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Abt Electronics Featured in Newsweek’s “America’s Best Trending Online Shops 2021”

The Retailer’s E-Commerce Site Was Honored on Newsweek’s Inaugural Home Living List Due to Its High Revenue and Traffic Growth Over The Past Year

August, 2021

The Retailer’s E-Commerce Site Was Honored on Newsweek’s Inaugural Home Living List Due to Its High Revenue and Traffic Growth Over The Past Year

GLENVIEW, Ill. – Abt Electronics, the country’s largest independently-owned, single-location retailer of electronics, appliances and home goods in the country, was honored in Newsweek’s inaugural “America’s Best Trending Online Shops 2021” list for its ongoing success and growth. Newsweek’s list awarded the honor to the retailer’s national ecommerce site in the Home Living category for its sale and distribution of home appliances.

“It’s always been Abt’s goal to expand our national reach and success while celebrating our strong community ties, and has allowed us to do just that,” said Jon Abt, co-president of Abt Electronics. “Particularly in the past year, it’s been incredibly important for us to continue to offer high quality electronics, appliances and goods to people in a safe and reliable way, and our ecommerce site has been crucial in supporting our business and serving our customers.”

Abt was evaluated against 10,000 online shops in 36 retail categories, all of which had at least 1,000,000 annual website visits in the US, growth in both traffic and revenue over the last 24 months, and more than 50% of sales coming from the US. In addition to growth, Newsweek also evaluated consumer experience for site users - assessing cross-platform usage, website design, price checking and customer service.

The company has also been repeatedly praised for its customer service, offering a live chat feature, email and toll-free phone number for potential and existing customers alike.

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About Abt Electronics

Abt Electronics was founded in 1936 when Jewel Abt loaned her husband Dave $800 to open a small electronics store in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. Abt has grown to become the largest independent, single-store retailer of electronics, appliances and home goods in the country. This third-generation family-run business (now run by Dave and Jewel’s four grandchildren, Mike, Ricky, Jon and Billy, who share the title of co-president) is known for its award-winning customer service from its team of more than 1,700 expert staff members. Its Glenview, Ill.-based location boasts a 114,000 square-foot showroom on 37 acres. The entire facility, including its continually expanding state-of-the-art warehouse, totals over 450,000 square feet. The company has been recognized by the Chicago Tribune as one of the Top Large Workplaces in Chicago for ten consecutive years, taking the No. 1 position in 2016, 2012 and 2011. Abt has become an influencer on a national scale thanks to its thriving national ecommerce website where customers can receive advice and customer support through the site's live chat feature, email and toll-free phone number. Abt is known for being an eco-friendly business and has an award-winning green program that includes bio-diesel trucks, LED lights, a rooftop solar array, an irrigation system that uses renewable rainwater, and a generator that provides electricity for nine hours of the day. Abt also has an on-premises 30,000-square-foot recycling center that takes in over 8,500 tons of waste per year including 95 percent of the company’s own waste. In the center of the showroom is a beautiful atrium where customers gain access to its many boutique stores-within-a-store such as an Apple Boutique and a Connect Computer Store. For more information, visit

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Charisse Barnachea, Mekky Media Relations
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