites of users searching within each specific category.

“At TheFind, we are committed to connecting shoppers with the best stores and online retailers, and believe that by recognizing unique, specialty retailers with this annual award we will go a long way to promoting the very best of online shopping,” said Larisa Hall, Vice President of Marketing for TheFind Inc.

You can read the entire press release here.

I just recently came across TheFind through some relationships on Twitter and I really like the way they handle product search. It is much more visual and shopper friendly than Google's GoogleBase, IMO.

Check out The Find today and submit you product information, you don't want to miss out on 11 million visitors a month who might be introduced to your product.

Just my 15%


Anonymous said...

What, they're too lazy to compile a list that has the stores hyperlinked? Lame ... talk about lost opportunity, especially for referral linkages ... weak.

Stefan said...

I'm not sure but I don't think you can actually submit products to itself.. As far as I know they scrape other SCE's on the web but accept no direct feed.

I'm pretty sure they just grab & display the products better, that's all. But correct me if I'm wrong.

Larisa said...

Hi, Larisa from TheFind here.

Stefan - you can submit feeds, if you'd like. Let me know if you'd like more info.

Anonymous - The merchant feedback has been really positive. We link to these merchants every day, and they are the ones getting the largest share of clicks within their categories on TheFind, which is how they made the Top100 list. We don't charge any retailer to appear in our results, not many other places (if any?) can say that.

James said...

Can you please contact me? I am a merchant on (just signed up about 30 minutes ago), and I cannot find out how to submit a feed. All of the info I have read (from thefinds merchant blog) says that the option is there, but I can't find it in my merchant account.

The email address I signed up with is:, and my name is James. I tried to contact you through your profile, but there was no way to.