Vertical Web Media Launches a B2B E-Commerce News Website provides strategic intelligence for business-to-business professionals selling online

CHICAGO, September 1, 2015—Vertical Web Media, the world’s leading publisher of competitive business intelligence in e-commerce and Internet Retailer, today announced the launch of its news site catering to the global B2B e-commerce industry: B2BeCommerceWorld. Staffed by journalists who have been covering B2B as well as B2C e-commerce for Internet Retailer and B2BecNews, addresses the most pressing issues facing manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors whose business, government and other enterprise customers increasingly want to buy online.

With B2B e-commerce sales in the United States alone projected by Forrester Research Inc. to hit $780 billion this year—and surpass $1.13 trillion in just five years—e-commerce represents a sales gold mine  for companies that can capably meet the requirements of business buyers, a far more daunting task than selling to consumers. It also allows them to reduce costs by moving many transactions from commissioned sales reps to self-service websites. will report on industry trends, B2B-specific technology, case studies and best practices, while also and providing a platform for B2B e-commerce blog content in the Industry Voices section.

“This is an industry-first resource that we’re pleased to bring to market,” says Jack Love, chairman and co-founder of Vertical Web Media. “It represents our commitment to helping our readers get the big-picture overview as well as the granular perspective on how e-commerce is changing the way manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors sell to other businesses, government agencies, health care organizations, schools and other institutions,” he says.

“Companies in the B2B space that ‘get’ e-commerce are going to be far more likely to thrive than those that don’t,” says Paul Demery, managing editor of and B2BecNews. “From small start-ups to established B2B e-marketplaces like Amazon Business and many companies in between, it’s clear that B2B companies are leveraging e-commerce tools and techniques in order to better reach, sell to and take care of customers—all while boosting their operating efficiency and growth prospects. B2B e-commerce is growing rapidly and it’s only going to get bigger from here on out, so this is an exciting time to be able to deliver the news and analysis that will help our readers make the best decisions possible to grow their businesses.”

For editorial information or to arrange an interview, contact: Paul Demery, managing editor of, at 312.362.9534 or

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Vertical Web Media is a privately held, Chicago-based publisher that delivers competitive business intelligence for the global e-commerce industry. Founded and led by journalists, the company serves as the largest and most credible provider of objective business information on the market trends, technology, competitive practices and people shaping B2C and B2B e-commerce. Through its main brands of Internet Retailer (whose flagship monthly trade magazine launched in 1999), Mobile Strategies 360 and B2BecNews, as well as the IR Research Group, Vertical Web Media provides strategic content designed to equip e-commerce executives worldwide with the competitive data they need to help grow their online businesses.