Finalists Announced for the eCommerce Awards for Excellence 2015

Aug 05, 2015, 07:36 ET from eCommerce Awards for Excellence

LONDON, August 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

After an unprecedented number of entries and an extended judging process, the finalists for the eCommerce Awards for Excellence in association with Chase Paymentech have been announced (http://www.ecommerceexpo.co.uk/awards-shortlist/ ).

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Finalists include household names from the retail sector with House of Fraser, John Lewis, Toys 'R' Us, New Look, ASOS, Fortnum and Mason, Superdrug and Laura Ashley all represented.

"We are delighted with the quality and quantity of entries received for this year's Awards." said Rebecca Slater, Group Event Manager.

"Once again we've seen a real surge of entries within the customer service, design and marketing categories which is representative of the talent and innovation these sectors are currently enjoying. It has also been fantastic to see such strong submissions in the new categories introduced for 2015 covering financial services, design, b2b and agency talent. All of the finalists should be incredibly proud, the field is stronger than I've seen in years and I very much look forward to seeing the winners announced at the end of September."

The winners will be announced in front of more than 500 ecommerce professionals on September 30th at Park Plaza Riverbank London with two special celebrity hosts who will be unveiled in the coming weeks. Taking place on the evening of the first day of eCommerce Expo, the Awards will also see the presentation of the Best Product at eCommerce Expo which will be judged during the show earlier in the day.

Chase Paymentech is the global merchant acquiring business of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Finalists:

General Awards 

Large eCommerce Company of the Year
Buyagift.com
House of Fraser with Newgate Comms
Pet Drugs Online with True Digital
SportPursuit.com
Watchfinder

Medium eCommerce Company of the Year         
CEWE Photoworld
Cloggs.co.uk
Clothes2order
Direct365
Find Me A Gift
Master of Malt
White Stores - The Outdoor Living Store

Small eCommerce Company of the Year
California Shutters with True Digital
Home Leisure Direct
Natural History Museum Online Shop
Prescription Swimming Goggles
ProCook
Tateossian London

Specialist Awards 


Best eCommerce Customer Service Award      
Buyagift.com
Cloggs.co.uk
Clothes2order
eSpares
HelloFresh
Master of Malt
Naked Wines
Natural History Museum Online Shop
Nutracheck Weight Loss Service
SportPursuit.com
The Simply Group

Best Marketing & Advertising eCommerce Campaign  
Buyagift.com and RedEye
Heal's with Periscopix:  (Re)-Engaging with Heal's customers
John Lewis Programmatic Christmas Campaign by Infectious Media
LV= Retirement Pathfinder
LV= Take Heart
Naylors Equestrian ROI Focused PPC by Space 48
New Look and Kimonos with Forward3D
Sigma Sport with Periscopix: Making the Most of DoubleClick for Search
Tateossian London
Toys 'R' Us with Periscopix: Results 'R' Us
World First with Periscopix: The Power of Programmatic & Search   

Best Social Media eCommerce Campaign
ASOS and the Russian Market with Forward3D
Buyagift.com
Les Misérables by Dewynters
Master of Malt's WhiskySanta

Best eCommerce Design (1 year or older)  *New for 2015!*  
California Shutters with True Digital
Cloggs.co.uk    

Best eCommerce New Design or Re-Design (Under 1 Year)          
1ST CENTRAL
British Gas
CEWE Photoworld
ExtremePie.com
Find Me A Gift
Fortnum and Mason with Red Badger
Guardian Bookshop with Lab
House of Fraser with Newgate Communications
HSS Hire
My Parcel Delivery
Pet Drugs Online with True Digital
Prescription Swimming Goggles

Best Online Agency - eCommerce Design, Creative, Marketing, Social Media, PR etc. *New for 2015!*
Blueleaf
Digital River
Forward3D
Leapfrogg
Periscopix
Space 48
Star Digital


Innovation Awards 


Multiplay eCommerce Company of the Year  
Cloggs.co.uk
hktdc.com Small Orders
Home Leisure Direct
ProCook    

Pureplay eCommerce Company of the Year        
Buyagift.com
Drinksupermarket.com
notonthehighstreet.com with Maxymiser
SportPursuit.com

Best B2B eCommerce *New for 2015!*
Avalara and Ideal Shopping Direct
Clothes2order
Direct365
Ellisons with Session Digital
Feefo
hktdc.com Small Orders
HSS Hire
Jewson
RNF Digital Innovation by Bestway Cash and Carry
RS Components
Symantec Website Security Solutions

Best Innovation in eCommerce Delivery/Logistics            
CMC Cartonwrap 1:1 boxes
James and James Fulfilment with Keynote PR
P2P Mailing with TRAKPAK
Superdrug with Logistex
The Auto Store Company
http://www.samsquirrelbox.com by The Depot Box
Yodel 

Best Innovation in eCommerce Payment    
Allied Wallet
AstroPay
Avangate Digital Commerce Solution
CC Collect
Checkout.com
Digital River World Payments
Dorchester Collection eShop Payment Module
Fitnessguru by Klarna Checkout
Realex Payments
Smarter Payment Gateway by BlueSnap
Tmob Mobile Technology

Best Product at eCommerce Expo
To be judged on Day 1 of eCommerce Expo at Olympia London, September 30th 2015.


Industry Awards 


Best Banking, Insurance & Financial Services eCommerce *New for 2015!* 
AIG Direct Car Excess by Fused7
Kingsbridge Contractor Insurance
LV=
Nutmeg
Tmob Mobile Technology
World First with Periscopix

Best Children's Clothing, Equipment & Toys eCommerce
Natural History Museum Online Shop
Toys 'R' Us with Periscopix

Best Clothes, Shoes & Fashion eCommerce      
Claire's with Periscopix
Cloggs.co.uk
Life Style Sports with Blueleaf
Missguided with Session Digital

Best Electronics, Computing, DVD, Film, Games & Music eCommerce  
Sony with Periscopix
Tmob Mobile Technology

Best Food & Drink eCommerce  
Domino's Pizza with Arena Media
Drinksupermarket.com
Iceland with Periscopix
SodaStream with Session Digital

Best 'General' eCommerce  
Buyagift.com
CEWE Photoworld
LivingSocial UK & IE
sobu.ch
Tmob Mobile Technology
Lazoto    

Best Health & Beauty eCommerce
Charlotte Tilbury with Space 48
Mister Spex with Intershop

Best Home & Garden, DIY & Tools eCommerce  
Better Bathrooms with Space 48
California Shutters with True Digital
eSpares
Heal's with Periscopix
HSS Hire
Laura Ashley with Blueleaf
OKA Direct
Opun
ProCook
White Stores - The Outdoor Living Store          

Best Leisure, Entertainment & Sport eCommerce    
Home Leisure Direct
Prescription Swimming Goggles
Red Bull Shop with BORN
Sigma Sport with Periscopix
SportPursuit.com

Best Telecommunications eCommerce
Safaricom Limited
Tmob Mobile Technology
Tripolis Solutions
Vodafone with Whisbi

Best Travel & Holidays eCommerce
FBM Holidays
Flavours Holidays
Ready Camp from The Camping and Caravanning Club      

Best 'Other' eCommerce 
CEWE Photoworld
Cooksongold
Direct365
Guardian Bookshop with Lab
Hive with Periscopix
My Parcel Delivery
Natural History Museum Online Shop
Pet Drugs Online with True Digital
Symantec Website Security Solutions
Tateossian
Tmob Mobile Technology
Watchfinder


The judging panel includes ecommerce specialists and commentators including representatives from Google, Tesco PLC and Royal Ahold.

Judges:  

Chris Brassington, CEO, SBL Group Limited
Chris Webster, SVP, Head of IT Strategy & Architecture, Royal Ahold
Eve Henrikson, Grocery Online Trading Director, Tesco PLC
George Ioannou, Director, Wipro Digital
Hedley Aylott, CEO & Co-founder, Summit
Martijn Bertisen, Director of Retail, Google
Nathan Jackson, Managing Director, Interactive Transactions
Neil Callaghan, Head of Business Development, eDigitalResearch
Patricia Davidson, Managing Director, The Site Guide
Rebecca Jones, Online Editor, Business Matters Magazine
Shiran Liyanage, General Manager, MetaPack

Notes to editors

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.

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