TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2015 /CNW/ - This year's winners in the Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards – established brands and emerging entrepreneurs alike – were celebrated by leaders in Canada's e-commerce industry at a sold-out event. The winners will share a $1 million total prize package from Canada Post, which includes shipping services, customized direct marketing packages with data solutions, and marketing exposure.
The winners are:
- Best Omni-Channel Retailer, Large: Best Buy Canada
- Best Omni-Channel Retailer, Small: Poppy Barley
- Best Online Shopping Experience, Large: Frank & Oak
- Best Online Shopping Experience, Small: Kayokoko Swimwear Inc.
- Most Exciting Start-up: Thalmic Labs
- Best Customer Engagement: Nerd Block
- Consumer Champion Award: Well.ca
- Canada Post E-commerce Innovator's Award: Shopify
- Community Impact Award: Manitobah Mukluks
The Consumer Champion Award was won by the finalist that earned the most votes in an online vote. The Canada Post E-commerce Innovator's Award goes to an e-commerce company that has made a significant contribution to advancing e-commerce in Canada, as chosen by Canada Post.
The remaining winners were chosen by a panel of industry experts: Diane J. Brisebois, President and CEO of the Retail Council of Canada; Sucharita Mulpuru-Kodali, Principal Analyst on Forrester's eBusiness Team; Duncan Payne, Hut2Hut Events President and DX3 Co-founder; Rafe Petkovic, Google Canada Head of Industry (Retail); and Stéphane Ricoul, founding President of eComMTL.
This was the fourth annual Awards event.
"Every year, the entries grow in number, the finalists are stronger and the judges' decisions become harder," says René Desmarais, Senior Vice-President, Parcels, at Canada Post. "That's because retailers and their partners are achieving enormous momentum in e-commerce by responding to the needs of consumers to an unprecedented degree."
The Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards were created in 2012 to fuel growth in Canada's e-commerce sector by recognizing excellence among Canada's leading and emerging online retailers.
About Canada Post
Canada Post is the country's leading provider of electronic commerce and customer communication solutions. It reaches 15.7 million addresses, operates the country's largest retail network, and offers affordable and reliable service with convenient pickup and return options for online shoppers. Together, Canada Post, Purolator Inc. and SCI Logistics offer market-leading end-to-end solutions for e-commerce shippers by leveraging the assets and expertise of the Canada Post Group of Companies.
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