The Online Retail Awards are international, impartial, independent business awards that can be won by online retailers of any size anywhere in the world. If you sell products or services to consumers online, then you are eligible to enter the Online Retail Awards.
Who can enter?
The Online Retail Awards are open to any retailer with an online presence anywhere in the world, no matter how large or small the scale of operation, as well as brand-owners selling direct online, and the agencies, e-commerce companies, marketing services providers, vendor companies and individuals who work for them.
Agencies and e-commerce companies are welcome to submit entries on behalf of their clients and will receive due credit for their involvement when the results are announced. Different projects from the same retailer or agency can be entered into different categories but each submission should be tailored to fit the category into which it is being entered.
The closing date for entries is 31st March 2015
The aim of the Online Retail Awards is to seek out and recognise the finest examples of retailers’ web, mobile and tablet sites and advances in digital stores that offer great online shopping experiences for customers. Have a look through the categories and see if there are any that catch your eye.
Retail Sector categories:
The word “site” is used to include web, mobile and tablet sites and dedicated “on the move” apps.
Beauty, perfumes & cosmetics (including all linked products and services)
Books, magazines & newspapers (including specialist publications or editions direct from the publisher to consumers)
Cars, bikes & accessories (including motorcycles, fuels, additives, lubricants, tyres/tires and ICE and navigation products)
Children (from babies to youth, including toys, games, children’s clothing, nursery items, educational toys and games for children)
Computers and telecommunications (including computers, tablets, peripherals and software; landline, cellular or mobile phone equipment; accessories and services; all electrical and electronic appliances, such as large and small kitchen applances (white goods), televisions, audio equipment (brown goods),)
Department stores (including portal sites such as NotOnTheHighStreet.com)
Fashion & clothing (including footwear)
Finance & insurance (including all forms of online retailing of financial services)
Food & drink (including soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, all types of food, restaurant products sold online)
Gifts (including decorative products, stationery, greetings cards and e-greetings, candles, gift confectionery, gift soaps and toiletries)
Home & garden (including interior furniture, curtains, floorcoverings; DIY/home improvement materials, tools, services and equipment; kitchenware and housewares including small electrical appliances, tabletop products, textiles and laundry; all gardening products, furniture, supplies, tools and equipment)
Jewellery, watches & accessories (including all fashion accessories, handbags, small leather goods, jewellery and watches)
Office & workplace supplies (including all retailers and companies selling direct to consumers online)
Pharmacy & health (including all legal pharmaceutical products, supplements, treatments, equipment and services)
Sport (including sporting goods, sports clothing, sporting events and services, gyms and gym equipment)
Travel, leisure, music, pastimes & entertainment (including retail travel services, tour operators, passenger lines, and associated travel products and services; museums, galleries & tourist attractions; music, movies and entertainment; ticket agencies; video and computer games; online gaming; pastimes, hobbies and crafts, art and photography)
Design & Marketing categories:
Digital agency of the year
E-commerce company of the year
Special Recognition categories:
Online retail marketing campaign of the year
Launch site of the year
Mobile site of the year (including tablet sites)
Digital store of the year
Online Retailer categories:
Small online retailer site of the year (for retailers with online turnover under £5million / US$7.5million)
Mid-size online retailer site of the year (for retailers with online turnover over £5million / US$7.5million, but under £50million / $75million)
Large online retailer site of the year (for retailers with online turnover over £50million / US$75million)
Prix d’OR award:
Online Retail Awards’ Site of the Year
(This category cannot be entered as the judges decide the winner from all category-winning entries)
It has been proven over and over again that the companies that win awards are the companies that win new business. Win an internationally recognised award and you are certain to see the benefits – even being named as a finalist can be a valuable promotional tool for any retailer. Give your organisation the best possible chance of success by getting in touch with Awards Intelligence.