TORONTO – Nine online retailers were named the best in Canada in their categories at one of the industry’s premier events, the Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards. At the sold-out event tonight, the winners were recognized by the judging panel for their excellence in e-commerce, omni-channel strategies and customer engagement.
The Awards were shared by established brands and emerging retailers selected from a field of 29 finalists chosen from a record number of applicants. The winners will share a total prize package of $1 million from Canada Post, including shipping services, customized direct marketing packages with data solutions and other marketing exposure. Since the Awards were launched five years ago, Canada Post has awarded $5 million in prizing to 32 different companies.
“Canada Post is an e-commerce leader in more than just delivery. We help companies grow,” says Canada Post President and CEO Deepak Chopra. “We established the E-commerce innovation Awards in 2012 to help fuel this growth and to recognize emerging online leaders. The winners are delivering the sophisticated experience customers expect.”
The winners in 2016 are:
- Best Omni-Channel Retailer Award – large: Best Buy Canada
- Best Omni-Channel Retailer Award – small: Surmesur
- Pure Play of the Year Award – large: SHOES.com
- Pure Play of the Year Award – small: Momzelle
- Best Customer Engagement Award: Frank + Oak
- Most Exciting Start-Up Award: MATH Sport
- Community Impact Award: Lunapads International
- Consumer Champion Award: Well.ca
- Canada Post E-Commerce Innovator’s Award: Mitchel-Lincoln Packaging
The winners were chosen by judges Jeremy Cain of Facebook Canada; Mohit Grover of Google Canada; Michael Leblanc of the Retail Council of Canada; Sucharita Mulpuru-Kodali of Shoptalk; and Stéphane Ricoul of eCOM.
The Consumer Champion Award is chosen by Canadians 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.
About Canada Post
Canada Post is the country’s No. 1 parcel company, delivering nearly two of every three parcels that Canadian consumers order online. It reaches 15.8 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 Holdings Ltd. and SCI Group Inc. 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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