Cymax Stores

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Cymax Stores Inc.
Industry E-commerce
Founded 2004
Headquarters Flag of Canada.svg Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Key people
Arash Fasihi, Founder; CEO
Products Home & Office Furniture, Baby & Children's Furniture, Outdoor Furniture, etc.
Revenue USD$100 million (2013)
Number of employees
85 (2013)

Cymax Stores Inc. is a privately held Canadian online retailer headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Cymax focuses on home and office furniture and primarily services the United States.[1] The company has grown considerably with reported sales exceeding $80 million in 2009.[2] Cymax is currently ranked within the Top 200 E-tailers in the world in 2011 as scored by Internet Retailer Magazine.[3]

History[edit] was founded in 2004 by Arash Fasihi, selling primarily television stands and entertainment furniture. The business launched its first website specializing in TV stands,, in the fall of 2004.[4] The company eventually grew to sell products on 115 niche web sites.[5] In response to the Panda search engine ranking algorithm update made by in 2011,[6] Cymax began to consolidate products onto fewer websites. Today Cymax operates fewer than 3 microsites and focuses on selling home and office furniture through their flagship store, The CEO and founder, Arash Fasihi, was nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2010 (Pacific Region, Business to Consumer Category).[7]


2007 - Ranked 247th in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Internet Companies index [2]
2008 - Ranked 200th in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Internet Companies index [3]
2009 - Ranked 167th in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Internet Companies index [8]
2010 - Ranked 168th in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Internet Companies index [8]


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Cymax News


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  4. ^ Meisner, Jeff (September 17, 2008), Cymax Stores: The Little Online Furniture Shop That Could, E-Commerce Times 
  5. ^ Atkinson, Cathryn (November 5, 2008), The Birth of an E-Mall, Toronto: The Toronto Globe & Mail 
  6. ^ Singhal, Amit (February 24, 2011), Finding more high-quality sites in search, Mountain View: Google 
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