Best Industries 2012: E-commerce | 5 Online Retailers Cashing In

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More people than ever are going online to shop. They're making more splurge-purchases on luxury sites, doing more comparing of bargain prices, and, yes, they're even "drunk-shopping," as e-Bay mobile vice president Steve Yankovich, revealed last year. As an alternative to brick-and-mortar stores, the e-commerce industry has emerged as a great place to get exactly what you want, when you want it, and how you want it. The best sites carve out a niche in the industry and make sure to connect with their customers in a unique way. Here are five e-commerce companies that have marked their territories—and are primed for big success.