Australia Post 2018 ORIAS Finalists Announced

Online Retailer held their ORIAS finalist and 10-year celebration party on Wednesday night where they announced the 2018 Australia Post ORIAS Finalists for all 20 categories, including Best Pureplay Online Retailer and Best Omnichannel Customer Service.

A maximum of six finalists have been announced for each category, with nominees including a line-up of high calibre local and international brands that represent Australia and New Zealand’s highly competitive e-commerce market.

“Retailers are working hard to keep up with the changing consumer expectations and fast-paced advancements in technology, and the ORIAS is the place for the community to recognise their hard work and celebrate wins,” Alice Kuepper, the event director of the ORIAS says.

This year, Australia Post has partnered with Online Retailer to make the awards possible. The General Manager of Business at Australia Post, Michael Oates, says this partnership with Online Retailer reinforces its commitment to helping retailers in the e-commerce space.

“At Australia Post, we are dedicated to supporting local businesses, and our major sponsorship and everyday operations reflect our ongoing commitment to helping them succeed. We congratulate this year’s Australia Post ORIAS finalists for their outstanding achievements within the eCommerce industry and commitment to their customers.”

Australia Post ORIAS Finalists for Each Category, Include:

 

Best Bootstrapped Growth Initiative

  • Arlo & Co
  • Box For Monkeys
  • Esther & Co
  • Flora & Fauna
  • Mountain Bikes Direct
  • I=Change

 

Best In-Store Initiative

  • INTERSPORT AUSTRALIA
  • rebel
  • Cue Clothing Co
  • Supercheap Auto
  • BWS

 

Best International Conquerer

  • City Chic
  • Cotton On Group
  • Ettitude
  • Showpo
  • Speedmaster
  • Tinyme

 

Best Mobile Commerce Site/Application

  • Booktopia
  • Catch
  • Shop You
  • Target
  • Showpo
  • Tinyme

 

Best Multichannel Retailer

  • Cotton On Group
  • Cue Clothing Co
  • JD Sports Fashion Group
  • rebel
  • Supercheap Auto
  • BWS

 

Best New Online Retailer

  • Moments Condom – Coral
  • Jacob Pod
  • Little Designer Club
  • McDowells Herbal
  • The Sheet Society
  • Wellington & North

 

Best Omnichannel Customer Service

  • Birdsnest
  • Cotton On Group
  • GlamCorner
  • Grace Loves Lace
  • Showpo
  • The Daily Edited

 

Best Online Retail Marketing

  • Accent Group – Hype DC
  • Beer Cartel
  • MESHKI
  • Mountain Bikes Direct
  • Showpo
  • Tinyme

 

Best Pop-Up Experience

  • Cellarmasters
  • Grace Loves Lace
  • Hunting for George
  • Little Designer Club
  • Deliveroo
  • Supercheap Auto

 

Best Pureplay Online Retailer

  • Booktopia
  • Catch
  • GlamCorner
  • HelloFresh
  • Tinyme
  • Vinomofo

 

Best Site Optimisation & Design

  • GlamCorner
  • Hello Molly
  • Showpo
  • The Body Shop
  • Tinyme
  • Zanui

 

Best Small Independent Retailer

  • BLACK SWALLOW
  • Costumes.com.au
  • Flora & Fauna
  • Hunting for George
  • Mountain Bikes Direct
  • The WOD Life

 

Best Social Commerce Initiative

  • MESHKI
  • Arlo & Co
  • Hello Molly
  • Showpo
  • Tinyme
  • Vinomofo

 

Industry Recognition

  • Tony Nash, CEO, Booktopia
  • Wayne Baskin, Deputy CEO and CTO, Booktopia
  • Mark Baartse, CMO, Showpo
  • Kristy Chong, CEO, Modibodi
  • Jason Kencevski, CEO Speedmaster
  • Nathan Huppatz, Co-Founder,costumes.com.au

 

People’s Choice – Large Retailer Category

  • Beserk
  • Hoselink
  • Kogan.com
  • Meshki
  • Pillow Talk
  • Showpo

 

People’s Choice – Small Retailer Category

  • Arlo + Co
  • Knobby
  • Koh Australia (ekoWorx)
  • Macro Mike
  • Riff Raff & Co Sleep Toys
  • Skinnymixers

The winners of the 2018 awards will be announced at the Online Retailer Gala Awards night, which will be held in Sydney on July 26, 2018. Tickets for the 2018 Online Retail conference and gala can be purchased online. 

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