7th annual Online Retail Awards was a rousing success

ORAw-15-0004It has been over 21 years since the first secure online transaction, who would have thought that online shopping would become an essential part of our lives and an essential part of retailers’ business. To celebrate excellence in this field the Online Retail Awards were created.

The 7th annual event took place on Tuesday 15h September at the Royal Garden Hotel near Hyde Park, a wonderful venue to host a fantastic event. Doors opened at 7pm sharp with champagne, provided by Cape London, awaiting guests at the bottom of the stairs with the perfect hosts of the Online Retail Events team greeting award hopefuls.

ORAw-15-0070Armed with flutes of champagne, the hopefuls descended into some networking before the entering into hall, Talk Retail managed to get around to speaking to Cape London, Liverpool Football Club, wnDirect, if anything we wanted it to start earlier!

After what felt like a very short hour the call for dinner arrived. We were treated to a delicious three course meal of crab cakes, lamb and lemon tart (not all together) while surrounded by excellent company, not to mention the excellent wine.

Entertainment was provided by the critically acclaimed comedian Jimmy McGhie, popping off jokes about hipsters, poor online purchases and his total lack of technological knowhow. Following his hilarious set, Jimmy was joined on stage by Kate Russell, she presented the awards last year and showed incredible passion for all the retailers who attended, especially the winners and awards of commendation.

ORAw-15-0202The awards showcased the best of online retail and the diversity of excellence in e-commerce with a number of new categories over the previous year. It was noted that there was a huge surge in interest for the awards with many more companies being represented this year.

The overall winners were Toys R Us with Periscopix who walked away with the Pix d’OR as well as awards for many other categories in association with a number of their clients. For a full listing of the winners see below:

Online Retail Awards – Category

Your company, brand or retail name:

Place

Beauty, perfume & cosmetics

The BodyShop with iCrossing

Winner

Children

Little Sunflowers

Award of Commendation

Children

Toys R Us with Periscopix

Winner

     

Computers, telecommunications & electrical

Vertu with DigitasLBi Netherlands

Winner

Fashion & clothing

Secretsales.com

Award of Commendation

Fashion & clothing

YOOX Group

Winner

     

Finance & insurance

J.P Morgan Asset Management with Periscopix

Winner

Food & drink

Laithwaite’s Wine

Award of Commendation

Food & drink

Natural Balance Foods with Imaginet

Winner

     

Gifts

The East India Company Fine Foods

Winner

Home & garden

Sweetpea and Willow

Award of Commendation

Home & garden

MADE.COM

Winner

     

Jewellery, watches & accessories

Watchfinder.co.uk

Winner

     

Office & workplace

The Workplace Depot

Winner

     

Pharmacy & health

Pet Drugs Online with True Digital

Winner

Sport

Liverpool Football Club with Rippleffect

Winner

Travel, leisure, music, pastimes & entertainment

Netflights.com

Award of Commendation

Travel, leisure, music, pastimes & entertainment

Virgin Experience Days with iCrossing

Winner

Online retail marketing campaign

MPB Photographic with Leapfrogg

Award of Commendation

Online retail marketing campaign

Wildfox with Hit Search

Winner

Launch site of the year

Laura Ashley with Blueleaf

Winner

Mobile site of the year

Pet Drugs Online with True Digital

Winner

Digital agency

Tamar

Award of Commendation

Digital agency

Periscopix

Winner

E-commerce or m-commerce company

Klarna

Award of Commendation

E-commerce or m-commerce company

Blueleaf

Winner

Small size online retailer

Yes-Sir.com

Award of Commendation

Small size online retailer

Sweetpea and Willow

Winner

Mid size online retailer

SECRETSALES.com

Award of Commendation

Mid size online retailer

Laura Ashley

Winner

Large size online retailer

The BodyShop

Award of Commendation

Large size online retailer

Toys R Us

Winner

Prix d’OR

Toys R Us with Periscopix

Winner

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