Canada Post Awards Recognize E-Commerce Innovation

Posted on September 12, 2016 by Carm McCormick
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Canada Post Awards Recognize E-Commerce Innovation

Posted on September 12, 2016 by Carm McCormick
 

The Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards have announced their finalists for this year’s kick at the can, and the internet is buzzing. So, too, are our ears here at Canada’s Best Store Fixtures, having heard that three of them are our clients!

Frank & Oak, Nerdblock and ShirtPunch have been singled out for their stellar performance on the e-commerce field. And even though this award doesn’t honour the brick-and-mortar retail environment especially, we want to send a shout-out to these superstars for their online achievements and say we’re so pleased to be part of their brand experience.

The annual awards, which celebrate excellence in e-commerce, customer engagement and omni-channels, will hone in on the victors at a gala event on September 22.

The winners will go home with up to $100,000 in free shipping and splashy marketing packages.

The retailers who have been shortlisted at this mid point are a star-studded lot.

By category, the full list of finalists is:

Best Customer Engagement Award

  • com
  • Frank & Oak
  • Poppy Barley
  • Running Room Canada Inc.
  • ca Inc.

Best Omni-Channel Retailer Award, Large

  • Best Buy Canada
  • Frank & Oak
  • Staples Canada
  • MEC
  • Cabela’s Canada

Best Omni-Channel Retailer Award, Small

  • Poppy Barley
  • Golda’s Kitchen
  • Big Al’s
  • com
  • Surmesur

Community Impact Award

  • MEC
  • Manitobah Mukluks
  • Lunapads International Products
  • Running Room Canada Inc.
  • Michael Kors

Most Exciting Start-Up Award

  • MATH Sport
  • Oatbox
  • bedface
  • 39TH AVENUE
  • NOTION

Pure Play of the Year Award, Large

  • SHOES.com
  • Knix Wear
  • ca Inc.
  • dbrand
  • ShirtPunch!

Pure Play of the Year Award, Small

  • Cook It
  • Momzelle
  • GONGSHOW
  • ca
  • WineCollective

There are two additional awards on tap for the gala. The Consumer Champion Award will go to the retailer that attracts the most votes in the Canada Post E-commerce online voting poll. All finalists are automatically entered into the Consumer Champion Award category. Consumers can submit their picks at canadapost.ca/ecommerceawards until September 16.

The Canada Post E-commerce Innovator’s Award will be given to a retailer whose contributions to e-commerce in this country have been deemed significant enough to have advanced this channel in a meaningful way.

The Awards are presided over by an independent panel of five judges—two returning and three new.

Last year, the winners were as follows:

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 Startup: Thalmic Labs

Best Customer Engagement: Nerd Blocks

Consumer Champion Award: Well.ca

Canada Post E-commerce Innovator’s Award: Shopify

Community Impact Award: Manitobah Mukluks

The Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards were created in 2012 to fuel growth in Canada’s e-commerce sector by acknowledging hard work and success among Canada’s leading and emerging online retailers.

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