Zoro.com, Grainger’s U.S.-based eCommerce platform, has reached $1 billion in sales through its website for the first time in a calendar year, Grainger announced Dec. 14.
“Zoro exists to make our customers’ lives easier, and this achievement is a testament to the ways we continue to help small businesses find and buy more of what they need in one place,” Zoro.com President Kevin Weadick said in a news release. “Thank you to the Zoro team for reaching this milestone, to our supplier partners, and to the customers who continue to trust in us to get them what they need to run their businesses. We believe there is nothing but opportunity for Zoro to continue to grow as we strive to have every product for every customer.”
Zoro.com launched in May 2011 with 20 employees and offering 180,000 items. Today, Zoro has over 600 employees and its catalog has grown to more than 11 million unique products. Zoro has experienced explosive growth in 2022. In its third quarter earnings call, Grainger stated that Zoro’s sales vaulted 27.4% year-over-year to $276 million in the third quarter, up from $217 million in 3Q 2021.
Lake Forest, Illinois-based Grainger ranked No. 1 on MDM’s 2022 Top Industrial Distributor list. Grainger was also the No. 1 MRO Industrial Distributor, No. 1 Fastener Distributor, No. 5 Fluid Power Distributor, No. 7 Power Transmission/Bearings Distributor and No. 15 Electrical, Data & Security Distributor. In September, Grainger said it expects to near $20 billion in annual sales by 2025.
To learn more, listen to this MDM podcast with Tracy Buelow, Zoro’s Director of Business Development and panelist at MDM’s 2022 SHIFT conference.