GSI Commerce Inc., was ranked as the leading provider or the runner-up in six of 16 e-commerce applications and services categories based on use among the Top 500 online retailers, according to research published recently by Internet Retailer Magazine.

GSI Commerce tied as the leading provider for Web hosting, a category in which GSI Commerce provides the service to 14 of the Top 500 online retailers, according to information compiled from the magazine's annual “Top 500 Guide.” GSI Commerce is also listed as runner-up in the content management, e-commerce platform, fulfillment, order management and site design categories. GSI Commerce is the only application or services provider listed more than three times as either the leader or the runner-up across any of the 16 categories.

“The fact that we are among the leading providers in six e-commerce categories based on use by some of the largest and most respected online retailers in the country highlights the comprehensive and robust nature of our e-commerce platform and the expertise of our organization,” said Michael G. Rubin, chairman and chief executive officer of GSI Commerce.

GSI Commerce partners with approximately 60 retailers, branded manufacturers, entertainment companies and professional sports organizations to operate online retail stores, and direct-to-consumer multichannel sales solutions. GSI Commerce partner companies span eight U.S. online general merchandise categories including apparel; consumer electronics, home, sporting goods, health and beauty; music and video, jewelry and luxury goods and toys.

E-commerce application and service providers were listed by Internet Retailer as either the leading or the runner-up provider based on the number of Top 500 online retailers using the vendor's application or service.