21 August 2018
Discount Computer Depot Ranks No. 3463 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies
Published by Joshua Crow
NEW YORK, August 15, 2018 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Discount Computer Depot parent company STS Electronic Recycling, Inc. is No. 3463 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000 .
At Discount Computer Depot, it's all about honest values and creative thinking. We try to find simple, effective ways of doing things that seem difficult; so that you, our customers, actually enjoy your experiences and know you come first.
Back in 2014, when it all started, buying computers was really hard work. A few computer savy entrepreneurs saw how complicated it was, and decided to do something about it.
At a time when others were thinking about how to make more money, and not how to simplify the buying process, DCD's founders saw their opportunity to help customers, by allowing them easy access to choose or customize, then purchase their desired computer.
2018 has been a phenomenal year for Discount Computer Depot. After three years of end-over-end growth, we’ve been inducted into the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in the US. It’s been an inspiration to watch the transformation from an exciting idea to an industrious enterprise. And today we are very excited to introduce Discount Computer Depot’s newest offering to our education based and business class customers: our Business to Business and Wholesale Division.
Discount Computer Depot is offering its business and education class customers deep discounts on desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones and more. We’ve spent more than 3 years developing strong relationships with the best and most reputable vendors of remarketed computers in the United States, in order to deliver our customers the promise of finding exactly the computer you need at the price you want.
We’re over the moon to finally be able to bring these kinds of saving and amazing deals to our customers, because its those exact same customers who have continued to support our vision and given us the best year on record! Thanks for being great, and making us great!
— Steven Norton, Owner & CEO
About The Inc. 5000
Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 15) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”
The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 17 to 19, 2018, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort, in San Antonio, Texas. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.