LONDON, October 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
The best of the UK's eCommerce industry were celebrated at the eCommerce Awards for Excellence ceremony held in central London on Wednesday.
The who's who of eCommerce gathered at the Park Plaza Riverbank London on Wednesday for an evening of entertainment, fine dining, and celebrating the winners of the coveted trophies.
Now in its seventh year, the eCommerce Awards for Excellence, in association with Chase Paymentech, the global merchant acquiring business of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., recognises the very best the industry has to offer from groundbreaking innovations and marketing to customer service excellence and revenue growth.
This year's awards elicited an unprecedented number of submissions and the high quality of entries meant some tough decisions for the panel of judges, which included Martijn Bertisen, Director of Retail, Google, Neil Callaghan, Head of Business Development, eDigitalResearch and Rebecca Jones, Online Editor, Business Matters Magazine.
Attendees were entertained by Canadian comedian, writer and actress Katherine Ryan while author, presenter, actor and screenwriter Danny Wallace presented each of the 26 winners with their trophies.
The evening was a resounding success, especially for Periscopix who walked away from the evening with no less than three awards for Best Children's Clothing, Equipment & Toys eCommerce with Toys 'R' Us, Best Electronics, Computing, DVD, Film, Games & Music eCommerce with Sony and Best Agency. A wonderful example of how agencies and brands are working together to drive excellence.
Buyagift.com performed exceptionally well taking home 4 awards including the eCommerce Gold Award. They were also honoured with the ultimate Online Gold Award, previously held by the likes of ao.com in 2014, WorldStores in 2013 and Wiggle in 2012.4
The winners of the eCommerce Awards for Excellence 2015 are:
Best Children's Clothing, Equipment & Toys eCommerce
Toys 'R' Us with Periscopix
Best Electronics, Computing, DVD, Film, Games & Music eCommerce
Sony with Periscopix
Best Health & Beauty eCommerce
Mister Spex / Intershop
Best Travel & Holidays eCommerce
Ready Camp from The Camping and Caravanning Club
Best Clothes, Shoes & Fashion eCommerce
Sponsored by Genie Goals
Missguided with Session Digital
Best Food & Drink eCommerce
Sponsored by Logistex
Domino's Pizza with Arena Media
Best Telecommunications eCommerce
Vodafone with Whisbi
Best Leisure, Entertainment & Sport eCommerce
Home Leisure Direct
Best 'General' eCommerce
Sponsored by Whisbi
Best Banking, Insurance & Financial Services eCommerce
AIG Direct Car Excess by Fused7
Best Home & Garden, DIY & Tools eCommerce
Best 'Other' eCommerce
Best Product at eCommerce Expo
eCommerce Expo Start Up of the Year
Multiplay eCommerce Company of the Year
Sponsored by Virtual Logistics
Pureplay eCommerce Company of the Year
Sponsored by MNP
Best Social Media eCommerce Campaign
Les Misérables by Dewynters
Best Agency - eCommerce Design, Creative, Marketing, Social Media, PR etc.
Small eCommerce Company of the Year
Sponsored by IMRG
Natural History Museum online shop
Medium eCommerce Company of the Year
Sponsored by Avalara
Large eCommerce Company of the Year
Sponsored by Feefo
House of Fraser with Newgate Comms
Best Innovation in eCommerce Delivery/Logistics
Sponsored by Temando
CMC Cartonwrap 1:1 boxes
Best Innovation in eCommerce Payment
Sponsored by Inpay
Dorchester Collection eShop Payment Module
Best B2B eCommerce
Sponsored by Sli Systems
Best eCommerce Design (1 year or older)
California Shutters with True Digital
Best Marketing & Advertising eCommerce Campaign
Buyagift.com and RedEye
Best eCommerce Customer Service Award
Sponsored by Spark Response
Best eCommerce New Design or Re-Design (Under 1 Year)
Sponsored by Load Impact
Fortnum and Mason with Red Badger
The eCommerce Gold Award
Rebecca Slater, Group Event Manager of the eCommerce Awards for Excellence said, "What a wonderful night celebrating the individuals and companies that are driving innovation and excellence in the industry.
"Congratulations to all our well-deserving winners - the competition was tough!
"Thank you to everyone who supported us and many congratulations to every finalist and of course the winners tonight!"
About eCommerce Awards for Excellence: http://www.ecommerceexpo.co.uk/awards
The eCommerce Awards for Excellence in association with Chase Paymentech is the most prestigious evening in the ecommerce calendar. Now in its 7th year, the Awards celebrate the very best the industry has to offer from groundbreaking innovations and campaigns to customer service excellence and revenue growth.
About eCommerce Expo: http://www.ecommerceexpo.co.uk/
eCommerce Expo is the UK's biggest marketplace for buyers and suppliers of the latest ecommerce technology, products and services. This event focuses on all areas of ecommerce, delivering specialist advice, products and services, and thought leadership on areas including marketing, platforms, payments, delivery and logistics, customer service, and the more generalist topics affecting ecommerce and multichannel strategies.
Attendees to eCommerce Expo also have free access to Customer Contact Expo which serves the customer service and contact centre industry.
About UBM EMEA (organiser of eCommerce Expo and eCommerce Awards for Excellence)
UBM EMEA connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets. Through premier brands such as Routes, CPhI, IFSEC International, eCommerce Expo, London Technology Week, Interop London, Technology for Marketing & Advertising, Ecobuild, Seatrade, and many others, UBM EMEA exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across seven industry sectors.
SOURCE eCommerce Expo