ORIA 2012 Finalists Announced

Now in its third year, the Online Retail Industry Awards is the dedicated awards program for the Australia/New Zealand online retail industry. The awards continue to grow in stature, and the calibre of entrants has risen another level in 2012, according to Chair of the Judging Panel, Steven Noble.

“While the judges were impressed to see Australian online retailers steadily improving every aspect of their businesses, we were particularly excited to see them take to the new mobile commerce awards category with such energy,” said Noble. “The quality of the mobile commerce entries showed us how quickly Australia is adapting to the mobile realities of today and tomorrow.”

Judged by seven panelists including three international judges, the following retailers emerged in each category as finalists. Judges will continue to review and refine their scoring for the finalists using a blind scoring system, with the highest points tally in each category defining the category winner.

The winners will receive their awards at the popular Gala Awards Dinner on Wednesday July 18 during the Online Retailer Conference at Darling Harbour, Sydney.

FINALISTS

Best Multichannel Retailer

(Sponsored by Salmat)

Harvey Norman

Woolworths

Bing Lee

ABC Shop

Top 3 by Design

Glassons

 

Best PurePlay Retailer

(Sponsored by ExactTarget)

Catch of the Day

Appliances Online

brandsExclusive

StyleTread

Surfstitch

The Iconic

 

Best New Online Retailer

George & King

Harvey Norman

Ozmattress

Sneaking Duck

The Iconic

Vinomofo

The Mens Shop

 

Best Online Marketing Initiative

Birdsnest

The Iconic

StyleTread

Woolworths

Spreets

OzSale

Scoopon

 

Best Customer Experience

(Sponsored by hybris)

Appliances Online

SurfStitch

Birdsnest

The Iconic

Sneaking Duck

 

Best Mobile Commerce

brandsExclusive

Spreets

MARCS

StyleTread

Woolworths

Catch of the Day

 

Best Site Optimisation & Design

brandsExclusive

Le Domaine

SurfStitch

Tinyme

Appliances Online

Shooii

 

Best Use of Technology

(Sponsored by Online Retailer)

Sportsgirl

Joe Button

Appliances Online

Shoes of Prey

brandsExclusive

 

Most Innovative Online Retailer

(Sponsored by Macquarie Telecom)

Sneaking Duck

Joe Button

Sportsgirl

Birdsnest

Tiny Me

 

Best Aggregation Channel

GetPrice

Club QT

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