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BLICK Tops Newsweek's List of Best Online Shops for Fifth Year Running

Art supply retailer achieves five-year champion status as one of America's Best Online Shops

January 10, 2024 | Chicago, Illinois – Blick Art Materials, the nation’s oldest and largest art supply retailer, has achieved five-year champion status as one of America’s Best Online Shops. The recognition comes from an independent survey of American consumers published by Newsweek, conducted in partnership with respected global data research firm Statista.

The survey assessed e-commerce retailers based on criteria that hold significance for U.S. shoppers, including user-friendliness, security measures, and the likelihood of making a purchase. Blick was highly ranked in the Arts and Crafts category for 2024, earning special recognition as a five-year champion of the Best Online Shops award. Of the nearly 10,000 online shops selected for evaluation, 1,000 were awarded across eight industries and 39 different categories.

In addition to Best Online Shops, Blick was also awarded Newsweek’s Best Customer Service for 2024. The award was based on independent survey results from more than 30,000 U.S. consumers, who ranked brick-and-mortar retailers across a broad spectrum of experiences, including Quality of Communication, Professional Competence, Range of Services, Customer Focus, and Accessibility. The final assessment, which accounted for half of the survey's total score, gauged how likely customers were to recommend brands to friends and family members.

Over 200,000 responses were collected in total for the survey, which ran between June and July 2023. The top 3-5 brands receiving the highest scores in each category were recognized as providing America's Best Customer Service for 2024.

About Blick Art Materials:

Family-owned and serving artists since 1911, Blick Art Materials is the largest and oldest provider of art supplies in the United States. Its products cater to the full spectrum of artists. A long-time advocate of art education in the U.S., Blick also provides support for scholastic, collegiate, and professional art shows, both financially and through a variety of materials that emphasize the benefits of art education. The company’s corporate office is located in Highland Park, Illinois, and its main operations are located in Galesburg, Illinois. Blick operates over 60 retail stores nationwide in addition to Utrecht Manufacturing, the oldest professional oil and acrylic paint manufacturer in the U.S., located in Brooklyn, New York. For more information, visit

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