Application deadline approaches for 2014 Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards


Two weeks left for online retailers in Canada to enter to share $1 million in prizing

OTTAWA, June 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Online retailers in Canada have less than two weeks to enter the 2014 Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards, in which finalists will compete for a chance to share $1 million in prizing. This year features new categories that reflect the latest e-commerce trends, such as mobile strategies, community outreach and omni-channel integration. The deadline to enter is June 13.

Now in their third year, the Awards draw leading and emerging e-commerce companies, including retail giants and trendsetting start-ups, from across Canada. Last year's winners include Lowe's Canada, Build.ca, SNAKES and LATTES, Well.ca, TenTree International, NailPolishCanada.com and Jewlr.

"To be recognized for our innovation and entrepreneurship, especially among the biggest players, made us feel that what we are doing is getting noticed and that all of our hard work is paying off," said Daniel Stoppel, Director of Operations at Jewlr. "The prizing allowed us to be more innovative in our marketing and exposed us to marketing mediums we had never tried before."

Finalists will be chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges. Award categories are:

  • Best Mobile Experience (Large and Small)
  • Best E-commerce Shopping Experience
  • Best Customer / Community Outreach
  • Most Creative Marketing Campaign (Large and Small)
  • Most Innovative Start-Up
  • Best Omni-Channel Integration
  • Consumer Champion Award
  • Canada Post Award

The 2014 Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards will be held in Toronto on September 23 in a gala event hosted by TSN broadcaster James Duthie. Companies can apply at canadapost.ca/ecommerceawards. There is no fee to enter.

 

SOURCE: Canada Post

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