SAN MATEO, Calif., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Online eyewear retailer DITTO.com announced today that it has been honored for Best Use of Video or Moving Image on a website in the 18th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and Creator of the Jif Steve Wilhite.
DITTO makes buying glasses online fun and easy by giving customers the best selection of designer glasses and using patent-pending proprietary technology to let them create a DITTO — a video of their face from their webcam — to virtually try on glasses in 180-degree views. DITTO allows customers to compare styles side-by-side, send their DITTO to friends to get their opinion or ask the company's trained stylists for a personalized recommendation on which look best. When customers find the frames they love, DITTO makes their buying experience easy with no-hassle returns and free domestic shipping.
"Honorees like DITTO are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. "It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 12,000 entries we received this year."
"We are tremendously honored to be recognized in The Webbys, especially given the early stage of our company," said Kate Doerksen, CEO of DITTO. "We have invested so much in perfecting our try-on technology, and this award is a great acknowledgment of that investment. It speaks volumes about the importance of design and technology to our company and our customers."
The 18th Annual Webby Awards received 12,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states. Out of all the 12,000 entries submitted, fewer than 15% received this honor and were deemed an Official Honoree. To find out more about DITTO, please visit www.ditto.com.
DITTO is an online retailer selling a wide collection of the top designer glasses and sunglasses. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, DITTO uses proprietary technology to let shoppers create a "DITTO", a video of themselves from their webcam to virtually try on glasses in 180-degree views. The glasses are scaled accurately so customers can see how glasses fit on their unique face shape. Customers can also share their DITTO to get feedback from friends or ask a stylist for a personalized recommendation. The site sells an extensive collection of designer frames including Ray-Ban, Persol, Alain Mikli, Westward Leaning, Illesteva, Elizabeth and James, Selima Optique and many more. DITTO offers free domestic shipping, free 90-day returns, flat-rate international shipping and a one-year warranty on all products.
Visit www.ditto.com to learn more and Create Your DITTO™.
About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile & Apps, and Social. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Microsoft, Dell, Vitamin T, MailChimp, Engine Yard, Funny or Die, AdAge, Percolate, Mashable, Business Insider, Internet Week New York and Guardian News and Media.