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E-commerce Innovation Awards finalists announced
Winners revealed September 25; will share $1M in prizes

Aug. 28, 2013

Toronto (ON) - From a growing number of entrants, 27 finalists have been selected to compete in the 2013 Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards. Finalists were chosen for their bold and innovative approaches to enhancing the online shopping experience in Canada.

Winners will receive lucrative shipping contracts worth up to $100,000, customized direct marketing packages - which include data and targeting solutions - as well as valuable marketing prizes.

Winners will be chosen by a panel of five industry experts and announced at a gala at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto on September 25, hosted by award-winning broadcaster James Duthie of TSN. The judging panel includes Rafe Petkovic (Google Canada); Josh Bloom (Facebook Canada); Stéphane Ricoul (Sid Lee Technologies, also Co-founder and President, eComMTL); Duncan Payne (Hut2Hut Events and DX3 Co-founder); and Siobhan Vinish (Postmedia Network).

The finalists are competing in six categories:

Best Multi-channel Retailer - Large

  • Lowe's Canada (North York, Ont.) lowes.ca
  • MEC (Vancouver, B.C.) mec.ca
  • Walmart.ca (Mississauga, Ont.) walmart.ca
  • ClearlyContacts.ca (Vancouver B.C.) clearlycontacts.ca
  • Clément (Quebec City, Que.) clement.ca

Best Multi-channel Retailer - Small

  • Momzelle Nursing Clothing (Montréal, Que.) momzelle.com
  • SNAKES and LATTES (Toronto, Ont.) snakesandlattes.com
  • Transcend Coffee (Edmonton, Alta.) transcendcoffee.ca
  • 3RIDE BMX BIKES (Thunder Bay, Ont./North Vancouver, B.C.) 3ride.com
  • L'Art des Animaux (Quebec City, Que.) artdesanimaux.com

Best E-tailer - Large

  • ContactsExpress.ca (Toronto, Ont.) ContactsExpress.ca
  • Frank and Oak (Montréal, Que.) frankandoak.com
  • NailPolishCanada.com (Vancouver, B.C.) nailpolishcanada.com
  • Well.ca (Toronto, Ont.) well.ca
  • Beyond the Rack (Montréal, Que.) beyondtherack.com

Best E-tailer - Small

  • LiveOutThere.com (Calgary, Alta.) liveoutthere.com
  • Minitrade.ca (Boucherville, Que.) minitrade.ca
  • MyEssentials.ca (Toronto, Ont.) myessentials.ca
  • BookMob (Ottawa, Ont.) bookmob.ca
  • Build.ca, a Build.com Network Store (Burlington, Ont.) build.ca

Most Innovative Retailer - Large

  • London Drugs (Richmond, B.C.) londondrugs.com
  • Purdys Chocolates (Vancouver, B.C.) purdys.com
  • Well.ca (Toronto, Ont.) well.ca
  • Hudson's Bay Company (Scarborough, Ont.) thebay.com)
  • Jewlr (Thornhill, Ont.) jewlr.com

Most Innovative Retailer - Small

  • Knix Wear (Toronto, Ont.) knixwear.com
  • Minitrade.ca (Boucherville, Que.) minitrade.ca
  • TenTree International (Regina, Sask.) tentree.com
  • BookMob (Ottawa, Ont.) bookmob.ca
  • FoodiePages.ca (Ottawa, Ont.) foodiepages.ca

The Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards were launched in 2012 to invigorate and recognize e-commerce excellence in the country. Canadian retailers that sell and ship to Canadian customers through the online channel were invited to compete.

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